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Chile

 


277 vs. Argentina
278
279 vs. Uruguay

Sunday, 24 May 1953
Early Summer American Tour Match

Chile 1 England 2 [0-0]
 

Match Summary
Chile Squad
England Squad

Estadio Nacional de Chile, Ñuñoa, Santiago
Attendance:
70,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Tommy Taylor (48), Nat Lofthouse (68).
Chile - Rojas (83)
Results 1950-1955

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

Chile

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Chile Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 15th to 17th
Colours: Red jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Chile Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Chile Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1949 home uniform - White collared short-sleeeved jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright, 34th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 40 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
52nd match, W 34 - D 11 - L 7 - F 153 - A 60, inc. one abandoned
England Lineup
  Merrick, Gilbert H. 31 26 January 1922 G Birmingham City FC 12 13 GA
2 Ramsey, Alfred E. 33 22 January 1920 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 1
3       LB      
4 Wright, William A. 29 6 February 1924 RHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

49 3
5 Johnston, Harry 33 26 September 1919 CHB Blackpool FC 5 0
6 Dickinson, James W. 28 24 April 1925 LHB

Portsmouth FC

26 0
7 Finney, Thomas 31 5 April 1922 OR

Preston North End FC

45 21
8       IR      
9 Lofthouse, Nathaniel 27 27 August 1925 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 14 15
10 Taylor, Thomas 21 29 January 1932 IL Manchester United FC 2 1
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, he also overtakes the UK appearance record, previously held by Wales' Billy Meredith.
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Tommy Taylor's first goal for England in the forty-eighth minute was a freak. His intended cross was turned into the net by Chilean goalkeeper Livingstone-Eves, who was the son of a Scot. Nat Lofthouse scored the second decisive goal after one of a dozen thrusting runs by Finney, and three minutes later he headed another Finney cross against the bar. The Chileans scored their only goal seven minutes from the end when a Rojas shot was deflected wide of the diving Gil Merrick.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG