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Saturday, 11 April 1959
Home International Championship 1958-59 (64th) Match

England 1 Scotland 0 [0-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Scotland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 98,329;
Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT

England - Bobby Charlton (headed in a Douglas cross 62)
Results 1955-1960

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).


Match Summary

Officials from Portugal




Referee (-) - Joaquim Fernandes de Campos
x (-).

Linesmen - Herminio Soares (flame flag) and Eduardo Gouvela (orange flag)

Teams presented to the Guest of Honour, Prime Minister, The Right Honorouable Harold MacMillan MP.

Both teams wore black armbands as a tribute to Jeff Hall, who died from polio earlier in the week.
Once more, the ball was lemon yellow.

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, black shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Billy Wright, 85th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 46 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
103rd match, W 61 - D 24 - L 18 - F 286 - A 142, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee on Sunday. 5 April 1959.
Winterbottom's 25th match at the Empire Stadium
England Lineup
  Hopkinson, Edward 23 29 October 1935 G Bolton Wanderers FC 7 9ᵍᵃ
2 Howe, Donald 23 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 15 0
3 Shaw, Graham L. 24 9 July 1934 LB Sheffield United FC 3 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 24 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 25 0
5 Wright, William A. 35 6 February 1924 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 100 3
most apps 1946-59
6 Flowers, Ronald     LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3 0
7 Douglas, Bryan     OR Blackburn Rovers FC 12 1
8 Broadbent, Peter F. 25 15 May 1933 IR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4 2
9 Charlton, Robert     CF Manchester United FC 7 7
10 Haynes, John N. 24 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 27 12
776 11 Holden, A. Douglas 28 28 September 1930 OL Bolton Wanderers FC 1 0


Joe Shaw (Sheffield United FC)

team notes:

Captain Billy Wright continues to break records as he becomes the first England player to reach one hundred appearances, extending his own record tally, in his record 65th consecutive match.


First time that England have kept two clean sheets in a row at the Empire Stadium.
2-3-5 Hopkinson -
Howe, Shaw -
Clayton, Wright, Flowers -
Douglas, Broadbent, Charlton, Haynes, Holden.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 19th
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt: Bobby Evans Manager:
Trainer: Dawson Walker (Clyde FC)
Andrew Beattie (45, 11 August 1913), Second spell in charge, reappointed as part-time manager on 20 March 1959, current manager of Carlisle United FC, England.
This spell, first match, W 0 - D 0 - L 1 - F 0 - A 1;
Overall, seventh match, W 2 - D 1 - L 4 - F 6 - A 15.

Team chosen by Selection Committee, with Beattie in attendance, on Wednesday, 1 April 1959.
Scotland Lineup
  Brown, William D.F. 28 8 October 1930 G Dundee FC 4 5ᵍᵃ
2 MacKay, Duncan 21 14 July 1937 RB The Celtic FC 1 0
3 Caldow, Eric 24 14 May 1934 LB Rangers FC 16 0
4 Docherty, Thomas H. 30 24 April 1928 RHB Arsenal FC, England 25 1
final app
5 Evans, Robert 31 16 July 1927 CHB The Celtic FC 38 0
6 Mackay, David C. 24 14 November 1934 LHB Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 5 0
7 Leggat, Graham 24 20 June 1934 OR Fulham FC, England 10 3
8 Collins, Robert Y. 28 16 February 1931 IR Everton FC, England 25 9
9 Herd, David G. 24 15 April 1934 CF Arsenal FC, England 3 1
10 Dick, John 29 19 March 1930 IL West Ham United FC, England 1 0
only app
11 Ormond, William E. 32 23 Februay 1927 OL Hibernian FC 6 2
final app


Travelling reserve is Andy Kerr (Partick Thistle FC).
Full team of reserves are Farm (Blackpool FC); Grant (Hibernian FC) and Baird (Partick Thistle FC); Cumming (Heart of Midlothian FC), Plenderleith (Hibernian FC) and McCann (Motherwell FC); Scott (Rangers FC) and White (Falkirk FC); Andy Kerr; Bobby Collins and Graham Leggat.
2-3-5 Brown -
Dn MacKay, Caldow -
Docherty, Evans,
Dv Mackay -
Leggat, Collins, Herd, Dick, Ormond


Age 26.8 Appearances/Goals 11.8 1.4


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

An historic day for Billy Wright when he became the first footballer in the world to win one hundred international caps. A closely fought game was won for England by an acrobatic header from Bobby Charlton after Bryan Douglas had sent over a precise centre in the sixty-second minute. At the final whistle, the England skipper was carried shoulder high to the Wembley dressing-room by his team-mates Don Howe and Ronnie Clayton. Johnny Haynes collected a painful memento of Billy's historic match when a fierce tackle by Dave Mackay left him with a broken little finger on his left hand, and Bryan Douglas limped through much of the game with damaged knee ligaments. Bolton winger Doug Holden won the first of his five caps, and played with pace and fire against a Scottish defence in no mood to concede an inch. Dundee goalkeeper Bill Brown was the man of the match, denying Bobby Charlton a hat-trick of goals with magnificent saves. It was a performance that convinced Tottenham manager Bill Nicholson that he should sign Brown for Spurs, and he became a key man in their double year of 1960-61. Carried in triumph the length of the Wembley pitch at the final whistle, Billy Wright was given the sort of ovation reserved only for true sporting gods.  His wife Joy, of Beverley Sisters fame, had given birth to their first daughter, victoria, just six days earlier and had been allowed out of hospital to watch the game. The Scots did their best to spoil the party by playing their hearts out, but Bobby Charlton scored yet another crackerjack goal to underline that he was a young genius at the game.

Source Notes

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
Drew Herbertson, Scottish FA historian