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362 vs. Brazil
  Wednesday, 13 May 1959
End-of-season Summer Tour of South America Match


Brazil 2 England 0
[2-0]
 
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Kick-off (local): 3.30pm 7.30pm BST
Attendance:
160,000 to 200,000
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[1-0] Julinho 3

[2-0] Henrique 28
  
6.0
   
Commentator: tbc
 
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Referee
Juan Brozzi
Argentina
Prior to the match, Billy Wright received the Belfort Duarte Diploma and a gold medal, Brazil's highest sports honour. Only the third man to receive the award.
Linesmen
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Brazil Team
 
Current World Champions Colours: Yellow jerseys with lime green collars/cuffs, light blue shorts with white side stripe, white socks with two narrow yellow and lime green stripes at top.

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Capt: Nilton Santos Manager: Vicente Ítalo Feola, 49 (20 November 1909)
eighteenth match, W 13 - D 5 - L 0 - F 48 - A 143.
Brazil Lineup
  Gilmar 28
293 days
22 August 1930 G SC Corinthians Paulista 41 40ᵍᵃ
dos Santos Neves, Gylmar
2 Djalma Santos 30
75 days
27 February 1929 RB Associaçã o Portuguesa de Desportos 53 1
Pereira Dias dos Santos, Djalma
3 Bellini, Hilderado Luiz. 28
341 days
7 June 1930 LB CR Vasco da Gama 20 0
6 Peçanha de Carvalho, Orlando, injured off 43rd min. 23
235 days
20 September 1935 RHB CR Vasco da Gama 13 0
4 Nílton Santos 33
362 days
16 May 1925 CHB Botafogo FR 54 2
dos Santos, Nílton
5 Sani, Dino 26
355 days
23 May 1932 LHB São Paulo FC 9 0
8 Didi 30
217 days
8 October 1928 OR Botafogo FR 54 18
Pereira, Waldyr
7
Julinho 29
288 days
29 July 1929 IR SE Palmeiras 18 11
Botelho, Júlio
9
Frade, Henrique 24
283 days
3 August 1934 CF CR do Flamengo 3 1
10 Pelé 28
202 days
23 October 1940 IL Santos FC 16 19
Atantes do Nascimento, Edson
11 Canhoteiro 26
231 days
24 September 1932 OL São Paulo FC 14 1
Ribamar de Oliveira, José
Brazil Substitutes
  Formiga, Chico, on 43rd min. for Orlando Peçanha 28
183 days
11 November 1930 CHB SE Palmeiras 17 0
Ferreira de Aguar, Francisco
reserves: -
team notes: Vicente Feola had 22 players at his disposal.
World Cup Champions notes: Brazil beat Sweden in Stockholm on 29 June 1958 to become the reigning World Champions, there are seven surviving members of that team in this fixture, Bellini, Didi, Gilmar, Orlando, Pelé, Djalma Santos and Nílton Santos.
 
2-3-5 -
Averages: Age - Appearances/Goals - -
 
England Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home shirt - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, white shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
fortieth match, W 18 - D 8 - L 7 - F 90 - A 45.⁴³
Capt: Billy Wright³
87th W 48 - D 21 - L 18 - F 214 - A 125.⁹⁰
Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 46 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
105th match, W 61 - D 25 - L 19 - F 288 - A 146, one abandoned.¹³⁹
Trainer: Harold Shepherdson Team chosen by Selection Committee, headed by Joe Mears, on .
England Lineup
  Hopkinson, Edward 23
196 days
29 October 1935 G Bolton Wanderers FC 9 13ᵍᵃ
2 Howe, Donald 23
213 days
12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 17 0
778 3 Armfield, James C. 23
234 days
21 September 1935 LB Blackpool FC 1 0
the tenth Blackpool player to represent England
4 Clayton, Ronald 24
281 days
5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 27 0
5 Wright, William A. 35
96 days
6 February 1924 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 102 3
most apps 1952-59
6 Flowers, Ronald 24
289 days
28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4 0
779 7 Deeley, Norman V. 25
164 days
30 November 1933 OR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0
the 28th Wanderers player to represent England
8 Broadbent, Peter F. 25
363  days
15 May 1933 IR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 6 2
9 Charlton, Robert 28
214 days
11 October 1937 CF Manchester United FC 9 8
10 Haynes, John N. 24
208 days
17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 29 12
11 Holden, A. Douglas 28
227 days
28 September 1930 OL Bolton Wanderers FC 3 0
reserves: -
team notes: Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 67th consecutive match.
records: England's ninth fixture against the World Cup Champions, W 5 - D 1 - L 3 - F 20 - A 14.
 
2-3-5 Hopkinson -
Howe, Armfield -
Clayton, Wright, Flowers -
Deeley, Broadbent, Charlton, Haynes, Holden.
Averages: Age - Appearances/Goals - -
 
              Match Report by Mike Payne

 

              Match Report by Norman Giller

England's first match of a four-game summer tour was a minor test against the new world champions in front of 185,000 screaming fans in the Maracana Stadium in Rio. Bobby Charlton and Johnny Haynes rapped shots against the post after England had gone 2-0 down to early goals against a Brazilian team that featured both Didi and Pele in a rare appearance together. Blackpool's Jimmy Armfield was given a chasing he will not forget by Julinho in what was a baptism of fire for the Blackpool defender. He was called in to partner Don Howe in an out-of-club position at left-back. Norman Deeley, small, direct Wolves winger, was the fifth player to wear the number seven shirt since the departure of the one and only Tom Finney. Goalkeeper Eddie Hopkinson saved two certain goals from Pele, but could do nothing to stop a thunderbolt from Julinho, who had been picked in preference to the great Garrincha. As Eddie Hopkinson lay on the ground after being beaten all ends up by Julinho's shot, a posse of Brazilian radio commentators rushed on to the pitch to try to interview him. It is  just as well that they could not translate his direct comments delivered in Lancastrian tones! England were well and truly beaten by the world champions and did well to keep their score down to just two goals. Didi and Pele together was just about the most potent combination that any team in the world could put together. Ronnie Clayton clattered into Pele with a tackle that led to the king being carried off on a stretcher for treatment. He soon came back, but for the rest of the game Clayton's life was made hell by the Brazilians fans who would not forgive him for hurting their idol. Shortly before he was carried off Pele missed a sitter right in front of an open goal. He was human, after all.
 

              Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1959-60 page 2x

England .
  

              Source Notes
TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
The Complete Book of the British Charts
André do Nascimento Pereira
  Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record
Norman Giller, Football Author
British Pathé
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