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Wednesday, 13 May 1959
End-of-season Summer Tour of South America Match

Brazil 2 England 0 [ -0]

Match Summary
Brazil Squad
England Squad

Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 160,000 to 200,000
Kick-off: 3.30pm local, 7.30pm BST

Brazil - Julinho (3), Henrique (28)
Results 1955-1960

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Match Summary




Referee (-) - Juan Brozzi
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Linesmen - tbc

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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.


No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Capt: Nilton Santos Manager: Vicente Feola
Brazil Lineup
  Gilmar     G     GA
2 Santos, Djalma     RB      
3 Bellini, Hilderado     LB      
4 Santos, Nílton     RHB      
5 Sani, Dino     CHB      
6 Peçanha, Orlando, off 43rd min.     LHB      
7 Julinho     OR      
8 Didi     IR      
9 Frade, Henrique     CF      
10 Pelé     IL      
11 Canhoteiro     OL      
Brazil Substitutes
  Formiga, Chico, on 43rd min.            


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England Team



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.
Capt: Billy Wright, 87th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 46 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
105th match, W 61 - D 25 - L 19 - F 288 - A 146, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Hopkinson, Edward 23 29 October 1935 G Bolton Wanderers FC 9 13ᵍᵃ
2 Howe, Donald 23 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 17 0
778 3 Armfield, James     LB Blackpool FC 1 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 24 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 27 0
5 Wright, William A. 35 6 February 1924 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 102 3
most apps 1946-59
6 Flowers, Ronald     LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4 0
779 7 Deeley, Norman     OR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0
8 Broadbent, Peter F. 25 15 May 1933 IR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 6 2
9 Charlton, Robert     CF Manchester United FC 9 8
10 Haynes, John N. 24 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 29 12
11 Holden, A. Douglas 28 28 September 1930 OL Bolton Wanderers FC 3 0



team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 67th consecutive match.
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    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.

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