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Sunday, 15 May 1960
End-of-season European Tour

Spain 3 England 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
Spain Squad
England Squad

El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid
Kick-off: 5.00pm local & BST
Second half live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

Spain - Joaquín Peirò (38), Eulogio Martinez (79. 85)
Results 1955-1960

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Match Summary




Referee (-) - Albert Dusch
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Linesmen - tbc

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Spain Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th to 6th
Colours: Red jerseys, blue shorts, black socks
Capt:   Manager: Helenio Herrera Gavilan, 50 (10 April 1910 in Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Spain Lineup
  Ramallets Simon, Antonio 35 4 July 1924 G FC Barcelona   GA
2 Segarra Iracheta, Joan 32 15 November 1927 RB FC Barcelona    
3 Pachín
Perez Diaz, Enrique
21 28 December 1938 LB Real Madrid CF    
4 Gràcia Royo, Sigfrido 28 27 March 1932 RHB FC Barcelona    
5 Garay Vecino, Jesus 29 10 September 1930 CHB Athletic Club    
6 Pereda Ruiz de Temino, Jesus Maria, off 44th min. 21 15 June 1938 LHB Sevilla FC SAD    
7 Vergés Massa, Marti 26 8 March 1934 OR FC Barcelona    
8 Peir&ogarve; Lucas, Joaquín 24 29 January 1936 IR Club Atletico de Madrid SAD    
9 Gento Lopez, Francisco 26 21 October 1933 CF Real Madrid CF    
10 Martínez Ramiro, Eulogio 25 11 March 1935
in Asuncion, Paraguay
IL FC Barcelona    
11 Di Stéfano Laulhe, Alfredo Stefano 33 4 July 1926
in Barracas, Argentina
OL Real Madrid CF    
Spain Substitutes
  Del Sol Cascajares, Luis, on 44th min. for Pereda 25 6 April 1935 M Real Madrid CF    


Carmelo Cedrun, Feliciano Rivilla, Enrique Collar.
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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 9th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home shirt - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, white shorts, white socks with red/white/blue calf hoop.
Capt: Johnny Haynes, first captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 47 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
114th match, W 63 - D 28 - L 23 - F 307 - A 165, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 24 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 4 8ᵍᵃ
2 Armfield, James     RB Blackpool FC 7 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 25 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 3 0
4 Robson, Robert W. 27 18 February 1933 RHB West Bromwich Albion FC 6 2
5 Swan, Peter 23 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 2 0
6 Flowers, Ronald     LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 14 2
7 Brabrook, Peter     OR Chelsea FC 3 0
final app 1958-60
8 Haynes, John N. 25 17 October 1934 IR Fulham FC 35 14
9 Baker, Joseph     CF Hibernian FC, Scotland 4 1
10 Greaves, James     IL Chelsea FC 7 3
11 Charlton, Robert     OL Manchester United FC 17 13


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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Johnny Haynes took over from the dropped Ronnie Clayton as captain. The rain in Spain was mainly on the pitch and England got bogged down in a midfield that was a mass of mud. Alfredo di Stefano played a reluctant part in the Spanish victory. He wanted to save himself for Real Madrid's European Cup Final date with Eintracht Frankfurt at Hampden Park four days later. Alfredo had a long-running argument on the touchline with the Spanish coaches as he begged to come off, but was he persuaded to play on and help Martinez clinch victory with two goals in the last ten minutes. Di Stefano and his colleagues Gento and del Sol then flew off to Glasgow, Lanarkshire to join the Real team that conjured one of the great performances of all time in their 7-3 victory over Eintracht. With Jimmy Armfield playing magnificently to control Gento, England gave as good as they got for the first hour, but one of the youngest teams ever picked by Walter Winterbottom and the selectors ran out of steam in the heavy conditions. Spain bossed the last third of the game, and tantalised and teased England with their keep-ball tactics before striking forward to snatch two goals in the last ten minutes.

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