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Wednesday, 19 October 1960
Campeonato Mundial de Futbol Copa Jules Rimet UEFA Group Six Qualification Match

Luxembourg 0 England 9
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Stade Municipal é Luxembourg, Rollengergronn-Belair-Nord, Lëtzebuerg
Kick-off (CEST): 7.30pm 6.30pm GMT
Attendance: '5,000'; 5,500';
    [0-1] Bobby Charlton 3
'Haynes split the defence with a superb long through pass. Jimmy Greaves got a touch and as the ball ran loose, Charlton hit a fierce left-foot shot inside the far post.'
[0-2] Bobby Charlton header 7
'When Bryan Douglas' centre came over, there was Charlton leaping to head homer'
[0-2] Bobby Smith scores - wrongly disallowed: offside
[0-3] Jimmy Greaves 16
'Johnny Haynes set up Greaves, who hit a left-foot shot in off the underside of the crossbar'
[0-4] Bobby Smith header 22
'Greaves and Charlton combined on the left before Smith headed in Bobby Charlton's pinpoint centre'
  [0-5] Bobby Smith 52
' a perfect right-footer after Jimmy Greaves mesmerised three defenders'
[0-6] Johnny Haynes 61
'a short range blast'
[0-7] Bobby Charlton volley 66 HAT-TRICK
'Jimmy Armfield hit a cross-field  pass to Charlton, who gratefully glided through on the left before hitting a screamer with his right foot which swerved into the top corner.'
[0-8] Jimmy Greaves 82
'a snap effort'
[0-9] Jimmy Greaves 85 HAT-TRICK
'another snap effort'
no TV or Radio coverage
"9-0 MASSACRE" Daily Mirror
Officials from Netherlands Luxembourg FIFA ruling on substitutes England Party
Referee (black)
Johan Heinrich Martens
45 (24 November 1914) Velsen
Lauren Van Ravens
38 (18 September 1922), Sciedam
Henk van der Veer
Luxembourg Team


No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 117th
Colours: 'cherry-red' jerseys, white shorts, blue socks.
Capt: Erny Brenner Manager: Robert Heinz, 35/36 (1924 in West Germany)
second match, W 0 - D 0 - L 2 - F 2 - A 13
Luxembourg Lineup
  Stendebach, Den Théid 23
182 days
20 April 1937 G CS Stade Dudelange 3 14ᵍᵃ
2 Brenner, Ernest 29
36 days
13 September 1931 RB CS Stade Dudelange 30 3
3 Hoffmann, Nicolas 20
61 days
19 August 1940 LB CS Grevenmacher 2 0
4 Jann, Ernest 29
16 days
3 October 1931 RHB AS La Jeunesse d'Esch 10 1
5 Brosius, Fernand Nicolas 26
157 days
15 May 1934 CHB CA Spora Luxembourg 20 0
6 Konter, François 26
242 days
20 February 1934 LHB FC Chiers 32 4
7 Schmit, Adolphe 20
63 days
17 August 1940 OR CS Fola 3 0
8 Cirelli, Henri Joseph 25
301 days
23 December 1934 IR CS Alliance Dudelange 20 5
9 Bauer, Gaston 24
262 days
31 January 1936 CF US Luxembourg 5 0
10 May, Paul Nicolas Michel 25
121 days
20 June 1935 IL AS La Jeunesse d'Esch 5 0
11 Mertl, Jean-Pierre 30
179 days
23 April 1930 OL US Luxembourg 20 1
reserves: Nico Schmitt (US Luxembourg), Léon Letsch (CA Spora Luxembourg), Gilbert Meylender (CS Stade Dudelange)
team notes: Luxembourg's national football hero, 30 year-old inside forward Viccy Nurenberg (Sochaux), was ruled out of this match because of injury - he would have been the only professional in the team.
His straight-forward replacement, Josef Kunnert, cannot get time off from work as a crane driver.
It means Brosius, a jeweller, moves from left to centre. Hoffmann, a centre-forward, moves to left-back and Bauer, a solicitor's clerk, comes in as centre-forward.
Jean-Pierre Mertl came in as a last-minute replacement at outside-left, replacing Letsch.
2-3-5 Stenderbach -
Brenner, Hoffmann -
Jann, Brosius, Konter -
Schmit, Cirelli, Bauer, May, Mertl


Age 25 years 215 days Appearances/Goals 13.6 1.3


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 9th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop
eighth match, W 3 - D 2 - L 3 - F 21 - A 14.³⁵
Johnny Haynes ¹
fourth, W 2 - D 0 - L 2 - F 14 - A 7.²²
Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 47 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
117th match, W 65 - D 28 - L 24 - F 321 - A 169, one abandoned.¹³⁹
Trainer: Harold Shepherdson
The team chosen by the Selection Committee, headed by Joe Richards, on Monday, 10 October in Manchester.
England Lineup
  unchanged from the previous match league position (10 October)  
  Springett, Ronald D. 25
89 days
22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC (FL 2nd) 7 12ᵍᵃ
2 Armfield, James C. 25
28 days
21 September 1935 RB Blackpool FC (FL bottom) 10 0
5 Swan, Peter 24
11 days
8 October 1936 RHB Sheffield Wednesday FC (FL 2nd) 5 0
6 Flowers, Ronald 26
83 days
28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL 5th) 17 2
3 McNeil, Michael 20
255 days
7 February 1940 LB Middlesbrough FC (FL2 8th) 2 0
4 Robson, Robert W. 27
244 days
18 February 1933 RM West Bromwich Albion FC (FL 18th) 9 2
Haynes, John N. 26
2 days
17 October 1934 LM Fulham FC (FL 6th) 38 15
Douglas, Bryan 26
145 days
27 May 1934 OR Blackburn Rovers FC (FL 7th) 16 3
Greaves, James P. 20
242 days
20 February 1940
Chelsea FC (FL 13th) 9
the 54th (17tth post-war) hattrick scored
Smith, Robert A. 27
240 days
22 February 1933 IL Tottenham Hotspur FC (FL TOP) 2 3
Charlton, Robert 23
8 days
11 October 1937 OL
Manchester United FC (FL 19th) 20
the 53rd (16th post-war) hattrick scored the 33rd player to reach the 20-app milestone
travelling reserves: Alan Hodgkinson (Sheffield United FC (FL2 TOP)), Brian Miller (Burnley FC (FL 3rd)) & Peter Dobing (Blackburn Rovers FC (FL 7th))

teams notes:

Alan Hodgkinson was added to the party on 11th October as a replacement for Tony Macedo (Fulham FC (FL 6th)).
Johnny Haynes overtakes Stan Matthews to become the fourth most used player since the war/under Walter Winterbottom/ISC.
Bobby Charlton becomes the sixteenth player to have made twenty England appearances in the same period.

hattrick notes:

Jimmy Greaves becomes the youngest ever England player to score a hattrick, taking 106 days off Clem Mitchell's record
It is the sixth time two hat-tricks have been scored in a single match.
'England once again used the 4-2-4 system' Springett -
Armfield, Swan, Flowers, McNeil -
Robson, Haynes -
Douglas, Greaves, Smith, Charlton.


Age 24 years 323 days Appearances/Goals 12.3 3.7

F.A. secretary Sir Stanley Rous and Joe Richards, president of the Football League, bade goodbye to England's team in Luxembourg early this morning—and set off on an eight hour train journey to Zurich to attend secret talks on the possible formation of a summer Super League.
The new League is the brainchild of Karl Rappan, Switzerland's national coach. His plan, backed by the Swiss F.A. is to run a knock-out competition with six clubs from 10 European countries.

              Match Report by Mike Payne

ENGLAND took the field in Luxembourg eager to make a winning start to their World Cup group matches. A place in the finals in Chile in 1962 was up for grabs and nothing short of a win would do. Some British soldiers had come down on leave from Brussels, so the team did not lack vociferous support. What followed was a simple, devastating and thoroughly professional job. The television coverage and the weakness of the home nation kept the crowd down to only less than 7,000, who were soon witnessing a goal.

As early as the third minute, Johnny Haynes, masterful throughout, split the defence with a superb long through pass. Jimmy Greaves got a touch and then, as the ball ran loose, in came Bobby Charlton to hit a fierce left-foot shot inside the far post with his first touch of the game.

Four minutes later, his third touch brought the second England goal. It was probably the best of the match and followed a scintillating move involving Haynes, Bobby Smith, Greaves and Brian Douglas. When Douglas' centre came over, there was Charlton leaping to head home.

Play continued to flow only one way and poor Luxembourg hardly managed a touch. After 15 minutes it was 3-0. Haynes was again was the architect and, not for the last time, he cleverly switched the direction of play to set up Greaves, who hit a shot in off the underside of the bewildered Stendebach's crossbar. Smith was the next player to get in on the scoring act. Twenty-two minutes had elapsed when Greaves and Charlton combined on the left before Smith headed in Charlton's centre.

For a while England became over-eager in attack as players queued up to have a pot at the beleagured Stendebach's goal. Too often they wanted to take the ball that one yard too many and chances were lost. However, it was obviously noticed as after the half-time break the forwards self-control returned.

Within seconds of the restart, Greaves beat three men in a lightning dash before giving Smith the chance to hit a rocket of a shot past Stendebach. Skipper Haynes was the next to score, picking his spot after a fine move by Ron Flowers and Charlton.

Charlton was continually catching the eye and he hit a peach of a goal for number seven. Jimmy Armfield hit a cross-field  pass to the Manchester United ace, who gratefully glided through on the left before hitting a screamer with his right foot which swerved into the top corner.

The almost telepathic combination of Haynes and Greaves produced both of the last two goals, with Greaves twice darting through on to long passes to score.

For Luxembourg there was little consolation, although for a while Brenner had to switch to the right wing because of injury. Even when he returned, the pressure on him and Hoffmann was unrelenting with this rampant England display.


              Match Report by Norman Giller

Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Charlton helped themselves to hat-tricks in this World Cup qualifying match against outclassed Luxemburg. Bobby Smith notched two, but the goal of the game was a thundering shot from skipper Johnny Haynes. Walter Winterbottom announced that he had got the selectors to agree that they should make as few changes as possible as he put his faith in a settled team on the way to the 1962 World Cup finals in Chile.

              Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1961-62 page 38

In their first attempt to win a place in the Final rounds of the World Cup, England travelled to Luxembourg on October 19th with the same team which had shown great improvement against the Irish. Although Luxembourg's chances of success were very slight, it was recalled that the England Amateur team which played there some two years previously, but lost 3-1 and strict pre-match training was carried out. England won very easily, the goals being scored at regular intervals by Greaves (3), Charlton (3), Smith (2), and Haynes.

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              Source Notes
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