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Wednesday, 8 May 1963
F.A. Centenary Celebration Match

England 1 Brazil 1 [0-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
Brazil Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 92,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Final 70 minutes live on ITV (ATV, Granada, Rediffusion, Southern, Westward and WWN), also second half live on ITV (Anglia, Border and Tyne Tees) -
Commentator: Gerry Loftus

Brazil - Pepe (25-yard bending free-kick 20)
England - Bryan Douglas (86)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - Leopold Sylvain Horn
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Linesmen - tbc

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 12th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Jimmy Armfield, seventh captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 43 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective 31 December 1962, as part of the ISC.
third match, W 0 - D 1 - L 2 - F 4 - A 8.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G Leicester City FC 2 3ᵍᵃ
2 Armfield, James     RB Blackpool FC 35 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 28 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 18 0
819 4 Milne, Gordon 26 29 March 1937 RHB Liverpool FC 1 0
5 Norman, Maurice 29 8 May 1934 CHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 22 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 11 0
7 Douglas, Bryan     OR Blackburn Rovers FC 35 10
8 Greaves, James     IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 22
9 Smith, Robert A. 30 22 February 1933 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 10 9
820 10 Eastham, George     IL Arsenal FC 1 0
11 Charlton, Robert     OL Manchester United FC 42 25

unused substitutes:

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Brazil Team

Current World Champions Colours: Yellow jerseys, light blue shorts, white socks.


No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 3rd
Capt: Gilmar Manager: Aymoré Moreira
Brazil Lineup
Gilmar G GA
2 Lima     RB      
3 Eduardo     LB      
4 Zequinha     RHB      
5 Roberto Dias     CHB      
6 Ridlo     LHB      
7 Rodrigues, Dorval     OR      
8 Mengálvio     IR      
9 Coutinho     CF      
10 Amarildo, off 40th min.     IL      
11 Pepe     OL      
Brazil Substitutes
19 Oliveira, Ney de, on 40th min. for Amarildo            

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Pepe's goal was the ninth direct free-kick England have conceded.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

There was no Pele, but Pepe popped up with a first-half 'banana' free-kick from 25 yards that deceived Gordon Banks and swung into the roof of the England net. Douglas scrambled a late equalizer against the world champions. Gordon Milne was the first defensive 'ball winning' midfield player selected by Ramsey, a role that would ultimately go to Nobby Stiles. George Eastham followed his father, George senior, as an England international, and they were the first father and son to win England caps. Gordon Banks said later, 'Alf gave me a rollocking at half-time for falling for what he called Pepe's three-card trick. But from Alf's position on the touchline he could not have known how much bend Pepe put on the ball. I swear that if it had not gone into the net it would have done a circular tour of the stadium!'

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