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373 vs. Rest of the World
374
375 vs. Scotland

Wednesday, 20 November 1963
Home International Championship 1963-64 (69th) Match

England 8 Northern Ireland 3 [4-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Northern Ireland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
First to be played under the floodlights
Attendance: 55,000;
Kick-off: 7.30pm GMT
Second half live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - Terry Paine (3), Jimmy Greaves (4), Bobby Smith (46)
Northern Ireland - J.Crossan, S.Wilson (2)
Results 1960-1965

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Northern Ireland

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th to 4th
Colours: The 1963 Bukta home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks with red/white/blue tops.
Capt: Jimmy Armfield, twelfth captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 43 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
ninth match, W 6 - D 1 - L 2 - F 32 - A 16.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3 Thomson, Robert A. 19 5 December 1943 LB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0
4 Milne, Gordon 26 29 March 1937 RHB Liverpool FC 6 0
5 Norman, Maurice 29 8 May 1934 CHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 13 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 22 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 17 0
7
Paine, Terence L. 24 23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC 5 4
8       IR      
9       CF      
10 Smith, Robert A. 30 22 February 1933 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 15 13
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 45th to 46th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green continental jerseys with white v-neck collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks with white tops.
Capt:   Manager:  
Northern Ireland Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Northern Ireland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Greaves (4) and Terry Paine (3) lit up this first match under the Wembley floodlights, and Bobby Smith scored once in what was to be his final international appearance. Smith (12)  and Greaves (19) between them collected thirty-one goals in just thirteen matches together. Wolves left-back Bobby Thomson made a sound debut at the age of nineteen. It was England's sixth win in succession under Ramsey, and a mood of optimism was beginning to build with the World Cup finals bound for the birthplace of the game in 1966. Irish goalkeeper Harry Gregg, a Munich survivor, said: 'Jimmy Greaves is a genius. I have never faced a more complete finisher. He tells me he has an Irish grandmother, Katie O'Riley. We should have snapped him up!'

Source Notes

TheFA.com
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

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CG