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Saturday, 11 April 1964
Home International Championship 1963-64 (69th) Match

Scotland 1 England 0 [0-0]


Match Summary
Scotland Squad
England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 133,245;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC (Scotland) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme and George Davidson

Scotland - Alan Gilzean (headed in a Wilson corner 72)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials from Netherlands




Referee (-) - Leopold Sylvain Horn
x (-).

Linesmen - A. Aalbrecht and C. Arkenbout

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Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th to 7th
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue continental jerseys with white v-neck collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops.
Capt: Billy McNeill Manager:
Trainer: J. Harvey (Heart of Midlothian FC)
John Miller McColl, 36 (7 June 1927), appointed before November 1960.
22nd match, W 15 - D 0 - L 7 - F 65 - 42.
Team chosen by Selection Committee on Wednesday, 1 April 1964.
Scotland Lineup
  Forsyth, Robert C. 24 5 May 1939 G Kilmarnock FC 1 0ᵍᵃ
2 Hamilton, Alexander W. 25 31 January 1939 RB Dundee FC 14 0
3 Kennedy, James 30 31 January 1934 LB The Celtic FC 2 0
4 Greig, John 21 11 September 1942 RHB Rangers FC 1 0
5 McNeill, William 24 2 March 1940 CHB The Celtic FC 12 0
6 Baxter, James C. 24 29 September 1939 LHB Rangers FC 20 3
7 Henderson, William 20 24 January 1944 OR Rangers FC 11 3
8 White, John A. 26 28 April 1937 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 21 3
9 Gilzean, Alan J. 25 22 October 1938 CF Dundee FC 3 1
10 Law, Denis 24 24 February 1940 IL Manchester United FC, England 24 21
11 Wilson, David 25 10 January 1939 OL Rangers FC 18 6



team notes:

Manager Ian McColl debuted for Scotland against England in April 1950, also playing in the 1957 meeting, and earned his fourteenth and final appearance against England in 1958.
This is the first time Scotland beat England three times-in-a-row since 1882.
2-3-5 Forsyth -
Hamilton, Kennedy -
Greig, McNeill, Baxter -
Henderson, White, Gilzean, Law, Wilson.


Age 24.4 Appearances/Goals 11.5 3.3


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 5th
Colours: The 1963 Bukta home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks with red/white/blue tops.
Capt: Jimmy Armfield, thirteenth captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 44 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
tenth match, W 6 - D 1 - L 3 - F 32 - A 17.
Team chosen on Wednesday, 1 April 1964.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G Leicester City FC 8 11ᵍᵃ
2 Armfield, James     RB Blackpool FC 41 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 29 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 24 0
4 Milne, Gordon 27 29 March 1937 RM Liverpool FC 7 0
5 Norman, Maurice 29 8 May 1934 CHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 14 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 22 12 April 1941 CHB West Ham United FC 18 0
7 Paine, Terence L. 25 23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC 6 4
8 Hunt, Roger     CF Liverpool FC 3 2
9 Byrne, John     CF West Ham United FC 3 2
10 Eastham, George     LM Arsenal FC 7 0
11 Charlton, Robert     OL Manchester United FC 49 31


George Cohen (Fulham FC)

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey played against Scotland in four matches from 1950 until 1953.
England lose to Scotland for the third time in a row, not since 1884 has this record happened.
4-2-4 Banks -
Armfield, Norman, Moore, Wilson -
Milne, Eastham -
Paine, Hunt, Byrne, Charlton


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Roger Hunt and Johnny Byrne deputized for injured Greaves and Smith on a wet and stormy afternoon at Hampden. Alan Gilzean, who was to take over from Smith as partner to Greaves at Spurs, scored the only goal of the match after Gordon Banks had misjudged a seventy-second minute corner-kick from Davie Wilson that got held up in the near-gale force wind. A crowd of 133,245 witnessed a third Scottish victory in a row over the Auld Enemy, the first time this had happened for eighty years. Gordon Banks said of the goal:  'This was my first match at Hampden, and I had often heard stories that whenever there is a strong wind it gets locked in the Hampden bowl and plays all sorts of tricks with the ball. On this day, there was a gale of wet wind swirling around the game and it was a nightmare trying to decide whether to come off my line for crosses and centres in case the ball suddenly changed course. Davie Wilson fired a corner kick high into the six-yard box. It was a goalkeeper's ball all the way and I shouted 'mine' as I left my line to collect it. But suddenly the ball was trapped by the wind and stopped as if it had brakes on it. I was left clutching thin air as Alan Gilzean stole in front of me and nodded the ball into the net with what was his specialty flick header. As the ball went into the net I swear the Hampden Roar could have been heard way down over Hadrian's Wall.' 

Source Notes

"England began their preparations here for the International against Scotland with a practice game this evening against Ayr United at Somerset Park. For what the information is worth, England scored seven goals to the club's two. Mr A. Ramsey, who refereed, asked the Ayr players to play their usual game to give his team, who apart from training sessions, have not played together for five months, as thorough a chance as is possible in such get-togethers to become reacquainted. The game also gave Hunt and Byrne, who are in the side for a home International for the first time, the opportunity to fit in with the style of play Mr Ramsey has worked out for them. It at once became clear that despite the failure of the Football League team to adapt themselves to a 4-2-4 system at Sunderland Mr Ramsey is going to persist with this formation. But now he has Milne linking in mid-field with Eastham instead of Kay, with Moore for the most part staying back beside Norman.
"These players looked more effective playing to forwards who took it in turns to provide the striking head of the line. One interesting tactic, which may or may not be repeated on Saturday, was that Byrne and Hunt, alternated at centre-forward, lying upfield. Charlton, as usual, was the other chief threat as a goal scorer. England scored through Charlton (2), Hunt (2) and Byrne (3). Ayr United's goals were scored by Kilgannon and McMillan." - Thursday, 9 April 1964, The Glasgow Herald

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