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Wednesday, 12 March 1969
International Friendly Match

England 5 France 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
France Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 85,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Mick O'Grady (eighteen yard volley from a Hurst headed cross 33), Geoff Hurst (powerful penalty straight down the middle 48, left-footed strike looped over the keeper from a Moore cross 49, another powerful penalty down the middle 80), Franny Lee (dribbled into area followed by eighteen yard strike 75)
Results 1965-1970

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Hungary

England

Type

France

Referee (black) - Istvan Zsolt
x (-).

Linesmen - B. Szegedi and L. Somlai

Teams presented to His Grace The Duke of Devonshire PC MC

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England Team

 
Current World Champions Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, 49th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 49 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
64th match, W 40 - D 15 - L 9 - F 141 - A 65.
England Lineup
  Banks     G     GA
2 Cooper     RB      
3 Newton     LB      
4 Mullery, Alan P. 27 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 14 0
5 Charlton     CHB      
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 27 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 66 2
7 Lee, Francis H. 24 29 April 1944 IR Manchester City FC 2 1
8 Bell, Colin 23 26 February 1946 OR Manchester City FC 4 0
9
Hurst, Geoffrey     CF      
10 Peters, Martin S. 25 8 November 1943 IL West Ham United FC 24 8
11 O'Grady, Michael 26 11 October 1942 OL Leeds United AFC 2 3

unused substitutes:

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team notes:

Mick O'Grady's second appearance and third goal, comes six years and 143 days after his first appraeance and first and second goals.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

France Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 33rd
Colours: Blue crew-necked jerseys, white socks, red socks.
Capt: Bernard Bosquier Manager: Georges Boulogne, 51 (1 July 1917), appointed 5 March 1969,
first match, W 0 - D 0 - L 1 - F 0 - A 5.
France Lineup
1 Carnus, Georges 26 13 August 1942 G AS de Saint-Étienne Loire 10 21 GA
2 Djorkaeff, Jean 26 27 October 1939 RB Olympique de Marseille 24 0
3 Lemerre-Desprez, Roger León Maurice 27 18 June 1941 LB RC Paris-Sedan 3 0
4 Bosquier, Bernard 26 19 June 1942 CHB AS de Saint-Étienne Loire 24 2
5 Rostagni, Jean-Paul 21 14 January 1948 RHB AS de Monaco FC 1 0
6 Bonnel, Joseph 30 4 January 1939 LHB Olympique de Marseille 25 1
7 Herbet, Yves 23 17 August 1945 OR RSC Anderlecht, Belgium 12 1
8 Michel, Henri 21 28 October 1947 IR FC de Nantes 5 0
9 Simon, Jacques 27 20 March 1941 CF FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 15 1
10 Bereta, Georges 22 15 May 1946 IL AS de Saint-Étienne Loire 6 0
11 Loubet, Charly 23 26 January 1946 OL OGC Nice Côte d'Azur 11 3

unused substitutes:

Yves Chauveau (Olympique lyonnais), Jean Baeza (Red Star FC), Jacques Novi (Olympique de Marseille), Jean-Claude Bras (US Valenciennes-Anzin) and Claude Petyt (FC des Girondins de Bordeaux).
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Geoff Hurst was again a hat-trick hero, this time two of his goals against an outclassed French side coming from the penalty spot. Francis Lee scored his first goal for England and Mike O'Grady, recalled after six years in the wilderness, was also on the mark. Terry Cooper was Keith Newton's new left-back partner as Ramsey continued his search for a duo to compare with Cohen and Wilson. It was a relief for Sir Ramsey to find his forwards on the mark after only four goals in the previous six internationals. There were two Wembley milestones. This was England's 100th victory against overseas opponents, and Hurst's goal was the 200th by England at the twin-towered cathedral of English football.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
FFF.fr
Allezlesbleus.free.fr
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