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Wednesday, 16 October 1991
European Championship 1992 Group Seven qualification match

England 1 Turkey 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Turkey Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 50,896;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on
Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Alan Smith (21)
Turkey - Gokhan Keskin (3)
Ebgland - David Batty (58)
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Spain




Referee (black) - Antonio Martin Navarette
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Juan Ansuategui Roca and Carlo Antonio Jesus Lopez Nieto.

Reserve Official - Stephen W. Dunn, Gloucestershire.

Teams presented to Sir Alf Ramsey, ex-England manager.

American Airlines Most Valued England Player 'The Crystal Eagle' was awarded to Stuart Pearce.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1990 Umbro home uniform - White collared jersey with shadowed diamonds and navy collar/cuff, navy shorts with white panel and red triangle, white socks with navy tops.
Capt: Gary Lineker, tenth captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 47 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
14th match, W 10 - D 3 - L 1 - F 22 - A 8.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher C.E. 31 14 November 1959 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 26 9 GA
2 Dixon, Lee     RB      
3 Pearce, Stuart 29 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 42 2
4 Batty, David     CM      
5 Walker, Desmond     CD      
6 Mabbutt, Gary V. 30 23 August 1961 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 14 1
7 Robson, Bryan 34 11 January 1957 LM Manchester United FC 90 26
8 Platt, David A. 25 10 June 1966 RM AS Bari, Italy 24 7
9 Smith, Alan M. 28 21 November 1962 F Arsenal FC 9 2
10 Lineker, Gary W. 30 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 70 45
11 Waddle, Christopher            

unused substitutes:

12-Trevor Steven, 13-David Seaman, 14-Geoff Thomas, 15-Paul Merson, 16-Peter Beardsley.
- Woods -
Dixon, Walker, Mabbutt, Pearce -
Platt, Batty, Robson -
Smith, Lineker, Waddle.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Turkey Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 55th to 56th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red collared v-necked jerseys with white hoop/Adidas trim/cuffs and overlapping collar, red shorts with white Adidas trim, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Riza Calimbay Manager: Joseph Piontek
Turkey Lineup
1 Demirbas, Hayrettin     G     GA
2 Cetin, Recep            
3 Temizkanoglu, Ogun            
4 Keskin, Gokhan            
5 Kerimoglu, Tugay            
6 Sofuoglu, Turhan            
7 Ucar, Feyyaz, off 76th min.            
8 Calimbay, Riza            
9 Karaman, Unak            
10 Oguz, Cetin            
11 Cikirikci, Orhan            
Turkey Substitutes
14 Mandirali, Hami, on 76th min. for Ucar            

unused substitutes:

12-Engin Ipekoglu, 13-Bulent Korkmaz, 15-Mehmet Ozdilek, 16-Umit Birol.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Alan Smith headed home a Stuart Pearce cross midway through the first-half to give England maximum points in this European championship qualifier, but there was little for Graham Taylor to enthuse about. The Turks might easily have salvaged a draw but for a couple of excellent saves by Chris Woods and the intervention of a post when he was beaten by a snap shot from Riza. Bryan Robson made his ninetieth and final appearance in an England shirt that he had always worn with such pride and passion.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official teamsheet
Matchday Programme
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author