Match No. 303 - Wednesday, 9th May 1956

    • 1
    • Reg MatthewsCoventry, 2nd of 5 caps
      23 years, 4 months, 20 days
    • 2
    • Jeff HallBirmingham, 6th of 17 caps
      26 years, 8 months, 2 days
    • 3
    • Roger ByrneMan Utd, 19th of 33 caps
      27 years, 3 months, 1 day
    • 5
    • Billy WrightWolves, 74th of 105 caps
      32 years, 3 months, 3 days
      (c)59th captaincy
    • 8
    • John AtyeoBristol City, 2nd of 6 caps
      24 years, 3 months, 2 days
    • 9
    • Tommy TaylorMan Utd, 7th of 19 caps
      24 years, 3 months, 11 day
    • 10
    • Johnny HaynesFulham, 5th of 56 caps
      21 years, 6 months, 23 days
    • 11
    • Colin GraingerSheffield Utd, 1st of 7 caps
      22 years, 10 months, 29 days
  • Paulinho de Almeida, 53'
  • Didi, 55'
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    • 1
    • GilmarGylmar dos Santos Neves.
      Born 22nd Aug 1930, Santos.
    • 2
    • PavãoMarcos Cortez.
      Born 4th Feb 1929, São Paulo.
    • 3
    • Nílton SantosNílton dos Santos.
      Born 16th May 1925, Rio de Janeiro.
      (c)
    • 4
    • Djalma SantosDjalma Pereira Dias dos Santos.
      Born 27th Feb 1929, São Paulo.
    • 5
    • ZózimoZózimo Alves Calazães.
      Born 19th Jun 1932, Salvador.
    • 6
    • DequinhaJosé Mendonça dos Santos.
      Born 19th Mar 1928, Mossoró.
    • 7
    • Paulinho de AlmeidaPaulo de Almeida Ribeiro.
      Born 15th Apr 1932, Porto Alegre.
    • 8
    • ÂlvaroÂlvaro José Rodrigues Valente.
      Born 24th Sep 1931, Santos.
    • 9
    • Gino OrlandoGino Orlando.
      Born 3rd Sep 1929, São Paulo.
    • 10
    • DidiWaldyr Pereira.
      Born 8th Oct 1928, Campos dos Goytacazes.
    • 11
    • CanhoteiroJosé Ribamar de Oliveira.
      Born 24th Sep 1932, Coroatá.

Notes

  • Missed Penalty: John Atyeo1st miss from 1st taken (0.0%). England's 30th overall. England were awarded two penalties during the match both for Zozimo handballs. The first from John Atyeo on 62 minutes was saved by Gilmar.
  • Missed Penalty: Roger Byrne1st miss from 1st taken (0.0%). England's 31st overall. The second penalty was taken by Roger Byrne after 71 minutes who shot wide.
  • Player MilestoneColin Grainger's 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneColin Grainger's 1st Goal

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • www.rsssfbrasil.com
  • British Pathe Newsreel

Managers

Referee

  • France Maurice Guigue

Attendance

  • 100,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 13 ranking points to 1974 points England - 4th - 1
  • Brazil - 3rd