Match No. 333 - Sunday, 24th May 1959

  • Raúl Cárdenas, 26'
  • Salvador Reyes, 47'
    • 1
    • Tota CarbajalAntonio Félix Carbajal Rodríguez.
      Born 7th Jun 1929, Mexico City.
    • 2
    • Juan BoscoJuan Martínez Bosco Mora.
      Born 2nd Sep 1935, Guadalajara.
    • 3
    • Ignacio JáureguiIgnacio Jáuregui Díaz.
      Born 31st Jul 1938, Guadalajara.
    • 4
    • Raúl CárdenasRaúl Cárdenas de la Vega.
      Born 30th Oct 1928, Mexico City.
    • 5
    • Jesús del MuroJosé de Jesús del Muro López.
      Born 30th Nov 1937, Guadalajara.
    • 6
    • Francisco FloresFrancisco Flores Córdoba.
      Born 12th Feb 1926, Guadalajara.
    • 7
    • Alfredo del ÁguilaAlfredo del Águila Estrella.
      Born 3rd Jan 1935.
    • 8
    • Salvador ReyesSalvador Reyes Monteón.
      Born 20th Sep 1936, Guadalajara.
    • 9
    • Carlos GonzálezCarlos González Cabrera.
      Born 12th Apr 1935, Mexico City.
    • Off
    • 10
    • Sabás PonceSabás Ponce Labastida.
      Born 13th Jan 1937, Guadalajara.
    • Off 23'
    • 11
    • Raúl ArellanoRaúl Arellano Vásquez.
      Born 20th Feb 1935, Torrijos.
    • Antonio JassoAntonio Jasso.
      Born 11th Mar 1935, Mexico City.
    • On 23'
    • Héctor HernándezHéctor Hernández García.
      Born 6th Dec 1935, Guadalajara.
    • On
    • 1
    • Eddie HopkinsonBolton, 11th of 14 caps
      23 years, 6 months, 26 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 2
    • Don HoweWBA, 19th of 23 caps
      23 years, 7 months, 12 days
      Right Back
    • 3
    • Jimmy ArmfieldBlackpool, 3rd of 43 caps
      23 years, 8 months, 3 days
      Left Back
    • 4
    • Ronnie ClaytonBlackburn, 29th of 35 caps
      24 years, 9 months, 19 days
      Right Half
    • 5
    • Billy WrightWolves, 104th of 105 caps
      35 years, 3 months, 18 days
      Centre Half
      (c)89th captaincy
    • 6
    • Wilf McGuinnessMan Utd, 2nd of 2 caps
      21 years, 6 months, 30 days
      Left Half
    • Off 31'
    • 7
    • Doug HoldenBolton, 5th of 5 caps
      28 years, 7 months, 26 days
      Outside Right
    • Off 57'
    • 8
    • Jimmy GreavesChelsea, 2nd of 57 caps
      19 years, 3 months, 4 days
      Inside Right
    • 9
    • Derek KevanWBA, 12th of 14 caps
      24 years, 2 months, 18 days
      Centre Forward
    • 10
    • Johnny HaynesFulham, 31st of 56 caps
      24 years, 7 months, 7 days
      Inside Left
    • 11
    • Bobby CharltonMan Utd, 11th of 106 caps
      21 years, 7 months, 13 days
      Centre Forward
    • Ron FlowersWolves, 7th of 49 caps
      24 years, 9 months, 27 days
      Left Half
    • On 31'
    • Warren BradleyMan Utd, 2nd of 3 caps
      25 years, 11 month, 4 days
      Outside Right
    • On 57'

England Starting Formation

    2-3-5

Notes

  • Match InfoThe sources refer to an earthquake which occured five minutes into the second half, just after Mexico had got the winner. The earthquake (magnitude 6.6) centered in Oaxaca 300 miles south of Mexico City.
  • SubstitutesEngland officially used substititues for the first time. Both, McGuinness and Holden were replaced because they were affected by both the heat and high altitute.
  • Player MilestoneWilf McGuinness' Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneDoug Holden's Last Cap

Sources

  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • Daily Herald "Not even an earthquake rouses England", Monday 25th May 1959, page 10.
  • Daily Mirror "England flop in earthquake match", Monday 25th May 1959, page 21.

Managers

Referee

  • Brazil Eunapio Gouveia Quiroz

Attendance

  • 83,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, losing -12 ranking points to 1908 points England - 6th
  • Mexico - 21st