Match No. 427 - Wednesday, 11th December 1968, 7:45pm

  • Assist: Colin Bell. A long range shot (almost 30 yards) from Charlton is spilled by the goalkeeper into the path of onrushing Hurst. Simeonev gets there first only to push the ball towards the onrushing Bell. Bell has two attempts: the first, a right foot smash is nodded back to him, off the line by a defender; the second is palmed away at point blank by Simonev who is still grounded. The ball drops to Hurst on the edge of the 6 yeard box at a very accute angle. He smashes a left foot shot into the roof of the net away from the two defenders on the line. Geoff Hurst11th of 24 goals, 36'
    • 1
    • Gordon WestEverton, 1st of 3 caps
      25 years, 7 months, 17 days
    • 2
    • Keith NewtonBlackburn, 12th of 27 caps
      27 years, 5 months, 18 days
    • 84'
    • 3
    • Bob McNabArsenal, 2nd of 4 caps
      25 years, 4 months, 22 days
    • 4
    • Alan MullerySpurs, 13th of 35 caps
      27 years, 0 months, 18 days
    • 5
    • Brian LaboneEverton, 13th of 26 caps
      28 years, 10 months, 18 days
    • 6
    • Bobby MooreWest Ham, 65th of 108 caps
      27 years, 7 months, 29 days
      (c)48th captaincy
    • 7
    • Franny LeeMan City, 1st of 27 caps
      24 years, 7 months, 12 days
    • 8
    • Colin BellMan City, 3rd of 48 caps
      22 years, 9 months, 12 days
    • 10
    • Geoff HurstWest Ham, 23rd of 49 caps
      27 years, 0 months, 3 days
    • 11
    • Martin PetersWest Ham, 23rd of 67 caps
      25 years, 1 month, 3 days
    • Paul ReaneyLeeds, 1st of 3 caps
      24 years, 1 month, 20 days
    • 84'
  • Georgi Asparuhov, 32'
    • 1
    • Simeon SimeonovSimeon Ivanov Simeonov.
      Born 26th Mar 1946, Sofia.
    • 2
    • Stoichko PeshevStoichko Peshev.
      Born 28th Feb 1942, Bulgaria.
    • 3
    • Ivan DimitrovIvan Milanov Dimitrov.
      Born 14th May 1935, Sofia.
    • 4
    • Boris GaganelovBoris Atanasov Gaganelov.
      Born 7th Oct 1941, Petrich.
      (c)
    • 5
    • Dimitar PenevDimitar Dushkov Penev.
      Born 12th Jul 1945, Mirovyane.
    • 6
    • Dobromir ZhechevDobromir Georgiev Zhechev.
      Born 12th Nov 1942, Sofia.
    • 7
    • Georgi PopovGeorgi Dimitrov Popov.
      Born 14th Jul 1944, Plovdiv.
    • HT
    • 8
    • Hristo BonevHristo Atanasov Bonev.
      Born 3rd Feb 1947, Plovdiv.
      Also known as Zuma.
    • 9
    • Georgi AsparuhovGeorgi Rangelov Asparuhov.
      Born 4th May 1943, Sofia.
    • 10
    • Dimitar YakimovDimitar Nikolov Yakimov.
      Born 12th Aug 1941, Šlegovo.
    • 11
    • Dinko DermendzhievDinko Tsvetkov Dermendzhiev.
      Born 2nd Jun 1941, Plovdiv.
    • Petar ZhekovPetar Petrov Zhekov.
      Born 10th Oct 1944, Knizhovnik.
      Also known as Petar Jekov
    • HT

Notes

  • Player MilestoneGordon West's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneFranny Lee's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestonePaul Reaney's 1st Cap

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • Official Match Programme
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • YouTube

Managers

Referee

  • France Michel Kitabdjian

Attendance

  • 80,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, losing -7 ranking points to 2057 points England - 1st
  • Bulgaria - 10th