Friday, May 27, 2011

March 23, 1988 England 2-Holland 2

March 23, 1988
England 2-Holland 2
Venue: London - The Empire Stadium Wembley              
Attendance: 74,590
Referee: Adolf Prokop (East Germany)
Goalscorers: (England): Lineker 13-Adams 61      
                    (Holland) : Adams (Own Goal) 20-Bosman 25
1- Peter Leslie Shilton (Derby County Football Club) [95 caps / 0 goals]
2- Gary Michael Stevens (Everton Football Club-Liverpool) [20 caps / 0 goals]
3- Kenneth Graham Sansom (Arsenal Football Club-London) [80 caps / 1 goals]
5- Anthony Alexander Adams (Arsenal Football Club-London) [7 caps / 2 goals]
6- David Watson (Everton Football Club-Liverpool) [9 caps / 0 goals] (12-Mark Wright (Derby County Football Club) [18 caps / 0 goals] 72)
4- Trevor Mc Gregor Steven (Everton Football Club-Liverpool) [19 caps / 3 goals]
8- Neil John Webb (Nottingham Forest Football Club)  [5 caps / 1 goals] (15-Glenn Hoddle (Association Sportive de Monaco  / France) [48 caps / 8 goals] 69)
7- Bryan Robson  (Manchester United Football Club) [62 caps / 21 goals]
11- John Charles Bryan Barnes (Liverpool Football Club) [36 caps / 6 goals]
9- Peter Andrew Beardsley  (Liverpool Football Club) [20 caps / 4 goals] (16-Mark Wayne Hateley (Association Sportive de Monaco / France)  [26 caps / 9 goals] 35)
10- Gary Winston Lineker (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain) [28 caps / 24 goals]

Coach: Robert William Robson

Team Captain: Bryan Robson
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts, White Socks

1-Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) [34 caps / 0 goals]
5-Hubertus Aegidius Hermanus ‘Berry’ van Aerle (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) [5 caps / 0 goals]
2-Jacob ‘Sjaak’ Troost  (Feyenoord Rotterdam) [3 caps / 0 goals]
4-Ronald Koeman (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) [22 caps / 3 goals]
3-Jan Jacobus ‘Sonny’ Silooy (Matra Racing de Paris / France) [19 caps / 0 goals]
6-Jan Jacobus Wouters (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) [12 caps / 0 goals]
10-Rudi Dil ‘Ruud’ Gullit  (Associazione Calcio Milan –Milano / Italy) [33 caps / 11 goals] (14-Hendrik ‘Hendrie’ Krüzen (Den Bosch 67 Football Club- 's-Hertogenbosch) [2 caps / 0 goals] 60)
8-Arnoldus Johannes Hyacinthus ‘Arnold’ Mühren (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  [16 caps / 3 goals]
7-Gerald Mervin Vanenburg (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) [21 caps / 1 goals]
11-Johannes Nicolaas ‘John’ van't Schip (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) [14 caps / 2 goals]  (12-Adick Johannes Herman Koot (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) [1 caps / 0 goals]  83)
9-Johannes Jacobus ’John’  Bosman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) [10 caps / 10 goals]

Coach: Marinus Jacobus Hendricus ‘Rinus’ Michels

Other Subs:
Peter Sylvester Bosz (RKC (Rooms-Katholieke Combinatie)- Waalwijk)
Johannes Frederik ‘Joop’ Hiele (Feyenoord Rotterdam)  
Willem Cornelis Nicolaas ‘Wim’ Kieft (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)

Team Captain: Ruud Gullit  
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Orange Shirt, White Shorts and Orange socks


-Match number 631 for England and number 443 for Holland.

- Koeman assumed captaincy after Gullit was substituted.

- The teams met a few months later again at the European Championships, with Holland winning 3-1.

-On January 26, 1988, Holland manager Rinus Michels agreed to manage West German club Bayer Leverkusen for the following season.

-Holland squad selected for this match on March 17
Goalkeepers:Van Breukelen,Hiele
Defenders: Spelbos,Troost, Koeman, Silooy
Midfielders / Strikers: Muhren,Wouters,Van Aerle,Vanenburg,Kruzen, Gullit, Bosman,Vant Schip

-Adick Koot, Peter Bosz and Kieft were later called up

-Dutch starting defender Adri Van Tiggelen of Anderlecht was unavaialble for this match.

-Dutchman Frank Rijkaard was unavailable for this match, he had recently transfered to Real Zaragoza after walking out at Ajax.


-National Team debut for Adick Koot.

-Tony Adams scored an own goal for Holland and then also scored for England.

-Tony Adams scored the own goal by diverting Jan Wouters’ cross into his own net.

- The last match between the nations was on May 25, 1982 also at Wembley, England winning 2-0. For England, Shilton, Sansom and Robson were present at that match, for Holland, Van Breukelen and Muhren appeared at that match, as well as Wim Kieft , though he remained on the bench for this 1988 match.

-Marco Van Basten missed this match through injury.

-Both managers were past and future managers of FC Barcelona.

-Both managers have since passed away, Rinus Michels (9 February 1928 – 3 March 2005) and Bobby Robson (18 February 1933 – 31 July 2009).

-Bobby Robson would manage dutch club PSV Eindhoven in the 1990s.

-Arnold Muhren once played for Ipswich Town FC and Manchester United FC in England. In fact his manager at Ipswich was Bobby Robson. He was teammates with Brian Robson at Manchester United.

-Gullit later played and managed Chelsea FC in England. Hans Van Breukelen was the goalkeeper of Nottingham Forest in England (1982-1984).

-Both teams’ goalkeepers were once Nottingham Forest goalkeepers.

-Glenn Hoddle managed England (1996-1999).

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  1. Is Tony Adams the only player to score for and against England in the same international match?

    Is the England team of this era with a manager and captain named Robson the only time in international football when the manager and captain share the same surname?

    1. yes, although the italians did have maldini, father and son