Sunday, August 21, 2011

April 28, 1993 Portugal 5-Scotland 0

April 28, 1993
Portugal 5-Scotland 0
World Cup Qualifying-Group 1
Venue: Lisbon-Estadio da Luz (Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica)                
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Sandor Puhl (Hungary)
Goalscorers: (Portugal): Barros 5,70, Cadete 45,72-Futre 67
 (Scotland): None 
1-Vitor Manuel Martins Baia (Futebol Clube do Porto) [22 caps / 0 goals]    
3-Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida  (Futebol Clube do Porto) [3 caps / 0 goals]    
5-Fernando Manuel Silva Couto (Futebol Clube do Porto) [16 caps / 1 goals]    
2- Abel Luis Silva Costa Xavier (Clube de Futebol Estrela da Amadora) [2 caps / 0 goals]    
4-Rui Manuel Cesar Costa (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [2 caps / 0 goals] (13-Antonio August da Silva Veloso (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [38 caps / 0 goals]    53)
6-Oceano Andrade da Cruz (Real Sociedad de Fútbol  / Spain) [24 caps / 4 goals]    
7- Rui Gil Soares de Barros (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France) [28 caps / 4 goals]    
9-José Orlando Vinha Rocha Semedo (Futebol Clube do Porto) [18 caps / 2 goals]    
8-Paulo Manuel Carvalho Sousa (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [8 caps / 0 goals]    
10- Paulo Jorge dos Santos Futre  (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [36 caps / 5 goals]    
11-Jorge Paulo Cadete Santos Reis (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa) [17 caps / 3 goals]    (16- Domingos Jose Paciencia Oliveira (Futebol Clube do Porto) [12 caps / 1 goals]    81)

Coach: Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz
Booked: Futre 26, Couto 60

Other Subs:
12- Adelino Augusto Barros Neno (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) 
14- Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa)
15- Antonio Jose Nogueira  Santos (Boavista Futebol Clube- Porto) 
Team Captain: Paulo Jorge dos Santos Futre
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Green Shorts, Red Socks

Photo from: 100 Melhores do Futebol Portugues, Vol II, Author Rui Dias, 2002

1- Andrew Lewis Goram (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow)  [28 caps / 0 goals]    
2- Charles ‘Richard’ Gough (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow)  [61 caps / 6 goals]    
4- David McPherson (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow)   [27 caps / 0 goals]    
3- James Edward McInally (Dundee United Football Club) [10 caps / 0 goals]    
5- Stuart McKimmie (Aberdeen Football Club Limited) [21 caps / 1 goals]    
6- Craig William Levein (Heart of Midlothian Football Club-Edinburgh) [11 caps / 0 goals]    (13- Patrick Kevin Francis Michael Nevin (Tranmere Rovers Football Club / England)  [16 caps / 2 goals]    60)
7- Paul Michael Lyons McStay  (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow) [65 caps / 9 goals]    
10- John Angus Paul Collins (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow) [12 caps / 2 goals]    (15- Ian Durrant (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow)   [9 caps / 0 goals]    75)
8- Andrew Stuart Murray 'Stuart' McCall (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow)  [23 caps / 1 goals]    
9- Alistair Murdoch McCoist (Rangers Football Club- Glasgow) [46 caps / 15 goals]    
11- Kevin William Gallacher (Blackburn Rovers Football Club / England)  [15 caps / 0 goals]    

Coach: Andrew Roxburgh

Other Subs:
12- Bryan James Gunn (Norwich City Football Club / England) 
14- Brian John McClair (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
16- John Grant Robertson (Heart of Midlothian Football Club-Edinburgh) 

Team Captain: Richard Gough

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro

Uniform Colors: Black Shirts, White Shorts and Black Socks


-Match number 313 for Portugal and number 545 for Scotland.

-This was Scotland’s first match at Portugal since a World Cup Qualifier in the same stadium on November 18, 1981 that Portugal won 2-1.
Portugal player: Veloso was only player still remaining from that match.

-The previous match between the two nations was a 0-0 tie on October 14, 1992 World Cup Qualifier at Glasgow.
Portugal players: Baia, Couto, Veloso, Oceano, Semedo, Domingos and Futre and Scotland players: Goram, McCall, Levein, Gallacher, McStay, Mc Coist, Collins and Durrant were the players still remaining from that match.
Scotland’s McClair also played in that match, though for this match he was an unused substitute.

-Scotland has never won in Portugal since the first match between the nations on May 21, 1950 (2-2 tie).

-Scotland’s previous victory over Portugal was a 4-1 win in a UEFA European Championship Qualifier on March 26, 1980 at Glasgow.

-The next match between the two nations would be on a friendly on November 20, 2002.
The match ended in a 2-0 win for Portugal.
Portugal’s Couto and Rui Costa were the only players still remaining from that match.

-Switzerland and Italy qualified from this World Cup Qualifying Group.

-Kevin Gallacher scored a goal that was ruled offside in the 24th minute.

Captains Gough and Futre

-Scotland’s Eion Jess missed this match with a broken ankle.

-Portugal’s only foreign-based players were Barros and Oceano. Scotland’s players were all British based.

-Ally Mc Coist was carried off in the 83rd minute with a fractured leg. Scotland having already made both its substitutions was forced to play with ten men.

-This was Scotland’s worst defeat since losing to England 0-5 in 1973 and 3-9 in 1961.
This was Scotland’s worst defeat vs. non-British opposition since losing 0-7 to Uruguay during the 1954 World Cup.

-Craig Levein is the current manager of Scottish national team.
Ally McCoist is the current manager of Rangers FC Glasgow.
-At the post-match analysis, Scotland manager Roxburgh said  'a team died out there!'

- Portugal captain João Domingos Silva Pinto  missed this match through injury, Paulo Futre skippered in his place.

-Sandor Puhl, the referee of this match, refereed the World Cup Final match between Brazil and Italy the following year.

-This defeat essentially sealed Scotland’s fate in this group, as well as, Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh’s. He resigned before the end of the year on September 13, 1993, a few days after a 1-1 tie with Switzerland. He had been in charge since after the 1986 World Cup. His assistant Craig Brown replaced him.

-Scotland Captain Richard Gough quit the Scotland team in disgust after a bitter dispute with the manager over the tactics for the game.
He ended his national team career after 10 years after this match.
He claimed Scotland’s tactics for this match were decided following a conversation the coaching staff had with a Lisbon taxi driver.
In an interview with “Herald Scotland” on March 25, 2011, Gough regretted his decision to quit and stated that he should have carried on playing.

-Scotland failed to qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1970. They had qualified for the past five World Cups.

-Portugal’s Jorge Cadete played at Celtic FC Glasgow from April 1996 to 1997. He also played at Patrick Thistle FC  in 2004.

-Portugal’s Barros and Scotland’s Collins played for french club AS Monaco during their career.

-Portugal’s Barros and Futre joined french club Olympique de Marseille the following season.

-During this calendar year, Paulo Futre played for 4 clubs. He left his club Atletico Madrid in early 1993 to join Benfica. He left Benfica in the offseason to join Olympique Marseille and finally in November he joined Italian club Reggiana.

-Portugal’s Abel Xavier and Paulo Futre had spells in Britain in the English Premier League, Xavier with Everton and Liverpool and Futre with West Ham United.

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  1. Have any other players matched Futre's feat of playing with 4 different clubs in the same calendar year?

    1. i do not although, although british players may have because of the ease of loaning players back in the day


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