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November 13, 1983-Portugal 1-USSR 0

November 13, 1983
Portugal 1-USSR 0
European Championship Qualifying -Group 2
Venue: Lisbon- Estadio da Luz (Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Georges  Konrath (France)
Goalscorers: (Portugal): Rui Manuel Trindade Jordäo (Penalty) 44
 (USSR): None
1-Manuel Galrinho Bento (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [43 caps / 0 goals]    
4- Antônio José Lima Pereira (Futebol Clube do Porto)  [7 caps / 0 goals]    
2-João Domingos Silva Pinto (Futebol Clube do Porto) [4 caps / 0 goals]    
5-Eurico Monteiro Gomes (Futebol Clube do Porto) [24 caps / 0 goals]    
3-Augusto Soares Inacio (Futebol Clube do Porto) [9 caps / 0 goals]    
7-Jose Luis Lopes da Costa e Silva  (Sport Lisboa e Benfica)  [3 caps / 1 goals]    
6-Carlos Manuel Correia dos Santos (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [21 caps / 3 goals]    
10- Jaime Moreira Pacheco (Futebol Clube do Porto) [6 caps / 0 goals]    
8- Fernando Albino de Sousa Chalana (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [20 caps / 2 goals]    (16-Sheu Han (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [22 caps / 1 goals]     78)
9- Fernando Mendes Soares  Gomes (Futebol Clube do Porto) [23 caps / 3 goals]    
11-Rui Manuel Trindade Jordäo (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa) [31 caps / 10 goals]  (15-Diamantino Manuel Fernandes Miranda (Sport Lisboa e Benfica) [5 caps / 0 goals]  73)

Coach: Fernando Cabrita, Antonio Morais, Antonio Oliveira, Jose Augusto

Team Captain: Manuel Galrinho Bento
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Green Shorts, Red Socks

Photo from : Onze, June 1984

1- Rinat Fayzrahmanovich Dassayev (Spartak Moskva) [36 caps / 0 goals]     
4-Tengiz Grigoriyevich Sulakvelidze (Dinamo Tblissi) [28 caps / 1 goals]     
2-Sergey Vladimirovich Borovskiy (Dinamo Minsk) [14 caps / 0 goals]     
3-Aleksandr Gavrilovich Chivadze (Dinamo Tblissi) [29 caps / 2 goals]     
5- Sergey Pavlovich Baltacha (Dinamo Kiev) [25 caps / 2 goals]     
8-Anatoli Vassilievich Demianenko (Dinamo Kiev) [23 caps / 3 goals]     
6-Andrey Mihaylovich Bal (Dinamo Kiev) [17 caps / 1 goals]     
7-Sergei Yuriyevich Rodionov (Spartak Moskva) [9 caps / 3 goals]      (15-Vadim Anatoliyevich Yevtushenko (Dinamo Kiev) [7 caps / 1 goals]  70)
9-Yuri Vassilievich Gavrilov (Spartak Moskva) [35 caps / 9 goals]      (14-Khoren Zhoraevich Oganesian (Ararat Erevan) [30 caps / 6 goals]  58)
10-Fyodor Fedorovich Cherenkov (Spartak Moskva) [16 caps / 8 goals]     
11-Oleg Vladimirovich Blokhin (Dinamo Kiev) [81 caps / 32 goals]     

Coach: Valeri Vasilevich Lobanovsky
Booked: Tengiz Grigoriyevich Sulakvelidze 17     

Team Captain: Aleksandr Gavrilovich Chivadze

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts , White Socks


-Match number 241 for Portugal and number 287 for USSR.

-This was the 4th meeting between the nations. This would also turn out to be the last match between the nations before the collapse and break-up of Soviet Union in 1991.

-The previous match between the nations, as well as USSR’s previous and only victory over Portugal, was the first leg of this qualifier, played in Moscow on April 27, 1983, that USSR won 5-0.
Portugal players: Bento, Carlos Manuel, Pacheco and Gomes and USSR Players: Dassayev, Sulakvelidze, Chivadze, Baltacha, Demianenko, Oganesian, Rodionov, Cherenkov and Blokhin also took part in that match.
Cherenkov, Rodionov and Demianenko scored for USSR.

-Portugal’s previous win over USSR was during Brazil Independence Cup, played in Belo Horizonte on July 6, 1972, that Portugal won 1 to 0.
Portugal player Jordao was the only player who also took part in that match, in fact he also scored Portugal’s winner.

 -The very first match between the nations was the 1966 World Cup Third place match on July 28th that Portugal won 2 to 1.
Eduard Vasilievich Malofeyev, who would replace Lobanovsky as USSR manager the following year, scored USSR’s goal in that match.
Torres who would also become Portugal’s manager the following year in the fall also scored one of Portugal’s goals.

Photo from : Onze, June 1984
(Blokhin and Inacio)

-Portugal was awarded their penalty kick after Chalana was fouled by Borovsky in the box.
Television replays showed that the foul had been committed outside the box.

-Portugal qualified for the Finals of the European Championships from this group. This group also contained Poland and Finland.
Portugal won all its matches in this group except the first leg vs. USSR.
USSR only needed to tie to qualify.

-This was Portugal’s first ever qualification for the Euro Finals, as well as its first qualification of any kind, since the 1966 World Cup.

Photo from : Onze, June 1984
(Fernando Chalana)

-Soviet manager Valeri Lobanovsky (concurrently the Dinamo Kiev coach) was dismissed following non-qualification. He had been appointed after the 1982 World Cup.
Eduard Vasilievich Malofeyev replaced Lobanovsky from 1984.
Malofeyev held on to the post until just before the 1986 World Cup, where Valeri Lobanovsky replaced him.

-Valeri Lobanovsky has also managed the Ukraine National team, as has Oleg Blokhin. Blokhin is the current manager of Ukraine.

- Aleksandr Gavrilovich Chivadze has managed the Georgian national team in two separate occasions.

-Both teams’ players were home based.

Photo from : Onze, June 1984
(Fernando Gomes)

-Goalscorer Rui Jordao was the Sporting Lisbon based player, the rest of the Portugal squad were from Benfica and Porto.
Jordao himself is a former Benfica player.
Jordao also struck post in 2nd half.

At the end of the season during the 1984 European Championships, Rui Jordao scored two goals vs. France.

-Portugal’s all 4 defenders were from Porto. During the entire league campaign they gave up only 9 goals.

-The Porto players reached the final of Cup Winners Cup at the end of the season, but lost 1 to 2 to Juventus.

-The Benfica players were Portuguese League Champions at the end of the season.

-Benfica’s Humberto Manuel de Jesus Coelho  missed this match through injury.

-USSR squad did not contain a single Dnepr player who had just won the league title.

Photo from : Mondial, December 1983
(Baltacha and Gomes)

-Brazilian Otto Martins Gloria had left his post as manager of Portugal at the conclusion of the previous season, disgusted with the big clubs’ refusal to release players when needed.

-A 4-man commission managed Portugal National team
Fernando Cabrita, Antonio Morais (from Porto), Antonio Oliveira ‘Toni’ (Benfica assistant manager) and Jose Augusto.
Cabrita, Otto Gloria’s assistant, acted as the spokesman of the commission.
This commission was in place until the conclusion of the Euro Finals, after which Jose Torres was appointed.

-The Benfica players were playing in their home stadium.

-Sheu Han’s next cap would be in 1986.
Jose Luis Lopes da Costa e Silva’s  next and final cap would be in 1985.

-Cherenkov and Gavrilov’s  next cap would be in 1985.
Bal and Yevtushenko’s next cap would be in 1986.

-Chivadze and Sulakvelidze won the Cup Winners Cup with Dinamo Tblissi in 1981.

- Baltacha, Demianenko, Bal, Yevtushenko and Blokhin won the Cup Winners Cup with Dinamo Kiev in 1986.
Blokhin also won it in 1975.

-The Porto and Dinamo Kiev players were paired against each other during the semi-finals of the 1987 Champions Cup. Porto won both legs 2 to 1.

-As pointed out in previous entries Manuel Bento and Valeri Lobanovsky have since passed away.

-Eurico has played for Portugal’s big three (Benfica, Porto and Sporting).

-Porto’s Fernando Gomes had been Europe’s top goalscorer the previous season with 36 goals. He would also be Europe’s highest goalscorer in 1985 with 39 goals.

-Rinat Dassayev joined Spain’s Sevilla in 1988. Fernando Gomes also had a short spell in Spain with Sporting Gijon.

-Jamie Pacheco managed Boavista to the league title in 2001. The first and only time since 1946 that one of the big three did not win the League title.

-Fernando Chalana joined Bordeaux at the end of the season.

Match Reports:

Almanaque da Seleccao /USSR 1952-1988/ Mondial, December 1983

Match Video / Highlights:


  1. That is the first time I have heard of a committee managing either a domestic or international football side.

    1. during the 1974 world cup, yugoslavia was managed by a committe of five that included milan miljanic and tomislav ivic