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February 27, 1985- Spain 1-Scotland 0

February 27, 1985
Spain 1-Scotland 0
World Cup Qualifying-Group 7
Venue: Sevilla -Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán                 
Attendance: 70,410
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)
Goalscorers: (Spain): Francisco Clos 48th              
                    (Scotland): None

1-Luis Maria ‘Arconada’ Echarri (captain) ( Real Sociedad de Fútbol) [66 / 0]
2- ‘Gerardo’ Miranda Concepcion (Fútbol Club Barcelona) [4 / 0]
5-Andoni ‘Goikoetxea’ Olaskoaga (Athletic Club de Bilbao) [19 / 2]
4-Antonio ‘Maceda’ Frances (Real Sporting de Gijón)  [26 / 7]
3-Jose Antonio ‘Camacho’ Alfaro (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol) [57 / 0]
7-Juan Antonio ‘Senor’ Gomez (Real Zaragoza) [24 / 5]
8-‘Roberto’ Fernandez  Bonillo (Valencia Club de Fútbol) [6 / 0]
10-Ricardo ‘Gallego’ Redondo (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol) [19 / 2] (12-‘Julio Alberto’ Moreno Casas (Fútbol Club Barcelona)  [13 / 0] 82nd)
6-Rafael ‘Gordillo’ Vazquez (Real Betis Balompié-Sevilla) [56 / 2]
9-‘Emilio Butragueňo’ Santos  (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol) [4 / 3]
11-Francisco Javier ‘Clos’ Orozco (Fútbol Club Barcelona) [1 / 1]

Coach: ‘Miguel Munoz’ Mozun
Booked: Camacho 81

Other Subs :
Andoni ‘Zubizarreta’ Urreta (Athletic Club de Bilbao)
‘Francisco’ Javier Lopez Alfaro (Sevilla Fútbol Club)
Ismael ‘Urtubi’ Arostegui (Athletic Club de Bilbao)
Manuel ‘Sarabia’ Lopez (Athletic Club de Bilbao)

Team Captain: Luis Maria ‘Arconada’ Echarri
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Blue Shorts, Black Socks

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 61, April 1985 
(Spain squad)

1-James Leighton (Aberdeen Football Club Limited) [18 / 0]
2- Charles ‘Richard’ Gough (Dundee United Football Club) [15 / 1]
6- William Fergus Miller (Aberdeen Football Club Limited) [37 / 1]
5-Alexander McLeish (Aberdeen Football Club Limited) [34 / 0]
3- Arthur Richard Albiston (Manchester United Football Club / England) [10 / 0]
8- Paul Michael Lyons McStay (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow)  [10 / 2] (15-Gordon David Strachan (Manchester United Football Club / England)  [29 / 2] 76th)
10- James Bett (Koninklijke Sporting Club Lokeren / Belgium) [10 / 0]
4- Graeme James Souness (Unione Calcio Sampdoria / Italy) [44 / 3]
11-David Cooper (Rangers Football Club -Glasgow) [8 / 3]
7-Steven Archibald (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)   [24 / 4] (16-Charles Nicholas (Arsenal Football Club-London / England)  [11 / 5] 84th)
9- Maurice Johnston (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow) [7 / 3]

Coach: John ‘Jock’ Stein
Booked: Gough 2

Team Captain: Graeme James Souness
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: Navy Blue Shirts, White Shorts , Red Socks


-Match number 295 for Spain and number 471 for Scotland

-This was the 9th meeting between the nations.

-The previous match between the nations, as well as Scotland’s previous victory and last victory to date, was the first leg of these World Cup Qualifiers in Glasgow on November 14, 1984 that Scotland won 3 to 1.
Spain players: Arconada, Maceda, Goikoetchea, Camacho, Senor, Gordillo, Butragueno, Zubizaretta, Julio Alberto and Roberto and Scotland Players: Leighton, Albiston, Souness, McLeisch, Miller, McStay, Johnston, Bett and Cooper were present that day (on the field and/or the substitutes bench).
Maurice Johnston scored twice for Scotland in that match and Goikoetchea scored Spain’s goal.
James Bett was booked in that match.

-The previous match between the nations, on Spanish soil, was a friendly in Valencia on February 24, 1982 that Spain won 3 to 0.
Spain players: Arconada, Camacho, Gordillo and Gallego and Scotland Players: Strachan, Archibald, Souness and McLeisch and Manager Jock Stein were present that day (on the field and/or the substitutes bench).
Spanish debutant Ricardo celebrated his first cap by scoring one of Spain’s goals.

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 61, April 1985 

-The next match between the nations as well as the next match on Spanish soil, would be a Friendly in Madrid on April 27, 1988 that ended in a scoreless tie.
Spain players: Zubizaretta, Gallego, Gordillo, Butragueno and Manager Miguel Munoz and Scotland Players: Leighton, Gough, Mc Leisch, Miller, Johnston and McStay were present that day (on the field and/or the substitutes bench).

-Spain’s next win, as well as the next match between the nations on Scottish soil, would be a UEFA European Championship Qualifier on October 12, 2010 in Glasgow that Spain won 3 to 2.

-Spain’s next win on home soil would be a UEFA European Championship Qualifier on October 11, 2011 in Alicante that Spain won 3 to 1.

-Missing for Spain, from the previous qualifier between the Nations in November 1984, were: Santiago Urquiaga, Victor, Urtubi, Carrasco, Santillana and Rincon.
In came Gerardo (for Urquiaga), Roberto (for Victor), Gallego (for Urtubi), Butragueno (for Santillana) and Clos (for Rincon).

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 61, April 1985 

-Missing for Scotland, from the previous qualifier between the Nations in November 1984, were the Liverpool pair of Steve Nicol and Kenny Dalglish.
Both missed the match through illness and were replaced by Gough and Archibald.
This was not known until an hour before kickoff.

-Much to the amazement of the Spanish press and Miguel Munoz, Steve Archibald who was having a fine season with Barcelona was not initially called up.
He was only included after Dalglish had to withdraw.

-The Scottish training sessions were disrupted by local gate crashers.

-The Spanish League matches had been postponed to prepare for this match, unlike the English and Scottish Leagues.

-Arthur Albiston of Manchester United was the only English League based player in the starting lineup.

-French Referee Michel Vautrot wore a green uniform instead of the customary Black to be distinguished from the Scottish uniforms.

-Richard Gough was booked in the 2nd minute for a foul on Gordillo at halfway line.

-Oranges, toilet rolls were thrown at Jim Leighhton by the Spanish fans.

-Scotland had a lackluster performance, with the attack force completely ineffectual.

-The Spanish goal was scored after Butragueno passed to Senor who crossed from the right for debutant Clos to head home.

-James Bett joined Aberdeen next season and became teammates with Leighton, Miller and McLeisch.

-Scotland Manager Jock Stein passed away 6 months later.
He had a heart attack during Scotland’s World Cup Qualifier on September 10, 1985 at Cardiff.

Photo From: Onze, Hors Serie 26, 1986
(Emilio Butragueno and Graeme Souness)

-Spain Manager Miguel Munoz resigned from his post following the 1988 UEFA European Championships.
He passed away on July 16, 1990.

-Both Managers had Champions Cup successes in consecutive seasons. Munoz with Real Madrid in 1966 and Stein with Celtic in 1967.

-Scotland’s Davie Cooper passed away on March 23, 1995 at the age of 39 from a brain haemorhage.

-This was Francisco Clos’ First cap and first and only goal. He would only earn two more caps in the next few months (Northern Ireland and Wales). All his caps were vs. British opposition.

-Gordon Strachan is the current Manager of Scotland. Mc Leisch and Camacho have also managed their respective nations.

-Mc Leisch and Souness have both managed Rangesr Glasgow.

-The other teams in this World Cup qualifying group were Wales and Iceland.
Spain won this group, Scotland finished second and qualified to the World Cup be eliminating Australia in a series of playoffs at the end of the year. By then they were managed by Aberdeen’s Alex Ferguson.

Photo from: Onze, Hors Serie 26, 1986
(Ricardo Gallego and Maurice Johnston)

-Graeme Souness was appointed Rangers Glasgow’s Player-Manager in 1986.
As Manager he purchased Richard Gough and Maurice Johnston.
His purchase of former Celtic and Catholic player, Maurice Johnston in 1989 caused a major controversy.

-Spain’s next three matches were also all vs. British opposition.
A scoreless Friendly vs. Northern Ireland in Mallorca on March 27th was followed by a heavy loss vs. Wales in a World Cup Qualifier on April 30th that Wales won 3 to 0 at Wrexham.
Spain also played a scoreless tie vs. Republic of Ireland at Cork on May 26th.
The loss vs. Wales turned out to be Captain Luis Arconada’s last ever match for Spain.
Following that Andoni Zubizaretta became Spain’s starting goalkeeper and remained so until 1998.

-During the 1982 World Cup in Spain, Scotland played one match in Sevilla, though not in Sanchez Pizjuan but at Benito Villamarin Stadium.
On June 18, 1982 they lost vs. Brazil 1 to 4.
Scotland’s Souness, Miller, Mc Leisch, Strachan and Archibald were present that day.      

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 61, April 1985 
(Emilio Butragueno)

-In fact Scotland’s last ever match on Spanish soil prior to this qualifier had been during the 1982 World Cup.
On June 22, 1982, they tied 2 to 2 with USSR at Malaga with Souness scoring one of the goals.

-Gerardo, Julio Alberto, Clos as well as Scotland’s Archibald won the Spanish League title with Barcelona that season.

-Real Madrid’s Camacho, Gallego and Butragueno won the UEFA Cup that season.

-Maceda and Gordillo joined Real Madrid the following season.

-The match was being played in FC Sevilla’s home ground.
Local FC Sevilla player ‘Francisco’ was one of Spain’s non-playing substitutes.

-Rafel Gordillo was a player for local rivals Real Betis.

Photo From: Onze, Hors Serie 26, 1986
(Rafael Gordillo)

-Aberdeen’s Miller, Mc Leisch and Leighton won the Scottish League that season.

-Scotland’s Bett, Souness and Archibald were Scotland’s only foreign (non-british based) players.

-Aberdeen’s Leighton, Miller, Mc Leisch had been part of Aberdeen’s Cup Winners Cup triumphant side of 1983 that defeated Real Madrid that included Camacho and Gallego.

-Graeme Souness had joined Serie A’s Sampdoria that season from Liverpool.
Gordon Strachan had joined Manchester United that season from Aberdeen.

-Souness was part of the Liverpool side that defeated Real Madrid in the 1981 Champions Cup Final that included Camacho.

-Roberto and Zubizaretta joined Barcelona in 1986.

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