9 December 2006

Supranational Sides

On ocassion through the history of international football "Supranational" teams have been formed. From Great Britain Selects, to All-Ireland XIs, to Rest of the World All-Stars, some Northern Ireland players have been played alongside some of the world game's true stars...


Date
Team 1
Result
Team 2
Venue

11/05/1935
Football League
10-2
Wales-Ireland
Liverpool
King George V Jubilee Trust
10/05/1947
Great Britain
6-1
Rest of the World
Glasgow
FIFA Fundraiser
05/12/1951
Wales
3-2
Rest of the UK
Cardiff
FA of Wales 75th Anniversary
09/05/1955
All-Ireland XI
5-6
England XI
Dublin
An Tóstal Festival
13/08/1955
United Kingdom
1-4
Rest of Europe
Belfast
Irish FA 7th Anniversary
07/05/1956
All-Ireland XI
3-5
England XI
Dublin
An Tóstal Festival
14/05/1956
Ireland-Wales
3-2
England-Scotland
Dublin
Belgrove FC Exhibition
06/11/1963
England Youth
5-2
Rest.of.the.UK.Youth
Wembley
FA Centenary
28/07/1969
Wales
0-1
Rest of the UK
Cardiff
Prince of Wales Investiture
03/01/1973
The Three
2-0
The Six
Wembley
Common Market Match
03/07/1973
Shamrock Rovers XI
3-4
Brazil
Dublin
Exhibition Match
25/09/1973
Benfica
2-2
Rest of the World
Lisbon
Eusebio Celebration Match
27/07/1986
The Americas
2-2
Rest of the World
Pasadena
FIFA/UNICEF Match
08/08/1987
Football League
3-0
Rest of the World
Wembley
Football League Centenary
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King George V Jubilee Trust Fund
Saturday May 11, 1935, Goodison Park, Liverpool. Att. 9,000

Football League (4) 10
(Hampson 5, Leyfield, Eastham 2, Geldard, Westwood)
Wales-Ireland (1) 2
(Astley 2)

Referee:
A Taylor (Wigan) & G Stephenson (Liverpool) (two referee trial)
Wales-Ireland Team
1
Tommy Breen
Belfast Celtic & Ireland
2
Alec Mackie
Portsmouth & Ireland
3
Bertie Fulton
Belfast Celtic & Ireland
4
Jimmy Murphy
West Bromwich Albion & Wales
5
Tom Griffiths
Middlesbrough & Wales
6
Bob John
Arsenal & Wales
7
Tim Rogers
Arsenal & Wales
8
Dai Astley
Aston Villa & Wales
9
Joe Bambrick
Chelsea & Ireland
10
Alex Stevenson
Everton & Ireland
11
Charlie Phillips
Wolverhampton Wanderers & Wales
Football League: GH Holdcroft (Preston); R Smith (Bolton), W Cresswell (Everton); CS Britton (Everton), JE Atkinson (Bolton), A Robinson (Burnley); A Geldard (Everton), GR Eastham (Bolton), J Hampson (Blackpool), RW Westwood (Bolton), C Leyfield (Everton).
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FIFA Fundraiser
(marking the British Associations rejoining FIFA)

Saturday May 10, 1947, Hampden Park, Glasgow. Att. 134,000


Great Britain (1) 6
(Mannion 2 (1 pen), Steel, Lawton 2, Parola (og))

Rest of Europe (1) 1
(Nordahl)
Referee: G Reader (England)
Great Britain Team
1
Frank Swift
Manchester City & England
2
George Hardwick capt
Middlesbrough & England
3
Billy Hughes
Birmingham City & Wales
4
Archie Macauley
Brentford & Scotland
5
Jackie Vernon
West Bromwich Albion & Ireland
6
Ron Burgess
Tottenham Hotspur & Wales
7
Stanley Matthews
Stoke City & England
8
Wilf Mannion
Middlesbrough & England
9
Tommy Lawton
Chelsea & England
10
Billy Steel
Morton & Scotland
11
Billy Liddell
Liverpool & Scotland
Europe: J Darui (France); P Petersen (Denmark), W Steffen (Switzerland); JJ Carey (Eire) capt, C Parola (Italy), J Ludl (Czechoslovakia); V Lemberechts (Belgium), G Gren (Sweden), G Nordahl (Sweden), F Wilkes (Netherlands), CA Praest (Denmark).
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FA of Wales 75th Anniversary
Wednesday December 5, 1951, Ninian Park. Att. 26,454

Wales (2) 3
(Allchurch 2, Ford)
Rest of United Kingdom (0) 2(Fleming, Medley)
Referee: BM Griffiths (Newport, Wales)
Rest of UK Team
1
JC Cowan
Morton & Scotland
2
GL Young
Rangers & Scotland
3
Alf McMichael
Newcastle United & Ireland
4
TH Docherty
Preston North End & Scotland
5
Jackie Vernon capt
West Bromwich Albion & Ireland
6
Billy Wright
Wolverhampton Wanderers & England
7
G Smith
Hibernian & Scotland
8
C Fleming
East Fife & Scotland
9
Nat Lofthouse
Bolton Wanderers & England
10
EF Bailey
Tottenham Hotspur & England
11
LD Medley
Tottenham Hotspur & England
Wales: WW Short (Plymouth); W Barnes (Arsenal) capt, AT Sherwood (Cardiff); R Paul (Manchester City), RW Daniel (Arsenal), WAR Burgess (Tottenham); WI Foulkes (Newcastle), W Morris (Burnley), T Ford (Sunderland), IJ Allchurch (Swansea), RJ Clarke (Manchester City).
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An Tóstal Festival
Monday May 9, 1955, Dalymount Park, Dublin. Att. 25,000

All-Ireland International XI (2) 5
(McKenna, Gibbons, Doherty, McMorran 2)
England International XI (2) 6
(Rowley, Mitten 2, Ford 3)
Referee: J Smith
All-Ireland Team
1
Tommy Godwin
Bournemouth & Republic of Ireland
2
Len Graham
Doncaster Rovers & Northern Ireland
3
Robin Lawlor
Fulham & Republic of Ireland
4
Eddie Gannon
Shelbourne & Republic of Ireland
5
Con Martin capt
Aston Villa, Republic & Northern Ireland
6
Des Glynn
Drumcondra & Republic of Ireland
7
Johnny McKenna
Blackpool & Northern Ireland
8
Eddie McMorran
Doncaster Rovers & Northern Ireland
9
Sean Gibbons
St Patrick’s Athletic & Republic of Ireland
10
Peter Doherty
Doncaster Rovers & Northern Ireland
11
Peter McParland
Aston Villa & Northern Ireland
England: Ted Ditchburn (Tottenham); Alf Ramsey (Tottenham), Tom Garrett (Blackpool); Neil Franklin (Hull City) capt, Allenby Chilton (Grimsby Town), Harry Johnston (Blackpool); Stanley Matthews (Blackpool), Charlie Mitten (Fulham), Trevor Ford (Cardiff City &Wales), Jack Rowley (Plymouth Argyle), Bobby Langton (Blackburn Rovers).
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Irish FA 75th Anniversary 
Saturday August 13, 1955, Windsor Park, Belfast. Att. 60,000


United Kingdom (1) 
(Johnstone) 
Rest of Europe (1) 

(Vincent, Vukas 3 (1 pen)) 

Referee: ??
UK Team
1
Kelsey
Arsenal & Wales
2
Sillet
Chelsea & England
3
McDonald
Sunderland & Scotland
4
Tottenham Hotspur & Northern Ireland
5
Charles
Leeds United & Wales
6
Celtic & Northern Ireland
7
Matthews
Blackpool & England
8
Johnstone
Manchester City & Scotland
9
Bentley
Chelsea & England
10
Burnley & Northern Ireland
11
Liddell
Liverpool & Scotland
Rest of Europe: 
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An Tóstal Festival
Monday May 7, 1956, Dalymount Park, Dublin. Att. ??

All-Ireland International XI (1) 3
(Walker, Doherty (pen), Lockhart) 
England International XI (0) 5 
(Eastham jnr, Sewell 2, Ford 2)

Referee: ??
All-Ireland Team
1
Doncaster Rovers & Northern Ireland
2
Leicester City & Northern Ireland
3
Doncaster Rovers & Northern Ireland
4
Blackburn Rovers & Northern Ireland
5
Johnston 
Grimsby Town & Republic of Ireland
6
Celtic & Northern Ireland
7
Blackpool & Northern Ireland
8
Tully 
Celtic & Northern Ireland
9
Doncaster Rovers & Northern Ireland
10
Doncaster Rovers & Northern Ireland
11
Aston Villa & Northern Ireland
England: ??

The England XI featured George Eastham Senior and Junior, then both at Ards.
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Belgrove FC's Exhibition Match 
Monday May 14, 1956, Dalymount Park, Dublin 
Ireland-Wales (0) 3 
(J. Dunne, Allchurch 2) 
England-Scotland (2) 3 
(Thompson, Langton, Allen)
Ireland-Wales Team
1
Dwyer  Wolverhampton Wanderers/RI
2
Martin  Aston Villa/RI&NI
3
McDonnell  Drumcondra/RI
4
T. Dunne St Patrick's Athletic/RI
5
Charles  Leeds/W
6
Gannon  Shelbourne/RI
7
J. Dunne St. Patrick's Athletic/RI
8
Whelan  Manchester United/RI
9
Ford  Cardiff City/W
10
Allchurch  Swansea Town/W
11
Haverty  Arsenal/RI
England-Scotland: 
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FA Centenary Floodlit Youth International Match*
Wednesday November 6, 1963, Wembley Stadium, London. Att. ??

England 5
(Smith 2, Jones, Sissons, Sammels)
Rest of the UK 2
(Graham, Mitchell)

Referee:
 W.A. O'Neill (Republic of Ireland)

Rest of the UK Team
1
P. Jennings
Watford & N. Ireland
2
D. Clements
Wolverhampton Wanderers & N. Ireland
3
H. Bailie
Scotland
4
J. Nicholl
Coleraine & N. Ireland
5
D. Murray capt
Scotland
6
D. Hollywood
Scotland
7
A. Edwards
Scotland
8
P. Rodon
Wales
9
G. Graham
Scotland
10
J. Mitchell
Scotland
11
V. McKinney
Glenavon & N. Ireland
England: J. Cowan (Chelsea); L. Badger (Sheffield United), B. Shaw (Sheffield United), T. Smith (Liverpool), L.C. Chatterley (Aston Villa), R.E. Harris (Chelsea), G. French (Swindon), J. Sammels (Arsenal), G. Jones (Bury), J. Sissons (West Ham), R. Whittaker (Arsenal) 

*The FA held many events to mark their centenary, most notably matches against the Football League (24 May) and the Rest of the World (23 October).
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Prince of Wales Investiture/Aberfan Disaster Fund 
Monday July 28, 1969, Ninian Park, Cardiff. Att: 13,605 
Wales (0) 0 
Rest of the United Kingdom (1) 1 
(Lee)
Rest of UK Team
1
Jennings  Tottenham Hotspur/NI
2
Gemmell  Celtic/S
3
Cooper  Leeds United/E
4
Bremner  Leeds United/S
5
J. Charlton Leeds United/E
6
Mullery  Tottenham Hotspur/E
7
Best  Manchester United/NI
8
Lee  Manchester United/E
9
Dougan  Wolverhampton Wanderers/NI
10
R. Charlton capt Manchester United/E
11
Hughes  Celtic/S
sub
Newton (for Cooper) Blackburn/E
sub
Henderson (for Lee) Rangers/S
Wales: 
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"Common Market" Match 
Wednesday January 3, 1973, Wembley Stadium, London. 
Att. 36,5000
The Three (Denmark, Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom) (0) 2 
(Jensen, Stein) 
The Six (Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, West Germany) (0) 0

Ref: Norman Burtenshaw
The Three Team
1
Pat Jennings  Tottenham Hotspur/NI
2
Peter Storey  Arsenal/E
3
Emlyn Hughes  Liverpool/E
4
Colin Bell  Manchester City/E
5
Allan Hunter  Ipswich Town/NI
6
Bobby Moore  West Ham United/E
7
Peter Lorimer  Leeds United/S
8
Johnny Giles  Leeds United/RI
9
Colin Stein Coventry City/S
10
Bobby Charlton capt Manchester United/E
11
Henning Jensen  Monchengladbach/D
sub
John Steen Olsen (for Bell 74 mins) Denmark
sub
Alan Ball (for Jensen 60 mins) Arsenal/E
The Six: 

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Shamrock Rovers' All-Ireland Match, Tuesday July 3, 1973, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Att: 34,000
Shamrock Rovers "All-Ireland" XI (1) 3 (Martin, Dougan, Conroy)Brazil (2) 4 (Paulo Cesar 2 (1 pen), Jairzinho, Valdomiro)
Shamrock Rovers Team: Jennings (Tottenham Hotspur/NI); Craig (Newcastle/NI), Mulligan (Crystal Palace/RI), Hunter (Ipswich Town/NI), Carroll (Birmingham City/RI) [sub: O'Kane (Nottingham Forest/NI) 66], O'Neill (Nottingham Forest/NI), Giles (Leeds Unied/RI) capt, Martin (Manchester United/RI), Conroy (Stoke City/RI) [sub: Dennehy (Nottingham Forest/RI) 88], Dougan (Wolverhampton Wanderers/NI), Givens (QPR/RI) [sub: Hamilton (Ipswich Town/NI) 66].
Some Brazilian sources list this match as a "Full" international.

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Eusebio Celebration Match
September 25, 1973, Estádio da Luz. Att. 40,000

Benfica (1) 2
(Nene (3, 52))
Rest of the World (1) 2
(Keita (43), Seeler (63))
Rest of the World
1
Banks
England
2
Blankenburg
West Germany
3
Hilario
Portugal
4
Charlton R.
England
5
Charlton J.
England
6
Badeco
Brazil
7
Best
Northern Ireland
8
Paulo Cesar
Brazil
9
Keita
Mali
10
Netzer
West Germany
11
Keizer
Netherlands
sub
Iribar (for Banks)
Spain
sub
Gento (for Hilario)
Spain
sub
Seeler (for Charlton R.)
West Germany
sub
Dirceu (for Best)
Brazil
sub
Hilario (for Keizer)
Portugal
sub
Garcia Ramon (for Iribar)
Spain
Benfica: José Enrique; Artur; Barros; Rui Rodriguez; Messias; Bastos Loopes; Nene, Victor Martins; Jordão; Eusebio; Simoes. Substitutions: Bento for José Enrique; Humberto Coelho for Bastos Lopes; Toni for Victor Martins; Artur Jorge for Jordão; Nelinho for Eusebio.
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FIFA/UNICEF Match, Sunday July 27, 1986, Rose Bowl, Pasedena, Califrnia, USA. Att: 57, 539.
The Americas (0) 2 (Cabanas, Maradona)
Rest of the World (1) 2 (Butcher, Rossi)
The Americas won 4-3 on penalties
Rest of the World Team: Jennings (Northern Ireland) [sub: Dasayev (USSR) 46]; Stielike (West Germany), Renquin (Belgium) [sub: Hermann (Switzerland) 46], Butcher (England), Amoros (France), Strachan (Scotland), Magath (West Germany), Lerby (Denmark), Rocheteau (France) [sub: Timoumi (Morocco) 60], Rossi (Italy), Belanov (USSR) [sub: Chang-Sun Park (South Korea) 46].
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Football League Centenary
Saturday August 8, 1987, Wembley Stadium, London. Att: 61,000
Football League (1) 3 (Robson 2, Whiteside)
Rest of the World 0 (0)
FL: Shilton (Ogrizovic); Gough (Clarke), Sansom, McClelland, McGrath, Brady (Nevin), Robson, Webb (Ardiles), Allen (Whiteside), Beardsley (A. Smith), Waddle.
RoTW: Dasayev (Zubizarreta), Josimar (Detari), Celso, (Stojkovic), Julio Alberto, Hysen, Bagni (Belanov), Berthold, Lineker (Elkjaer), Platini (P. Larsson), Maradona, Futre (Zavarov). 

Various testimonial/benefit matches have been played by "Supranational" teams featuring Northern Ireland internationals, including an All-Ireland select in a testimonial for Ronnie Blair (1979), International selects in a testimonal for Pat Jennings (1985), George Best (1987) and a fund-raiser for Co-Operation North (1995 vs. Manchester United).

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