21 November 2010

221: 25 April 1961

220 vs Wales - 221 - 222 vs Greece
Friendly International
Tueday, 25 April 1961. KO: 15:30 local
ITALY (ITA) 3-2 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 1-0)

Venue: Stadio Comunale, Bologna
Attendance: 17,500
Referee: J. Devillers (FRA)
Goalscorers: ITA Stacchini 30, 58, Sivori 78; NIR Dougan 71, McAdams 72

NORTHERN IRELAND:
Manager: Peter Doherty
Captain: Bertie Peacock
McClelland* (Arsenal), Keith (Newcastle U.), McCullough (Arsenal), Harvey (Sunderland), Neill (Arsenal), Peacock (Celtic), Bingham (Everton), McAdams (Bolton W.), Lawther (Sunderland), Dougan (Blackburn R.), McParland (Aston Villa)

ITALY:
Manager: G. Ferrari.
Captain: Nicolè
Ghezzi (Milan); Losi (Roma), Trebbi (Milan), C. Maldini (Milan), Salvadore (Milan), Trapattoni (Milan), Mora (Juventus), Fogli (Bologna), Nicolè (Juventus) [Brighenti (Sampdoria) 75], Sivori (Juventus), Stacchini (Juventus)

Match Ticket:

Notes:
  • Italian sources suggest that goalkeeper Jack McClelland was replaced by Jack Milligan (Crusaders) at half-time. This would have been Milligan's only cap and made him Northern Ireland's first ever substitute. No corroboration has been found from British/Irish sources. 
  • Glagow Herald lists both Northern Ireland's goals as scored by McParland, the first from a deflection off Maldini.
  • The attendance is recorded as 17,500 by RSSSF and "more than 50,000" by the Glasgow Herald.
Sources:
RSSSF
Football Database
Glasgow Herald (26th April 1961)

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