England v Rest of the World was a 1963 association football match held at the Wembley Stadium in London. It was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of The Football Association and was the first time a world team played against a single nation. Jimmy Greaves was close to scoring for England several times in the first half, but failed due to laudable saves by Lev Yashin.[1] In the second half, when Yashin was replaced by Milutin Šoškić, Greaves assisted Terry Paine to score in the 66th minute. Denis Law equalized 16 minutes later, but Greaves brought England to a last-minute victory. Greaves had the best game of his career and was considered as the best player of the match,[2][3] while Yashin's saves had significantly contributed to his reputation of the world's best goalkeeper and earned him Ballon d'Or two months later.[4][5]

Match details

England England 2–1 Rest of the World
Paine Goal 66'
Greaves Goal 90'
(Report) Goal 82' Law
Attendance: 87,000
GK 1 Gordon Banks (Leicester City)
RB 2 Jimmy Armfield (Blackpool) (c)
LB 3 Ray Wilson (Huddersfield Town)
RH 4 Gordon Milne (Liverpool)
CH 5 Maurice Norman (Tottenham Hotspur)
LH 6 Bobby Moore (West Ham United)
OR 7 Terry Paine (Southampton)
IR 8 Jimmy Greaves (Tottenham Hotspur)
CF 9 Bobby Smith (Tottenham Hotspur)
IL 10 George Eastham (Arsenal)
OL 11 Bobby Charlton (Manchester United)
GK 12 Tony Waiters (Blackpool)
FB 13 Ken Shellito (Chelsea)
MF 14 Ron Flowers (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
LH 15 Tony Kay (Everton)
CF 16 Joe Baker (Arsenal)
England Alf Ramsey
GK 1 Soviet Union Lev Yashin
RB 2 Brazil Djalma Santos
LB 3 West Germany Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
RH 4 Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Svatopluk Pluskal
CH 5 Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Ján Popluhár
LH 6 Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Josef Masopust
OR 7 France Raymond Kopa
IR 8 Scotland Denis Law
CF 9 Argentina Francoist Spain Alfredo di Stéfano (c)
IL 10 Estado Novo (Portugal) Eusébio
OL 11 Francoist Spain Francisco Gento
6 Scotland Jim Baxter
1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milutin Šoškić
9 West Germany Uwe Seeler
10 Hungarian People's Republic Francoist Spain Ferenc Puskás
2 Chile Luis Eyzaguirre
Chile Fernando Riera


  1. ^ England 2 Rest of the World 1 Match Summary. englandfootballonline.com
  2. ^ Wilson, Paul. "England vs The Rest Of The World: 50 Years On". esquire.co.uk. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Football Association Centenary 1863-1963". footysphere.com. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Reno, Bill (May 12, 2015) Why a Goalkeeper Will Never Win Another Ballon d'Or. Paster Magazine.
  5. ^ European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1963. rsssf.com