VALENCIA 0 - 1 FOREST - Wed May 27, 1959 (Friendly)

Date:
Wed May 27, 1959 (3:00 PM)

Opponent:
Valencia

Home/Away:
Away

Ground:
Mestalla Stadium

Game Type:
Friendly

Score:
1-0  WON 

Half-time: 1-0


Sources:
Ken Smales - The First 125 Years
Ciberche.net (Link)

Season:
1958-59

Referee:
Villena

Attendance:
75,000

NEXT GAMES:

Next Game:
Atletico Madrid (Friendly)

Friendly:
Atletico Madrid

League:
Manchester City

Valencia:
Sep 13, 1961


GAME COUNT:

Friendly:
660 (of 813)
Total:
3590 (of 7548)
Played:
65 years, 1 month, 23 days ago
Notes:
Testimonial for Ignacio Eizaguirre.



Review
The website ciberche.net has the following review (translated from Spanish into English):
Mestalla has received today the largest amount of public possibly in its history. It is estimated that some 54,000 people have been present. Special ovations have been given to Ignacio Eizaguirre and Wilkes, because the former said goodbye with today's game of his active life as a player, and Wilkes said goodbye, for now, to the Valencians, for returning to his country. Eizaguirre's son, equipped as a goalkeeper, has launched the honor kick. In Valencia they have trained some players who are not from the team's squad, such as Gordejuela, Abel, Castaner, Recaman and Echarri.
Nottingham is a team that plays at the same time as the attack on defense, leaving only the center forward in a permanent position of attack, because all the others continually go down to defend. The Valencia team had a pretty good first half, in which Recaman, who was possibly the best of all, excelled above all. Eizaguirre was also great, especially in the second half, likewise Joel, Wilkes and Abel.
At thirty-three minutes the first and only goal of the game was scored, by Nottingham. It was an advance on the left wing, with a detour to the right and the right winger shoots superbly well.

This was a testimonial for the Valencia goalkeeper Ignacio Eizaguirre. As per tradition in Spain, his son took the kick off, in a goalkeeper's outfit!



Logo
FOREST
Manager: Billy Walker

Goals
Jim Barrett (33')
Logo
VALENCIA
Manager: Jacinto Quincoces

Goals

Lineup

Lineup

Num Pos Player
1GKIgnacio Eizaguirre
2D?
3DWalter Marciano
4DFaas Wilkes
5DJoel Martins
6MHector Nunez
7MRicardo Alos
8M?
9M?
10F?
11F?
Lineup notes:
The website Ciberche.net lists Bernie Kelly as playing and scoring for Forest, but Ken Smales' book has Jim Barret playing and scoring instead.