It was 30 years ago this week – when the All Whites faced England

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Thirty years ago this week, a star-studded England squad toured New Zealand to help Kiwis celebrate a century of football in Aotearoa.

The centenary celebrations included a double-header of internationals between the All Whites and England.

On June 3, 1991, England beat New Zealand 1-0 in Auckland; five days later, the tourists followed this up with a 2-0 victory on a windswept Athletic Park, the home of rugby in the capital.

The tourists, managed by Graham Taylor and assisted by Lawrie McMenemy, included big names such as Gary Linekar, Nigel Clough, Stuart Pearce, Dennis Wise, David Platt and Ian Wright.

The All Whites, managed by Ian Marshall with assistants Steve Sumner and Keith Pritchett, included Ceri Evans, Michael McGarry, Noel Barkley, Clint Gosling, Fred de Jong, Vaughan Coveny, Declan Edge and Thomas Edge.

Friends of Football have converted the souvenir programme from the tour to digital format so future generations can enjoy a dive into New Zealand football’s heritage. Our thanks to Dave Petraska for providing the print copy of the publication.

Souvenir Programme

Click on the programme cover to open