1978 FIFA World Cup squads

Below are the squads for the 1978 FIFA World Cup final tournament in Argentina.

Group 1Edit

ArgentinaEdit

Head coach: César Luis Menotti

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 3MF Norberto Alonso (1953-01-04)4 January 1953 (aged 25) 6   River Plate
2 3MF Osvaldo Ardiles (1952-08-03)3 August 1952 (aged 25) 33   Huracán
3 1GK Héctor Baley (1950-11-16)16 November 1950 (aged 27) 10   Huracán
4 4FW Daniel Bertoni (1955-03-14)14 March 1955 (aged 23) 16   Independiente
5 1GK Ubaldo Fillol (1950-07-21)21 July 1950 (aged 27) 7   River Plate
6 3MF Américo Gallego (1955-04-25)25 April 1955 (aged 23) 34   Newell's Old Boys
7 2DF Luis Galván (1948-02-24)24 February 1948 (aged 30) 7   Talleres de Córdoba
8 3MF Rubén Galván (1952-04-07)7 April 1952 (aged 26) 6   Independiente
9 4FW René Houseman (1953-07-19)19 July 1953 (aged 24) 41   Huracán
10 4FW Mario Kempes (1954-07-15)15 July 1954 (aged 23) 24   Valencia
11 2DF Daniel Killer (1949-12-21)21 December 1949 (aged 28) 21   Racing Club
12 3MF Omar Larrosa (1947-11-18)18 November 1947 (aged 30) 9   Independiente
13 1GK Ricardo La Volpe (1952-02-06)6 February 1952 (aged 26) 8   San Lorenzo
14 4FW Leopoldo Luque (1949-05-03)3 May 1949 (aged 29) 27   River Plate
15 2DF Jorge Olguin (1952-05-17)17 May 1952 (aged 26) 22   San Lorenzo
16 4FW Oscar Ortiz (1953-04-08)8 April 1953 (aged 25) 15   River Plate
17 3MF Miguel Oviedo (1950-10-12)12 October 1950 (aged 27) 6   Talleres de Córdoba
18 2DF Rubén Pagnanini (1949-01-31)31 January 1949 (aged 29) 4   Independiente
19 2DF Daniel Passarella (c) (1953-05-25)25 May 1953 (aged 25) 18   River Plate
20 2DF Alberto Tarantini (1955-12-03)3 December 1955 (aged 22) 26 Free agent[1]
21 3MF José Daniel Valencia (1955-10-03)3 October 1955 (aged 22) 16   Talleres de Córdoba
22 3MF Ricardo Villa (1952-08-18)18 August 1952 (aged 25) 13   Racing Club

Note that this squad is numbered alphabetically by surname, unlike traditional numbering systems where the goalkeeper has shirt number 1 and so forth.

FranceEdit

Head coach: Michel Hidalgo

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Dominique Baratelli (1947-12-26)26 December 1947 (aged 30) 18   Nice
2 2DF Patrick Battiston (1957-03-12)12 March 1957 (aged 21) 5   Metz
3 2DF Maxime Bossis (1955-06-26)26 June 1955 (aged 22) 11   Nantes
4 2DF Gérard Janvion (1953-08-21)21 August 1953 (aged 24) 15   Saint-Étienne
5 2DF François Bracci (1951-11-03)3 November 1951 (aged 26) 15   Marseille
6 2DF Christian Lopez (1953-03-15)15 March 1953 (aged 25) 12   Saint-Étienne
7 2DF Patrice Rio (1948-08-15)15 August 1948 (aged 29) 15   Nantes
8 2DF Marius Trésor (c) (1950-01-15)15 January 1950 (aged 28) 36   Marseille
9 3MF Dominique Bathenay (1954-02-13)13 February 1954 (aged 24) 12   Saint-Étienne
10 3MF Jean-Marc Guillou (1945-12-20)20 December 1945 (aged 32) 18   Nice
11 3MF Henri Michel (1947-10-28)28 October 1947 (aged 30) 52   Nantes
12 3MF Claude Papi (1949-04-16)16 April 1949 (aged 29) 2   Bastia
13 3MF Jean Petit (1949-09-25)25 September 1949 (aged 28) 3   Monaco
14 4FW Marc Berdoll (1953-04-06)6 April 1953 (aged 25) 10   Marseille
15 3MF Michel Platini (1955-06-21)21 June 1955 (aged 22) 15   Nancy
16 4FW Christian Dalger (1949-12-19)19 December 1949 (aged 28) 5   Monaco
17 4FW Bernard Lacombe (1952-08-15)15 August 1952 (aged 25) 14   Lyon
18 3MF Dominique Rocheteau (1955-01-14)14 January 1955 (aged 23) 10   Saint-Étienne
19 3MF Didier Six (1954-08-21)21 August 1954 (aged 23) 15   Lens
20 4FW Olivier Rouyer (1955-12-01)1 December 1955 (aged 22) 9   Nancy
21 1GK Jean-Paul Bertrand-Demanes (1952-05-23)23 May 1952 (aged 26) 9   Nantes
22 1GK Dominique Dropsy (1951-12-09)9 December 1951 (aged 26) 0   Strasbourg

HungaryEdit

Head coach: Lajos Baróti

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Sándor Gujdár (1951-11-08)8 November 1951 (aged 26) 19   Budapest Honvéd
2 2DF Péter Török (1951-04-18)18 April 1951 (aged 27) 29   Vasas
3 2DF István Kocsis (1949-10-06)6 October 1949 (aged 28) 6   Budapest Honvéd
4 3MF József Tóth (1951-12-02)2 December 1951 (aged 26) 25   Újpesti Dózsa
5 3MF Sándor Zombori (1951-10-31)31 October 1951 (aged 26) 16   Vasas
6 2DF Zoltán Kereki (c) (1953-07-13)13 July 1953 (aged 24) 24   Haladás
7 4FW László Fazekas (1947-10-15)15 October 1947 (aged 30) 71   Újpesti Dózsa
8 4FW Tibor Nyilasi (1955-01-18)18 January 1955 (aged 23) 26   Ferencváros
9 4FW András Törőcsik (1955-05-01)1 May 1955 (aged 23) 11   Újpesti Dózsa
10 3MF Sándor Pintér (1950-07-18)18 July 1950 (aged 27) 32   Budapest Honvéd
11 4FW Béla Várady (1953-04-12)12 April 1953 (aged 25) 28   Vasas
12 2DF Győző Martos (1949-12-15)15 December 1949 (aged 28) 11   Ferencváros
13 3MF Károly Csapó (1952-02-23)23 February 1952 (aged 26) 5   Tatabányai
14 2DF László Bálint (1948-02-01)1 February 1948 (aged 30) 54   Ferencváros
15 2DF Tibor Rab (1955-10-02)2 October 1955 (aged 22) 11   Ferencváros
16 3MF István Halász (1951-10-12)12 October 1951 (aged 26) 3   Tatabányai
17 4FW László Pusztai (1946-03-01)1 March 1946 (aged 32) 22   Ferencváros
18 3MF László Nagy (1949-10-21)21 October 1949 (aged 28) 21   Újpesti Dózsa
19 4FW András Tóth (1949-09-05)5 September 1949 (aged 28) 14   Újpesti Dózsa
20 3MF Ferenc Fülöp (1955-02-22)22 February 1955 (aged 23) 0   MTK
21 1GK Ferenc Mészáros (1950-04-11)11 April 1950 (aged 28) 13   Vasas
22 1GK László Kovács (1951-04-24)24 April 1951 (aged 27) 12   Videoton

ItalyEdit

Head coach: Enzo Bearzot

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Dino Zoff (c) (1942-02-28)28 February 1942 (aged 36) 63   Juventus
2 2DF Mauro Bellugi (1950-02-07)7 February 1950 (aged 28) 22   Bologna
3 2DF Antonio Cabrini (1957-10-08)8 October 1957 (aged 20) 0   Juventus
4 2DF Antonello Cuccureddu (1949-10-04)4 October 1949 (aged 28) 6   Juventus
5 2DF Claudio Gentile (1953-09-27)27 September 1953 (aged 24) 16   Juventus
6 2DF Aldo Maldera (1953-10-14)14 October 1953 (aged 24) 5   Milan
7 2DF Lionello Manfredonia (1956-11-27)27 November 1956 (aged 21) 3   Lazio
8 2DF Gaetano Scirea (1953-05-25)25 May 1953 (aged 25) 9   Juventus
9 3MF Giancarlo Antognoni (1954-04-01)1 April 1954 (aged 24) 28   Fiorentina
10 3MF Romeo Benetti (1945-10-20)20 October 1945 (aged 32) 40   Juventus
11 3MF Eraldo Pecci (1955-04-12)12 April 1955 (aged 23) 5   Torino
12 1GK Paolo Conti (1950-04-01)1 April 1950 (aged 28) 2   Roma
13 3MF Patrizio Sala (1955-06-16)16 June 1955 (aged 22) 5   Torino
14 3MF Marco Tardelli (1954-09-24)24 September 1954 (aged 23) 19   Juventus
15 3MF Renato Zaccarelli (1951-01-18)18 January 1951 (aged 27) 14   Torino
16 3MF Franco Causio (1949-02-01)1 February 1949 (aged 29) 33   Juventus
17 3MF Claudio Sala (1947-09-08)8 September 1947 (aged 30) 15   Torino
18 4FW Roberto Bettega (1950-12-27)27 December 1950 (aged 27) 16   Juventus
19 4FW Francesco Graziani (1952-12-16)16 December 1952 (aged 25) 22   Torino
20 4FW Paolo Pulici (1950-04-27)27 April 1950 (aged 28) 18   Torino
21 4FW Paolo Rossi (1956-09-23)23 September 1956 (aged 21) 2   Vicenza
22 1GK Ivano Bordon (1951-04-13)13 April 1951 (aged 27) 1   Internazionale

Group 2Edit

MexicoEdit

Head coach: José Antonio Roca

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK José Pilar Reyes (1955-10-12)12 October 1955 (aged 22) 9   Tigres UANL
2 2DF Manuel Nájera (1952-12-20)20 December 1952 (aged 25) 18   Leones Negros
3 2DF Alfredo Tena (1956-11-21)21 November 1956 (aged 21) 5   América
4 2DF Eduardo Ramos (1949-11-08)8 November 1949 (aged 28) 36   Toluca
5 2DF Arturo Vázquez Ayala (c) (1949-06-26)26 June 1949 (aged 28) 34   UNAM Pumas
6 3MF Guillermo Mendizábal (1954-10-08)8 October 1954 (aged 23) 5   Cruz Azul
7 3MF Antonio de la Torre (1951-09-21)21 September 1951 (aged 26) 41   América
8 3MF Enrique López Zarza (1957-10-25)25 October 1957 (aged 20) 5   UNAM Pumas
9 4FW Víctor Rangel (1957-03-11)11 March 1957 (aged 21) 9   Guadalajara
10 4FW Cristóbal Ortega (1956-07-25)25 July 1956 (aged 21) 9   América
11 4FW Hugo Sánchez (1958-07-11)11 July 1958 (aged 19) 11   UNAM Pumas
12 2DF Jesús Martínez (1952-06-07)7 June 1952 (aged 25) 0   América
13 2DF Rigoberto Cisneros (1953-08-15)15 August 1953 (aged 24) 3   Toluca
14 2DF Carlos Gómez (1952-08-16)16 August 1952 (aged 25) 5   León
15 2DF Ignacio Flores Ocaranza (1953-07-31)31 July 1953 (aged 24) 4   Cruz Azul
16 3MF Javier Cárdenas (1952-12-08)8 December 1952 (aged 25) 10   Toluca
17 3MF Leonardo Cuéllar (1952-01-14)14 January 1952 (aged 26) 29   UNAM Pumas
18 3MF Gerardo Lugo (1955-03-13)13 March 1955 (aged 23) 3   Atlante
19 4FW Hugo René Rodríguez (1959-03-14)14 March 1959 (aged 19) 2   Laguna
20 4FW Mario Medina (1952-09-02)2 September 1952 (aged 25) 5   Toluca
21 4FW Raúl Isiordia (1952-12-22)22 December 1952 (aged 25) 8   Atlético Español
22 1GK Pedro Soto (1952-10-22)22 October 1952 (aged 25) 1   América

PolandEdit

Head coach: Jacek Gmoch

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Jan Tomaszewski (1948-01-09)9 January 1948 (aged 30) 57   ŁKS Łódź
2 4FW Włodzimierz Mazur (1954-04-18)18 April 1954 (aged 24) 7   Zagłębie Sosnowiec
3 2DF Henryk Maculewicz (1950-04-24)24 April 1950 (aged 28) 14   Wisła Kraków
4 2DF Antoni Szymanowski (1951-01-13)13 January 1951 (aged 27) 61   Wisła Kraków
5 3MF Adam Nawałka (1957-10-23)23 October 1957 (aged 20) 11   Wisła Kraków
6 2DF Jerzy Gorgoń (1949-07-18)18 July 1949 (aged 28) 50   Górnik Zabrze
7 4FW Andrzej Iwan (1959-11-10)10 November 1959 (aged 18) 0   Wisła Kraków
8 3MF Henryk Kasperczak (1946-07-10)10 July 1946 (aged 31) 55   Stal Mielec
9 2DF Władysław Żmuda (1954-06-06)6 June 1954 (aged 23) 44   Śląsk Wrocław
10 2DF Wojciech Rudy (1952-10-24)24 October 1952 (aged 25) 14   Zagłębie Sosnowiec
11 3MF Bohdan Masztaler (1949-09-19)19 September 1949 (aged 28) 16   ŁKS Łódź
12 3MF Kazimierz Deyna (c) (1947-10-23)23 October 1947 (aged 30) 91   Legia Warsaw
13 2DF Janusz Kupcewicz (1955-12-09)9 December 1955 (aged 22) 2   Arka Gdynia
14 2DF Mirosław Justek (1948-09-23)23 September 1948 (aged 29) 3   Lech Poznań
15 3MF Marek Kusto (1954-04-29)29 April 1954 (aged 24) 11   Legia Warsaw
16 4FW Grzegorz Lato (1950-04-08)8 April 1950 (aged 28) 59   Stal Mielec
17 4FW Andrzej Szarmach (1950-10-03)3 October 1950 (aged 27) 49   Stal Mielec
18 3MF Zbigniew Boniek (1956-03-03)3 March 1956 (aged 22) 21   Widzew Łódź
19 4FW Włodzimierz Lubański (1947-02-28)28 February 1947 (aged 31) 69   Lokeren
20 2DF Roman Wójcicki (1958-01-08)8 January 1958 (aged 20) 1   Odra Opole
21 1GK Zygmunt Kukla (1948-01-21)21 January 1948 (aged 30) 5   Stal Mielec
22 1GK Zdzisław Kostrzewa (1955-10-26)26 October 1955 (aged 22) 1   Zagłębie Sosnowiec

TunisiaEdit

Head coach: Abdelmajid Chetali

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Sadok "Attouga" Sassi (1945-11-15)15 November 1945 (aged 32) 1   Club Africain
2 2DF Mokhtar Dhouib (1952-03-23)23 March 1952 (aged 26) 2   CS Sfaxien
3 2DF Ali Kaabi (1953-11-15)15 November 1953 (aged 24) 2   COT Tunis
4 3MF Khaled Gasmi (1953-04-08)8 April 1953 (aged 25) 2   CA Bizertin
5 2DF Mohsen "Jendoubi" Labidi (1954-01-15)15 January 1954 (aged 24) 2   Stade Tunis
6 3MF Néjib Ghommidh (1953-03-12)12 March 1953 (aged 25) 2   Club Africain
7 4FW Témime Lahzami (c) (1949-01-01)1 January 1949 (aged 29) 2   Al-Ittihad
8 3MF Hamadi Agrebi (1951-03-20)20 March 1951 (aged 27) 1   CS Sfaxien
9 4FW Mohamed Akid (1949-07-05)5 July 1949 (aged 28) 2   CS Sfaxien
10 3MF Tarak Dhiab (1954-07-15)15 July 1954 (aged 23) 4   Espérance
11 4FW Abderraouf Ben Aziza (1953-09-23)23 September 1953 (aged 24) 2   Étoile Sportive du Sahel
12 3MF Khemais Labidi (1950-08-30)30 August 1950 (aged 27) 2   JS Kairouan
13 4FW Néjib Limam (1953-06-12)12 June 1953 (aged 24) 1   Stade Tunis
14 4FW Slah Karoui (1951-09-11)11 September 1951 (aged 26) 0   Étoile Sportive du Sahel
15 4FW Mohamed Ben Mouza (1954-04-05)5 April 1954 (aged 24) ?   Club Africain
16 4FW Ohman Chehaibi (1954-12-23)23 December 1954 (aged 23) ?   JS Kairouan
17 2DF Ridha El Louze (1953-04-27)27 April 1953 (aged 25) ?   Sfax Railways Sports
18 2DF Kamel Chebli (1954-03-09)9 March 1954 (aged 24) 1   Club Africain
19 4FW Mokhtar Hasni (1952-03-19)19 March 1952 (aged 26) 1   La Louviére
20 2DF Amor Jebali (1956-12-24)24 December 1956 (aged 21) 1   AS Marsa
21 1GK Lamine Ben Aziza (1952-11-10)10 November 1952 (aged 25) ?   Étoile Sportive du Sahel
22 1GK Mokhtar Naili (1953-09-03)3 September 1953 (aged 24) 1   Club Africain

West GermanyEdit

Head coach: Helmut Schön

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Sepp Maier (1944-02-28)28 February 1944 (aged 34) 83   Bayern Munich
2 2DF Berti Vogts (c) (1946-12-30)30 December 1946 (aged 31) 90   Borussia Mönchengladbach
3 2DF Bernard Dietz (1948-03-22)22 March 1948 (aged 30) 24   MSV Duisburg
4 3MF Rolf Rüssmann (1950-10-13)13 October 1950 (aged 27) 13   Schalke 04
5 2DF Manfred Kaltz (1953-01-06)6 January 1953 (aged 25) 15   Hamburger SV
6 3MF Rainer Bonhof (1952-03-29)29 March 1952 (aged 26) 34   Borussia Mönchengladbach
7 4FW Rüdiger Abramczik (1956-02-18)18 February 1956 (aged 22) 12   Schalke 04
8 4FW Herbert Zimmermann (1954-07-01)1 July 1954 (aged 23) 4   1. FC Köln
9 4FW Klaus Fischer (1949-12-27)27 December 1949 (aged 28) 12   Schalke 04
10 3MF Heinz Flohe (1948-01-28)28 January 1948 (aged 30) 35   1. FC Köln
11 4FW Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955-09-25)25 September 1955 (aged 22) 12   Bayern Munich
12 2DF Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (1948-04-03)3 April 1948 (aged 30) 44   Bayern Munich
13 2DF Harald Konopka (1952-11-18)18 November 1952 (aged 25) 0   1. FC Köln
14 4FW Dieter Müller (1954-04-01)1 April 1954 (aged 24) 8   1. FC Köln
15 3MF Erich Beer (1946-12-09)9 December 1946 (aged 31) 20   Hertha BSC
16 3MF Bernhard Cullmann (1949-11-01)1 November 1949 (aged 28) 22   1. FC Köln
17 4FW Bernd Hölzenbein (1946-03-09)9 March 1946 (aged 32) 37   Eintracht Frankfurt
18 3MF Gerd Zewe (1950-06-13)13 June 1950 (aged 27) 0   Fortuna Düsseldorf
19 4FW Ronald Worm (1953-10-07)7 October 1953 (aged 24) 6   MSV Duisburg
20 3MF Hansi Müller (1957-07-27)27 July 1957 (aged 20) 2   VfB Stuttgart
21 1GK Rudolf Kargus (1952-08-15)15 August 1952 (aged 25) 3   Hamburger SV
22 1GK Dieter Burdenski (1950-11-26)26 November 1950 (aged 27) 2   Werder Bremen

Group 3Edit

AustriaEdit

Head coach: Helmut Senekowitsch

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Friedrich Koncilia (1948-02-25)25 February 1948 (aged 30) 37   SSW Innsbruck
2 2DF Robert Sara (c) (1946-06-09)9 June 1946 (aged 31) 37   Austria Wien
3 2DF Erich Obermayer (1953-01-23)23 January 1953 (aged 25) 10   Austria Wien
4 2DF Gerhard Breitenberger (1954-10-14)14 October 1954 (aged 23) 11   VÖEST Linz
5 2DF Bruno Pezzey (1955-02-03)3 February 1955 (aged 23) 25   SSW Innsbruck
6 3MF Roland Hattenberger (1948-12-07)7 December 1948 (aged 29) 23   VfB Stuttgart
7 3MF Josef Hickersberger (1948-04-27)27 April 1948 (aged 30) 33   Fortuna Düsseldorf
8 3MF Herbert Prohaska (1955-08-08)8 August 1955 (aged 22) 27   Austria Wien
9 4FW Hans Krankl (1953-02-14)14 February 1953 (aged 25) 34   Rapid Wien
10 4FW Wilhelm Kreuz (1949-05-29)29 May 1949 (aged 29) 35   Feyenoord
11 3MF Kurt Jara (1950-10-14)14 October 1950 (aged 27) 29   MSV Duisburg
12 3MF Eduard Krieger (1946-12-16)16 December 1946 (aged 31) 20   Club Brugge
13 3MF Günther Happich (1952-01-28)28 January 1952 (aged 26) 4   Wiener Sport-Club
14 2DF Heinrich Strasser (1948-10-26)26 October 1948 (aged 29) 20   Admira/Wacker
15 2DF Heribert Weber (1955-06-28)28 June 1955 (aged 22) 7   Sturm Graz
16 2DF Peter Persidis (1947-03-08)8 March 1947 (aged 31) 7   Rapid Wien
17 4FW Franz Oberacher (1954-03-24)24 March 1954 (aged 24) 3   SSW Innsbruck
18 4FW Walter Schachner (1957-02-01)1 February 1957 (aged 21) 6   DSV Alpine Donawitz
19 4FW Hans Pirkner (1946-03-25)25 March 1946 (aged 32) 18   Austria Wien
20 3MF Ernst Baumeister (1957-01-22)22 January 1957 (aged 21) 1   Austria Wien
21 1GK Erwin Fuchsbichler (1952-03-27)27 March 1952 (aged 26) 2   VÖEST Linz
22 1GK Hubert Baumgartner (1955-02-25)25 February 1955 (aged 23) 1   Austria Wien

BrazilEdit

Head coach: Cláudio Coutinho

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Leão (1949-07-11)11 July 1949 (aged 28) 50   Palmeiras
2 2DF Toninho (1948-06-07)7 June 1948 (aged 29) 4   Flamengo
3 2DF Oscar (1954-06-20)20 June 1954 (aged 23) 4   Ponte Preta
4 2DF Amaral (1954-12-25)25 December 1954 (aged 23) 22   Guarani
5 3MF Toninho Cerezo (1955-04-21)21 April 1955 (aged 23) 16   Atlético Mineiro
6 2DF Edinho (1955-06-05)5 June 1955 (aged 22) 12   Fluminense
7 4FW Zé Sérgio (1957-03-08)8 March 1957 (aged 21) 2   São Paulo
8 3MF Zico (1953-03-03)3 March 1953 (aged 25) 21   Flamengo
9 4FW Reinaldo (1957-01-11)11 January 1957 (aged 21) 12   Atlético Mineiro
10 4FW Rivelino (c) (1946-01-01)1 January 1946 (aged 32) 88   Fluminense
11 3MF Dirceu (1952-06-15)15 June 1952 (aged 25) 14   Vasco da Gama
12 1GK Carlos (1956-03-04)4 March 1956 (aged 22) 0   Ponte Preta
13 2DF Nelinho (1950-07-26)26 July 1950 (aged 27) 13   Cruzeiro
14 2DF Abel (1952-09-01)1 September 1952 (aged 25) 1   Vasco da Gama
15 2DF Polozzi (1955-10-01)1 October 1955 (aged 22) 0   Ponte Preta
16 2DF Rodrigues Neto (1949-12-06)6 December 1949 (aged 28) 7   Botafogo
17 3MF Batista (1955-03-08)8 March 1955 (aged 23) 4   Internacional
18 4FW Gil (1950-12-24)24 December 1950 (aged 27) 22   Botafogo
19 4FW Jorge Mendonça (1954-06-06)6 June 1954 (aged 23) 0   Palmeiras
20 4FW Roberto Dinamite (1954-04-13)13 April 1954 (aged 24) 20   Vasco da Gama
21 3MF Chicão (1949-01-30)30 January 1949 (aged 29) 5   São Paulo
22 1GK Valdir Peres (1951-02-02)2 February 1951 (aged 27) 5   São Paulo

SpainEdit

Head coach: Ladislao Kubala

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Luis Arconada (1954-06-26)26 June 1954 (aged 23) 6   Real Sociedad
2 2DF Antonio de la Cruz (1947-05-07)7 May 1947 (aged 31) 5   Barcelona
3 2DF Francisco Javier Uría (1950-02-01)1 February 1950 (aged 28) 5   Sporting Gijón
4 3MF Juan Manuel Asensi (1949-09-23)23 September 1949 (aged 28) 25   Barcelona
5 2DF Migueli (1951-12-19)19 December 1951 (aged 26) 13   Barcelona
6 2DF Antonio Biosca (1948-12-08)8 December 1948 (aged 29) 1   Real Betis
7 4FW Dani (1951-06-28)28 June 1951 (aged 26) 7   Athletic Bilbao
8 4FW Juanito (1954-11-10)10 November 1954 (aged 23) 6   Real Madrid
9 4FW Quini (1949-09-23)23 September 1949 (aged 28) 22   Sporting Gijón
10 4FW Santillana (1952-08-23)23 August 1952 (aged 25) 9   Real Madrid
11 3MF Julio Cardeñosa (1949-10-27)27 October 1949 (aged 28) 3   Real Betis
12 3MF Antonio Guzmán (1953-12-02)2 December 1953 (aged 24) 1   Rayo Vallecano
13 1GK Miguel Ángel (1947-12-24)24 December 1947 (aged 30) 11   Real Madrid
14 3MF Eugenio Leal (1953-05-13)13 May 1953 (aged 25) 7   Atlético Madrid
15 4FW Marañón (1948-07-23)23 July 1948 (aged 29) 4   Español
16 2DF Antonio Olmo (1954-01-18)18 January 1954 (aged 24) 4   Barcelona
17 2DF Marcelino (1955-08-13)13 August 1955 (aged 22) 3   Atlético Madrid
18 2DF Pirri (c) (1945-03-11)11 March 1945 (aged 33) 39   Real Madrid
19 3MF Carles Rexach (1947-01-13)13 January 1947 (aged 31) 14   Barcelona
20 4FW Rubén Cano (1951-02-05)5 February 1951 (aged 27) 6   Atlético Madrid
21 2DF Isidoro San José (1955-10-27)27 October 1955 (aged 22) 4   Real Madrid
22 1GK Urruti (1952-02-17)17 February 1952 (aged 26) 1   Español

SwedenEdit

Head coach: Georg Ericson

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Ronnie Hellström (1949-02-21)21 February 1949 (aged 29) 66   1. FC Kaiserslautern
2 2DF Hasse Borg (1953-08-04)4 August 1953 (aged 24) 14   Eintracht Braunschweig
3 2DF Roy Andersson (1949-08-02)2 August 1949 (aged 28) 16   Malmö FF
4 3MF Björn Nordqvist (c) (1942-10-06)6 October 1942 (aged 35) 108   IFK Göteborg
5 2DF Ingemar Erlandsson (1957-11-16)16 November 1957 (aged 20) 3   Malmö FF
6 3MF Staffan Tapper (1948-07-10)10 July 1948 (aged 29) 34   Malmö FF
7 3MF Anders Linderoth (1950-03-21)21 March 1950 (aged 28) 27   Marseille
8 4FW Bo Larsson (1944-05-05)5 May 1944 (aged 34) 67   Malmö FF
9 3MF Lennart Larsson (1953-07-09)9 July 1953 (aged 24) 14   Schalke 04
10 4FW Thomas Sjöberg (1952-07-06)6 July 1952 (aged 25) 29   Malmö FF
11 4FW Benny Wendt (1950-11-04)4 November 1950 (aged 27) 14   1. FC Kaiserslautern
12 1GK Göran Hagberg (1947-11-08)8 November 1947 (aged 30) 13   Östers IF
13 2DF Magnus Andersson (1958-04-23)23 April 1958 (aged 20) 4   Malmö FF
14 3MF Ronald Åhman (1957-01-31)31 January 1957 (aged 21) 1   Örebro SK
15 4FW Torbjörn Nilsson (1954-07-09)9 July 1954 (aged 23) 8   IFK Göteborg
16 4FW Conny Torstensson (1949-08-28)28 August 1949 (aged 28) 37   Zürich
17 1GK Jan Möller (1953-09-17)17 September 1953 (aged 24) 0   Malmö FF
18 3MF Olle Nordin (1949-11-23)23 November 1949 (aged 28) 11   IFK Göteborg
19 2DF Kent Karlsson (1945-11-25)25 November 1945 (aged 32) 38   IFK Eskilstuna
20 2DF Roland Andersson (1950-03-28)28 March 1950 (aged 28) 18   Malmö FF
21 4FW Sanny Åslund (1952-08-29)29 August 1952 (aged 25) 3   AIK
22 4FW Ralf Edström (1952-10-07)7 October 1952 (aged 25) 31   IFK Göteborg

Group 4Edit

IranEdit

Head coach: Heshmat Mohajerani

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Nasser Hejazi (1949-12-14)14 December 1949 (aged 28) 4   Shahbaz
2 3MF Iraj Danaeifard (1951-03-19)19 March 1951 (aged 27) 0   Taj
3 4FW Behtash Fariba (1955-02-11)11 February 1955 (aged 23) 1   Pas
4 4FW Majid Bishkar (1956-08-06)6 August 1956 (aged 21) ?   Shahbaz
5 2DF Javad Allahverdi (1954-07-16)16 July 1954 (aged 23) 1   Persepolis
6 3MF Hassan Nayebagha (1950-09-17)17 September 1950 (aged 27) 0   Guard FC
7 3MF Ali Parvin (c) (1946-10-12)12 October 1946 (aged 31) 7   Persepolis
8 3MF Ebrahim Ghasempour (1956-08-24)24 August 1956 (aged 21) 1   Shahbaz
9 3MF Mohammad Sadeghi (1951-03-17)17 March 1951 (aged 27) 3   Pas
10 4FW Hassan Roshan (1955-06-02)2 June 1955 (aged 22) 4   Taj
11 2DF Ali Reza Ghesghayan (1954-02-27)27 February 1954 (aged 24) ?   Bargh Shiraz
12 1GK Bahram Mavaddat (1950-01-30)30 January 1950 (aged 28) ?   Sepahan
13 4FW Hamid Majd Teymouri (1953-06-03)3 June 1953 (aged 24) ?   Shahbaz
14 2DF Hassan Nazari (1955-08-19)19 August 1955 (aged 22) 4   Taj
15 2DF Andranik Eskandarian (1951-12-31)31 December 1951 (aged 26) 4   Taj
16 4FW Nasser Nouraei (1956-07-09)9 July 1956 (aged 21) ?   Guard FC
17 4FW Ghafour Jahani (1950-06-18)18 June 1950 (aged 27) 1   Malavan
18 4FW Hossein Faraki (1956-04-19)19 April 1956 (aged 22) 1   Pas
19 3MF Ali Shojaei (1953-03-23)23 March 1953 (aged 25) ?   Sepahan
20 2DF Nasrollah Abdollahi (1951-09-02)2 September 1951 (aged 26) 3   Shahbaz
21 2DF Hossein Kazerani (1947-04-13)13 April 1947 (aged 31) 1   Pas
22 1GK Rasoul Korbekandi (1953-01-27)27 January 1953 (aged 25) ?   Zob Ahan

NetherlandsEdit

Head coach:   Ernst Happel

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Piet Schrijvers (1946-12-15)15 December 1946 (aged 31) 16   Ajax
2 2DF Jan Poortvliet (1955-09-21)21 September 1955 (aged 22) 1   PSV
3 3MF Dick Schoenaker (1952-11-30)30 November 1952 (aged 25) 0   Ajax
4 2DF Adrie van Kraay (1953-08-01)1 August 1953 (aged 24) 13   PSV
5 2DF Ruud Krol (c) (1949-03-24)24 March 1949 (aged 29) 52   Ajax
6 3MF Wim Jansen (1946-10-28)28 October 1946 (aged 31) 50   Feyenoord
7 2DF Piet Wildschut (1957-10-25)25 October 1957 (aged 20) 1   Twente
8 1GK Jan Jongbloed (1940-11-25)25 November 1940 (aged 37) 19   Roda JC
9 3MF Arie Haan (1948-11-16)16 November 1948 (aged 29) 24   Anderlecht
10 3MF René van de Kerkhof (1951-09-16)16 September 1951 (aged 26) 20   PSV
11 3MF Willy van de Kerkhof (1951-09-16)16 September 1951 (aged 26) 18   PSV
12 4FW Rob Rensenbrink (1947-07-03)3 July 1947 (aged 30) 34   Anderlecht
13 3MF Johan Neeskens (1951-09-15)15 September 1951 (aged 26) 38   Barcelona
14 3MF Johan Boskamp (1948-10-21)21 October 1948 (aged 29) 1   Molenbeek
15 2DF Hugo Hovenkamp[2] (1950-10-05)5 October 1950 (aged 27) 7   AZ
16 4FW Johnny Rep (1951-11-25)25 November 1951 (aged 26) 23   Bastia
17 2DF Wim Rijsbergen (1952-01-18)18 January 1952 (aged 26) 25   Feyenoord
18 4FW Dick Nanninga (1949-01-17)17 January 1949 (aged 29) 1   Roda JC
19 1GK Pim Doesburg (1943-10-28)28 October 1943 (aged 34) 2   Sparta Rotterdam
20 2DF Wim Suurbier (1945-01-16)16 January 1945 (aged 33) 56   Schalke 04
21 4FW Harry Lubse (1951-09-23)23 September 1951 (aged 26) 1   PSV
22 2DF Ernie Brandts (1956-02-03)3 February 1956 (aged 22) 1   PSV

Jan Jongbloed wore number 8 because some of the players who had been in the Dutch squad at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where the Netherlands used a purely alphabetical numbering system, were given the same numbers again in 1978. Hugo Hovenkamp withdrew from the squad before the tournament began, but after the deadline for naming replacement players had passed. The Netherlands thus went to the World Cup with only 21 players.

PeruEdit

Head coach: Marcos Calderón

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Ottorino Sartor (1945-09-18)18 September 1945 (aged 32) 12   Colegio Nacional de Iquitos
2 2DF Jaime Duarte (1955-02-27)27 February 1955 (aged 23) 0   Alianza Lima
3 2DF Rodolfo Manzo (1949-06-05)5 June 1949 (aged 28) 16   Deportivo Municipal
4 2DF Héctor Chumpitaz (c) (1944-04-12)12 April 1944 (aged 34) 85   Sporting Cristal
5 2DF Rubén Toribio Díaz (1952-04-17)17 April 1952 (aged 26) 36   Sporting Cristal
6 3MF José Velásquez (1952-06-04)4 June 1952 (aged 25) 31   Alianza Lima
7 4FW Juan Muñante (1948-06-12)12 June 1948 (aged 29) 42   UNAM Pumas
8 3MF César Cueto (1952-06-16)16 June 1952 (aged 25) 1   Alianza Lima
9 3MF Percy Rojas (1949-09-16)16 September 1949 (aged 28) 11   Sporting Cristal
10 3MF Teófilo Cubillas (1949-03-08)8 March 1949 (aged 29) 70   Alianza Lima
11 4FW Juan Carlos Oblitas (1951-02-16)16 February 1951 (aged 27) 32   Sporting Cristal
12 4FW Roberto Mosquera (1956-06-21)21 June 1956 (aged 21) 1   Sporting Cristal
13 1GK Juan Cáceres (1949-12-27)27 December 1949 (aged 28) 1   Alianza Lima
14 2DF José Navarro (1948-09-24)24 September 1948 (aged 29) 5   Sporting Cristal
15 3MF Germán Leguía (1954-01-02)2 January 1954 (aged 24) 0   Deportivo Municipal
16 3MF Raúl Gorriti (1956-10-10)10 October 1956 (aged 21) 1   Sporting Cristal
17 3MF Alfredo Quesada (1949-09-22)22 September 1949 (aged 28) 48   Sporting Cristal
18 3MF Ernesto Labarthe (1956-06-02)2 June 1956 (aged 21) 0   Sport Boys
19 4FW Guillermo La Rosa (1952-06-06)6 June 1952 (aged 25) 1   Alianza Lima
20 4FW Hugo Sotil (1946-05-18)18 May 1946 (aged 32) 7   Alianza Lima
21 1GK Ramón Quiroga (1950-07-23)23 July 1950 (aged 27) 2   Sporting Cristal
22 2DF Roberto Rojas (1955-10-26)26 October 1955 (aged 22) 0   Alianza Lima

ScotlandEdit

Manager: Ally MacLeod

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Alan Rough (1951-11-25)25 November 1951 (aged 26) 18   Partick Thistle
2 2DF Sandy Jardine (1948-12-31)31 December 1948 (aged 29) 33   Rangers
3 2DF Willie Donachie (1951-10-05)5 October 1951 (aged 26) 30   Manchester City
4 2DF Martin Buchan (1949-03-06)6 March 1949 (aged 29) 28   Manchester United
5 2DF Gordon McQueen (1952-06-26)26 June 1952 (aged 25) 20   Manchester United
6 3MF Bruce Rioch (c) (1947-09-06)6 September 1947 (aged 30) 22   Derby County
7 3MF Don Masson (1946-08-26)26 August 1946 (aged 31) 16   Derby County
8 4FW Kenny Dalglish (1951-03-04)4 March 1951 (aged 27) 54   Liverpool
9 4FW Joe Jordan (1951-12-15)15 December 1951 (aged 26) 30   Manchester United
10 3MF Asa Hartford (1950-10-24)24 October 1950 (aged 27) 24   Manchester City
11 3MF Willie Johnston[3] (1946-12-19)19 December 1946 (aged 31) 21   West Bromwich Albion
12 1GK Jim Blyth (1955-02-02)2 February 1955 (aged 23) 2   Coventry City
13 2DF Stuart Kennedy (1953-05-31)31 May 1953 (aged 25) 3   Aberdeen
14 2DF Tom Forsyth (1949-01-23)23 January 1949 (aged 29) 19   Rangers
15 3MF Archie Gemmill (1947-03-24)24 March 1947 (aged 31) 26   Nottingham Forest
16 4FW Lou Macari (1949-06-07)7 June 1949 (aged 28) 22   Manchester United
17 4FW Derek Johnstone (1953-11-04)4 November 1953 (aged 24) 13   Rangers
18 3MF Graeme Souness (1953-05-06)6 May 1953 (aged 25) 6   Liverpool
19 4FW John Robertson (1953-01-20)20 January 1953 (aged 25) 2   Nottingham Forest
20 1GK Bobby Clark (1945-09-26)26 September 1945 (aged 32) 17   Aberdeen
21 4FW Joe Harper (1948-01-11)11 January 1948 (aged 30) 3   Aberdeen
22 2DF Kenny Burns (1953-09-23)23 September 1953 (aged 24) 11   Nottingham Forest

NotesEdit

Each national team had to submit a squad of 22 players. All the teams included 3 goalkeepers, except Mexico who only called two.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tarantini left clubless after a contractual dispute with Boca Juniors, six months before the World Cup. [1]
  2. ^ Hugo Hovenkamp withdrew due to injury. As the deadline for calling up replacement players had passed, the Netherlands went to the World Cup with 21 players only.
  3. ^ Willie Johnston was sent home for failing a drug test after the first match against Peru.[2]