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1950 to 1954

Date 15 Apr 1950
Venue Hampden Park, Scotland
Competition Home Championship/World Cup Qualifier, 1950
Fixture Scotland 0 v 1 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Roy Bentley [64 mins]
Scotland Scorers
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
John Aston Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Cornelius Franklin Stoke City
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Wilfred Mannion Middlesbrough
Stanley Mortensen Blackpool
Roy Bentley Chelsea
Robert Langton Bolton Wanderers
Opposition Team Jim Cowan,
George Young,
Sammy Cox,
Ian McColl,
Willie Woodburn,
Alex Forbes,
Willie Waddell,
Willie Moir,
Willie Bauld,
Billy Steel,
Billy Liddell.
Attendance 133300
Referee Reginald Leafe [England]

Date 14 May 1950
Venue Estádio Nacional, Portugal
Competition Friendly
Fixture Portugal 3 v 5 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Thomas Finney [4 mins]
Stanley Mortensen [15 mins]
Thomas Finney [28 mins]
Thomas Finney [55 mins]
Thomas Finney [72 mins]
Portugal Scorers Henrique Ben-David [47 mins]
Henrique Ben-David [59 mins]
Manuel Vasques [70 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
John Aston Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
William Jones Liverpool
James Dickinson Portsmouth
John Milburn Newcastle United
Stanley Mortensen Blackpool
Roy Bentley Chelsea
Wilfred Mannion Middlesbrough
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Opposition Team Ernesto de Oliveira,
Virgilio Mendes,
Angelo Carvalho,
Serafim Batista,
Felix Assuncao Antunes,
Francisco Ferreira,
Rogerio Carvalho,
Manuel Vasques,
Henrique Ben-David,
José Travacos,
Albano Pereira.
Subs: Carlos Canario for Francisco Ferreira (26 mins),
and Octavio Barrosa for Virgilio Mendes (31 mins).
Attendance 65000
Referee Carpani [Italy]

Date 18 May 1950
Venue Stade du Heysel, Belgium
Competition Friendly
Fixture Belgium 1 v 4 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers James Mullen [46 mins]
Stanley Mortensen [65 mins]
Wilfred Mannion [68 mins]
Roy Bentley [86 mins]
Belgium Scorers Joseph Mermans [43 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
John Aston Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
William Jones Liverpool
James Dickinson Portsmouth
John Milburn Newcastle United
Stanley Mortensen Blackpool
Roy Bentley Chelsea
Wilfred Mannion Middlesbrough
Thomas Finney Preston North End
James Mullen Wolverhampton Wanderers
Opposition Team Henri Meert,
Arsene Vaillant,
Léopold Anoul,
Jan van der Auwera,
Louis Carre,
Victor Mees,
Jozef van Looy,
Frédéric Chaves D'Aguilar,
Joseph Mermans,
Albert de Hert,
Georges Mordant.
Attendance 55854
Referee Vicenti [France]

Date 25 Jun 1950
Venue Estádio Maracană, Brazil
Competition World Cup Finals - Group Stage, 1950
Fixture Chile 0 v 2 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Stanley Mortensen [27 mins]
Wilfred Mannion [51 mins]
Chile Scorers
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
John Aston Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Lawrence Hughes Liverpool
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Wilfred Mannion Middlesbrough
Roy Bentley Chelsea
Stanley Mortensen Blackpool
James Mullen Wolverhampton Wanderers
Opposition Team Manuel Alvarez,
Hernan Carvalho,
Miguel Busquet,
Atillo Cremaschi,
Fernando Roldan,
Jorge Robledo,
Manuel Munoz,
Luis Mananes,
Sergio Livingstone,
Arturo Farias,
Guillermo Diaz.
Attendance 30000
Referee Karel Van Der Meer [Holland]

Date 29 Jun 1950
Venue Estádio Independencia, Brazil
Competition World Cup Finals - Group Stage, 1950
Fixture USA 1 v 0 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers
USA Scorers Joseph Gaetjens [38 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
John Aston Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Lawrence Hughes Liverpool
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Wilfred Mannion Middlesbrough
Roy Bentley Chelsea
Stanley Mortensen Blackpool
James Mullen Wolverhampton Wanderers
Opposition Team Walter Bahr,
Edward Souza,
Frank Wallace,
John Souza,
Gino Pariani,
Ed McIlvenny,
Joe Maca,
Frank Borghi,
Joseph Gaetjens,
Harry Keough,
Charles Colombo.
Attendance 10000
Referee Generoso Dattilo [Italy]

Date 02 Jul 1950
Venue Estádio Maracană, Brazil
Competition World Cup Finals - Group Stage, 1950
Fixture Spain 1 v 0 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers
Spain Scorers Telmo Zarra [49 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Lawrence Hughes Liverpool
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Stanley Matthews Blackpool
Stanley Mortensen Blackpool
John Milburn Newcastle United
Edward Baily Tottenham Hotspur
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Opposition Team Antonio Ramallets,
Telmo Zarra,
Antonio Puchades,
Jose Parra,
Jose Luis Panizo,
Silvestre Igoa,
Gabriel Alonso,
Estanislao Basora,
Piru,
Mariano Gonzalvo III,
Jose Gonzalvo II.
Attendance 74000
Referee Giovanni Galeati [Italy]

Date 07 Oct 1950
Venue Windsor Park, Northern Ireland
Competition Home Championship , 1951
Fixture Northern Ireland 1 v 4 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Edward Baily [43 mins]
Jack Lee [64 mins]
William Wright [85 mins]
Edward Baily [86 mins]
Northern Ireland Scorers Edward McMorran [74 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
John Aston Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Allenby Chilton Manchester United
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Stanley Matthews Blackpool
Wilfred Mannion Middlesbrough
Jack Lee Derby County
Edward Baily Tottenham Hotspur
Robert Langton Bolton Wanderers
Opposition Team Hugh Kelly,
Charles Gallogy,
Alf McMichael,
Danny Blanchflower,
Jack Vernon,
Wilbur Cush,
John Campbell,
Edward Crossan,
Edward McMorran,
Bobby Brennan,
John McKenna.
Attendance 50000
Referee Thomas Mitchell [Northern Ireland]

Date 15 Nov 1950
Venue Roker Park, England
Competition Home Championship , 1951
Fixture England 4 v 2 Wales [Head to Head]
England Scorers Edward Baily [31 mins]
Edward Baily [40 mins]
Wilfred Mannion [66 mins]
John Milburn [90 mins]
Wales Scorers Trevor Ford [59 mins]
Trevor Ford [74 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
Lionel Smith Arsenal
Willie Watson Sunderland
Leslie Compton Arsenal
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Wilfred Mannion Middlesbrough
John Milburn Newcastle United
Edward Baily Tottenham Hotspur
Leslie Medley Tottenham Hotspur
Opposition Team Iorwerth Hughes,
Wally Barnes,
Alf Sherwood,
Roy Paul,
Ray Daniel,
William Lucas,
Mal Griffiths,
Bryn Allen,
Trevor Ford,
Ivor Allchurch,
Roy Clarke.
Attendance 59137
Referee Mowatt [Scotland]

Date 22 Nov 1950
Venue Arsenal Stadium, England
Competition Friendly
Fixture England 2 v 2 Yugoslavia [Head to Head]
England Scorers Nathaniel Lofthouse [29 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [34 mins]
Yugoslavia Scorers Leslie Compton og [40 mins]
Todor Zinanovic [72 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
Willie Watson Sunderland
Leslie Compton Arsenal
James Dickinson Portsmouth
John Hancocks Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wilfred Mannion Middlesbrough
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Edward Baily Tottenham Hotspur
Leslie Medley Tottenham Hotspur
Opposition Team Vladimir Beara,
Branko Stankovic,
Ratko Colic,
Zlatko Cajkovski,
Ivan Horvat,
Predrag Djajic,
Tihomir Ognjanov,
Rajko Mitic,
Todor Zivanovic,
Stejpan Bobek,
Bernard Vukas.
Attendance 61454
Referee Karel Van Der Meer [Holland]

Date 14 Apr 1951
Venue Wembley, England
Competition Home Championship , 1951
Fixture England 2 v 3 Scotland [Head to Head]
England Scorers Harold Hassall [26 mins]
Thomas Finney [63 mins]
Scotland Scorers Robert Johnstone [33 mins]
Lawrie Reilly [48 mins]
Billy Liddell [54 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
Henry Johnston Blackpool
Jack Froggatt Portsmouth
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Stanley Matthews Blackpool
Wilfred Mannion Middlesbrough
Stanley Mortensen Blackpool
Harold Hassall Huddersfield Town
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Opposition Team Jimmy Cowan,
George Young,
Sammy Cox,
Bobby Evans,
Willie Woodburn,
Willie Redpath,
Willie Waddell,
Robert Johnstone,
Lawrie Reilly,
Billy Steel,
Billy Liddell.
Attendance 98000
Referee Thomas Mitchell [Northern Ireland]

Date 09 May 1951
Venue Wembley, England
Competition Friendly
Fixture England 2 v 1 Argentina [Head to Head]
England Scorers John Milburn [79 mins]
Stanley Mortensen [86 mins]
Argentina Scorers Mario Boye [18 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
James Taylor Fulham
Henry Cockburn Manchester United
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Stanley Mortensen Blackpool
John Milburn Newcastle United
Harold Hassall Huddersfield Town
Victor Metcalfe Huddersfield Town
Opposition Team Miguel Rugilo,
Juan Colman,
Juan Filgueiras,
Ubaldo Faina,
Natalio Pescia,
Norberto Yácono,
Mario Boyé,
Rubén Bravo,
Angel Labruna,
Félix Loustau,
Norberto Méndez,
Sub: Angel Allegri for Juan Colman.
Attendance 100000
Referee Mervyn Griffiths [Wales]

Date 19 May 1951
Venue Goodison Park - Everton, England
Competition Friendly
Fixture England 5 v 2 Portugal [Head to Head]
England Scorers William Nicholson [1 mins]
John Milburn [9 mins]
Thomas Finney [75 mins]
John Milburn [83 mins]
Harold Hassall [87 mins]
Portugal Scorers Demetrico Patalino [2 mins]
Albano Pereira [48 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Nicholson Tottenham Hotspur
James Taylor Fulham
Henry Cockburn Manchester United
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Stanley Pearson Manchester United
John Milburn Newcastle United
Harold Hassall Huddersfield Town
Victor Metcalfe Huddersfield Town
Opposition Team Ernesto de Oliveira,
Virgilio Mendes,
Serafim das Neves,
Carlos Canario,
Felix Assuncao Antunes,
Francisco Ferreira,
Demetrico Patalino,
José Travacos,
Henrique Ben David,
Fernando Caiado,
Albano Pereira,
Sub: Carlos Martinho for Demetrico Patalino (36 mins).
Attendance 52686
Referee Baert [Belgium]

Date 03 Oct 1951
Venue Arsenal Stadium, England
Competition Friendly
Fixture England 2 v 2 France [Head to Head]
England Scorers Aldelkader Firoud [[4 mins]]
Leslie Medley [32 mins]
France Scorers Andre Doye [18 mins]
Rene Alpsteg [19 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
Arthur Willis Tottenham Hotspur
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Allenby Chilton Manchester United
Henry Cockburn Manchester United
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Wilfred Mannion Middlesbrough
John Milburn Newcastle United
Harold Hassall Huddersfield Town
Leslie Medley Tottenham Hotspur
Opposition Team René Vignal,
André Grillon,
Marcel Salva,
Abdelkader Firoud,
Robert Jonquet,
Antoine Bonifaci,
René Alpsteg,
Jean Baratte,
Jean Grumellon,
Pierre Flamion,
André Doye.
Attendance 57603
Referee Mowatt [Scotland]

Date 20 Oct 1951
Venue Ninian Park, Wales
Competition Home Championship , 1952
Fixture Wales 1 v 1 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Edward Baily [6 mins]
Wales Scorers Bill Foulkes [3 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
Lionel Smith Arsenal
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Malcolm Barrass Bolton Wanderers
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Thomas Thompson Aston Villa
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Edward Baily Tottenham Hotspur
Leslie Medley Tottenham Hotspur
Opposition Team William Short,
Walley Barnes,
Alf Sherwood,
Roy Paul,
Raymond Daniel,
Ronald Burgess,
Bill Foulkes,
Noel Kinsey,
Trevor Ford,
Ivor Allchurch,
Roy Clarke.
Attendance 60000
Referee Gerrard [Scotland]

Date 14 Nov 1951
Venue Villa Park, England
Competition Home Championship , 1952
Fixture England 2 v 0 Northern Ireland [Head to Head]
England Scorers Nathaniel Lofthouse [40 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [83 mins]
Northern Ireland Scorers
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
Lionel Smith Arsenal
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Malcolm Barrass Bolton Wanderers
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
John Sewell Sheffield Wednesday
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Leonard Phillips Portsmouth
Leslie Medley Tottenham Hotspur
Opposition Team Norman Uprichard,
Len Graham,
Alf McMichael,
Billy Dickson,
James Vernon,
Frank McCourt,
Billy Bingham,
Sammy Smyth,
Edward McMorran,
Jimmy McIlroy,
John McKenna.
Attendance 57889
Referee Mervyn Griffiths [Wales]

Date 28 Nov 1951
Venue Wembley, England
Competition Friendly
Fixture England 2 v 2 Austria [Head to Head]
England Scorers Alfred Ramsey [68 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [75 mins]
Austria Scorers Ernst Melchior [47 mins]
Ernst Stojaspal [87 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Jack Froggatt Portsmouth
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Clement Milton Arsenal
Ivan Broadis Manchester City
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Edward Baily Tottenham Hotspur
Leslie Medley Tottenham Hotspur
Opposition Team Walter Zeman,
Rudolf Rockl,
Ernst Happel,
Gerhardt Hanappi,
Ernst Ocwirk,
Theodor Brinek,
Ernst Melchior,
Leopold Gernhardt,
Adolf Huber,
Ernst Stojaspal,
Alfred Korner.
Attendance 100000
Referee Mowatt [Scotland]

Date 05 Apr 1952
Venue Hampden Park, Scotland
Competition Home Championship , 1952
Fixture Scotland 1 v 2 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Stanley Pearson [10 mins]
Stanley Pearson [44 mins]
Scotland Scorers Lawrie Reilly [76 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
Thomas Garrett Blackpool
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Jack Froggatt Portsmouth
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Manchester City
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Stanley Pearson Manchester United
John Rowley Manchester United
Opposition Team Bobby Brown,
George Young,
Willie McNaught,
Jimmy Scoular,
Willie Woodburn,
Willie Redpath,
Gordon Smith,
Robert Johnstone,
Lawrie Reilly,
Ian McMillan,
Billy Liddell.
Attendance 134504
Referee Patrick Morris [Northern Ireland]

Date 18 May 1952
Venue Stadio Communale, Italy
Competition Friendly
Fixture Italy 1 v 1 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Ivan Broadis [4 mins]
Italy Scorers Amadeo Amadei [58 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
Thomas Garrett Blackpool
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Jack Froggatt Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Manchester City
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Stanley Pearson Manchester United
William Elliott Burnley
Opposition Team Guiseppe Moro,
Attilo Giovannini,
Sergio Manente,
Goacomo Mari,
Rino Ferrario,
Alberto Piccinini,
Giampiero Boniperti,
Egisto Pandolfini,
Silvio Piola,
Amadeo Amadei,
Gino Cappello.
Attendance 93000
Referee Baranek [Austria]

Date 25 May 1952
Venue Praterstadion, Austria
Competition Friendly
Fixture Austria 2 v 3 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Nathaniel Lofthouse [25 mins]
John Sewell [28 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [83 mins]
Austria Scorers Adolf Huber [27 mins]
Robert Dienst [42 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Jack Froggatt Portsmouth
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
John Sewell Sheffield Wednesday
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Edward Baily Tottenham Hotspur
William Elliott Burnley
Opposition Team Josef Musil,
Rudolf Rockl,
Ernst Happel,
Walter Schleger,
Ernst Ocwirk,
Theodor Brinek,
Gerhardt Hanappi,
Ernst Melchior,
Robert Dienst,
Adolf Huber,
Walter Haummer.
Attendance 64000
Referee Carpani [Italy]

Date 28 May 1952
Venue Hardturm Sportplatz, Switzerland
Competition Friendly
Fixture Switzerland 0 v 3 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers John Sewell [13 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [51 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [87 mins]
Switzerland Scorers
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Jack Froggatt Portsmouth
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Ronald Allen West Bromwich Albion
John Sewell Sheffield Wednesday
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Edward Baily Tottenham Hotspur
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Opposition Team Thomas Preiss,
Willy Kernan,
Roger Bocquet,
Hannes Schmidhauser,
Olivier Eggimann,
Willy Neukon,
Robert Ballaman,
Josef Hugi,
René Bader,
Lucien Pasteur,
Jacques Fratton.
Attendance 33000
Referee Unknown []

Date 04 Oct 1952
Venue Windsor Park, Northern Ireland
Competition Home Championship , 1953
Fixture Northern Ireland 2 v 2 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Nathaniel Lofthouse [1 mins]
William Elliott [90 mins]
Northern Ireland Scorers Charles Tully
Charles Tully
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Jack Froggatt Portsmouth
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
John Sewell Sheffield Wednesday
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Edward Baily Tottenham Hotspur
William Elliott Burnley
Opposition Team Norman Uprichard,
Willie Cunningham,
Alf McMichael,
Danny Blanchflower,
Billy Dickson,
Frank McCourt,
Billy Bingham,
Seamus D'Arcy,
Edward McMorran,
Jimmy McIlroy,
Charles Tully.
Attendance 58000
Referee Gerrard [Scotland]

Date 12 Nov 1952
Venue Wembley, England
Competition Home Championship , 1953
Fixture England 5 v 2 Wales [Head to Head]
England Scorers Thomas Finney [8 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [10 mins]
Jack Froggatt [44 mins]
Roy Bentley [47 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [75 mins]
Wales Scorers Trevor Ford [15 mins]
Trevor Ford [49 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
Lionel Smith Arsenal
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Jack Froggatt Portsmouth
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Redfern Froggatt Sheffield Wednesday
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Roy Bentley Chelsea
William Elliott Burnley
Opposition Team William Shortt,
Ronald Stitfall,
Alf Sherwood,
Roy Paul,
Raymond Daniel,
Ronald Burgess,
Bill Foulkes,
Reg Davies,
Trevor Ford,
Ivor Allchurch,
Roy Clarke.
Attendance 94094
Referee Gerrard [Scotland]

Date 26 Nov 1952
Venue Wembley, England
Competition Friendly
Fixture England 5 v 0 Belgium [Head to Head]
England Scorers William Elliott [4 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [42 mins]
William Elliott [48 mins]
Redfern Froggatt [60 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [86 mins]
Belgium Scorers
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
Lionel Smith Arsenal
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Jack Froggatt Portsmouth
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Roy Bentley Chelsea
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Redfern Froggatt Sheffield Wednesday
William Elliott Burnley
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Opposition Team Ferdinand Boogaerts,
Henri Dirickx,
Alfons van Brandt,
Victor Mees,
Louis Carre,
Robert Maertens,
Victor Lemberechts,
Jan van der Auwera,
Joseph Mermans,
Henri Coppens,
Jean Staetmans.
Attendance 68333
Referee Leo Horn [Holland]

Date 18 Apr 1953
Venue Wembley, England
Competition Home Championship , 1953
Fixture England 2 v 2 Scotland [Head to Head]
England Scorers Ivan Broadis [18 mins]
Ivan Broadis [69 mins]
Scotland Scorers Lawrie Reilly [55 mins]
Reilly [89 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
Lionel Smith Arsenal
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Malcolm Barrass Bolton Wanderers
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Manchester City
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Redfern Froggatt Sheffield Wednesday
Jack Froggatt Portsmouth
Opposition Team George Farm,
George Young,
Sammy Cox,
Tommy Docherty,
Frank Brennan,
Doug Cowie,
Tommy Wright,
Robert Johnstone,
Lawrie Reilly,
Billy Steel,
Billy Liddell.
Attendance 97000
Referee Thomas Mitchell [Northern Ireland]

Date 17 May 1953
Venue Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti 'Monumental' de Nunez, Argentina
Competition World Cup Qualifier, 1954
Fixture Argentina 0 v 0 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers
Argentina Scorers
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Henry Johnston Blackpool
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Manchester City
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Taylor Manchester United
John Berry Manchester United
Opposition Team Julio Musimessi,
Pedro Dellacha,
José García,
Ernesto Gutiérrez,
Francisco Lombardo,
Eliseo Mourino,
Carlos José Cecconato,
Osvaldo Cruz,
Ernesto Grillo,
Carlos Lacasia,
Rodolfo Micheli.
Attendance 80000
Referee Arthur Ellis [England]

Date 24 May 1953
Venue Estadio Nacional, Chile
Competition Friendly
Fixture Chile 1 v 2 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Thomas Taylor [48 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [68 mins]
Chile Scorers Guillermo Diaz [83 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Henry Johnston Blackpool
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Manchester City
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Thomas Taylor Manchester United
John Berry Manchester United
Opposition Team Sergio Livingstone,
Arturo Farías,
Guillermo Nunez,
Manuel Álvarez,
Carlos Rojas,
Ramiro Cortés,
Isaac Carrasco,
Atillo Cremaschi,
René Meléndez,
Manuel Munoz,
Guillermo Díaz.
Attendance 56398
Referee Arthur Ellis [England]

Date 31 May 1953
Venue Estadio Centenario, Uruguay
Competition Friendly
Fixture Uruguay 2 v 1 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Thomas Taylor [89 mins]
Uruguay Scorers Julio Cesar Abaddie [27 mins]
Miguez [60 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Henry Johnston Blackpool
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Manchester City
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Thomas Taylor Manchester United
John Berry Manchester United
Opposition Team
Attendance 66072
Referee Arthur Ellis [England]

Date 08 Jun 1953
Venue Yankee Stadium, USA
Competition Friendly
Fixture USA 3 v 6 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Ivan Broadis [43 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [48 mins]
Thomas Finney [50 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [62 mins]
Thomas Finney [73 mins]
Redfern Froggatt [80 mins]
USA Scorers Otto Decker [64 mins]
Otto Decker [65 mins]
George Atheneos [70 mins]
England Team
Edwin Ditchburn Tottenham Hotspur
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Henry Johnston Blackpool
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Manchester City
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Redfern Froggatt Sheffield Wednesday
Jack Froggatt Portsmouth
Opposition Team Cecil Moore,
Harry Keough,
Ray Milne,
Terry Springthorpe,
Rolf Decker,
Walter Bahr,
Tom Schultz,
Bill Connelly,
Ben McLaughlin,
George Atheneos,
Efraim Chachurian,
Sub: Otto Decker for Tom Schultz (46 mins).
Attendance 7271
Referee Galin [USA]

Date 10 Oct 1953
Venue Ninian Park, Wales
Competition Home Championship/World Cup Qualifier, 1954
Fixture Wales 1 v 4 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Dennis Wilshaw [45 mins]
Dennis Wilshaw [48 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [52 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [53 mins]
Wales Scorers Ivor Allchurch [22 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Thomas Garrett Blackpool
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Henry Johnston Blackpool
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Albert Quixall Sheffield Wednesday
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Dennis Wilshaw Wolverhampton Wanderers
James Mullen Wolverhampton Wanderers
Opposition Team Ronald Howells,
Walley Barnes,
Alf Sherwood,
Roy Paul,
Raymond Daniel,
Ronald Burgess,
Bill Foulkes,
Reg Davies,
John Charles,
Ivor Allchurch,
Roy Clarke.
Attendance 61000
Referee Faultless [Scotland]

Date 21 Oct 1953
Venue Wembley, England
Competition Friendly
Fixture England 4 v 4 Rest of Europe [Head to Head]
England Scorers Stanley Mortensen [7 mins]
James Mullen [42 mins]
James Mullen [48 mins]
Alfred Ramsey [89 mins]
Rest of Europe Scorers Ladislav Kubala [5 mins]
Giampiero Boniperti [14 mins]
Giampiero Boniperti [36 mins]
Ladislav Kubala [53 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Derek Ufton Charlton Athletic
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Stanley Matthews Blackpool
Stanley Mortensen Blackpool
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Albert Quixall Sheffield Wednesday
James Mullen Wolverhampton Wanderers
Opposition Team Walter Zemen (Austria),
Joaquin Navarro (Spain),
Gerhardt Hannappi (Austria),
Zlatko Cajkovski (Yugoslavia),
Josef Posipal (West Germany),
Ernst Ocwirk (Austria),
Giampiero Boniperti (Italy),
Ladislav Kubala (Hungary/Czechoslovakia/Spain),
Gunnar Nordahl (Sweden),
Bernard Vukas (Yugoslavia),
Branko Zebec (Yugoslavia), Sub: Vladimir Beara (Yugoslavia) for Walter Zemen (46 mins).
Attendance 96000
Referee Mervyn Griffiths [Wales]

Date 11 Nov 1953
Venue Goodison Park - Everton, England
Competition Home Championship/World Cup Qualifier, 1954
Fixture England 3 v 1 Northern Ireland [Head to Head]
England Scorers Harold Hassall [1 mins]
Harold Hassall [60 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [75 mins]
Northern Ireland Scorers Edward McMorran [54 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Stanley Rickaby West Bromwich Albion
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Henry Johnston Blackpool
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Stanley Matthews Blackpool
Harold Hassall Bolton Wanderers
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Albert Quixall Sheffield Wednesday
James Mullen Wolverhampton Wanderers
Opposition Team William Smyth,
Len Graham,
Alf McMichael,
Danny Blanchflower,
Billy Dickson,
Wilbur Cush,
Billy Bingham,
Jimmy McIlroy,
Billy Simpson,
Edward McMorran,
Norman Lockhart.
Attendance 70000
Referee Smith [Wales]

Date 25 Nov 1953
Venue Wembley, England
Competition Friendly
Fixture England 3 v 6 Hungary [Head to Head]
England Scorers John Sewell [13 mins]
Stanley Mortensen [38 mins]
Alfred Ramsey [57 mins]
Hungary Scorers Nandor Hidegkuti [1 mins]
Nandor Hidegkuti [20 mins]
Ferenc Puskas [24 mins]
Ferenc Puskas [27 mins]
Jozsef Bozsik [50 mins]
Nandor Hidegkuti [53 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Alfred Ramsey Tottenham Hotspur
William Eckersley Blackburn Rovers
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Henry Johnston Blackpool
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Stanley Matthews Blackpool
Ernest Taylor Blackpool
Stanley Mortensen Blackpool
John Sewell Sheffield Wednesday
George Robb Tottenham Hotspur
Opposition Team Gyula Grosics,
Jeno Buzánszky,
Mihaly Lantos,
Joszef Bozsik,
Gyula Lóránt,
Joszef Zakariás,
Laszlo Budai,
Sandor Kocsis,
Nandor Hidegkuti,
Ferenc Puskás,
Zoltan Czibor,
Sub: Sandor Geller for Gyula Grosics (78 mins).
Attendance 100000
Referee Leo Horn [Holland]

Date 03 Apr 1954
Venue Hampden Park, Scotland
Competition Home Championship/World Cup Qualifier, 1954
Fixture Scotland 2 v 4 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Ivan Broadis [13 mins]
John Nicholls [50 mins]
Ronald Allen [59 mins]
James Mullen [83 mins]
Scotland Scorers Allan Brown [7 mins]
Willie Ormond [89 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Ronald Staniforth Huddersfield Town
Roger Byrne Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Henry Clarke Tottenham Hotspur
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Newcastle United
Ronald Allen West Bromwich Albion
John Nicholls West Bromwich Albion
James Mullen Wolverhampton Wanderers
Opposition Team George Farm,
Mike Haughney,
Sammy Cox,
Bobby Evans,
Frank Brennan,
George Aitken,
John McKenzie,
Robert Johnstone,
Jackie Henderson,
Allan Brown,
Willie Ormond.
Attendance 134544
Referee Thomas Mitchell [Northern Ireland]

Date 16 May 1954
Venue Stadion J.N.A., Yugoslavia
Competition Friendly
Fixture Yugoslavia 1 v 0 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers
Yugoslavia Scorers Rajko Mitic [87 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Ronald Staniforth Huddersfield Town
Roger Byrne Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sydney Owen Luton Town
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Newcastle United
Ronald Allen West Bromwich Albion
John Nicholls West Bromwich Albion
James Mullen Wolverhampton Wanderers
Opposition Team Vladimir Beara,
Branko Stankovic,
Tomislav Crnkovic,
Zlatko Cajkovski,
Sima Milovanov,
Vujadin Boskov,
Milos Milutinovic,
Rajko Mitic,
Bernard Vukas,
Stjepan Bobek,
Dionizije Dvornic,
Sub: Branko Zebec for Dioizije Dvornic.
Attendance 60000
Referee Carl Erich Steiner [Austria]

Date 23 May 1954
Venue Népstadion, Hungary
Competition Friendly
Fixture Hungary 7 v 1 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Ivan Broadis [68 mins]
Hungary Scorers Mihaly Lantos [10 mins]
Ferenc Puskas [17 mins]
Sandor Kocsis [19 mins]
Sandor Kocsis [57 mins]
Nandor Hidegkuti [59 mins]
Jozsef Toth [63 mins]
Ferenc Puskas [71 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Ronald Staniforth Huddersfield Town
Roger Byrne Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sydney Owen Luton Town
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Newcastle United
Peter Harris Portsmouth
Bedford Jezzard Fulham
John Sewell Sheffield Wednesday
Opposition Team Gyula Grosics,
Jeno Buzanszky,
Mihaly Lantos,
Joszef Bozsik,
Gyula Lorant,
Joszef Zakarias,
Joszef Toth,
Sandor Kocsis,
Nandor Hidegkuti,
Ferenc Puskas,
Zoltan Czibor.
Attendance 92000
Referee Bernardi [Italy]

Date 17 Jun 1954
Venue St Jakob Stadium, Switzerland
Competition World Cup Finals - Group Stage, 1954
Fixture Belgium 4 v 4 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Ivan Broadis [26 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [36 mins]
Ivan Broadis [63 mins]
Nathaniel Lofthouse [91 mins]
Belgium Scorers Leopold Anoul [5 mins]
Henri Coppens [67 mins]
Leopold Anoul [71 mins]
James Dickinson og [94 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Ronald Staniforth Huddersfield Town
Roger Byrne Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sydney Owen Luton Town
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Newcastle United
Stanley Matthews Blackpool
Thomas Taylor Manchester United
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Opposition Team Leopold Gernaey #1,
Marcel Dries #2,
Alfons Van Brandt #3,
Constant Huysmans #4,
Louis Carre #5,
Victor Mees #6,
Denis Houf #8,
Henri Coppens #9,
Leopold Anoul #10,
Joseph Mermans #11,
Jeng Van Den Bosch #16.
Attendance 40000
Referee Emil Schmetzer [West Germany]

Date 20 Jun 1954
Venue Wankdorf Stadium, Switzerland
Competition World Cup Finals - Group Stage, 1954
Fixture Switzerland 0 v 2 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers James Mullen [43 mins]
Dennis Wilshaw [69 mins]
Switzerland Scorers
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Ronald Staniforth Huddersfield Town
Roger Byrne Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
William McGarry Huddersfield Town
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Newcastle United
Dennis Wilshaw Wolverhampton Wanderers
Thomas Taylor Manchester United
James Mullen Wolverhampton Wanderers
Opposition Team Eugene Parlier #2,
Roger Bocquet #4,
Andre Neury #7,
Heinz Bigler #8,
Olivier Eggiman #10,
Willy Kernen #14,
Charles Antenen #15,
Robert Ballaman #16,
Jacques Fatton #17,
Eugen Meier #20,
Roger Vonlanthen #22.
Attendance 50000
Referee Istvan Zsolt [Hungary]

Date 26 Jun 1954
Venue St Jakob Stadium, Switzerland
Competition World Cup Finals - Quarter-Final, 1954
Fixture Uruguay 4 v 2 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers Nathaniel Lofthouse [16 mins]
Thomas Finney [67 mins]
Uruguay Scorers Carlos Borges [5 mins]
Obdulio Varela [39 mins]
Juan Schiaffino [46 mins]
Javier Ambrois [78 mins]
England Team
Gilbert Merrick Birmingham City
Ronald Staniforth Huddersfield Town
Roger Byrne Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
William McGarry Huddersfield Town
James Dickinson Portsmouth
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Ivan Broadis Newcastle United
Dennis Wilshaw Wolverhampton Wanderers
Stanley Matthews Blackpool
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Opposition Team Roque Maspoli #1,
Jose Santamaria #2,
William Martinez #3,
Victor Andrade #4,
Obdulio Varela #5,
Julio Cesar Abbadie #7,
Omar Miguez #9,
Juan Schiaffino #10,
Carlos Borges #11,
Luis Cruz #17,
Javier Ambrois #19.
Attendance 35000
Referee Carl Erich Steiner [Austria]

Date 02 Oct 1954
Venue Windsor Park, Northern Ireland
Competition Home Championship , 1955
Fixture Northern Ireland 0 v 2 England [Head to Head]
England Scorers John Haynes [75 mins]
Donald Revie [78 mins]
Northern Ireland Scorers
England Team
Raymond Wood Manchester United
William Foulkes Manchester United
Roger Byrne Manchester United
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
John Wheeler Bolton Wanderers
Raymond Barlow West Bromwich Albion
John Haynes Fulham
Brian Pilkington Burnley
Donald Revie Manchester City
Stanley Matthews Blackpool
Nathaniel Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
Opposition Team Norman Uprichard,
Frank Montgomery,
Alf McMichael,
Danny Blanchflower,
Billy Dickson,
Bert Peacock,
Billy Bingham,
Jackie Blanchflower,
William McAdams,
Jimmy McIlroy,
Peter McParland.
Attendance 59000
Referee Faultless [Scotland]

Date 10 Nov 1954
Venue Wembley, England
Competition Home Championship , 1955
Fixture England 3 v 2 Wales [Head to Head]
England Scorers Roy Bentley [70 mins]
Roy Bentley [75 mins]
Roy Bentley [88 mins]
Wales Scorers John Charles
John Charles
England Team
Raymond Wood Manchester United
Ronald Staniforth Huddersfield Town
Roger Byrne Manchester United
Leonard Phillips Portsmouth
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
William Slater Wolverhampton Wanderers
Stanley Matthews Blackpool
Roy Bentley Chelsea
Ronald Allen West Bromwich Albion
Leonard Shackleton Sunderland
Frank Blunstone Chelsea
Opposition Team John King,
Stuart Williams,
Alf Sherwood,
Roy Paul,
Raymond Daniel,
Derek Sullivan,
Derek Tapscott,
Trevor Ford,
John Charles,
Ivor Allchurch,
Roy Clarke.
Attendance 89789
Referee Faultless [Scotland]

Date 01 Dec 1954
Venue Wembley, England
Competition Friendly
Fixture England 3 v 1 West Germany [Head to Head]
England Scorers Roy Bentley [28 mins]
Ronald Allen [48 mins]
Leonard Shackleton [79 mins]
West Germany Scorers Alfred Beck [50 mins]
England Team
Bert Williams Wolverhampton Wanderers
Ronald Staniforth Huddersfield Town
Roger Byrne Manchester United
Leonard Phillips Portsmouth
William Wright Wolverhampton Wanderers
William Slater Wolverhampton Wanderers
Stanley Matthews Blackpool
Roy Bentley Chelsea
Ronald Allen West Bromwich Albion
Leonard Shackleton Sunderland
Thomas Finney Preston North End
Opposition Team Fritz Herkenrath,
Josef Posipal,
Werner Kohlmeyer,
Herbert Erhardt,
Werner Liebrich,
Gerhard Harpers,
Gerhard Kaufhold,
Michael Pfeiffer,
Uwe Seeler,
Jupp Derwall,
Alfred Beck.
Attendance 100000
Referee Orlandini [Italy]