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67 vs. Scotland

unofficial 7
u/o match vs. Germany
68 vs. Ireland


Thursday, 23 November 1899
FA Tour of Germany

Germany 2 England 13 [1-6]

Match Summary

Germany Party

England Party

Athletik-Sportsplatz, Kurfurstendamm-Rennbahn, Berlin
Attendance: 1,500;
Kick-off tbc

England - Edgar Chadwick (5), E.D. Brown (2), Geoff Wilson (2), Fred Forman (2), Billy Bassett (2)
Germany - Walter Jestram, Bock
Unofficial Results

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Stanley Shelbourne Taylor
24 (2 March 1875), Pembroke College, Cambridge

Linesmen - not known

Football Association tour of Germany, at the invitation of Walther Bensemann, Secretary of the Committee for International Soccer Matches

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1899 International Football Association Board meeting:   Fouls Conceded  

Germany Team



not applicable Colours: not known, probably black
Capt: not known Selectors: Walther Bensemann.
Germany Lineup
  Eichelmann, Paul 20 11 October 1879 G Berliner FC Germania 88
  Gasse, Richard 14 18 June 1885 RB Fortuna Berlin
  Kralle - - LB Berliner FC Viktoria 1889 eV
  Schricker, Ivo W.E. 22 18 March 1877 RH Akademischer SC 1893 Berlin
  Wünsch - - CH Berliner FC Viktoria 1889 eV
  Schricker, Erwin 21 22 August 1878 LH Akademischer SC 1893 Berlin
Bock - - OR Fortuna Berlin
Jestram, Walter - - IR Berliner Thor uFC Britannia 1892
  Wetzler - - CF not known
  Tierold - - IL not known
  Gruschwitz - - OL Berliner FC Viktoria 1889 eV


formation formation -


England Team



not applicable Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Stanley Briggs Committee: John James Bentley, Charles Hughes, Charles Alcock, George Sherrington and Percy Timbs.
England Lineup
  Waller, Wilfred H. 22 27 July 1987
Born in South Africa
G Richmond Association
  Bach, Philip 27 Summer 1872 RB Sunderland AFC
  Crabtree, James W. 27 23 December 1871 LB Aston Villa FC
  Cox, John D. 31 21 October 1867 RH Derby County FC
  Holt, John 32/33 late 1866 CH Reading FC
  Briggs, Stanley 28 7 February 1871 LH Clapton FC
  Bassett, William I. 30 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC
Brown, E.D. - - IR Clapton FC
Wilson, Geoffrey P. 21 21 February 1878 CF Corinthians FC

Chadwick, Edgar W. 30 14 June 1869 IL Burnley FC
Forman, Frederick R. 26 8 November 1873 OL Nottingham Forest FC


Oswald Wreford-Brown, Joe Rogers,

team notes:

Part of the original Party were Corinthians' Charles Wreford-Brown and H.R. Barrett and Sheffield United's Ernest Needham. They were not fit to travel, so their places went to Oswald Wreford-Brown, Stanley Taylor and Johnny Holt
formation formation -


    Match Report

Source Notes

Ivo Schricker will go on to become the third FIFA General Secretary (1932-51)

Official matchday programme, England vs. West Germany, 11 September 1991.
KB-Van Landeghem Sportarchief, Louvain, Belgium
The First European Soccer Match: Heiner Gillmeister
Special & Intermediate Internationals: Keith Warsop
Gottfried Fuchs Du Bist Ein Fussballgott
Roland Uhl
Best of Enemies - England vs. Germany: David Downing