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67 vs. Scotland

u/o match vs. Germany
unofficial 8
u/o match vs. Austria
68 vs. Ireland


Friday, 24 November 1899
FA Tour of Germany

Germany 2 England 10 [1-7]


Athletik-Sportsplatz, Kurfurstendamm-Rennbahn, Berlin
Attendance: 512;
Kick-off 10.00am CET

England - Joe Rogers (5), Fred Forman (2), Stanley Taylor (2), Billy Bassett
Germany - Walter Jestram, Bock
Unofficial Results

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - John D. Cox
31, (21 October 1867), Spondon, Derbyshire, Derby County FC

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: Black shirts, with red and white stripe on left sleeves, black shorts, black socks.
Capt: not known Selectors: Walther Bensemann.
Germany Lineup
  Langer, Willi - - G Karlsruher FV
  Westendarp, Reginald 24 3 December 1874 RB Akademischer SC 1893 Berlin
  Kohts - - LB Akademischer SC 1893 Berlin
  Schricker, Ivo W.E. 22 18 March 1877 RH Akademischer SC 1893 Berlin
  Wünsch - - CH Berliner FC Viktoria 1889 eV
  Zjanner - - LH not known
Bock - - OR Fortuna Berlin
Jestram, Walter - - IR Berliner Thor uFC Britannia 1892
  Link, Heinrich - 1878 CF Karlsruher FV
  Zierold - - IL Berliner FC Germania 88
  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 1877
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
  Wreford-Brown, Oswald E. 22 21 July 1877 RH Old Carthusians AFC
  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
Taylor, Stanley S. 24 2 March 1875 IR Cambridge University AFC & Corinthians FC

Rogers, Joseph J. 25 5 November 1874 CF Newcastle United FC
  Wilson, Geoffrey P. 21 21 February 1878 IL Corinthians FC
Forman, Frederick R. 26 8 November 1873 OL Nottingham Forest FC


Edgar Chadwick, E.D.Brown.

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
Alpinist Obosit