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Thursday, 21 May 1925
End-of-Season Tour Friendly Match

France 2 England 3 [0-1]
 

Match Summary
France Squad
England Squad

Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris
Attendance: 35,000;
Kick-off: tbc

England - Vivian Gibbins (eluded both the French backs and put in an easy shot beyond the reach of the keeper 23), Philippe Bonnardel (attempting to save a shot from Dorrell, headed into his own goal 46), Arthur Dorrell (a close range high drive 50)
France - Jean Boyer (after he recovered a Nicolas pass, a fine goal out of the reach of Fox 62), Jules Dewaquez (charged down Fox after he had saved from Lieb 75)
Results 1919-30

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

France

Type

England

Referee - Theo van Zwieteren
Netherlands

Linesmen - not known

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France Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 37th to 38th
Colours: Pale blue shirts and white shorts
Capt: Paul Nicolas Selectors: Chosen by a Selection Committee
France Lineup
  Chayriguès, Pierre 33 1 May 1892 G Red Star Club 21 50 GA
  Domergue, Marcel 23 16 November 1901 RB SC Nîmois 8 0
  Vignoli, Marcel 26 3 November 1898 LB Olympique de Paris 2 0
  Dauphin, Robert 20 5 February 1905 RH Stade Française 2 0
  Hugues, François 27 13 August 1896 CH Red Star Club 22 1
Bonnardel, Philippe 25 28 July 1899 LH Red Star Amical Club 22 0
Dewaquez, Jules A. 26 8 March 1899 OR Olympique de Marseille 23 7
Boyer, Jean 23 2 February 1901 IR Olympique de Marseille 13 6
  Nicolas, Paul 25 4 November 1899 CF Red Star Club 19 9
  Lieb, Guillaume 21 13 February 1904 IL Olympique de Marseille 2 0
  Dubly, Raymond L. 31 5 November 1893 OL RC de Roubaix 31 4

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Raymond Dubly extended his record French tally of appearances. And thus making this the most experienced team England have so far faced.
 
2-3-5 Chayriguès -
Domergue, Vignoli -
Dauphin, Gugues, Bonnardel -
Deaquez, Boyer, Nicolas, Lieb, Dubly.

Averages:

Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 15.0 2.3

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th to 7th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Billy Walker, first captaincy Selectors:
Trainer: Mr Edwards (Derby County FC)
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, on Friday, 24 April 1925.
113th match, W 75 - D 22 - L 16 - F 346 - A 111.
England Lineup
  Fox, Frederick S., injured off 76th min 26 22 November 1898 G Millwall Athletic FC 1 2 GA
  Parker, Thomas R. 27 19 November 1897 RB Southampton FC 1 0
  Felton, William 24 1 August 1900 LB The Wednesday FC 1 0
  Magee, Thomas P. 26 12 May 1899 RH West Bromwich Albion FC 5 0
  Bryant, William I. 26 1 March 1899
in Belgium
CH Clapton FC 1 0
  Green, George H. 24 2 May 1901 LH Sheffield United FC 1 0
  Thornewell, George 26 8 July 1898 OR Derby County FC 4 0
  Roberts, Frank 31 3 April 1894 IR/G Manchester City FC 4 0
Gibbins, W. Vivian T., injured off 35 min. 23 10 August 1901 CF Clapton FC 2 3
  Walker, William H., replaced Fox in goal 27 29 October 1897 IL Aston Villa FC 12 7
0
GA
Dorrell, Arthur R. 29 30 March 1896 OL Aston Villa FC 3 1

reserves:

Harry Wightman (Derby County FC) and Sid Glidden (West Bromwich Albion FC)

team notes:

There were two changes to the original line-up. Felton replaced Corinthians FC's Baishe Bower at left-back. His amateur partner, Dulwich Hamlet FC's Edgar Kail was replaced at inside-right by Roberts. Billy Walker also replaced Bower as the Captain.
England did finish this match with only nine men. Gibbins had to leave ten minutes before the interval because of a wrenched knee. Fox had to be withdrawn after being kicked in the face, in a scrimmage after the French scored their second goal. He was replaced by Billy Walker, although one French source states it was Roberts.
 
2-3-5 Fox -
Parker, Felton -
Magee, Bryant, Green -
Thornewell, Roberts, Gibbons, Walker, Dorrell.

Averages:

Age 26.3 Appearances/Goals 3.2 0.8

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

TheFA.com
FFF.Fr
AllezLesBleus.Fr
Rothmans

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