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149 vs. Scotland
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151 vs. Ireland

Monday, 24 May 1926
Football Association Friendly Match

postponed from 8 May

Belgium 3 England 5 [1-1]
 

Olympish Stadion, Antwerpen
Attendance: 33,000;
Kick-off: tbc

Match Summary
Belgium Squad

England Squad

England - Frank Osborne (15, 78, 86), Tosh Johnson (52), Joe Carter (88)
Belgium - Ivan Thys (17), Ray Braine (51, 58)
Results 1919-30

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Belgium

Type

England

Referee - Heinrich Retschbury
Austria

Linesmen - not known

"When [the National Strike of 1926] caused the postponement of the international games, Belgium vs. England (8th May) and France vs. England (13th), it was suggested by the FA that they should be played next season, but urgent representations were made from the two Continental countries that the fixtures should be brought off. In response, the FA agreed to play Belgium at Antwerp on Monday, and France at Paris on Wednesday or Thursday, if either day was convenient for France."

Belgium Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 17th to 20th
Colours: Black shirts, black shorts and black socks
Capt: Armand Swartenbroeks Selectors: William Sturrock Maxwell, 49 (21 September 1876)
Belgium Lineup
  Caudron, Jean 30 15 November 1895 G SC Anderlechtois 6 12 GA
  Swartenbroeks, Armand J.A.A. 33 30 June 1892 RB Daring Club de Bruxelles Societe Royale 38 0
  Demol, François 30 19 August 1895 LB Union Saint-Gilloise Societe Royale 12 0
  Ditzler, Georges 28 15 November 1897 RH Royal Standard Club Liege 2 0
  Vanhalme, Florimond 31 21 March 1895 CH Royal Cercle Sportif Brugeois 17 0
  Braine, Pierre E.E. 25 26 October 1900 LH Royal Beerschot AC 14 1
  Gillis, Maurice 28 6 November 1897 OR Royal Standard Club Liege 18 6
  Adams, Ferdinand E. 23 3 May 1903 IR SC Anderlechtois 8 4
Braine, Raymond E.M. 19 28 April 1907 CF Royal Beerschot AC 10 5
Thys, Ivan 29 29 April 1897 IL Royal Beerschot AC 19 7
  Diddens, Jan 19 14 September 1906 OL Racing Club de Malines 4 1

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Coach, Willie Maxwell, played for Scotland against England in 1898.
 
2-3-5 Caudron -
Swartenbroeks, Demol -
Ditzler, Vanhalme, P.Braine -
Gillis, Adams,
R.Braine, Thys, Diddens.

Averages:

Age 26.8 Appearances/Goals 13.5 1.9

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 14th to 12th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Thomas Lucas, first captaincy Selectors:
In charge: H. Walker and H.J. Huband
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, on Friday, 23 April 1926, and clarified on Tuesday, 18 May.
117th match, W 76 - D 23 - L 18 - F 352 - A 118.
England Lineup
  Ashmore, George S.A. 28 5 May 1898 G West Bromwich Albion FC 1 3 GA
  Lucas, Thomas 30 20 September 1895 RB Liverpool FC 3 0
  Hill, Richard H. 32 26 November 1893 LB Millwall FC 1 0
  Kean, Frederick W. 27 10 December 1898 RH The Wednesday FC 6 0
  Cowan, Samuel 25 10 May 1901 CH Manchester City FC 1 0
  Green, George H. 25 2 May 1901 LH Sheffield United FC 4 0
  Spence, Joseph W. 27 15 December 1898 OR Manchester United FC 1 0
Carter, Joseph H. 25 27 July 1899 IR West Bromwich Albion FC 1 1
Osborne, Frank R. 29 14 October 1896
in South Africa
CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 3
Johnson, Thomas C.F. 24 19 August 1901 IL Manchester City FC 1 1
  Dimmock, James H. 25 5 December 1900 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0

reserves:

Jack Silcock (Manchester United FC), Corporal A. Cartlidge (The Army), Reg Dellow (Barking Town FC).

team notes:

Corinthians FC's Freddie Ewer was a named reserve on the squad released in April. His name was replaced with Cartlidge's in the follow-up release.
 
2-3-5 Ashmore -
Lucas, Hill -
Kean, Cowan, Green -
Spence, Carter, Osborne, Johnson, Dimmock.

Averages:

Age 27.0 Appearances/Goals 2.4 0.0

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Belgianfootball.be

Rothmans Yearbooks
Textbelgium/teams
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