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176 vs. France

177
178 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 16 May 1931
End-of-Season Tour Friendly Match

Belgium 1 England 4 [1-1]
 

Match Summary
Belgium Squad

England Squad

Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Sint-Jans Molenbeek, Bruxelles
Attendance: 30,000;
Kick-off: tbc

Belgium - Jean Capelle (from a Voorhoof cross 36)
England - Eric Houghton (penalty 42), Harry Burgess (from a Crooks pass 65, a solo run 75), Harry Roberts (close range shot 80)
Results 1930-39

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Belgium

Type

England

Referee - Dr. Peco Joseph Bauwens
44 (24 December 1886), Germany

Linesmen - not known

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Belgium Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 35th
Colours: Probably Black shirts, black shorts and black socks
Capt: Jacques Moeschal Selectors: Hector Goetinck
Belgium Lineup
  Badjou, Arnold 21 25 June 1909 G Daring Club de Bruxelles Societe Royale 10 23 GA
  Nouwens, Theodoor 23 17 February 1908 RB Racing Club de Malines Societe Royale 18 0
  Joacim, Constant 23 3 March 1908 LB Bercham Sport 1 0
  Simons, Charles 24 27 September 1906 RH Royal Antwerp FC 2 0
  Hellemans, August 23 21 June 1907 CH Royal FC Malinois 12 0
  Moeschal, Jacques 30 6 September 1900 LH Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles 20 3
  Versyp, Louis 22 5 December 1908 OR Royal FC Brugeois 13 5
  Voorhoof, Bernard 21 11 May 1910 IR Liersche Sportkring 15 8
Capelle, Jean 17
202 dys
26 October 1913 CF Royal Standard Club Liege 3 1
  van Beeck, Joseph 20 18 February 1911 IL Royal Antwerp FC 3 1
  vanden Eynde, Stanley H.A. 21 3 October 1909 OL Royal Beerschot AC 2 1

reserves:

reserves not known
 
2-3-5 Badjou -
Nouwens, Joacim -
Simons, Hellemans, Moeschal -
Versyp, Voorhoof, Capelle, van Beeck, vanden Eynde

Averages:

Age 22.3 Appearances/Goals 9.0 1.6

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue or black shorts, black socks with white tops
Capt: Alf Strange, second captaincy Selectors:
Trainer: Laurie Edwards (Derby County FC)
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 4 May 1931.
144th match, W 92 - D 27 - L 25 - F 439 - A 163.
One less reliable source names Roy Goodall
England Lineup
  Turner, Hugh 26 6 August 1904 G Huddersfield Town AFC 2 6 GA
  Goodall, F. Roy 28 31 December 1902 RB Huddersfield Town AFC 16 0
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 29 20 April 1902 LB Sheffield Wednesday FC 18 0
  Strange, Alfred H. 31 2 April 1900 RH Sheffield Wednesday FC 8 0
  Cowan, Samuel 30 10 May 1901 CH Manchester City FC 3 0
  Tate, Joseph T. 26 4 August 1904 LH Aston Villa FC 2 0
  Crooks, Samuel D. 23 16 January 1908 OR Derby County FC 8 2
Roberts, Henry 23 1 September 1907 IR Millwall FC 1 1
  Waring, Thomas 24 12 October 1906 CF Aston Villa FC 2 1
Burgess, Harry 26 20 August 1904 IL Sheffield Wednesday FC 4 4
Houghton, W. Eric 20 29 June 1910 OL Aston Villa FC 4 2

reserves:

Tom Cooper (Derby County FC), Tommy Graham (Nottingham Forest FC) and George Stephenson (Sheffield Wednesday FC).

team notes:

There were changes to the side from that originally selected, whether that was by nature or nurture is unknown. Original-named reserves Roy Goodall and Sam Cowan replaced Cooper and Graham. As well as Roberts replacing West Bromwich Albion FC's Joe Carter.
 
2-3-5 Turner -
Goodall, Blenkinsop -
Strange, Cowan, Tate -
Crooks, Roberts, Waring, Burgess, Houghton.

Averages:

Age 26.0 Appearances/Goals 6.2 0.5

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Belgianfootball.be

Rothmans Yearbooks
Textbelgium/teams
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