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Wednesday, 4 December 1935
Football Association Friendly Match

England 3 Germany 0 [1-0]

Match Summary
England Party

Germany Party

White Hart Lane, High Road, Tottenham, Middlesex
54,164; Kick-off: 2.30pm GMT
Second-half live on National Radio - Commentator - Charles Eade

England - George Camsell (worked out to the left, beat two men, then a low oblique left-footed shot 42, outjumped Goldbrunner to head in a Bastin cross 66), Cliff Bastin (worked inside and shot a third goal 69)
Results 1930-39

England won the toss, Germany kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Otto Olsen
Linesmen -
F.W. Wort, Kent and W. Walden, Nottinghamshire

The draw for the second round of the FA Cup preceded this match.
Only Harry Hibbs, the England goalkeeper, wore a black armband, in respect of HRH The Princess Victoria, who had died on 3 December.
The Football Association approved the flying of the swastika flag, at the home of one Europe's leading Jewish clubs. The ill-conceived gesture was designed to sustain the approval of Europe's resurgent far-right. - England Expects: James Corbett, p.60

The German team were all amateurs and did not receive payment for this match.

"The German footballers, oblivious of the excitement they have created in the T.U.C. and Jewish circles, and also the fact that they have established precedent by being the first football team to have a constant bodyguard of Scotland Yard detectives-a distinction usually reserved for Royalty and Cabinet Ministers-would all like to stay some time in England."

England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th to 4th
Colours: The 1935 away uniform - Royal blue jerseys with white collars, white shorts, black socks topped with two white hoops
Capt: Eddie Hapgood, sixth captaincy. Selectors:
In charge: Henry J. Huband
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following an inter-league match, on Monday, 25 November 1935.
167th match, W 108 - D 29 - L 30 - F 498 - A 186.
England Lineup
  Hibbs, E. Henry 29 27 May 1906 G Birmingham FC 24 24 GA
  Male, C. George 25 8 May 1910 RB Arsenal FC 6 0
  Hapgood, Edris A. 27 24 September 1908 LB Arsenal FC 14 0
  Crayston, W. John 25 9 October 1910 RH Arsenal FC 1 0
  Barker, John W. 29 27 February 1906 CH Derby County FC 7 0
  Bray, John 26 22 April 1909 LH Manchester City FC 3 0
  Matthews, Stanley 20 1 February 1915 OR Stoke City FC 3 1
  Carter, Horatio S. 21 21 December 1913 IR Sunderland AFC 3 0
Camsell, George H. 33 27 November 1902 CF Middlesbrough FC 6 15
  Westwood, W. Raymond 23 14 April 1912 IL Bolton Wanderers FC 5 0
Bastin, Clifford S. 23 14 March 1912 OL Arsenal FC 12 7


Jimmy Cunliffe (Everton FC) and Eric Keen (Derby County FC)

team notes:

The original outside-right position was filled by Middlesbrough FC's Ralph Birkett, but because of a pulled muscle in his leg, his place went to Matthews.
Harry Hibbs extends his record of the most appearances by a goalkeeper.
2-3-5 Hibbs -
Male, Hapgood -
Crayston, Barker, Bray -
Matthews, Carter, Camsell, Westwood, Bastin


Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 7.6 1.8


Germany Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th
Colours: "Will take the field in their white jerseys, with embossed badge of a German eagle and swastika, and black pants."
Capt: Fritz Szepan Selectors: Professor Otto Nerz, appointed July 1926
Germany Lineup
  Jakob, Hans 27 16 June 1908 G VSS Jahn Regensburg eV 16 21 GA
  Haringer, Sigmund 26 9 December 1908 RB FC Wacker M�nchen eV 14 0
  Münzenberg, Reinhold 26 25 January 1909 LB TSV Alemannia Aachen 1900 eV 15 0
  Janes, Paul 23 10 March 1912 RH Düsseldorfer TSV Fortuna 1895 eV 18 0
  Goldbrunner, Ludwig 27 5 March 1908 CH FC Bayern, M�nchen eV 11 0
  Gramlich, Rudolf 27 6 June 1908 LH Eintracht Frankfurt eV 20 0
  Lehner, Ernst 23 7 November 1912 OR SSV Schwaben Augsburg eV 22 11
  Szepan, Friedrich H. 28 2 September 1907 IR FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 eV 13 2
  Hohmann, Karl 27 18 June 1908 CF VfL Benrath eV 18 16
  Rasselnberg, Josef 22 18 December 1912 IL VfL Benrath eV 9 8
  Fath, Josef 23 27 December 1911 OL VfR Wormatia 08 Worms eV 10 5


reserves not known, although there were three of them.
2-3-5 Jakob -
Haringer, Münzenberg -
Janes, Goldbrunner, Gramlich -
Lehner, Szepan, Hohmann, Rasselnberg, Fath.


Age 25.4 Appearances/Goals 15.1 3.8


    Match Report


England beat Germany at White Hart Lane yesterday by three goals to none. The football was naither as interesting to watch nor as perfect in technique as it might have been, but the afternoon was a great success for at least two reasons. First, the game was played throughout in the friendliest of spirit ; and, secondly, after a morning of heavy and persistent rain, the sun came out, and both the players and the spectators had far better conditions than they could have expected three or four hours before the kick-off.

Germany were fortunate in that the margin against them was not bigger, and it would be flattery to pretend otherwise...

England's one goal came when Camsell was given a pass which sent him racing through in the inside-left position, and his shot, taken from an extremely acute angle, could not be stopped...

First a movement down the left wing begun by Hapgood ended with Bastin centreing across for Camsell to head into the net, and then some splendid football by Bastin, who had worked into the centre, led up to Camsell, who had run over to the left, to return the ball to Bastin, who never looked like making a mistake with his shot. - The Times - Thursday 5th December, 1935

T.U.C. and the International Match

    "Sir John Simon, the Home Secretary, today received the deputation representing the general council of the Trades' Union Congress, who have appealed to him to prohibit the match between England and Germany at Tottenham on Wednesday.
   "Sir Walter Citrine, who headed the deputation, was accompanied by Mr J. Marchbank of the N.U.R.; Mr Charles Dukes, of the General Workers' Union; Mr J. Bromley, secretary of the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen; Mr Ebby Edwards, of the Miners' Federation; Mr W. Holmes, secretary of the Agricultural Workers' Union; Mr H. Elvin, secretary of the National Union of Clerks; and Mr W. Berry, of the Amalgamated Engineers' Union.
meeting the Home Secretary the deputation held a meeting at Transport House, and selected Sir Walter Citrine to present their case.
   "Sir John Simon had already stated that he did not think that interference on the part of the Government was called for.
   "It is understood that the intention of forming a procession of the German supporters to march in procession to Tottenham, to which the T.U.C. strongly objected, has now been abandoned.
   "Sir John Simon, it is gathered, reiterated his view on behalf of the Government that there was no political significance to be attached to the match.
   "The T.U.C. deputation again raised the question of a procession and a possible hostile demonstration, but they were assured that there was to be no organised procession of Nazi supporters who are coming to London for the match.
   "It is understood that the Home Secretary pointed out that there was never any suggestion of a procession, but Sir Walter Citrine argued that there was evidence in the possession of the T.U.C. that this was the original intention and that if it took place there was a real danger of grave public disturbance.
   "Assurances were received that the police would take all necessary precautions to ensure that there was no public demonstration or disorder in connection with the match."

   Football Association Challenge Cup

First round replays played on 4 December 1935:

There were no shocks in the five games, with Bournemouth putting eight goals past non-league Walthamstow, and Brighton hitting six at Cheltenham, also a non-league club. Bristol Rovers beat Northampton, and Clapton Orient won at Aldershot with an extra-time winner. Folkestone beat Romford after extra time in the tie involving two non-league clubs, and earned themselves a home tie with Clapton Orient in the second round.


It was on 3 December 1935 that the King's younger sister, Princess Victoria of Wales, died at the age of 67. She never married, and her death and funeral were a terrible strain on her ailing brother, King George V, who died just seven weeks after her.

Source Notes

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