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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra

 


216 vs. Germany
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218 vs. France

Saturday, 21 May 1938
End-of-Season Tour Friendly Match

Switzerland 2 England 1 [1-1]
 

Match Summary
Switzerland Party

England Party

Hardturm Sportplatz, Industriequartier, Zürich
Attendance: 25,000
; Kick-off tbc CET

Switzerland - Georges Aeby (headed in a cross 30), André Abegglen (penalty 73)
England - Cliff Bastin (penalty 33)
Results 1930-39

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Switzerland

Type

England

Referee - Dr. Peco Joseph Bauwens
51 (24 December 1886), Germany

Linesmen - not known

"The match was started in the novel way of dropping the ball from an aeroplane, which, after circling round, swooped down on the field. The pilot was a deadly shot, and the ball fell accurately in the centre of the field."

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Switzerland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 32nd to 31st
Colours: probably red shirts and white shorts
Capt: Sevi Minelli Selectors: Karl Rappen, selected the team on Monday, 16 May 1938.
Switzerland Lineup
  Huber, Wilhelm 24 17 December 1913 G Grasshopper Club 8 17 GA
  Minelli, Severino 28 6 September 1909 RB Grasshopper Club 61 0
  Lehmann, August 29 26 January 1909 LB Grasshopper Club 14 2
  Springer, Hermann 29 4 December 1908 RH Grasshopper Club 16 1
  Vernati, Sirio 31 12 May 1907 CH Grasshopper Club 17 0
  Lörtscher, Ernest 25 15 March 1913 LH Servette FC de Genève 17 0
  Amadò, Lauro 26 3 March 1912 OR FC Lugano 13 4
  Walaschek, Eugène 21 20 June 1916 IR Servette FC de Genève 9 2
  Bickel, Alfred 20 12 May 1918 CF Grasshopper Club 17 5
Abegglen, André 27 7 March 1909 IL Servette FC de Genève 38 25
Aeby, Georges 24 21 September 1913 OL Servette FC de Genève 17 6

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

The first team selection had Hans Rauch at centre-half, instead of his clubmate Vernati.
 
2-3-5 Huber -
Minelli, Lehmann -
Springer, Vernati, Lörtscher -
V, Walaschek, Bickel, Abegglen, Aeby

Averages:

Age 25.8 Appearances/Goals 20.6 3.9

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 5th
Colours: The 1935 home uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue shorts, black socks topped with two white hoops
Capt: Eddie Hapgood, thirteenth captaincy. Selectors:
Trainer: Tom Whittaker
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, Party selected on Saturday, 30 April 1938, team chosen Tuesday, 17 May 1938.
184th match, W 117 - D 30 - L 37 - F 551 - A 214.
England Lineup (no numbers worn)
  Woodley, Victor R. 28 26 February 1910 G Chelsea FC 10 15 GA
  Sproston, Bert 22 22 June 1915 RB Leeds United AFC 7 0
  Hapgood, Edris A. 29 24 September 1908 LB Arsenal FC 22 0
  Willingham, C. Kenneth 25 1 December 1912 RH Huddersfield Town AFC 4 1
  Young, Alfred 32 4 November 1905 CH Huddersfield Town AFC 7 0
  Welsh, Donald 27 25 February 1911 LH Charlton Athletic FC 2 0
  Matthews, Stanley 23 1 February 1915 OR Stoke City FC 9 6
  Robinson, John 20 10 August 1917 IR Sheffield Wednesday FC 3 3
  Broome, Frank H. 22 11 June 1915 CF Aston Villa FC 2 1
  Goulden, Leonard A. 25 9 July 1912 IL West Ham United FC 7 2
Bastin, Clifford S. 26 14 March 1912 OL Arsenal FC 20 11

reserves:

Arthur Bateman (Brentford AFC), Stan Cullis (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC), Willie Hall (Tottenham Hotspur FC, withdrawn) and Harry Clifton (Newcastle United FC). Ted Drake (Arsenal FC) replaced Hall on 6 May.

team notes:

In the team selected on 17 May, Drake had replaced Broome at centre-forward.
 
2-3-5 Woodley -
Sproston, Hapgood -
Willingham, Young, Welsh -
Matthews, Robinson, Broome, Goulden, Bastin

Averages:

Age 25.4 Appearances/Goals 8.5 2.1

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

TheFA.com
original newspaper reports
FA Yearbooks - various
FIFA.com/players
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