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219 vs. Wales
220
221 vs. Norway

Wednesday, 26 October 1938
Football Association 75th Anniversary Celebration Match

England 3 Rest of Europe 0 [2-0]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Rest of Europe Squad

Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London
Attendance: 40,185
; Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT
First half only live on London Television (BBC) (UK) - commentator: George Allison

England - WillieHall, (hard shot high into the net from a Matthews through ball 20), Tommy Lawton (put in a loose ball from a Matthews cross 39), Len Goulden (powerful drive 73)
Results 1930-39

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Rest of Europe

Referee - Arthur James Jewell
England

Linesmen - not known

This match, retrospectivel, is not, is not recognised as official by FIFA.
The second match to be shown live on British Television, albeit the first half only.

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO record no rating
Colours: The 1935 home uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue shorts, black socks topped with two white hoops
Capt: Eddie Hapgood, sixteenth captaincy. Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following a trial match, on x.
187th match, W 119 - D 30 - L 38 - F 560 - A 220.
England Lineup
  Woodley, Victor R. 28 26 February 1910 G Chelsea FC 13 19 GA
2 Sproston, Bert 23 22 June 1915 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 10 0
3 Hapgood, Edris A. 30 24 September 1908 LB Arsenal FC 25 0
4 Willingham, C. Kenneth 25 1 December 1912 RH Huddersfield Town AFC 7 1
5 Cullis, Stanley 22 25 October 1916 CH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 6 0
6 Copping, Wilfred 31 17 August 1907 LH Arsenal FC 19 0
7 Matthews, Stanley 23 1 February 1915 OR Stoke City FC 12 7
8 Hall, G. William 26 12 March 1912 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 6 3
9 Lawton, Thomas 19
20 days
6 October 1919 CF Everton FC 2 2
10 Goulden, Leonard A. 26 16 July 1912 IL West Ham United FC 10 3
11 Boyes, Walter 25 5 January 1913 OL Everton FC 3 0

reserves:

reserves
 
2-3-5 formation -

Averages:

Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc

 

Rest of Europe Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO records no rating
Colours: Pale-blue laced up shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: Raymond Braine Selectors: Vittorio Pozzo, 52 (2 March 1886), Italy.
Rest of Europe Lineup
  Olivieri, Aldo 28 2 October 1910
Born in Italy
G FC Torino, Italy
  Foni, Alfredo 27 20 January 1911
Born in Italy
RB Juventus FC, Italy
  Rava, Pietro 22 21 January 1916
Born in Italy
LB Juventus FC, Italy
  Kupfer, Andreas 24 7 May 1914
Born in Germany
RH 1. FC Schweinfurt 05, Germany
  Andriolo Frodella, Miguel Á. 26 6 September 1912
Born in Uruguay
CH Bologna 1909 FC, Italy
  Kitzinger, Albin 26 1 February 1912
Born in Germany
LH 1. FC Schweinfurt 05, Germany
  Aston, Alfred 26 26 May 1912
Born in France
OR Racing Club de Paris, France
  Braine, Raymond E.M. 31 28 April 1907
Born in Belgium
IR Royal Beerschot AC, Belgium
  Piola, Silvio 25 29 September 1913
Born in Italy
CF SS Lazio, Italy
  Zsengellér, Gyula 22 27 December 1915
Born in Hungary
IL Újpest FC, Hungary
  Brustad, Arne 26 14 April 1912
Born in Norway
OL Ski og FK Lyn, Norway

reserves:

 
 
2-3-5 formation -

Averages:

Age 25.7  

 

    F.A. ANNIVERSARY MATCH NEXT OCTOBER

    A football match between England and the rest of the European countries next October is to be an attraction staged as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Football Association. England will be opposed to a representative team drawn from countries in membership with the International Football Federation-the ruling body of soccer on the Continent. Austrian, German, Italian, French, Hungarian, Belgian, Dutch and Czechoslovakian players are among those eligible for such a side. - Saturday, 30 April 1930

    Match Report

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothmans Yearbooks
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