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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra

 

 
233 vs. Switzerland
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234 vs. Portugal

Wednesday, 21 May 1947
End-of-Season Tour 'B' Friendly Match

Switzerland 0 FA XI 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Switzerland B Party
England Party

Stadium to be confirmed, Genève
Attendance: "Twenty thousand spectators";
Kick-off: tbc

 
B Team Results

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

Switzerland

Type

England

Referee (-) - Victor Sedz
x (-), France.

Linesmen - tbc

"From Zürich we flew to Geneva, where another game had been arranged. It was clearly understood our team would be an F.A. XI, and for the game we would be wearing [red] shirts borrowed from the R.A.F. But this did not stop the Swiss—keen to draw a big crowd—from billing the match "Swiss 'B' v. England 'B'." - The World's My Football Pitch, Billy Wright, p50.
Wright stated 'blue' - but all evidence suggests England wore red.

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Switzerland B Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: probably white jerseys, black shorts and black socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Switzerland Lineup
  Corrodi     G     GA
2 Gyger, Rudi     RB FC Cantonal    
3 Belli, Andre     LB Servette FC    
4 Neukomm     RHB      
5 Luscenti     CHB      
6 Ibach     LHB      
7 Ernest     OR      
8 Hasler     IR      
9 Zanetti     CF      
10 Badr     IL      
11 Siegenthaler     OL      

reserves:

-
 
2-3-5 Corrodi -
Gyger, Belli -
Neokomm, Luscenti, Ibach -
Erest, Hasler, Zanetti, Badr, Siegenthaler.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

FA XI Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: The 1947 away uniform - Red collared jerseys, white shorts, black socks with white turnovers.
Capt: George Hardwick Manager:
Physiotherapist: Walter Max
Walter Winterbottom, 34 (31 March 1913), appointed national director of coaching on 8 July 1946;
first B match, W 0 - D 1 - L 0 - F 0 - A 0.
Party chosen by Selection Committee headed by Arthur Drewry following the France match on 3 May, team chosen on 19 May.
FA XI Lineup
  Swift, Frank V. 33 26 December 1913 G Manchester City FC 1 0 GA
2 Scott, Lawrence 30 23 April 1917 RB

Arsenal FC

1 0
3 Robinson, Richard 20 19 January 1927 LB

Middlesbrough FC

1 0
4 Taylor, Philip H. 30 18 September 1917 RHB Liverpool FC 1 0
5 Wright, William A. 23 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

1 0
6 Franklin, Cornelius 25 24 January 1922 LHB

Stoke City FC

1 0
7 Finney, Thomas 25 5 April 1922 OR

Preston North End FC

1 0
8 Hagan, James 29 21 January 1918 IR Sheffield United FC 1 0
9 Mortensen, Stanley H. 25 26 May 1921 CF Blackpool FC 1 0
10 Mannion, Wilfred J. 29 16 May 1918 IL

Middlesbrough FC

1 0
11 Langton, Robert 28 8 September 1918 OL

Blackburn Rovers FC

1 0

reserves:

George Hardwick (Middlesbrough FC), Eddie Lowe (Aston Villa FC), Stan Matthews (Blackpool FC), Raich Carter (Derby County FC), Tommy Lawton (Chelsea FC).

team notes:

This is the first occasion that England have played a match on a Sunday.
 
2-3-5 Swift  -
Scott, Robinson -
Taylor, Wright, Franklin -
Finney, Hagan, Mortensen, Mannion, Langton.

Averages:

Age 28.0 Appearances/Goals 1.0 0.0

 

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Billy Wright's: The World is My Football Pitch (Stanley Paul & Co, London, U.K., 1953)
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