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Sunday, 2 October 1955
British Exhibition in Copenhagen Celebration Match

Denmark 1 England 5 [0-3]


Match Summary
Denmark Squad
England Squad

Idrætsparken, Inder Østerbro, København
Kick-off: 2.00pm BST

England - Don Revie (penalty 26, 53), Nat Lofthouse (31, 41), Geoff Bradford (82)
Denmark - Lundberg
Results 1955-1960

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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Denmark Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 25th to 27th
Colours: Red jerseys, white shorts, black socks
Capt:   Manager:  
Denmark Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Denmark Substitutes


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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright, 54th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 42 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
72nd match, W 44 - D 14 - L 14 - F 209 - A 106, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4 McGarry, William H. 24 10 June 1927 RHB Huddersfield Town AFC 3 0
5 Wright, William A. 31 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

69 3
6 Dickinson, James W. 30 24 April 1925 LHB

Portsmouth FC

41 0
7 Milburn, John E.T. 31 11 May 1924 OR Newcastle United FC 13 10
8 Revie, Donald G. 28 10 July 1927 IR Manchester City FC 4 4
9 Lofthouse, Nathaniel 30 27 August 1925 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 27 27
10       IL      
11 Finney, Thomas 33 5 April 1922 OL

Preston North End FC

56 24
England Substitutes



team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 34th consecutive match.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Luton goalkeeper Ron Baynham, Birmingham City right-back Jeff Hall and Bristol Rovers inside-left Geoff Bradford all made debuts. Bradford, a consistent force with Rovers in the Second Division and winning his only cap, scored the fifth and final goal eight minutes from the end after a hat-trick from Don Revie (including a penalty) and the usual goal from Lofthouse had floored the Danes. Hall and Byrne were to partner each other at full-back for seventeen successive matches, with only one defeat. This match was played on a Sunday in front of the King and Queen of Denmark to coincide with a British Trades Fair. So as not to weaken club sides for the previous day's League programme, the squad was chosen on a one club, one man basis. In eight instances the players were paired off from the Saturday games so that their clubs were equally weakened. Don Revie had just started experimenting with his Hidegkuti-style deep-lying centre-forward role with Manchester City, but he played as an orthodox inside-right alongside Nat Lofthouse in this match and the pair of them together were always too much of a handful for the Danish defenders.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author