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Saturday, 27 May 1967
End-of-Season International Friendly Match

Austria 0 England 1 [0-1]


Match Summary
Austria Squad
England Squad

Praterstadion, Prater, Wien
Attendance: 50,000;
Kick-off: 4.30pm local & BST

England - Alan Ball (20)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from France




Referee (-) - Michel Kitabjian
x (-).

Linesmen - Vuillemin and Lamour

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Austria Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 25th
Colours: White jerseys, black shorts, black socks.
Capt:   Manager: Erwin Alge
Johann Pesser
Austria Lineup
  Pichler, Roman     G     GA
2 Wartusch, Helmut     RB      
3 Glechner, Walter     CHB      
4 Sturmberger, Gerhard     OR      
5 Fak, Erich     LB      
6 Eschlmüller, Roland     CHB      
7 Schmidt, Peter     OL      
8 Köglberger, Helmut     IR      
9 Wolney, Franz     CF      
10 Siber, Helmut     CF      
11 Parits, Thomas     IL      

unused substitutes:

4-2-4 Pichler -
Wartusch, Glechner, Eschlmüller, Fak -
Sturmberger, Schmidt -
Köglberger, Wolny, Siber, Parits


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team

Current World Champions Colours: The 1966 Umbro away uniform - Red crew necked jerseys, white shorts, red socks.


No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, 36th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 47 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
50th match, W 33 - D 10 - L 7 - F 118 - A 56.
England Lineup
  Bonetti, Peter     G Chelsea FC 3 0ᵍᵃ
2 Newton, Keith     RB Blackburn Rovers FC 4 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 32 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 56 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 25 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0
5 Labone, Brian 27 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 5 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 26 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 53 2
7 Ball, Alan J.     OR Everton FC 20 2
8 Greaves, James     IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 57 44
final app 1959-67
most goals 1964-67
9 Hurst, Geoffrey C.     CF West Ham United FC 14 8
10 Hunt, Roger     IL Liverpool FC 24 17
11 Hunter, Norman     OL Leeds United AFC 5 0

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey scored his first England goal, a penalty, against Austria in the November 1951 friendly draw. He also played in the friendly victory six months later.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

This was Sir Alf Ramsey's fiftieth match since he took over and his thirty-third victory. It was also a milestone match for Harold Shepherdson, who was on the touchline for his hundredth match as England trainer. A neatly worked goal by Alan Ball in the twentieth minute won the match. The England squad then went off on a trip to Canada thinly disguised as an FA XI as part of the Expo 67 festivities. The nadir of a pointless exercise was Sir Alf getting caught up in a heated argument over the state of the pitch in Montreal which had been used for a circus parade a day before the game. In one of the great unexpected and original quotes from a football manager, Sir Alf fumed in his clipped tones: 'I will not allow my players to risk injury on a disgraceful pitch that is covered in elephant shit.'

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