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16th May

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17th May

18th May
England On This Day
1885 Jack Cox baptised in Everton
1916
Andy Ducat joins the army
1924 England benefit from an own goal for first time since 1909
Roy Bentley born in Bristol
Billy Marsden signs for The Wednesday FC

Friendly match
141 Saturday, 17 May 1924 - France 1 England 3 [0-2]
Stade Pershing, Paris (20,000)
Dewaquez
Gibbins (2), Baumann OG
AW

   
1928 England's fifth win in five matches in France
Joe Tate joins Rugby School as an assistant coach
Tommy Roberts signs for Tottenham Hotspur FC for £1000

End of Season Tour match
160 Thursday, 17 May 1928 - France 1 England 5 [1-3]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris (40,000)
Langiller
Jack, Stephenson (2), Dean (2)
AW

  1929 Frank Barson to captain Hartlepools United FC
1937 England's first visit to Sweden for 14 years
Teddy Sandford marries Lily Smith in Handsworth

End of Season Tour match
210 Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 17 May 1937 -
Sweden 0 England 4 [0-4]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna (34,119)
Steele (3), J.Johnson AW

  1938 England team chosen for Switzerland
1939
England team chosen for Yugoslavia
1941 War Charity FA XI 4 The Army 2 at St. James' Park
1947
amateur France 1 England 4 in Lille
1949
Jack Hacking appointed sec/manager at Barrow AFC
1950
B Netherlands A 3 England 0 at Olympisch Stadion
1951
Portugal team chosen for England
1952
Italy team chosen for England
1953 England's first of two matches to be abandoned

End of Season Tour match
277 Sunday, 17 May 1953 - Argentina 0 England 0
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires (85,000)
   AabD

Suspended after 23 minutes. Abandoned after 36 minutes.


  1955 England team chosen for Spain
1958
FA Tour of Nigeria Western Nigeria 1 England 5
 
Jack Crayston resigns as Arsenal FC manager
1959 England wear royal blue for first time

End of Season Tour match
332 Sunday, 17 May 1959 - Peru 4 England 1 [2-0]
Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima (54,000)
Seminario (3), Joya
Greaves
AL

  1961 FA Tour of Far East Singapore 0 England 9
1964 England win in Portugal for first time in 14 years
under 23 Israel 0 England 4 in Tel Aviv

End-of-Season Friendly match
377 Sunday, 17 May 1964 - Portugal 3 England 4 [1-2]
Estadio Nacional, Lisboa (40,000)
Torres (2), Eusébio
R.Charlton, J.Byrne (3)
AW

  1968 interlevel England 1 Young England 4 at Highbury
1972 youth England 1 Yugoslavia 0 in Barcelona
1975 England equaled their record of six consecutive clean sheets

Home International Championship
491 Saturday, 17 May 1975 -
Northern Ireland 0 England 0 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Belfast (36,500)
  AD

   
1980 England's first defeat in Wales since 1955

Home International Championship
540 Saturday, 17 May 1980 - Wales 4 England 1 [2-1]
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (24,236)
Thomas, Walsh, L.James, Thompson OG
Mariner
AL

1981 Leon Osman born in Wigan

1983
youth England 0 USSR 2 at Villa Park
1984
under 21 Final Spain 0 England 1 in Seville
1986 England's first victory over Mexico for 20 years

Friendly match
612 Saturday, 17 May 1986 - Mexico 0 England 3 [0-3]
LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles (45,000)
Hateley (2), Beardsley NW

  1991 semi-pro England 1 Wales 2 in Stafford
1992 Carlos Alberto Parreira becomes first to manage three different countries against England
women England 4 Iceland 0 at Huish Park

Friendly match
684 Sunday, 17 May 1992 - England 1 Brazil 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (53,428)
Platt
Bebeto
HD

   
1994 England's first home win over Greece since 1971
England up to fifteenth in rankings

Friendly match
704 Tuesday, 17 May 1994 - England 5 Greece 0 [3-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (23,659)
Anderton, Beardsley, Platt (2 (1 pen)), Shearer HW

  2001 Mexico announce their Confederations Squad
2002 under 21 England 2 Switzerland 1 in Zürich
        under 20 Japan 0 England 0 in Toulon
2003
under 17 England 0 Austria 0 in Santa Comba Dão
       
women USA 6 England 0 in Birmingham, US
2004
England name 24-man squad named for the Finals
        Testimonial Arsenal 6 England 0
 Steve Howey leaves Bolton Wanderers FC
2006 England remain tenth in the rankings
 Terry Butcher appointed manager of Sydney FC
2007 under 19 England 1 Netherlands 2 at Ricoh Arena
       
women England 4 Iceland 0 at Roots Hall
 Estonia name a preliminary squad for England
 Brazil name squad for England at the new Wembley
2008 Scott Carson marries Amiee Barton in Egremont
2011 women England 2 Sweden 0 at Kassam Stadium
2012
Michael Owen to leave Manchester United FC
2016 Portugal name squad for Euro Finals
 Australia name squad for England
 Richard Wright retires from playing
2018 England remain thirteenth in the rankings

Opposition On This Day
1868 George Gaffikin (Ireland) born
1873 Hugh Gordon (Ireland) born
1882 goalkeeper Billy Scott (Ireland) born
1889 Johnny Houston (Ireland) born
1929 Branko Zebec (Yugoslavia) born
1935 Hugh Barr (Northern Ireland) born
1941 José Ufarte (Spain) born
1942 Phillipe Gondet (France) born
1965 Mike McGarry (New Zealand) born
1969 José Chamot (Argentina) born
1972 Ergün Penbe (Turkey) born
1974 Edward Lewis (USA)
&
Damiano Tommasi (Italy) born
1978 official Guillaume Debart (France) born
1979 David Jarolim (Czech Republic) born
1980 official Tomasz Wajda (Poland) born
1984 Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica) born
1986 Bojan Jokić (Slovenia) born
1988 Martin Olssen (Sweden) born
1991 Iñigo Martínez (Spain) born
1993 Rafa Silva (Portugal) born










1972 first ever penalty shootout is Korea vs. Thailand
England's Record on 17th May
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 1 0 6 1 +5 0 1 3.00 0.50 75.0 +1
Away 8 4 2 2 18 13 +5 2 3 2.25 1.625 62.5 +2
Neutral 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Total 11 6 3 2 27 14 +13 2 5 2.455 1.273 68.2 +4
 

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