Match Dates
England Football Online
Contact Us Page Last Updated 12 October 2021
 
 
22nd May

England on
23rd May

24th May
England On This Day

1875
Frank Forman born in Aston-on-Trent

1895
Billy Smith born in Tanfield
1858 Claud Wilson is baptised in Banbury

1893 Nat Walton joins Nelson FC

1898
Jimmy Settle marries Catherine Higham in Aspull
1907
FA refuse Percy Humphreys transfer to Southampton
1919
Bert Lee demobilised
1922
Harry Martin signs for Nottingham Forest FC
1925 FA Tour of Australia
Australia 0 England 5
1938
Joe Hulme announces his retirement
1950
England announce their World Cup Finals squad
1954 England's record defeat
B Switzerland 2 England 0 at St. Jakob Park
End-of-Season East-European Pre-World Cup Tour match
287 Sunday, 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1 [3-0]
Népstadion, Budapest (92,000)
Lantos, Puskás (2), Kocsis (2), Toth, Hidegkuti
Broadis
AL



1961
Frank Robert dies in Bolton aged 68
1955 FA Tour of Bermuda Jamaica 0 England 7
1956
FA Tour of South Africa Border 0 England 10
1961
FA Tour of Far East Hong Kong 0 England 3
1965
unofficial Gibraltar XI 0 England 6 at Victoria Stdm
1966
youth France 1 England 2 at Rijeka
1968
amateur England 0 Italy 0 in Enfield
1970
England announce squad for the World Cup Finals
1972 First England match not to feature a World Cup winner

Home International Championship
462 Tuesday, 23 May 1972 -
England
0 Northern Ireland 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (64,000)
Neill HL

   
1976 Roberto becomes only the third substitute to score against England
USA Bicentennial Cup Team America 0 Italy 4 at RFK Memorial Stadium
women England 5 Scotland 1 in Enfield

USA Bicentennial Cup match
501 Sunday, 23 May 1976 - Brazil 1 England 0 [1-0]
LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles (32,495)
Roberto NL

  1977 youth England 0 Greece 0 in Beveren
1979 Laurie Cunningham becomes the second BME player in a full international

Home International Championship
529 Wednesday, 23 May 1979 - England 0 Wales 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (70,220/74,000)
  HD

  1980 youth Netherlands 0 England 1 at Halle
1981 England now gone four matches without scoring

Home International Championship
554 Saturday, 23 May 1981 - England 0 Scotland 1 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (90,000)
Robertson (pen) HL

   
1987 First scoreless draw betwen the auld enemy since 1970
semi-professional Scotland 1 England 2 in Dunfermline

Rous Cup match
626 Saturday, 23 May 1987 - Scotland 0 England 0 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Glasgow (64,713)
  AD

   
1989 record international low attendance for Wembley
preceded by women England 0 Sweden 2

Rous Cup match
645 Tuesday, 23 May 1989 - England 0 Chile 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (15,628)
  HD

  1990 under 21 France 3 England 7 in Aix-en-Provence
1991
England Challenge Cup Argentina 1 USSR 1
1995
under 16 Qatar 3 England 2 in Doha
 
England name their Umbro Cup squad
 Paul Bracewell rejoins Sunderland AFC
1996 England's only meeting with China

Friendly match  
721 Thursday, 23 May 1996 - China 0 England 3 [0-1]
Workers' Stadium, Beijing (65,000)
Barmby (2), Gascoigne AW

1997 Joe Gomez born in Lewisham  
1998 England's second meeting with the Saudi's, and second draw
women Netherlands 2 England 1 at Waalwijk

Friendly match
744 Saturday, 23 May 1998 -
England 0
Saudi Arabia 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (63,733)
  HD



2003
Ray Parry dies in Bolton aged 67
1999 semi-pro England 2 Wales 1 at St.Albans
2002
England to play Yugoslavia in June 2003
2003 under 19 England 1 Switzerland 0 at Drogheda
2004
Nat. Game XI Scotland 1 England 3 in Banff
2006
Nat. Game XI England 2 R. Ireland 0 in Eastbourne
2008
Tom Heaton joins Cardiff City FC on loan
2011
England squad named for Switzerland
 
Jay Bothroyd leaves Cardiff City FC
2012
Chris Kirkland signs for Sheffield Wednesday FC
2014
Matthew Upson signs for Leicester City FC
2016 under 21 England 7 Guinea 1 at Aubagne
2017 under 20 Guinea 1 England 1 at Jeonju
 Joey Barton released by Burnley FC
2018 youth Uruguay U20 2 England 2 in Chengdu
2019 youth England 2 Mexico 0 in Zlate Moravce
2021 England remain fourth in rankings

Opposition On This Day
1914 David Drok (Netherlands) born
1928 Manuel Álvarez (Chile) born
1942 José Maria (Spain) born
1954 Gerry Armstrong (Northern Ireland) born
1965 Manuel Sanchis (Spain) born
1968 Jozsef Somogyi (Hungary) born
1970 official Martin Wilczek (Czech Republic) born
1976 Andy Selva (San Marino) born
1984 Hugo Almeida (Portugal) born
1988 Angelo Ogbonna (Italy) born
1989 Alexandru Antoniuc (Moldova)
& Ezequiel Schelotto (Italy) born
1996 Răzvan Marin (Romania) born
 
England's Record on 23rd May
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 0 3 2 0 2 -2 5 3 0.00 0.40 30.0 -2
Away 3 1 1 1 4 7 -3 1 2 1.333 2.333 50.0 =0
Neutral 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
Total 8 1 4 3 4 10 -6 7 5 0.50 2.25 37.5 -2
 

CG