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The International Select Committee

226 matches in charge

P 226 W 138 D 37 L 51 F 674: A 293
69% successful
1872-1939

discipline: 0 0
players managed:
654

Profile

Full name The Selection Committee of the National Association
Established The Football Association founded 26 October 1863

England Career

England tenure Football Association functionaries, at first its secretary and later its International Committee, had sole responsibility for selecting the England team from the first unofficial match in 1870 through the last match before the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. 
First match No. 1, 30 November 1872, Scotland 0 England 0, a friendly match at Hamilton Crescent in Glasgow.
Last match No. 226, 24 May 1939, Romania 0 England 2, friendly match at Stadionul ANEF in Bucharest.
Major tournaments The FA declined to join the World Cup Finals 1930, 1934 and 1938;
British Championships
from 1882-83 through to 1938-39.
Team honours British Championship winners 1887-88, 1890-91, 1891-92, 1892-93, 1894-95, 1897-98, 1898-99, 1900-01, 1903-04, 1904-05, 1908-09, 1910-11, 1912-13, 1929-30, 1931-32, 1937-38, shared 1885-86, 1889-90, 1902-03, 1905-06, 1907-08, 1911-12, 1926-27, 1930-31, 1934-35, 1938-39.
Individual honours None
Backroom Staff various trainers have been employed. Herbert Chapman and Thomas Whittaker were two of the popular choices from the 1930's.

 

The International Select Committee - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 98 66 13 19 300 117 +183 5 33 3.061 1.194 74.0 +47
Away 128 72 24 32 374 176 +198 15 35 2.922 1.375 65.6 +40
All 226 138 37 51 674 293 +381 20 68 2.982 1.296 69.2 +87

 

The International Select Committee - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 153 90 30 33 401 168 +233 16 49 2.621 1.098 68.6 +57
Friendly 73 48 7 18 273 125 +148 4 19 3.74 1.712 70.5 +30
All 226 138 37 51 674 293 +381 20 68 2.982 1.296 69.2 +87

 

The International Select Committee - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 153 90 30 33 401 168 +233 16 49 2.621 1.098 68.6 +57
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 153 90 30 33 401 168 +233 16 49 2.621 1.098 68.6 +57
Total 153 90 30 33 401 168 +233 16 49 2.621 1.098 68.6 +57

 

Matches in which the International Select Committee were in charge of England
1-40 1872-1890 41-70 1890-1900 71-119 1900-1914 120-172 1919-1930 173-226 1930-1939
England's first thirty-one matches were overseen by the FA's founding father, Charles Alcock.

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