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Record Index

England's Record Overall

 

 

Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 411 259 93 59 998 375 +623 50 177 2.428 0.912 74.3 +200
Away 431 233 107 91 941 462 +479 79 155 2.183 1.072 66.5 +142
Neutral 86 34 26 26 114 90 +24 23 35 1.326 1.047 54.7 +8
All 928 526 226 176 2053 927 +1126 152 367 2.212 0.999 68.8 +350

Notes

The friendly away match of 17 May 1953 against Argentina, abandoned midway through the first half because of torrential rain with both teams scoreless, is treated differently.  Although the teams played for only 21 minutes, the football associations of England and Argentina agreed the match would stand as a scoreless draw.  Since the Football Association records list the 1953 Argentina match as a draw, we have bowed to their official status although we believe it would have been more accurate to record it for what it was, an abandonment.  Accordingly, we have recorded the match as a scoreless draw and counted it in making our team record computations. 

The friendly away match of 15 February 1995 against the Republic of Ireland, abandoned after 27 minutes because of crowd violence with the Republic leading 1-0, did not produce an official result.  The Football Association's official website has only recently made mention of the match in its matches list although caps were awarded to England's players.  We have chosen to record it in our matches list because caps were awarded.  Accordingly, we have recorded the match as a scoreless draw and counted it in making our team record computations.

Also, two matches will always come up as contentious, they have been recorded above as away matches.  England 5-1 victory over against Wales in 1888, and England's 2-1 victory over against Northern Ireland in 1973, both played on English soil, yet both were and are England away matches. The Welsh match was played at a minimal distance over the English border, as Wrexham's Racecourse Ground became unavailable at the last moment. The Welsh FA taking home the receipts and recording the match as a home defeat.  The Irish match also receives similar recognition by its own FA, another home loss. In fact, between 1972 and 1974, Northern Ireland played 'many' home matches in England, the 1973 Home Championship was another example. The Irish even produced a programme for the match.
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