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Record Index

England's Record
by Type of Match

 

 

England's Record by Type of Match

Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
World Cup 161 94 42 25 334 116 +218 32 82 2.075 0.72 71.4 +69
European Championship 117 65 33 19 226 86 +140 21 65 1.932 0.735 69.7 +46
British Championship 266 161 56 49 661 282 +379 30 90 2.485 1.06 71.1 +112
Minor Tournament 31 11 10 10 40 35 +5 9 9 1.29 1.129 51.6 +1
Friendly 365 205 86 74 832 420 +412 61 127 2.279 1.151 67.9 +131

 

England's Record by Type of Match and Venue
Home Matches Away Matches Neutral Venue
Type P W D L F A P W D L F A P W D L F A
World Cup 56 43 11 2 154 30 55 31 14 10 117 39 50 20 17 13 63 47
European Championship 50 31 14 5 114 24 49 28 14 7 88 39 18 6 5 7 24 13
British Championship 135 88 23 24 370 145 131 73 33 25 291 137 0 0 0 0 0 0
Minor Tournament 12 5 6 1 23 15 8 3 1 4 5 9 11 3 3 5 12 11
Friendly 165 98 39 28 365 170 193 102 46 45 452 241 7 5 1 1 15 9

Notes

The six British Championship matches for 1949-50 and 1953-54 doubled as qualifying matches for the World Cup final tournaments of 1950 and 1954.  The six British Championship matches for 1966-67 and 1967-68 also served as qualifying matches for the European Championship final tournament of 1968.  The numbers for 12 British Championship matches are thus duplicated within the World Cup and European Championship numbers.  For that reason, addition of the home and away column numbers in the tables results in double counting of these 12 matches and produces sums that are greater than the actual overall numbers, and therefore omitted.

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. 
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