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Friendly Match Record Overall

 
 

England in Friendly Competition
1872-73 to 1938-39

Friendly Match Record by Opponents

Friendly Comps

 

1872-1939 1946-60 1960-70 1970-80 1980-90 1990-2000 2010-20 2020-30 2000-10

Seasons 1872-73 to 1877-78
1 30 November 1872 - Scotland 0 England 0 [0-0]
The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick (2,500 to 5,000)
  AD
2 8 March 1873 - England 4 Scotland 2 [2-2]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington (3,000)
Kenyon-Slaney (2), Bonsor, Chenery
Renny-Tailyour, Gibb
HW
3 7 March 1874 - Scotland 2 England 1 [2-1]
The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick (8,000)
Anderson, MacKinnon
Kingsford
AL
4 6 March 1875 - England 2 Scotland 2 [1-1]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington (1,500)
Wollaston, Alcock
McNiel, Andrews
HD
5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0 [3-0]
The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick (12,000 to 16,000)
MacKinnon, McNiel, Highet AL
6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3 [0-1]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
(2,000 to 3,000)
Lyttelton
Ferguson (2), Richmond
HL
7 2 March 1878 - Scotland 7 England 2 [4-0]
Hampden Park, Glasgow (12,000 to 20,000)
McDougall (3), McGregor, McNiel (2), MacKinnon
Wylie, A.Cursham
AL

Season 1878-79

8 18 January 1879 - England 2 Wales 1 [2-0]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
(100)
Whitfield, Sorby
Davies
HW
9 5 April 1879 - England 5 Scotland 4 [1-4]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
(3,000 to 5,000)
Mosforth, C.Bambridge (2), Goodyer, Parlane OG
MacKinnon (2), McDougall, Smith
HW

Season 1879-80

10 13 March 1880 - Scotland 5 England 4 [3-2]
Hampden Park, Glasgow (9,000 to 20,000)
Ker (3), Baird, Kay
Mosforth, C.Bambridge (2), Sparks
AL
11 15 March 1880 - Wales 2 England 3 [0-1]
The Racecourse, Wrexham (3,000 to 4,000)
W.Roberts, J.Roberts
Hibbott OG
, Sparks (2)
AW

Season 1880-81

12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1 [0-0]
East Lancashire Cricket Club, Blackburn
(3,000)
Vaughan HL
13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6 [0-1]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
(4,000 to 5,000)
C.Bambridge
Smith (2), Hill, Ker (2), Field OG
HL

Season 1881-82

14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13 [0-5]
Knock Ground, Belfast
(2,500)
Vaughton (5), J.Brown (2), A.Brown (4), C.Bambridge, H.Cursham AW
15 11 March 1882 - Scotland 5 England 1 [2-1]
Hampden Park, Glasgow (10,000 to 12,000)
Harrower, Ker (2), McPherson,  Kay
Vaughton
AL
16 13 March 1882 - Wales 5 England 3 [1-2]
The Racecourse, Wrexham (2,500 to 5,000)
Owen (2), Morgan, A.Jones OG, Vaughan
Mosforth, Parry, H.Cursham
AL

Season 1882-83

17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0 [2-0]
Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington
(2,000 to 3,000)
Mitchell (3), C.Bambridge, A.Cursham HW
18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0 [4-0]
Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool
(2,000 to 3,000)
Whateley (2), Cobbold (2), Dunn (2), Pawson HW
19 10 March 1883 - England 2 Scotland 3 [2-2]
Yorkshire Cricket Ground, Sheffield
(7,000 to 10,000)
Mitchell, Cobbold
Smith (3)
HL

England's Friendly Record 1872-1883
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 10 5 1 4 29 22 +7 1 2 2.90 2.20 55.0 +1
Away 9 2 1 6 27 29 -2 2 2 3.00 3.222 27.8 -4
Total 19 7 2 10 56 51 +5 3 4 2.947 2.684 42.1 -3

England's Friendly Goalscoring Record 1872-1883 (56 goals)
  
Charlie Bambridge 7
Howard Vaughton 6
Arthur Brown, Clem Mitchell 4
Nevill Cobbold, Billy Mosforth, Francis Sparks 3
Jimmy Brown, Arthur Cursham, Harry Cursham, Arthur Dunn, William Kenyon-Slaney, Olly Whateley, own goals 2
Charlie Alcock, Alex Bonsor, Charles Chenery, Arthur Goodyer, Robert Kingsford, Alf Lyttelton, Frank Pawson, Heathcote Sorby, Herbert Whitfeld, Charles Wollaston, John Wylie 1

With all home nations in place, England embarked on the British Championship Tournament.  No more 'official' friendly matches were played until the summer of 1908

Season 1907-08 - Friendly Matches 20-23

95 6 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 6 [0-3]
Cricketer Platz, Wien
(3,500)
Schmieger
Windridge (2), Woodward, Hilsdon (2), Bridgett
AW
96 8 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 11 [0-5]
Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien
(5,000)
Hirschl
Woodward (4), Windridge, Rutherford, Bradshaw (3), Warren, Bridgett
AW
97 10 June 1908 - Hungary 0 England 7 [0-4]
Millenaris Sportpalya, Buda-Pesth
(6,500)
Hilsdon (4), Windridge, Woodward, Rutherford AW
98 13 June 1908 - Bohemia 0 England 4 [0-1]
Stadión Letná, Praha
(12,000)
Hilsdon (2 (1 pen)), Windridge, Rutherford AW

Season 1908-09 - Friendly Matches 24-26

102 29 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 4 [1-3]
Millenaris Sportpalya
, Buda-Pesth
(10,000)
Késmárky, Grósz
Bridgett, Woodward, Fleming, Weinber OG
AW
103 31 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 8 [0-5]
Millenaris Sportpalya, Buda-Pesth
(11,000)
Schlosser, Mészáros
Fleming (2), Woodward (4), Holley (2)
AW
104 1 June 1909 - Austria 1 England 8 [0-2]
Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien (3,000)
Neubauer (pen)
Woodward (3), Halse (2), Holley (2), Warren
AW

England's Friendly Record 1872-1909
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 10 5 1 4 29 22 +7 1 2 2.90 2.20 55.0 +1
Away 16 9 1 6 75 36 +39 2 4 4.688 2.25 59.4 +3
Total 26 14 2 10 104 58 +46 3 6 4.00 2.231 57.7 +4

England's Friendly Goalscoring Record 1872-(1883)1909 (104 goals)
  
Vivian Woodward 14
George Hilsdon 8
Charlie Bambridge 7
Howard Vaughton 6
Jimmy Windridge 5
Arthur Brown, George Holley, Clem Mitchell 4
Frank Bradshaw, Arthur Bridgett, Nevill Cobbold, Harold Fleming, Billy Mosforth, Jock Rutherford, Francis Sparks, own goals (2+1) 3
Jimmy Brown, Arthur Cursham, Harry Cursham, Arthur Dunn, Harold Halse, William Kenyon-Slaney, Ben Warren, Olly Whateley 2
Charlie Alcock, Alex Bonsor, Charles Chenery, Arthur Goodyer, Robert Kingsford, Alf Lyttelton, Frank Pawson, Heathcote Sorby, Herbert Whitfeld, Charles Wollaston, John Wylie 1
The goalscorers in blue have scored their goals in the last recorded period (1883-1909)

No more 'official' friendly matches were played until the spring of 1921.

Season 1920-21 - Friendly Match 27

126 21 May 1921 - Belgium 0 England 2 [0-1]
Stade du DC de Bruxelles, Bruxelles (25,000)
Buchan, Chambers AW

Season 1922-23 - Friendly Matches 28-31

132 19 March 1923 - England 6 Belgium 1 [2-1]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury (14,052)
Hegan (2), Chambers, Mercer, Seed, Bullock
Vlaminck
HW
134 10 May 1923 - France 1 England 4 [0-2]
Stade Pershing, Paris
(30,000)
Dewaquez
Hegan (2), Buchan, Creek
AW
135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4 [1-3]
Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm
(14,500)
H.Dahl (2)
Walker (2), Thornwell, J.Moore
AW
136 24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3 [1-1]
Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm
(12,000)
H.Dahl
W.Moore (2), Miller
AW

Season 1923-24 - Friendly Matches 32 & 33

138 1 November 1923 - Belgium 2 England 2 [1-1]
Bosuil Stadion, Antwerpen
(40,000)
Larnoe, Schelstraete (pen)
Brown, W.Roberts
AD
141 17 May 1924 - France 1 England 3 [0-2]
Stade Pershing, Paris (20,000)
Dewaquez
Gibbins (2), Baumann OG
AW

Season 1924-25 - Friendly Matches 34 & 35

143 8 December 1924 - England 4 Belgium 0 [1-0]
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich (15,405)
Bradford (2), Walker (2) HW
146 21 May 1925 - France 2 England 3 [0-1]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris (35,000)
Boyer, Dewaquez
Gibbins, Bonnardel OG, Dorrell
AW

Season 1925-26 - Friendly Match 36

150 24 May 1926 - Belgium 3 England 5 [1-1]
Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen
(35,000)
Thys, R.Braine (2)
F.Osborne (3), Johnson, Carter
AW

Season 1926-27 - Friendly Matches 37-39

154 11 May 1927 - Belgium 1 England 9 [0-5]
Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles (35,000)
Vanhalme
G.Brown (2), Hulme, Rigby (2), Dean (3), Page
AW
155 21 May 1927 - Luxembourg 2 England 5 [2-2]
Stade de la Frontière, Esch-sur-Alzette (3,789)
Hubert, Lefevre
Dean (3), Kelly, Bishop
AW
156 26 May 1927 - France 0 England 6 [0-2]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris (25,000)
G.Brown (1 or 2), Dean (2), Rollet OG, Rigby (1 or 2) AW

Season 1927-28 - Friendly Matches 40 & 41

160 17 May 1928 - France 1 England 5 [1-3]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris (40,000)
Langiller
Jack, Stephenson (2), Dean (2)
AW
161 19 May 1928 - Belgium 1 England 3 [1-1]
Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen
(25,000)
Moeschal (pen?)
Dean (2), Matthews
AW

Season 1928-29 - Friendly Matches 42-44

165 9 May 1929 - France 1 England 4 [0-1]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris (35,000)
Dewaquez
Kail (2), Camsell (2)
AW
166 11 May 1929 - Belgium 1 England 5 [0-3]
Parc Duden, Bruxelles (35,000)
Moeschal
Camsell
(4 (1 pen)), Carter
AW
167 15 May 1929 - Spain 4 England 3 [2-2]
Estádio Metropolitano, Madrid (45,000)
Rubio (2), Lazcano, Goiburu
Carter
(2), Bradford
AL

Season 1929-30 - Friendly Matches 45 & 46

171 10 May 1930 - Germany 3 England 3 [1-2]
Deutsches Stadion, Berlin
(50,000)
R.Hofmann (3)
Bradford (2), Jack
AD
172 14 May 1930 - Austria 0 England 0 [0-0]
Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien (61,000)
  AD

Season 1930-31 - Friendly Matches 47 & 48

176 14 May 1931 - France 5 England 2 [3-1]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris
(35,000)
Laurent, Mercier (2), Langiller, Delfour
Crooks, Waring
AL
177 16 May 1931 - Belgium 1 England 4 [1-1]
Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles (30,000)
Capelle
Houghton (pen), Burgess (2), H.Roberts
AW

Season 1931-32 - Friendly Match 49

180 9 December 1931 - England 7 Spain 1 [3-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury (55,000)
Smith (2), Johnson (2), Crooks (2), Dean
Gorostiza
HW

Season 1932-33 - Friendly Matches 50-52

184 7 December 1932 - England 4 Austria 3 [2-0]
Stamford Bridge, Fulham
(40,000)
Hampson (2), Houghton, Crooks
Zischek (2), Sindelar
HW
186 13 May 1933 - Italy 1 England 1 [1-1]
Stadio Nazionale PNF, Roma (50,000)
Ferrari
Bastin
AD
187 20 May 1933 - Switzerland 0 England 4 [0-1]
Stadion Neufeld, Bern
(26,000)
Bastin (2), Richardson (2) AW

Season 1933-34 - Friendly Matches 53-55

190 6 December 1933 - England 4 France 1 [3-0]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham (17,097)
Camsell (2), Brook, Grosvenor
Veinante
HW
192 10 May 1934 - Hungary 2 England 1 [0-0]
Stadion Üllõi út, Budapest
(40,000)
Avar, Sárosi
Tilson
AL
193 16 May 1934 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 1 [1-1]
Stadión Letná, Praha
(35,000)
Nejedlý, Puč
Tilson
AL

Season 1934-35 - Friendly Matches 56 & 57

195 14 November 1934 - England 3 Italy 2 [3-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
(56,044)
Brook (2), Drake
Meazza (2)
HW
198 18 May 1935 - Netherlands 0 England 1 [0-0]
Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam (33,000)
Worrall AW

Season 1935-36 - Friendly Matches 58-60

200 4 December 1935 - England 3 Germany 0 [1-0]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham
(54,164)
Camsell (2), Bastin HW
203 6 May 1936 - Austria 2 England 1 [2-0]
Praterstadion, Wien (60,000)
Viertl, Geiter
Camsell
AL
204 9 May 1936 - Belgium 3 England 2 [0-1]
Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles (40,000)
Isemborghs (2), Fievez
Camsell, Hobbis
AL

Season 1936-37 - Friendly Matches 61-64

207 2 December 1936 - England 6 Hungary 2 [3-1]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
(36,000)
Brook, Drake (3), Britton, Carter
Cseh, Vincze
HW
209 14 May 1937 - Norway 0 England 6 [0-4]
Ullevål Stadion, Oslo (20,000)
Kirchen, Holmsen OG, Galley, Steele (2),  Goulden AW
Stadium Inauguration
210 17 May 1937 - Sweden 0 England 4 [0-4]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna (34,199)
Steele (3), J.Johnson AW
Finnish F.A. 30th Year Celebration Match
211 20 May 1937 - Finland 0 England 8 [0-4]
Töölön pallokenttä, Helsinki (9,533)
Kirchen, Payne (2), Steele (2), J.Johnson, Willingham, Robinson AW

Season 1937-38 - Friendly Matches 65-68

Friendly matches
214 1 December 1937 - England 5 Czechoslovakia 4 [3-2]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham (45,879)
Crayston, Morton, Matthews (3)
Puč, Nejedlý (2), Zeman
HW
216 14 May 1938 - Germany 3 England 6 [2-4]
Olympiastadion, Berlin (105,000)
Gellesch, Gauchel, Pesser
Bastin, Robinson (2), Broome, Matthews, Goulden
AW
217 21 May 1938 - Switzerland 2 England 1 [1-1]
Hardturm Stadion
, Zürich
(25,000)
Aeby, Abegglen (pen)
Bastin (pen)
AL
218 26 May 1938 - France 2 England 4 [2-3]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris (46,920)
Jordan, Nicolas
Broome, Drake (2), Bastin (pen)
AW

Season 1938-39 - Friendly Matches 69-73

F.A. 75th Anniversary Celebration Match
220 26 October 1938 - England 3 Rest of Europe 0 [2-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
(40,185)
Hall, Lawton, Goulden HW
Friendly matches
221 9 November 1938 - England 4 Norway 0 [4-0]
St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
(39,887)
R.Smith (2), Dix, Lawton HW
224 13 May 1939 - Italy 2 England 2 [0-1]
Stadio Civićo San Siro, Milano (70,000)
Biavati, Piola
Lawton, Hall
AD
225 18 May 1939 - Yugoslavia 2 England 1 [1-0]
Stadion Beogradski SK, Beograd (35,000)
Glišovic, Perlić
Broome
AL
226 24 May 1939 - Romania 0 England 2 [0-1]
Stadionul ANEF, Bucureşti (40,000)
Goulden, Welsh AW

England's Friendly Record 1872-1939
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 21 16 1 4 78 36 +42 1 6 3.714 1.714 78.6 +12
Away 52 32 6 14 195 89 +106 3 13 3.75 1.711 67.3 +18
Total 73 48 7 18 273 125 +148 4 19 3.739 1.712 70.5 +30

England's Friendly Goalscoring Record 1872-(1909)1939 (274 goals)
  
Vivian Woodward 14
Bill Dean 13
George Camsell 12
George Hilsdon 8
Charlie Bambridge, Cliff Bastin, Fred Steele, own goals (2+1+4) 7
Ted Drake, Howard Vaughton 6
Joe Bradford, Joe Carter, Stan Matthews, Jimmy Windridge 5
Eric Brook, Arthur Brown, Sammy Crooks, Len Goulden, Jackie Hegan, George Holley, Clem Mitchell, Billy Walker 4
 
Frank Bradshaw, Arthur Bridgett, Frank Broome, George Brown (maybe 4), Nevill Cobbold, Harold Fleming, Vivian Gibbins, Tosh Johnson, Tommy Lawton, Billy Mosforth, Frank Osbourne, Arthur Rigby (maybe 4), Jackie Robinson, Jock Rutherford, Francis Sparks 3
 
Jimmy Brown, Charlie Buchan, Harry Burgess, Harry Chambers, Arthur Cursham, Harry Cursham, Arthur Dorrell, Arthur Dunn, Willie Hall, Harold Halse, Harry Hampson, Eric Houghton, David Jack, Joe Johnson, George Kail, William Kenyon-Slaney, Alf Kirchen, Billy Moore, Joe Payne, Jimmy Richardson, Jack Smith, Reg Smith, George Stephenson, Fred Tilson, Ben Warren, Olly Whateley 2
 
Charlie Alcock, Sid Bishop, Alex Bonsor, Cliff Britton, Bill Brown, Norman Bullock, Charles Chenery, Jack Crayston, Norman Creek, Tom Galley, Arthur Goodyer, Tommy Grosvenor, Harold Hobbis, Harold Hulme, Bob Kelly, Robert Kingsford, Alf Lyttelton, David Mercer, Harold Miller, Jimmy Moore, Jack Morton, Louis Page, Frank Pawson, Bill Roberts, Harry Roberts, Jimmy Seed, Heathcote Sorby, George Thornewell, Tom Waring, Don Welsh, Herbert Whitfeld, Ken Willingham, Charles Wollaston, Joe Worrall, John Wylie 1
The goalscorers in blue have scored their goals in the last recorded period (1909-39)

No more 'official' friendly matches were played until the late summer of 1946.46.strong>

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