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Walter Winterbottom

139 matches in 'effective' charge

P 139 W 78 D 33 L 28 F 383: A 196
68% successful
1946-62

discipline: 0 0
players managed:
162

Profile

Full name Sir Walter Winterbottom OBE, CBE
Born 31 March 1913 at 31 Stafford Street, Werneth, Oldham, Lancashire [registered in Oldham, June 1913]. Birthdate confirmed by death registration.
To James and Fanny (née Holt). The youngest of five children, the only son.
Attended the Municipal Secondary School, Oldham.
Married to Ann Richards, St. John's Church, Stanmore, 5 December 1942 [registered in Hendon, Middlesex, December 1942]. two daughters, Janet and Brenda, one son, Alan.
Died 16 February 2002 at Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, Surrey, aged 88 years 322 days [registered in West Surrey, February 2002]. He had inoperable cancer of the colon.

Playing Career

Walter Winterbottom Manchester United FC Walter Winterbottom trained successfully to be a teacher, and having undergone his training in the Chester Teacher Training College between 1931 and 1934. He then began his teaching career at Alexandra Road School, Oldham. Now settled, he applied himself to sport. As a halfback, Winterbottom began playing football for Royton Amateurs FC and was then given a trial for Mossley FC in 1935 season making a solitary appearance. He was invited back the following season, 1935-36, and was signed on amateur forms. He made a further 22 appearances. It was during this time to he was invited to train with his local club, Oldham Athletic AFC, the team he supported as a boy. He was even told by the manager, Bob Mellor, that he was in the starting line-up, but when he turned up at the ground an hour before kick-off, he was told he was not playing, that Mellor had simply changed his mind. Walter never stepped into Boundary Park again. He also appeared for the Manchester City FC 'A' team. But it was Manchester United who signed him in the summer of 1936, United wanted him as an amateur, but Walter held out for a professional contract, which he got. He debuted as a right-half on 28 November 1936 at Elland Road against Leeds United AFC, losing 2-1, but, after only 25 league appearances, his career was ended by a spinal injury (Ankylosing Spondylitis) in 1937-38 season. He did make wartime guest appearances for Chelsea FC and played for the FA XI against the Royal Air Force XI (despite being a member of the RAF!) at Luton on 6 June 1942.
Club honours: None
Individual honours: Unused reserve for England's wartime international against Scotland at Empire Stadium in Wembley on 10 October 1942.
Distinctions: While Winterbottom was enjoying his football career, he was also training to be a schoolmaster. He was a student at Carnegie Physical Education College from September 1937, where he was appointed a lecturer. In 1938, the FA ran a summer school/conference at Carnegie and invited Winterbottom to join the staff, it was here that Sir Stanley Rous and other FA coaching officials first noted his capabilities.
In his first match playing for Mossley FC, against Altrincham FC in the Cheshire League, Winterbottom successfully stopped their forward from scoring in the scoreless draw match. He was due to play in the North vs. South amateur trial match, but was removed. Bernard Joy took his place.  The FA had wrongly assumed, that because Winterbottom was playing for Mossley, that he had forfeited his amateur status.

England Career

England tenure The idea of having a man in charge of the England National Team was first mooted by Stanley Rous, the FA Secretary, on 20 October 1945. Rous, and the FA, appointed Winterbottom national director of coaching September 1946 with responsibility for the national team. Winterbottom was appointed England team manager May 1947. He was responsible for Team GB in the 1952 Olympic Games, and was in sole charge of the Football League inter-league matches from October 1956 to July 1960. From September 1960 The Football League Inter-League matches would be managed in an honorary capacity by the previous seasons Football League Champions. Harry Potts of Burnley was first, then Stan Cullis, Wolves, had a stint six months later. From July 1961, with the World Cup looming, Winterbottom was invited again to take charge of the League XI.  Each inter-league match was considered an International Preparation Match. Winterbottom announced his resignation 1 August 1962 effective on appointment of successor manager and left the post November 1962.
First match No. 227, 28 September 1946, Ireland 2 England 7, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 33 years 181 days.
Last match No. 365, 21 November 1962, England 4 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, aged 49 years 235 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962.
British Championship
1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63.
Team honours British Championship winners 1946-47, 1947-48, 1949-50, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1956-57, 1960-61, shared 1951-52, 1952-53, 1955-56, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60.
Individual honours None
Backroom Staff Up until 1954, Winterbottom had no staff at the FA. Norman Creek as was appointed as his assistant as Director of Coaching and given the responsibilty of looking after the Amateur side, as well as the Great Britain side at the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games. George Smith looked after the Youth side from 1953 until 1956, when Ron Greenwood took over the responsibilty. The Under-23 side was catered for by Bill Nicholson, and then Ron Greenwood. In 1958, England got their first permanent trainer, Harold Shepherson. Nicholson was also Winterbottom's assistant in the 1958 World Cup Finals. Jimmy Adamson was his assistant for the 1962 World Cup Finals.

Beyond England

   After Walter applied to replace Stanley Rous as the FA Secretary, and despite media support, failed to gain the necessary votes. So he left the FA to become secretary of the Central Council for Physical Recreation from 1 January 1963 until 1972. In 1965, he was also appointed as the first director general of the Sports Council. Although Alf Ramsey took over as team manager, it was Allen Wade that became the new Director of Coaching.
Individual honours OBE for services to football 1963; CBE for services to sport 1972; British Sports Writers' Association J. L. Manning Trophy for Outstanding Achievement Outside Competition 1977; knighthood for services to sport 1978; appointed Honorary Vice-President of the International Select Committee Council 1978; Sports Coach UK (formerly the National Coaching Foundation) Dyson Award and Coaching Hall of Fame 1999; Football Association Hall of Fame 2002.

All Sources

Graham Morse's Father of Modern Football [2013] & Ancestry.com

 

Walter Winterbottom (ISC) - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 58 40 12 6 194 82 +112 1 15 3.345 1.414 79.3 +34
Away 68 36 16 16 172 93 +79 11 16 2.529 1.368 64.7 +20
Neutral 13 2 5 6 17 21 -4 5 3 1.308 1.615 34.6 -4
All 139 78 33 28 383 196 +187 17 34 2.755 1.410 68.0 +50

 

Walter Winterbottom (ISC) - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

14 12 2 0 56 14 +42 0 3 4.00 1.00 92.9 +12
WCF 14 3 5 6 19 21 -2 5 4 1.357 1.50 39.3 -3
World Cup 28 15 7 6 75 35 +40 5 7 2.679 1.25 66.1 +9

ECP

1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
ECF - - - - - - - - - - - - -
European Nations Cup 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
British Championship 50 32 13 5 146 63 +83 1 12 2.92 1.26 77.0 +27
Friendly 66 37 12 17 186 104 +82 11 16 2.818 1.576 65.2 +20
All 139 78 33 28 383 196 +187 17 34 2.755 1.41 68.0 +50

 

Walter Winterbottom (ISC) - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1948-50 3 3 0 0 14 3 +11 0 1 4.667 1.00 100.0 +3
WCP/BC 1952-54 3 3 0 0 11 4 +7 0 0 3.667 1.333 100.0 +33
WCP 1956-58 4 3 1 0 15 5 +10 0 0 3.75 1.25 87.5 +3
WCP 1960-62 4 3 1 0 16 2 +14 0 2 4.00 0.50 87.5 +3
Total 14 12 2 0 56 14 +42 0 3 4.00 1.00 92.9 +12
World Cup Final Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1950 3 1 0 2 2 2 =0 2 1 0.667 0.667 33.3 -1
WCF 1954 3 1 1 1 8 8 =0 0 1 2.667 2.667 50.0 =0
WCF 1958 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.25 37.5 -1
WCF 1962 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 1 1 1.25 1.50 37.5 -1
Total 14 3 5 6 19 21 -2 5 4 1.357 1.50 39.3 -3
World Cup Preliminary and Final Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1948-50 6 4 0 2 16 5 +11 2 2 2.667 0.833 66.7 +2
WC 1952-54 6 4 1 1 19 12 +7 0 1 3.167 2.00 75.0 +3
WC 1956-58 8 3 4 1 19 10 +9 2 1 2.375 1.25 62.5 +2
WC 1960-62 8 4 2 2 21 8 +13 1 3 2.625 1.00 62.5 +2
Total 28 15 7 6 75 35 +40 5 7 2.679 1.25 66.1 +9
European Nations Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ENC 1962-64 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Total 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
British Championship Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1946-47 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 0 1 3.667 1.00 83.3 +2
BC 1947-48 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 83.3 +2
BC 1948-49 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 0 1 2.667 1.667 66.7 +1
BC 1949-50 3 3 0 0 14 3 +11 0 1 4.667 1.00 100.0 +3
BC 1950-51 3 2 0 1 10 6 +4 0 0 3.333 2.00 66.7 +1
BC 1951-52 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 1.667 0.667 83.3 +2
BC 1952-53 3 1 2 0 9 6 +3 0 0 3.00 2.00 66.7 +1
BC/WCP 1953-54 3 3 0 0 11 4 +7 0 0 3.667 1.333 100.0 +3
BC 1954-55 3 3 0 0 12 4 +8 0 1 4.00 1.333 100.0 +3
BC 1955-56 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 0 1 1.667 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1956-57 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 2.00 1.00 83.3 +2
BC 1957-58 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 0 2 3.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1958-59 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 0 1 2.00 1.667 66.7 +1
BC 1959-60 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 0 0 1.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1960-61 3 3 0 0 19 6 +13 0 0 6.333 2.00 100.0 +3
BC 1961-62 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 1 2 0.667 1.333 33.33 -1
BC 1962-63 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50  0.50 100.0 +2
Total 50 32 13 5 146 63 +83 1 12 2.92 1.26 77.0 +27
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 28 15 7 6 75 35 +40 5 7 2.679 1.25 66.1 +9
EC 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 50 32 13 5 146 63 +83 1 12 2.92 1.26 77.0 +27
Major Tournament Total (excl. BC) 29 15 8 6 76 36 +40 5 7 2.621 1.241 65.5 +9
Note that the 1953-54 records of the World Cup preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.
Total (incl. BC) 79 47 21 11 222 99 +123 6 19 2.81 1.253 72.8 +36

 

Matches in which Walter Winterbottom (ISC) was in charge of training England
Took directorship of coaching in September 1946.  ISC selected the team

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British Championship
1 227 28 September 1946 - Ireland 2 England 7 [0-3]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (57,000)
Lockhart (2)
Carter, Mannion (3), Finney, Lawton, Langton
AW
Friendly
2 228 30 September 1946 - Ireland (Éire) 0 England 1 [0-1]
Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin
(23,000)
Finney AW
British Championship
3 229 13 November 1946 - England 3 Wales 0 [2-0]
Maine Road, Manchester (59,250)
Lawton, Mannion (2) HW
Friendly
4 230 27 November 1946 - England 8 Netherlands 2 [6-2]
Leeds Road, Huddersfield
(32,500)
Lawton (4), Carter (2), Mannion, Finney
Bergman, Smit
HW
British Championship
5 231 12 April 1947 - England 1 Scotland 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (98,250)
Carter
McLaren
HD
Friendly
6 232 3 May 1947 - England 3 France 0 [0-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (54,500)
Finney, Carter, Mannion HW
Overseas Tour
7 233 18 May 1947 - Switzerland 1 England 0 [1-0]
Hardturm Sportplatz, Zürich (30,000)
Fatton AL
8 234 25 May 1947 - Portugal 0 England 10 [0-5]
Estádio Nacional, Jamor, Lisboa (62,000)
Lawton (4), Mortensen (4), Finney, Matthews AW
Took on title of 'Team Manager' end of May 1947.  ISC still selected the team
Friendly  
9 235 21 September 1947 - Belgium 2 England 5 [1-3]
Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles (62,500)
Mermans or Hardwick OG, Lemberecht
Lawton (2), Mortensen, Finney (2)
AW
British Championship
10 236 18 October 1947 - Wales 0 England 3 [0-2]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff (55,000)
Lawton, Mortensen, Finney AW
11 237 5 November 1947 - England 2 Ireland 2 [0-0]
Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool (68,000)
Lawton, Mannion
Walsh, Doherty
HD
Friendly
12 238 19 November 1947 - England 4 Sweden 2 [3-1]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (44,250)
Mortensen (3), Lawton
Nordahl, Gren (pen)
HW
British Championship
13 239 10 April 1948 - Scotland 0 England 2 [0-1]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(135,376)
Mortensen, Finney AW
Friendly
14 240 16 May 1948 - Italy 0 England 4 [0-2]
Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino
(58,000)
Mortensen, Finney (2), Lawton AW
Season 1948-49
15 241 26 September 1948 - Denmark 0 England 0 [0-0]
Idrætsparken, København (41,000)
  AD
British Championship
16 242 9 October 1948 - Ireland 2 England 6 [0-3]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (53,000)
Walsh (2)
Matthews, Mortensen (3), Milburn, Pearson
AW
17 243 10 November 1948 - England 1 Wales 0 [1-0]
Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham (68,750)
Finney HW
Friendly
18 244 2 December 1948 - England 6 Switzerland 0 [3-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (35,000)
Haines (2), Hancocks (2), Rowley, Milburn HW
British Championship
19 245 9 April 1949 - England 1 Scotland 3 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (98,188)
Milburn
Mason, Steel, Reilly
HL
End-of-Season Tour
20 246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1 [3-0]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län (37,500)
Carlsson, Jeppson, Johnsson
Finney
AL
21 247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4 [0-2]
Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo (36,000)
Andresen
Mullen, Finney, Spydevold OG, Morris
AW
22 248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3 [1-2]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris (61,500)
Moreel
Morris (2), Wright
AW
Season 1949-50
Friendly
23 249 21 September 1949 -
England 0
Republic of Ireland
2 [0-1]
Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool
(52,000)
Martin (pen), Farrell HL
British Championship & World Cup Preliminaries
24 250 15 October 1949 - Wales 1 England 4 [0-3]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff (61,000)
Griffiths
Milburn (3), Mortensen
AW
25 251 16 November 1949 - England 9 Ireland 2 [0-0]
Maine Road, Manchester (70,000)
Rowley (4), J.Froggatt, Pearson (2), Mortensen (2)
Smyth, Brennan
HW
Friendly
26 252 30 November 1949 - England 2 Italy 0 [0-0]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London (60,000)
Wright, Rowley HW
British Championship & World Cup Preliminary
27 253 15 April 1950 - Scotland 0 England 1 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(133,250)
Bentley AW
End-of-season European Tour
28 254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5 [0-3]
Estádio Nacional, Jamor, Lisboa (70,000)
David (2), Vasquez
Finney (4),
Mortensen
AW
29 255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4 [1-0]
Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles (55,750)
Mermans
Mullen, Mortensen, Mannion, Bentley
AW
World Cup Finals in Brazil
30 256 25 June 1950 - England 2 Chile 0 [1-0]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

(official: 29,703 - estimated: 50,000)
Mortensen, Mannion NW
31 257 29 June 1950 - USA 1 England 0 [1-0]
Estádio Raimundo Sampaio, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (10,151)
Gaetjens NL
32 258 2 July 1950 - Spain 1 England 0 [0-0]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
(74,462)
Zarraonandia NL
Season 1950-51
British Championship
33 259 7 October 1950 - Ireland 1 England 4 [0-3]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (46,000)
McMorran
Bailey (2), Lee, Wright
AW
34 260 15 November 1950 - England 4 Wales 2 [2-0]
Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland (50,250)
Bailey (2), Mannion, Milburn
Ford (2)
HW
Friendly
35 261 22 November 1950 - England 2 Yugoslavia 2 [2-1]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London (61,000)
Lofthouse (2)
Compton OG, Zivanov
HD
British Championship
36 262 14 April 1951 - England 2 Scotland 3 [1-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(98,750)
Hassall, Finney
Johnstone, Reilly, Liddell
HL
Friendlies
37 263 9 May 1951 - England 2 Argentina 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(99,000)
Mortenson, Milburn
Boyé
HW
38 264 19 May 1951 - England 5 Portugal 2 [2-1]
Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool
(52,750)
Nicholson, Milburn (2), Finney, Hassall
Patalino, Pereira
HW
Season 1951-52
39 265 3 October 1951 - England 2 France 2 [2-2]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London
(57,500)
Firoud OG, Medley
Doye, Alpsteg
HD
British Championship  
40 266 20 October 1951 - Wales 1 England 1 [1-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff
(51,500)
Foulkes
Bailey
AD
41 267 14 November 1951 - England 2 Ireland 0 [1-0]
Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham (58,000)
Lofthouse (2) HW
Friendly
42 268 28 November 1951 - England 2 Austria 2 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(98,000)
Ramsey (pen), Lofthouse
Melchior, Stojaspal (pen)
HD
British Championship
43 269 5 April 1952 - Scotland 1 England 2 [0-2]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(134,504)
Reilly
Pearson (2)
AW
End-of-season European Tour
44 270 18 May 1952 - Italy 1 England 1 [0-1]
Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Firenze
(93,000)
Amadei
Broadis
AD
45 271 25 May 1952 - Austria 2 England 3 [2-2]
Praterstadion, Prater, Wien (65,500)
Huber, Dienst
Lofthouse (2), Sewell
AW
46 272 28 May 1952 - Switzerland 0 England 3 [0-1]
Hardturm Sportplatz, Zürich (32,000)
Sewell, Lofthouse (2) AW
Season 1952-53
British Championship
47 273 4 October 1952 - Ireland 2 England 2 [1-1]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (60,000)
Tully (2)
Elliott, Lofthouse
AD
48 274 12 November 1952 - England 5 Wales 2 [3-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(93,500)
Finney, Lofthouse (2), J.Froggatt, Bentley
Ford (2)
HW
Friendly
49 275 26 November 1952 - England 5 Belgium 0 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(65,000)
Elliott (2), Lofthouse (2), R.Froggatt HW
British Championship
50 276 18 April 1953 - England 2 Scotland 2 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(97,000)
Broadis (2)
Reilly (2)
HD
End-of-Season American Summer Tour
51 277 17 May 1953 - Argentina 0 England 0
Estadio Monumental, Nuñez, Buenos Aires (85,000)
   AabD

Suspended after 21 minutes because of a torrential rainstorm. Abandoned after 36 minutes. Officially void and recorded as a scoreless draw, because caps were awarded to the eleven England players.

52 278 24 May 1953 - Chile 1 England 2 [0-0]
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Ñuñoa, Santiago (70,000)
Rojas
Taylor, Lofthouse
AW
53 279 31 May 1953 - Uruguay 2 England 1 [1-0]
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo (80,000)
Abbadie, Miguez
Taylor
AL
54 280 8 June 1953 - USA 3 England 6 [0-1]
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
(10,000)
Decker 2 (1 pen), Atheneos
Broadis, Lofthouse (2), Finney (2), R.Froggatt
AW
Season 1953-54
British Championship and World Cup Preliminary
55 281 10 October 1953 - Wales 1 England 4 [1-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff (61,000)
Allchurch
Lofthouse (2), Wilshaw (2)
AW
Friendly
56 282 21 October 1953 -
England
4
Rest of the World 4 [2-3]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(97,000)
Mortensen, Mullen (2), Ramsey (pen)
Kubala (2 (1 pen)), Boniperti (2)
HD
British Championship and World Cup Preliminary
57 283 11 November 1953 - England 3 Ireland 1 [1-0]
Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool
(70,000)
Hassall (2), Lofthouse
McMorran
HW
Friendly
58 284 25 November 1953 - England 3 Hungary 6 [2-4]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(100,000)
Sewell, Mortensen, Ramsey (pen)
Hidegkuti (3), Puskás (2), Bozsik
HL
British Championship and World Cup Preliminary
59 285 3 April 1954 - Scotland 2 England 4 [1-1]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(134,554)
Brown (Staniforth OG), Ormond (Byrne OG)
Broadis, Nicholls,
R.Allen, Mullen
AW
End-of-Season East-European Pre-World Cup Tour
60 286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0 [0-0]
Stadion Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija, Beograd
(59,000)
Mitić AL
61 287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1 [3-0]
Népstadion, Budapest (92,000)
Lantos, Puskás (2), Kocsis (2), Toth, Hidegkuti
Broadis
AL
World Cup Finals in Switzerland
62 288 17 June 1954 - Belgium 4 England 4 [1-2]  AET [3-3]
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel (14,000)
Anoul (2), Coppens, Dickinson OG
 Broadis (2), Lofthouse (2)
ND
63 289 20 June 1954 - England 2 Switzerland 0 [1-0]
Wankdorfstadion, Bern (43,500/60,000)
Mullen, Wilshaw NW
64 290 26 June 1954 - Uruguay 4 England 2 [2-1]
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel (28,000/50,000)
Borges, Varella, Schiaffino, Ambrois
Lofthouse
, Finney
NL
Season 1954-55
British Championship
65 291 2 October 1954 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (50,000)
Haynes, Revie AW
66 292 10 November 1954 - England 3 Wales 2 [3-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(93,500)
Bentley (3)
J.Charles (2)
HW
Friendly
67 293 1 December 1954 - England 3 West Germany 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(100,000)
Bentley, R.Allen, Shackleton
Beck
HW
British Championship
68 294 2 April 1955 - England 7 Scotland 2 [4-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(96,847)
Wilshaw (4), Lofthouse (2), Revie
Reilly, Docherty
HW
End-of-Season European Tour
69 295 15 May 1955 - France 1 England 0 [1-0]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris (54,696/750)
Kopa (pen) AL
70 296 18 May 1955 - Spain 1 England 1 [0-1]
El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid (125,000)
Rial
Bentley
AD
71 297 22 May 1955 - Portugal 3 England 1 [1-1]
Estádio do Futebol Clube do Porto, Oporto
(55,000)
Åguas (2), Fonseca,
Bentley
AL
Season 1955-56
British Exhibition Friendly
72 298 2 October 1955 - Denmark 1 England 5 [0-3]
Idrætsparken, København (53,000/55,000)
Lundberg
Revie (2 (1 pen)), Lofthouse (2), Bradford
AW
British Championship
73 299 22 October 1955 - Wales 2 England 1 [2-0]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff (60,000)
Tapscott, Jones
J.Charles OG
AL
74 300 2 November 1955 -
England 3
Northern Ireland 0
[0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (62,000)
Finney, Wilshaw (2) HW
Friendly
75 301 30 November 1955 - England 4 Spain 1 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (85,000)
Atyeo, Perry (2), Finney
Arieta
HW
British Championship
76 302 14 April 1956 - Scotland 1 England 1 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(132,817)
Leggat
Haynes
AD
Friendly
77 303 9 May 1956 - England 4 Brazil 2 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (100,000)
Taylor (2), Grainger (2)
Paulinho (Byrne OG), Didi
HW
End-of-Season Scandinavian/European Tour
78 304 16 May 1956 - Sweden 0 England 0 [0-0]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län (38,000)
  AD
79 305 20 May 1956 - Finland 1 England 5 [1-3]
Olympiastadion, Helsinki (20,250)
Forsgren
Wilshaw, Haynes, Astall, Lofthouse (2)
AW
80 306 26 May 1956 - West Germany 1 England 3 [3-0]
Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin (tbc)
Walter
Edwards, Grainger, Haynes
AW
Season 1956-57
British Championship
81 307 6 October 1956 - Northern Ireland 1 England 1 [1-1]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (58,500)
McIllroy
Matthews
AD
82 308 14 November 1956 - England 3 Wales 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(95,000)
Haynes, Brooks, Finney
J.Charles
HW
Friendly
83 309 28 November 1956 - England 3 Yugoslavia 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(78,500)
Brooks, Taylor (2) HW
World Cup Preliminary
84 310 5 December 1956 - England 5 Denmark 2 [2-1]
Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St.Peter's, Wolverhampton
(53,000/54,000)
Taylor (3), Edwards (2)
O.Nielsen (2)
HW
British Championship
85 311 6 April 1957 - England 2 Scotland 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(97,520)
Kevan, Edwards
Ring
HW
World Cup Preliminaries
86 312 8 May 1957 - England 5 Republic of Ireland 1 [4-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(52,000)
Taylor (3), Atyeo (2)
Curtis
HW
87 313 15 May 1957 - Denmark 1 England 4 [1-1]
Idrætsparken, København (35,000/45,000)
J.Jensen
Haynes, Taylor (2), Atyeo
AW
88 314 19 May 1957 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1 [1-0]
Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin
(47,000)
Ringstead
Atyeo
AD
Season 1957-58
British Championship
89 315 19 October 1957 - Wales 0 England 4 [0-2]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff (58,000)
Haynes (2), Finney, Hopkins OG AW
90 316 6 November 1957 -
England 2
Northern Ireland 3
[0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (42,000)
A'Court, Edwards
McIllroy (pen), McCrory, Simpson
HL
Friendly
91 317 27 November 1957 - England 4 France 0 [3-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (64,349)
Taylor (2), Robson (2) HW
British Championship
92 318 19 April 1958 - Scotland 0 England 4 [0-3]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(127,874)
Douglas, Kevan (2), R.Charlton AW
Friendly
93 319 7 May 1958 - England 2 Portugal 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (65,000)
R.Charlton (2)
Duart
HW
End-of-Season East-European Pre-World Cup Tour
94 320 11 May 1958 - Yugoslavia 5 England 0 [1-0]
Stad
ion Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija, Beograd (58,000)
Milutinović, Petaković (3), Veselinović AL
95 321 18 May 1958 - USSR 1 England 1 [0-1]
Lenin Stadium, Moskva
(105,000)
Ivanov
Kevan
AD
World Cup Finals in Sweden
96 322 8 June 1958 - England 2 USSR 2 [0-1]
Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg (49,348)
Kevan, Finney (pen)
Simonian, A.Ivanov
ND
97 323 11 June 1958 - Brazil 0 England 0 [0-0][0-0]
Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg
(40,895)
  ND
98 324 15 June 1958 - England 2 Austria 2 [1-0]
Ryavallen Stadi
on,
Borås (16,800)
Haynes, Kevan
Koller
, Körner
ND
99 325 17 June 1958 - USSR 1 England 0 [0-0]
Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg (23,182)
Ilyin NL
Season 1958-59
British Championship
100 326 4 October 1958 - Northern Ireland 3 England 3 [1-1]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (58,000)
Cush, Peacock, Casey
R.Charlton (2), Finney
AD
Friendly
101 327 22 October 1958 - England 5 USSR 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(100,000)
Haynes (3), Lofthouse, R.Charlton (pen) HW
British Championship
102 328 26 November 1958 - England 2 Wales 2 [1-1]
Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham
(40,500)
Broadbent (2)
Tapscott, Allchurch
HD
103 329 11 April 1959 - England 1 Scotland 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(98,329)
R.Charlton HW
Friendly
104 330 6 May 1959 - England 2 Italy 2 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(91,000)
R.Charlton, Bradley
Brighenti, Mariani
HD
End-of-season American Tour
105  331 13 May 1959 - Brazil 2 England 0 [2-0]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro  (160,000/200,000)
Julinho, Henrique AL
106 332 17 May 1959 - Peru 4 England 1 [2-0]
Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima (54,000)
Seminario (3), Joya
Greaves
AL
107 333 24 May 1959 - Mexico 2 England 1 [1-1]
Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Ciudad Universitaria, ciudad de México (82,000)
Cardenas, Reyes
Kevan
AL
108 334 28 May 1959 - USA 1 England 8 [1-1]
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles
(13,000)
Murphy
Bradley, Flowers (2), R.Charlton (3 (1 pen)), Kevan, Haynes
AW
Season 1959-60
British Championship
109 335 17 October 1959 - Wales 1 England 1 [0-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff (60,000)
Moore
Greaves
AD
Friendly
110 336 18 November 1959 - England 2 Sweden 3 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (72,000)
Connelly, R.Charlton
Simonsson (2), Salomonsson
HL
British Championship
111 337 28 October 1959 -
England 2
Northern Ireland 1
[1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (60,000)
Baker, Parry
Bingham
HW
112 338 9 April 1960 - Scotland 1 England 1 [1-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(129,183/783)
Leggat
R..Charlton (pen)
AD
Friendly
113 339 11 May 1960 - England 3 Yugoslavia 3 [1-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (60,000/70,000)
Douglas, Greaves, Haynes
Galić (2), Kostić
HD
End of season European tour
114 340 15 May 1960 - Spain 3 England 0 [1-0]
El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid (77,000)
Peirò, E.Martinez (2) AL
115 341 22 May 1960 - Hungary 2 England 0 [0-0]
Népstadion, Budapest (90,000)
Albert (2) AL

Season 1960-61

British Championship
116 342 8 October 1960 - Northern Ireland 2 England 5 [1-2]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast
(60,000)
McAdams (2)
R.Smith, Greaves (2), R.Charlton, Douglas
AW
World Cup Preliminary
117 343 19 October 1960 - Luxembourg 0 England 9 [0-4]
Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg (5,500)
R.Charlton (3), Greaves (3), R.Smith (2), Haynes AW
Friendly  
118 344 26 October 1960 - England 4 Spain 2 [2-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (80,000)
Greaves, Douglas, R.Smith(2)
Del Sol, Suárez
HW
British Championship
119 345 23 November 1960 - England 5 Wales 1 [3-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (65,000)
Greaves (2), R.Charlton, R.Smith, Haynes
Leek
HW
120 346 15 April 1961 - England 9 Scotland 3 [3-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (97,350/100,000)
Robson, Greaves (3), Douglas, R.Smith(2), Haynes (2)
Mackay, Wilson, Quinn
HW
Friendly
121 347 10 May 1961 - England 8 Mexico 0 [4-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (77,000)
Hitchens, R.Charlton (3), Robson, Douglas (2), Flowers (pen) HW
World Cup Preliminary
122 348 21 May 1961 - Portugal 1 England 1 [0-0]
Estádio Nacional, Jamor, Lisboa (65,000)
Åguas
Flowers
AD
End-of-Season European Tour
123 349 24 May 1961 - Italy 2 England 3 [1-1]
Stadio Olimpico, Roma (62,000)
Sivori, Brighenti
Hitchens (2), Greaves
AW
124 350 27 May 1961 - Austria 3 England 1 [2-1]
Praterstadion, Prater, Wien (90,000)
Hof, Nemec, Senekowitsch
Greaves
AL

Season 1961-62

World Cup Preliminary  
125 351 28 September 1961 - England 4 Luxembourg 1 [3-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London
(33,409)
 Pointer, Viollet, R.Charlton (2)
Dimmerr
HW
British Championship
126 352 14 October 1961 - Wales 1 England 1 [1-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff (61,566)
G.G.Williams
Douglas
AD
World Cup Preliminary
127 353 25 October 1961 - England 2 Portugal 0 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (100,000)
Connelly, Pointer HW
British Championship
128 354 22 November 1961 -
England 1
Northern Ireland 1
[1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (30,000)
R.Charlton
McIllroy
HD
Friendly
129 355 4 April 1962 - England 3 Austria 1 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (50,000)
Crawford, Flowers (pen), Hunt
Buzekk
HW
British Championship
130 356 14 April 1962 - Scotland 2 England 0 [1-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow
(132,431/441)
Wilson, Caldow (pen) AL
Friendly
131 357 9 May 1962 - England 3 Switzerland 1 [3-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (35,000)
Flowers, Hitchens, Connelly
A.Allemannn
HW
South American Pre-World Cup Tour
132 358 20 May 1962 - Peru 0 England 4 [0-4]
Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima (32,565)
Flowers (pen), Greaves (3) AW
Grimaldo
World Cup Finals in Chile
133 359 31 May 1962 - Hungary 2 England 1 [1-0]
Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua (7,938)
Tichy, Albert
Flowers (pen)
NL
134 360 2 June 1962 - England 3 Argentina 1 [2-0]
Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua (9,794)
Flowers (pen), R.Charlton, Greaves
Sanfilippo
NW
135 361 7 June 1962 - Bulgaria 0 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua (5,700)
  ND
136 362 10 June 1962 - Brazil 3 England 1 [1-1]
Estadio Municipal, Viña del Mar (17,736)
Garrincha (2), Vavá
Hitchens
NL

Resignation announced 1 August 1962

European Nations Cup Preliminary  
137 363 3 October 1962 - England 1 France 1 [0-1]
Hillsborough, Sheffield
(35,380)
Flowers (pen)
Goujon
HD
British Championship  
138 364 20 October 1962 -
Northern Ireland 1
England 3 [0-1]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast
(39,000)
Barr
Greaves, O'Grady (2)
AW

Alf Ramsey appointed 25 October 1962

139 365 21 November 1962 - England 4 Wales 0 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (27,500)
Connelly, Peacock (2), Greaves HW

Resignation took effect November 1962

Notes

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