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Friendly Match Record Overall

 
 

England in Friendly Competition
1946-47 to 1959-60

Friendly Match Record by Opponents

Friendly Comps

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

Season 1946-47 - Friendly Matches 74-78

228 30 September 1946 - Ireland (Éire) 0 England 1 [0-1]
Dalymount Park, Dublin
(31,988)
Finney AW
West Riding F.A. Jubilee Celebration friendly match
230 27 November 1946 - England 8 Netherlands 2 [6-2]
Leeds Road, Huddersfield
(32,435)
Lawton (4), Carter (2), Mannion, Finney
Bergman, Smit
HW
Friendly matches
232 3 May 1947 - England 3 France 0 [0-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury (54,500)
Finney, Carter, Mannion HW
233 18 May 1947 - Switzerland 1 England 0 [1-0]
Hardturm Stadion, Zürich (30,000)
Fatton AL
234 25 May 1947 - Portugal 0 England 10 [0-5]
Estadio Nacional, Lisboa (62,000)
Lawton (4), Mortensen (4), Finney, Matthews AW

Season 1947-48 - Friendly Matches 79-81

Belgian F.A. Golden Jubilee Friendly match
235 21 September 1947 - Belgium 2 England 5 [1-3]
Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles (62,500)
Mermans, Lemberecht
Lawton (2), Mortensen, Finney (2)
AW
Friendly match
238 19 November 1947 - England 4 Sweden 2 [3-1]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury (44,282)
Mortensen (3), Lawton
Nordahl, Gren (pen)
HW
Italian F.A. Golden Jubilee Friendly match
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 - Friendly Matches 82-86

Friendly matches
241 26 September 1948 - Denmark 0 England 0 [0-0]
Idrætsparken, København (41,000)
  AD
244 2 December 1948 - England 6 Switzerland 0 [3-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury (48,000)
Haines (2), Hancocks (2), Rowley, Milburn HW
246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1 [3-0]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna (37,500)
Carlsson, Jeppson, Jónsson
Finney
AL
247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4 [0-2]
Ullevål Stadion, Oslo (36,000)
Andresen
Mullen, Finney, Spydevold OG, Morris
AW
248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3 [1-2]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris (61,500)
Moreel
Morris (2), Wright
AW

Season 1949-50 - Friendly Matches 87-90

249 21 September 1949 -
England 0
Republic of Ireland
2 [0-1]
Goodison Park, Liverpool
(51,847)
Martin (pen), Farrell HL
252 30 November 1949 - England 2 Italy 0 [0-0]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham (71,527)
Rowley, Wright HW
254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5 [0-3]
Estadio Nacional, Lisboa (70,000)
David (2), Vasques
Finney (4 (2 pen)),
Mortensen
AW
255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4 [1-0]
Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles (55,750)
Mermans
Mullen, Mortensen, Mannion, Bentley
AW

Season 1950-51 - Friendly Matches 91-93

261 22 November 1950 - England 2 Yugoslavia 2 [2-1]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury (61,454)
Lofthouse (2)
Compton OG, Zivanov
HD
Festival of Britain
263 9 May 1951 - England 2 Argentina 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(99,000)
Mortensen, Milburn
Boyé
HW
264 19 May 1951 - England 5 Portugal 2 [2-1]
Goodison Park, Liverpool
(52,686)
Nicholson, Milburn (2), Finney, Hassall
Patalino, Albano
HW

Season 1951-52 - Friendly Matches 94-98

265 3 October 1951 - England 2 France 2 [2-2]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury (57,603)
Firoud OG, Medley
Doye, Alpsteg
HD
Friendly matches
268 28 November 1951 - England 2 Austria 2 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(98,000)
Ramsey (pen), Lofthouse
Melchior, Stojaspal (pen)
HD
270 18 May 1952 - Italy 1 England 1 [0-1]
Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Firenze
(93,000)
Amadei
Broadis
AD
271 25 May 1952 - Austria 2 England 3 [2-2]
Praterstadion, Wien (65,500)
Huber, Dienst
Lofthouse (2), Sewell
AW
272 28 May 1952 - Switzerland 0 England 3 [0-1]
Hardturm Stadion, Zürich (32,000)
Sewell, Lofthouse (2) AW

Season 1952-53 - Friendly Matches 99-103

275 26 November 1952 - England 5 Belgium 0 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(68,333)
Elliott (2), Lofthouse (2), R.Froggatt HW
277 17 May 1953 - Argentina 0 England 0
Estadio Monumental Liberti, Buenos Aires (85,000)
  AabD

Abandoned after 21 minutes-torrential rainstorm. Officially void and recorded as a scoreless draw.

278 24 May 1953 - Chile 1 England 2 [0-0]
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago (56,388)
Rojas
Taylor, Lofthouse
AW
279 31 May 1953 - Uruguay 2 England 1 [1-0]
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo (66,072)
Abbadie, Míguez
Taylor
AL
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Celebration Match
280 8 June 1953 - USA 3 England 6 [0-1]
Yankee Stadium, New York
(7,271)
Decker (2), Athineos (pen)
Broadis, Finney (2), Lofthouse (2), R.Froggatt
AW

Season 1953-54 - Friendly Matches 104-107

FA 90th Anniversary Celebration Match
282 21 October 1953 - England 4 Rest of the World 4 [2-3]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(97,000)
Mortensen, Mullen (2), Ramsey (pen)
Kubala (2 (1 pen)), Boniperti (2)
HD
Friendly matches
284 25 November 1953 - England 3 Hungary 6 [2-4]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(100,000)
Sewell, Mortensen, Ramsey (pen)
Hidegkuti (3), Puskás (2), Bozsik
HL
286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0 [0-0]
Stadion JNA, Beograd
(59,000)
Mitić AL
287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1 [3-0]
Népstadion, Budapest (92,000)
Lantos, Puskás (2), Kocsis (2), Toth, Hidegkuti
Broadis
AL

Season 1954-55 - Friendly Matches 108-111

293 1 December 1954 - England 3 West Germany 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(100,000)
Bentley, R.Allen, Shackleton
Beck
HW
295 15 May 1955 - France 1 England 0 [1-0]
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris (54,696)
Kopa (pen) AL
296 18 May 1955 - Spain 1 England 1 [0-1]
El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (125,000)
Rial
Bentley
AD
297 22 May 1955 - Portugal 3 England 1 [1-1]
Estádio do FC Porto, Oporto
(55,000)
Águas (2), Matateu
Bentley
AL

Season 1955-56 - Friendly Matches 112-117

British Exhibition Friendly  
298 2 October 1955 - Denmark 1 England 5 [0-3]
Idrætsparken, København (>50,000)
Lundberg
Revie (2 (1 pen)), Lofthouse (2), Bradford
AW
Friendly matches
301 30 November 1955 - England 4 Spain 1 [2-0]
Empire Stadium,
Wembley (95,550)
Atyeo, Perry (2), Finney
Arieta
HW
303 9 May 1956 - England 4 Brazil 2 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (100,000)
Taylor (2), Grainger (2)
Byrne OG, Didi
HW
304 16 May 1956 - Sweden 0 England 0 [0-0]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna (36,500)
  AD
305 20 May 1956 - Finland 1 England 5 [1-3]
Olympiastadion, Helsinki (20,250)
Forsgren
Wilshaw, Haynes, Astall, Lofthouse (2)
AW
306 26 May 1956 - West Germany 1 England 3 [3-0]
Olympiastadion, Berlin (tbc)
Walter
Edwards, Grainger, Haynes
AW

Season 1956-57 - Friendly Match 118

309 28 November 1956 - England 3 Yugoslavia 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(78,500)
Brooks, Taylor (2) HW

Season 1957-58 - Friendly Matches 119-122

317 27 November 1957 - England 4 France 0 [3-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (64,349)
Taylor (2), Robson (2) HW
319 7 May 1958 - England 2 Portugal 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (65,000)
R.Charlton (2)
Duart
HW
320 11 May 1958 - Yugoslavia 5 England 0 [1-0]
Stad
ion JNA, Beograd (58,000)
Milutinović, Petaković (3), Veselinović AL
321 18 May 1958 - USSR 1 England 1 [0-1]
Lenin Stadium, Moskva
(105,000)
V.Ivanov
Kevan
AD

Season 1958-59 - Friendly Matches 123-128

327 22 October 1958 - England 5 USSR 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(100,000)
Haynes (3), R.Charlton (pen), Lofthouse HW
330 6 May 1959 - England 2 Italy 2 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley
(91,000)
R.Charlton, Bradley
Brighenti, Mariani
HD
331 13 May 1959 - Brazil 2 England 0 [2-0]
Estádio Municipal, Rio (160,000/200,000)
Julinho, Henrique AL
332 17 May 1959 - Peru 4 England 1 [2-0]
Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima (54,000)
Seminario (3), Joya
Greaves
AL
333 24 May 1959 - Mexico 2 England 1 [1-1]
Estadio Olímpico Universitario, ciudad de México (82,000)
Cardenas, Reyes
Kevan
AL
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 - Friendly Matches 129-132

336 28 October 1959 - England 2 Sweden 3 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (72,000)
Connelly, R.Charlton
Simonsson (2), Salomonsson
HL
339 11 May 1960 - England 3 Yugoslavia 3 [1-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley (60,000/70,000)
Douglas, Greaves, Haynes
Galić (2), Kostić
HD
340 15 May 1960 - Spain 3 England 0 [1-0]
El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (77,000)
Peirò, E.Martinez (2) AL
341 22 May 1960 - Hungary 2 England 0 [0-0]
Népstadion, Budapest (90,000)
Albert (2) AL
 
England's Friendly Record 1946-60
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 24 15 6 3 80 38 +42 1 7 3.333 1.583 75.0 +12
Away 35 16 6 13 80 57 +23 10 7 2.286 1.629 54.3 +3
Total 59 31 12 16 160 95 +65 11 14 2.712 1.610 62.7 +15
     
England's Friendly Goalscoring Record 1946-60 (160 goals)
  
Tom Finney 18
Nat Lofthouse 17
Stan Mortensen 14
Tommy Lawton 12
Bobby Charlton, Tommy Taylor 8
Johnny Haynes 7
Roy Bentley, Jackie Milburn, Jimmy Mullen 4
 
Ivor Broadis, Raich Carter, Colin Grainger, George Elliott, Derek Kevan, Wilf Mannion, Johnny Morris, Alf Ramsey, Jackie Sewell 3
 
Warren Bradley, Ron Flowers, Redfern Froggatt, Jimmy Greaves, Jack Haines, Johnny Hancocks, Bill Perry, Don Revie, Bobby Robson, Jack Rowley, Billy Wright, own goals 2
 
Ronnie Allen, Gordon Astall, John Atyeo, Geoff Bradford, Johnny Brooks, John Connelly, Bryan Douglas, Duncan Edwards, Harold Hassall, Stan Matthews, Vic Medley, Bill Nicholson, Len Shackleton, Dennis Wilshaw 1

England's Friendly Record 1872-1960
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 45 31 7 7 158 74 +84 2 13 3.511 1.644 76.7 +24
Away 87 48 12 27 275 146 +129 13 20 3.161 1.678 62.1 +21
Total 132 79 19 34 433 220 +213 15 33 3.28 1.667 67.0 +45

England's Friendly Goalscoring Record 1872-(1939)1960 (433 goals)
  
Tom Finney 18
Nat Lofthouse 17
Tommy Lawton (3+12) 15
Stan Mortensen, Vivian Woodward 14
Bill Dean 13
George Camsell 12
own goals (2+1+4+2) 9
Bobby Charlton, George Hilsdon, Tommy Taylor 8
Charlie Bambridge, Cliff Bastin, Johnny Haynes, Fred Steele 7
Ted Drake, Stan Matthews (5+1), Howard Vaughton 6
Joe Bradford, Joe Carter, Jimmy Windridge 5
Roy Bentley, Eric Brook, Arthur Brown, Sammy Crooks, Len Goulden, Jackie Hegan, George Holley, Jackie Milburn, Clem Mitchell, Jimmy Mullen, Billy Walker 4
 
Frank Bradshaw, Arthur Bridgett, Ivan Broadis, Frank Broome, George Brown (maybe 4), Raich Carter, Nevill Cobbold, Colin Grainger, Harold Fleming, Vivian Gibbins, Tosh Johnson, Derek Kevan, Wilf Mannion, Johnny Morris, Billy Mosforth, Frank Osbourne, Alf Ramsey, Arthur Rigby (maybe 4), Jackie Robinson, Jock Rutherford, Jackie Sewell, Francis Sparks 3
 
Warren Bradley, Jimmy Brown, Charlie Buchan, Harry Burgess, Harry Chambers, Arthur Cursham, Harry Cursham, Arthur Dorrell, Arthur Dunn, George Elliott, Ron Flowers, Redfern Froggatt, Jimmy Greaves, Jack Haines, Willie Hall, Harold Halse, Harry Hampson, Johnny Hancocks, Eric Houghton, David Jack, Joe Johnson, George Kail, William Kenyon-Slaney, Alf Kirchen, Billy Moore, Joe Payne, Bill Perry, Don Revie, Jimmy Richardson, Bobby Robson, Jack Rowley, Jack Smith, Reg Smith, George Stephenson, Fred Tilson, Ben Warren, Olly Whateley, Billy Wright 2
 
Charlie Alcock, Ronnie Allen, Gordon Astall, John Atyeo, Sid Bishop, Alex Bonsor, Geoff Bradford, Cliff Britton, Johnny Brooks, Bill Brown, Norman Bullock, Charles Chenery, John Connelly, Jack Crayston, Norman Creek, Bryan Douglas, Duncan Edwards, Tom Galley, Arthur Goodyer, Tommy Grosvenor, Harold Hassall, Harold Hobbis, Harold Hulme, Bob Kelly, Robert Kingsford, Alf Lyttelton, Vic Medley, David Mercer, Harold Miller, Jimmy Moore, Jack Morton, Bill Nicholson, Louis Page, Frank Pawson, Bill Roberts, Harry Roberts, Jimmy Seed, Len Shackleton, Heathcote Sorby, George Thornewell, Tom Waring, Don Welsh, Herbert Whitfeld, Ken Willingham, Dennis Wilshaw, Charles Wollaston, Joe Worrall, John Wylie 1
The goalscorers in blue have scored their goals in the last recorded period (1946-60)

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