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1906-39
England's Amateur Matches
1947 to 1974

 

1946-47
109 25-Jan-1947 England 2 Wales 2 [NK] Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London Fr AW
110 08-Feb-1947 England 3 Northern Ireland 1 [NK] Haig Avenue, Southport Fr HW
111 29-Mar-1947 Wales 1 England 4 [NK] Somerton Park, Newport Fr HW
112 17-May-1947 France 1 England 4 [NK] Stade Henri-Jooris, Lille Fr AW
1947-48
113 24-Jan-1948 Wales 2 England 7 [NK] The Stadium, Farrar Road, Bangor Fr AW
114 07-Feb-1948 Northern Ireland 0 England 5 [NK] Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast Fr AW
115 06-Mar-1948 England 3 Wales 4 [NK] Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury Fr HL
116 26-Mar-1948 England 2 Luxembourg 1 [NK] Cricklefield Stadium, Ilford Fr HW
117 29-Mar-1948 England 2 Netherlands 5 [NK] Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London Fr HL
118 03-Apr-1948 England 2 France 0 [NK] Cricklefield Stadium, Ilford Fr HL
1948-49
119 22-Jan-1949 England 4 Wales 1 [NK] County Ground, Swindon Fr HW
120 05-Feb-1949 England 0 Northern Ireland 1 [NK] Carrow Road, Norwich Fr HL
121 12-Mar-1949 Wales 1 England 3 [NK] Stebonheath Park, Llanelli Fr AW
122 16-Apr-1949 Scotland 3 England 2 [NK] Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow Fr AL
123 22-May-1949 France 1 England 2 [NK] Stade Lesdigui�res, Grenoble Fr AW
1949-50
124 21-Jan-1950 Wales 0 England 1 [NK] The Stadium, Farrar Road, Bangor Fr AW
125 04-Feb-1950 Northern Ireland 1 England 3 [NK] Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast Fr AW
126 04-Mar-1950 England 0 Scotland 0 [0-0] Boothferry Park, Hull Fr HD
127 04-Apr-1950 England 0 France 0 [0-0] The Dell, Milton Road, The Common, Southampton Fr HD
1950-51
128 06-Jan-1951 Republic of Ireland 0 England 1 [NK] Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin Fr AW
129 20-Jan-1951 England 4 Wales 1 [NK] Filbert Street, Leicester Fr HW
130 03-Feb-1951 England 6 Northern Ireland 3 [NK] Highfield Road Stadium, Coventry Fr HW
131 17-Mar-1951 Scotland 2 England 3 [NK] Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow Fr AW
132 10-May-1951 England 3 Finland 2 [NK] County Ground, Swindon Fr HW
133 15-May-1951 England 2 Norway 1 [NK] Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough Fr HW
134 20-May-1951 France 3 England 3 [NK] Stade Maurice-Postaire, Cherbourg Fr AD
1951-52
135 02-Feb-1952 Northern Ireland 1 England 3 [NK] Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast Fr AW
136 16-Feb-1952 Wales 3 England 4 [NK] The Stadium, Farrar Road, Bangor Fr AW
137 08-Mar-1952 England 8 Republic of Ireland 3 [NK] Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury Fr HW
138 15-Mar-1952 England 1 Scotland 2 [NK] Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL
139 05-Apr-1952 England 3 France 0 [NK] Carrow Road, Norwich Fr HW
1952-53
140 15-Nov-1952 England 2 Netherlands 2 [NK] Boothferry Park, Hull Fr HD
141 31-Jan-1953 England 4 Northern Ireland 1 [NK] Sincil Bank, Lincoln Fr HW
142 14-Feb-1953 England 3 Wales 3 [NK] Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London Fr HD
143 07-Mar-1953 Netherlands 1 England 0 [NK] Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam Fr AL
144 21-Mar-1953 Scotland 0 England 1 [NK] Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow Fr AW
145 03-May-1953 France 0 England 1 [NK] Stade de la Lib�ration, Boulogne-sur-Mer Fr AW
146 19-May-1953 Norway 1 England 1 [NK] Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo Fr AD
1953-54
147 12-Sep-1953 Northern Ireland 2 England 1 [NK] The Showgrounds, Coleraine BC AL
148 19-Sep-1953 England 0 South Africa 4 [NK] Selhurst Park Stadium, Crystal Palace, London Fr HL
149 14-Nov-1953 England 4 France 2 [NK] Kenilworth Road Stadium, Luton Fr HW
150 27-Mar-1954 England 1 Scotland 4 [NK] Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HL
151 24-Apr-1954 Wales 0 England 2 [NK] Somerton Park, Newport AW
 

England finished 3rd with two points in the 1953-54 British Amateur Championship. Northern Ireland were champions with five points.

1954-55
152 18-Sep-1954 England 5 Northern Ireland 0  [NK] Selhurst Park Stadium, Crystal Palace, London BC HW
153 09-Apr-1955 Scotland 3 England 3 [NK] Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AD
154 23-Apr-1955 England 3 Wales 1 [NK] Dean Court, Bournemouth HW
 

England won the 1954-55 British Amateur Championship with five points. Northern Ireland were runners-up with four points.

155 08-May-1955 France 1 England 1 [NK] Stade de l'Armoricaine, Brest Fr AD
1955-56
 

The England team played the following friendly fixture as Great Britain in preparation for the upcoming Olympic qualifying competition:

13-Sep-1955 at Arsenal Stadium, London v. Arsenal (lost 1-2)

156 17-Sep-1955 Northern Ireland 1 England 4  [NK] Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast BC AW
 

The England team played the following friendly fixtures as Great Britain in preparation for the upcoming Olympic qualifying competition:

26-Sep-1955 at Upton Park, London v. West Ham United (lost 1-6)

10-Oct-1955 at Loftus Road, London v. Queen's Park Rangers (lost 1-2)

17-Oct-1955 at Kenilworth Road Stadium, Luton v. Luton Town (lost 1-2)

The England team represented Great Britain in the following Olympic qualification fixture:

FIRST LEG (22-Oct-1955)

Bulgaria 2 Great Britain 0 [1-0] - Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia

157 12-Nov-1955 England 2 West Germany 3 [NK] White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London Fr HL
158 11-Feb-1956 Wales 2 England 1 [NK] Vetch Field, Swansea BC AL
159 24-Mar-1956 England 4 Scotland 2 [NK] Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW
 

England jointly won the 1955-56 British Amateur Championship with Scotland, with five points each.

160 21-Apr-1956 England 3 France 1 [NK] Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London Fr HW
 

The England team represented Great Britain in the following Olympic qualification fixture:

SECOND LEG (12-May-1956)

Great Britain 3 Bulgaria 3 [1-2] - Empire Stadium, Wembley, London

Bulgaria win 5-3 on aggregate.

1956-57
161 07-Aug-1956 Iceland 2 England 3 [NK] Melav�llur, Reykjav�k Fr AW
 

Although Great Britain had been eliminated by Bulgaria in the Olympic qualifying competition, they were invited to compete in the Games after a spate of withdrawals. The England team played the following friendly fixture as Great Britain in preparation for the upcoming Olympiad:

02-Sep-1956 in Copenhagen v. Copenhagen XI (lost 1-5)

162 15-Sep-1956 England 5 Northern Ireland 2  [NK] Hayes Lane, Bromley, London BC HW
 

The England team played the following friendly fixtures as Great Britain in preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games:

26-Sep-1956 at Cricklefield Stadium, Ilford v. Uganda XI (lost 1-2)

08-Oct-1956 at Kenilworth Road Stadium, Luton v. Luton Town (won 3-2)

13-Oct-1956 at Plough Lane, Wimbledon, London v. Isthmian and Athenian Leagues XI (won 3-1)

22-Oct-1956 at St. James' Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne v. Newcastle United (lost 0-5)

27-Oct-1956 at Richmond Road Ground, Kingston Upon Thames v. Combined Universities XI (won 4-1)

05-Nov-1956 at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London v. Arsenal (lost 2-3)

19-Nov-1956 in City of Coburg v. Australia (won 3-1)

The England team represented Great Britain at the Games of the XVI Olympiad in Melbourne and played the following fixtures:

FIRST ROUND (26-Nov-1956)

Great Britain 9 Thailand 0 [4-0] - Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne

QUARTER-FINAL (30-Nov-1956)

Great Britain 1 Bulgaria 6 [1-3] - Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne

USSR won the gold medals.

 

The England team played the following friendly fixtures as Great Britain on a brief tour of south-east Asia on the way back from Melbourne:

10-Dec-1956 in Kallang v. Singapore (won 4-0)

13-Dec-1956 in Kuala Lumpur v. Malaya (won 6-2)

16-Dec-1956 in Yangon v. Burma (won 2-0)

163 16-Feb-1957 England 5 Wales 0 [NK] London Road Stadium, Peterborough BC HW
164 30-Mar-1957 Scotland 0 England 0 [0-0] Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AD
 

England won the 1956-57 British Amateur Championship with five points. Wales were runners-up with three points.

165 12-May-1957 France 3 England 1 [NK] Stade de Bourtzwiller, Mulhouse Fr AL
166 19-May-1957 West Germany 1 England 1 [NK] Stegermatt, Offenburg Fr AD
1957-58
167 15-Sep-1957 Finland 4 England 3 [NK] Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AL
168 28-Sep-1957 Northern Ireland 0 England 3 [NK] The Oval, Belfast BC AW
169 12-Oct-1957 England 1 West Germany 1  [NK] Cricklefield Stadium, Ilford Fr HL
170 09-Nov-1957 Wales 2 England 5 [NK] The Stadium, Farrar Road, Bangor BC AW
171 29-Mar-1958 England 2 Scotland 3 [NK] Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HL
 

England jointly won the 1957-58 British Amateur Championship with Scotland and Northern Ireland, with four points each.

172 26-Apr-1958 England 1 France 1 [NK] Elland Road Stadium, Leeds Fr HD
1958-59
173 27-Sep-1958 England 3 Northern Ireland 0  [NK] Dean Court, Bournemouth BC HW
174 11-Oct-1958 England 3 Finland 2 [NK] Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London Fr HW
175 25-Oct-1958 England 2 South Africa 2 [NK] Loakes Park, High Wycombe Fr HD
176 08-Nov-1958 England 0 Wales 0 [0-0] Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury BC HD
177 14-Mar-1959 Scotland 1 England 1 [NK] Palmerston Park, Dumfries AD
 

England jointly won the 1958-59 British Amateur Championship with Scotland, with four points each.

178 05-Apr-1959 France 1 England 0 [NK] Stade du Grand Basque, Bayonne Fr AL
179 20-May-1959 Netherlands 1 England 3 [NK] Zuiderparkstadion, Den Haag Fr AW
180 24-May-1959 Luxembourg 3 England 1 [NK] Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg Fr AL
181 27-May-1959 West Germany 2 England 0 [NK] Leimbachstadion, Siegen Fr AL
1959-60
182 26-Sep-1959 Northern Ireland 1 England 1  [NK] Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast BC AD
183 07-Nov-1959 Wales 0 England 2 [NK] The Stadium, Farrar Road, Bangor AW
184 05-Mar-1960 England 1 West Germany 1  [NK] Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London Fr HD
185 26-Mar-1960 England 2 Scotland 1 [NK] Roots Hall Stadium, Southend-on-Sea BC HW
 

England won the 1959-60 British Amateur Championship with five points. Scotland and Northern Ireland were joint runners-up with three points each.

1960-61
186 24-Sep-1960 England 3 Northern Ireland 2  [NK] Loakes Park, High Wycombe BC HW
187 05-Nov-1960 England 6 Wales 1 [NK] Goldstone Ground, Brighton HW
188 25-Feb-1961 Republic of Ireland 1 England 1  [NK] Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin Fr AD
189 18-Mar-1961 Scotland 2 England 2 [NK] Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC AD
 

England won the 1960-61 British Amateur Championship with five points. Scotland and Wales were joint runners-up with three points each.

190 29-Apr-1961 England 2 France 0 [NK] Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London Fr HW
1961-62
191 16-Sep-1961 England 1 Iceland 0 [NK] Loakes Park, High Wycombe Fr HW
192 30-Sep-1961 Northern Ireland 0 England 3 [NK] The Showgrounds, Coleraine BC AW
193 18-Nov-1961 Wales 2 England 2 [NK] Ynys Park, Ton Pentre AD
194 16-Mar-1962 England 3 Scotland 4 [NK] Selhurst Park Stadium, Crystal Palace, London HL
 

England were joint runners-up in the 1961-62 British Amateur Championship with Northern Ireland, with three points each. Scotland were champions with five points, their only outright title success.

195 08-Apr-1962 France 3 England 0 [NK] Stade de l'Armoricaine, Brest Fr AL
196 12-May-1962 Italy 1 England 0 [NK] Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca, Ascoli Piceno Fr AL

First match in new stadium.

197 16-May-1962 Netherlands 0 England 0 [0-0] Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle Fr AD
1962-63
198 16-Sep-1962 Republic of Ireland 2 England 2 [NK] Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin Fr AD
199 29-Sep-1962 England 3 Northern Ireland 2 [NK] Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London BC HW
200 17-Nov-1962 England 3 Wales 2 [NK] Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury HW
201 15-Mar-1963 Scotland 2 England 4 [NK] Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AW
 

England won the 1962-63 British Amateur Championship with six points, the first team to achieve maximum points in the competition. Northern Ireland were runners-up with four points.

202 15-May-1963 England 3 France 1 [NK] The Victoria Ground, Hartlepool IT HW
203 18-May-1963 England 0 West Germany 1 [NK] Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough HL
204 20-May-1963 England 3 Netherlands 1 [NK] Redheugh Park, Gateshead HW
 

England were runners-up in Group B of the FA Centenary Tournament with four points. West Germany qualified for the final with a maximum six points. Scotland won the tournament.

1963-64
 

The England team played the following friendly fixture as Great Britain in preparation for the upcoming Olympic qualifying competition:

17-Aug-1963 at Loftus Road, London v. Queen's Park Rangers (drew 1-1)

205 28-Sep-1963 Northern Ireland 2 England 1 [NK] The Oval, Belfast BC AL
206 23-Nov-1963 Wales 3 England 3 [NK] The Stadium, Farrar Road, Bangor AD
207 20-Mar-1964 England 1 Scotland 0 [NK] Selhurst Park Stadium, Crystal Palace, London HW
 

England were joint runners-up in the 1963-64 British Amateur Championship with Scotland, with three points each. Northern Ireland were champions with four points, their first outright title success since 1954.

208 16-Apr-1964 England 4 New Zealand 1 [NK] Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London Fr HAb
Match abandoned after 70 minutes, due to torrential rain.
 

England were scheduled to play Greece in their opening match of the International Tournament, but their opponents withdrew and they were replaced by the Italian B team, with the result as follows:

24-May-1964 at Stadio Communale Luigi Ferraris, Genoa v. Italy B (won 4-2)

209 28-May-1964 France 4 England 3 [NK] Sen. Eugenio Broccardi, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy IT NL
210 31-May-1964 West Germany 1 England 0 [NK] Stadio Comunale Felice Borel, Finale Ligure, Italy NL
 

England were third in Group 1 of the International Tournament with two points. West Germany qualified for the final with five points and won the tournament.

1964-65
211 26-Sep-1964 England 2 Northern Ireland 1 [NK] Brooklands Stadium, Romford BC HW
212 21-Nov-1964 England 7 Wales 0 [NK] Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury HW
213 27-Feb-1965 Republic of Ireland 2 England 3 [NK] Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin Fr AW
214 20-Mar-1965 Scotland 2 England 1 [NK] Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen BC AL
 

England jointly won the 1964-65 British Amateur Championship with Scotland, with four points each.

215 16-May-1965 France 1 England 0 [NK] Parc des Sports, Annecy Fr AL
1965-66
216 25-Sep-1965 Northern Ireland 0 England 2 [NK] The Showgrounds, Ballymena BC AW
217 20-Nov-1965 Wales 1 England 2 [NK] Park Avenue, Aberystwyth AW
218 11-Mar-1966 England 4 Republic of Ireland 0 [NK] Griffin Park, Brentford, London Fr HW
219 25-Mar-1966 England 3 Scotland 3 [NK] Roots Hall Stadium, Southend-on-Sea BC HD
 

England won the 1965-66 British Amateur Championship with five points. Scotland and Northern Ireland were joint runners-up with three points each.

220 21-May-1966 Netherlands 0 England 0 [0-0] De Adelaarshorst, Deventer EC AD
1966-67
221 24-Sep-1966 England 2 Northern Ireland 0 [NK] Vicarage Road, Watford BC HW
222 01-Oct-1966 Austria 3 England 0 [NK] Lehen Stadion, Salzburg EC AL
223 26-Oct-1966 England 2 Austria 0 [NK] Claremont Road, Hendon, London HW
224 19-Nov-1966 England 1 Netherlands 0 [NK] Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London HW
 

England were runners-up in Group 4 of the 1966-67 European Amateur Championship with five points. Austria qualified for the semi-finals with six points and won the championship.

225 03-Dec-1966 England 4 Wales 1 [NK] Richmond Road Ground, Kingston upon Thames, London BC HW
226 11-Mar-1967 Republic of Ireland 0 England 2 [NK] Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin Fr AW
227 31-Mar-1967 Scotland 2 England 2 [NK] Dens Park, Dundee BC AD
 

England won the 1966-67 British Amateur Championship with five points. Scotland were runners-up with four points.

1967-68
228 23-Sep-1967 Northern Ireland 0 England 1 [NK] The Showgrounds, Ballymena BC AW
 

The England team represented Great Britain in the following Olympic qualification fixtures:

SECOND ROUND FIRST LEG (25-Oct-1967)

West Germany 0 Great Britain 2 [0-1] - Rosenau Stadion, Augsburg

SECOND ROUND SECOND LEG (08-Nov-1967)

Great Britain 0 West Germany 1 [0-1] - Claremont Road, Hendon, London

Great Britain win 2-1 on aggregate.

229 18-Nov-1967 Wales 1 England 0 [NK] Y Traeth, Porthmadog BC AL
 

The England team played the following friendly fixture as Great Britain before being joined by two Scottish players for the next round of Olympic qualification fixtures:

29-Jan-1968 at Manor Ground, Oxford v. Oxford United (lost 0-1)

230 05-Apr-1968 England 0 Scotland 0 [0-0] White City Stadium, Shepherd's Bush, London BC HD
 

England were joint runners-up in the 1967-68 British Amateur Championship with Northern Ireland, with three points each. Wales were champions for the first and only time, with five points.

231 23-May-1968 England 0 Italy 0 [0-0] Southbury Road, Enfield, London Fr HD
1968-69
232 28-Sep-1968 England 5 Northern Ireland 0 [NK] The Valley, Charlton, London BC HW
233 09-Nov-1968 England 1 Wales 1 [NK] Vicarage Road, Watford HD
234 14-Nov-1968 Bahrain 0 England 4 [NK] Isa Town Stadium, Manama Fr AW
235 08-Mar-1969 Republic of Ireland 1 England 1 [NK] Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin Fr AD
236 28-Mar-1969 Scotland 1 England 5 [NK] Celtic Park, Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow BC AW
 

England won the 1968-69 British Amateur Championship with five points. Wales were runners-up with four points.

237 01-May-1969 Italy 0 England 0 [0-0] Stadio Comunale, Montecatini Terme Fr AD
238 20-Jul-1969 Bahamas 0 England 4 [NK] Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau Fr AW
239 23-Jul-1969 Trinidad & Tobago 0 England 0 [0-0] Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain Fr AD
240 26-Jul-1969 Trinidad & Tobago 0 England 3 [NK] Skinner Park, San Fernando Fr AW
241 29-Jul-1969 Guyana 0 England 8 [NK] Georgetown Cricket Club, Georgetown Fr AW
242 31-Jul-1969 Guyana 0 England 8 [NK] Georgetown Cricket Club, Georgetown Fr AW
243 02-Aug-1969 Netherlands Antilles 0 England 2 [NK] Stadion Ergilio Hato, Willemstad Fr AW
1969-70
244 27-Sep-1969 Northern Ireland 1 England 4 [NK] Shamrock Park, Portadown BC AW
245 08-Oct-1969 England 1 France 2 [NK] Southbury Road, Enfield, London EC HL
246 22-Oct-1969 England 1 Spain 2 [NK] Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London HL
247 20-Nov-1969 Spain 2 England 0 [NK] Estadio Heliodoro Rodr�guez L�pez, Santa Cruz de Tenerife AL
248 29-Nov-1969 Wales 0 England 1 [NK] Ninian Park Stadium, Caerdydd BC AW
249 02-Feb-1970 England 1 Iceland 0 [NK] The Dolphin Stadium, Slough Fr HW
250 28-Feb-1970 England 3 Republic of Ireland 1 [NK] Loakes Park, High Wycombe Fr HW
251 20-Mar-1970 England 1 Scotland 0 [NK] Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London BC HW
 

England won the 1969-70 British Amateur Championship with a maximum six points. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland were joint runners-up with two points each.

252 10-May-1970 Iceland 1 England 1 [NK] Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík Fr AD
253 13-May-1970 France 3 England 2 [NK] Stade de l'Armoricaine, Brest EC AL
 

England were bottom of Group 2 of the 1969-70 European Amateur Championship with no points. Spain qualified for the semi-finals with seven points and won the championship.

254 23-May-1970 Finland 1 England 3 [NK] Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW
1970-71
255 02-Oct-1970 England 4 Northern Ireland 1 [NK] Kingfield Sports Ground, Woking BC HW
256 05-Dec-1970 England 3 Wales 0 [NK] Claremont Road, Hendon, London HW
 

The England team played the following friendly fixture as Great Britain in preparation for the upcoming Olympic qualifying competition:

14-Dec-1970 at Baseball Ground, Shaftesbury Crescent, Derby v. Derby County (won 1-0)

257 17-Feb-1971 England 1 France 1 [NK] Champion Hill Stadium, Dulwich, London Fr HD
258 05-Mar-1971 Republic of Ireland 0 England 1 [NK] Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin Fr AW
259 02-Apr-1971 Scotland 0 England 2 [NK] Brockville Park, Falkirk BC AW
 

England won the 1970-71 British Amateur Championship with a maximum six points for the second year in succession and became the first team to win the title outright for three years in succession. Wales were runners-up with four points.

 

The England team represented Great Britain in the following Olympic qualification fixture:

FIRST ROUND SECOND LEG (05-May-1971)

Bulgaria 5 Great Britain 0 [4-0] - Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia

Bulgaria win 5-1 on aggregate.

260 21-Jul-1971 Norway 2 England 1 [NK] Stavanger Stadion, Stavanger Fr AL
1971-72
261 01-Aug-1971 Denmark 3 England 2 [NK] Aalborg Stadion, Aalborg Fr AL
262 04-Aug-1971 Iceland 1 England 3 [NK] Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík Fr AW
 

England were due to play Northern Ireland on October 1st, 1971, in Belfast, but the game was postponed due to the troubles in the province and was played in the following May, at the end of the season, at Hendon. Northern Ireland did not play another home match at amateur level again, yet they still managed to win all of their games in the 1971-72 British Championship.

263 04-Dec-1971 Wales 1 England 1 [NK] Victoria Avenue, Llanidloes BC AD
264 16-Feb-1972 France 1 England 1 [NK] Stade de l'Armoricaine, Brest Fr AD
265 05-Mar-1972 England 2 Republic of Ireland 0 [NK] Loakes Park, High Wycombe Fr HW
266 24-Mar-1972 England 4 Scotland 0 [NK] Springfield Park, Wigan BC HW
267 03-May-1972 Denmark 1 England 2 [NK] Idrætsparken, København Fr AW
268 10-May-1972 England 4 Italy 0 [NK] Home Park Stadium, Plymouth Fr HW
269 15-May-1972 England 1 Northern Ireland 2 [NK] Claremont Road, Hendon, London BC HL
 

England were joint runners-up in the 1971-72 British Amateur Championship with Wales, with three points each. Northern Ireland were champions for the first time since 1964, with a maximum six points for the first and only time.

1972-73
270 06-Oct-1972 England 2 Northern Ireland 1 [NK] Carrow Road, Norwich BC HW
271 02-Dec-1972 England 3 Wales 1 [NK] Edgar Street Athletic Ground, Hereford HW
272 02-Mar-1973 Scotland 0 England 3 [NK] Celtic Park, Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow AW
 

England won the 1972-73 British Amateur Championship with a maximum six points. Scotland were runners-up with four points.

273 04-Apr-1973 England 3 Finland 0 [NK] Home Park Stadium, Plymouth Fr HW
274 06-Jun-1973 Austria 0 England 1 [NK] Praterstadion, Prater, Wien Fr AW
275 09-Jun-1973 Greece 0 England 1 [NK] Karaiskaki Stadio, Piraes Fr AW
276 14-Jun-1973 Italy 0 England 0 [0-0] Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino Fr AD
Played in the same stadium before the full international between the two countries, won 2-0 by Italy.
277 17-Jun-1973 Turkey 0 England 2 [NK] 19 Mayıs Stadyumu, Ankara Fr AW
278 20-Jun-1973 Yugoslavia 0 England 0 [0-0] Stadion na Kantridi, Rijeka Fr AD
1973-74
279 25-Sep-1973 England 6 Austria 1 [NK] Vicarage Road, Watford Fr HW
280 12-Oct-1973 England 2 Northern Ireland 0 [NK] Maine Road, Manchester BC HW
281 31-Oct-1973 England 1 West Germany 0 [NK] Empire Stadium, Wembley, London EC HW
282 05-Dec-1973 Malta 0 England 3 [NK] The National Stadium, Ta' Qali AW
283 08-Dec-1973 Wales 1 England 1 [NK] Penydarren Park, Merthyr Tydfil BC AD
284 06-Mar-1974 England 2 Malta 0 [NK] Elm Park, Reading EC HW
285 13-Mar-1974 West Germany 3 England 1 [NK] Bielefelder Alm, Bielefeld AL
 

England were runners-up in Group 2 of the 1973-74 European Amateur Championship with six points. West Germany qualified for the semi-finals on goal difference and shared the championship with Yugoslavia.

286 05-Apr-1974 England 1 Scotland 1 [NK] Highfield Road Stadium, Coventry BC HD
 

England jointly won the 1973-74 British Amateur Championship with Wales, with four points each.

Competitions:

BC - British Championship: did not begin until 1953-54, when Wales finally agreed to play Northern Ireland, the last of the six annual fixtures between the home nations. It was won by England outright in 1954-55, 1956-57, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1962-63, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71 and 1972-73, and shared with Northern Ireland in 1955-56, with Scotland in 1958-59 and 1964-65, with both Northern Ireland and Scotland in 1957-58 and with Wales in 1973-74 (Scotland could also have gained a share, but their fixture with Northern Ireland was not played in the final season of the competition).  England also finished as joint runners-up on the following four occasions:

  • 1961-62 (with Northern Ireland) - won by Scotland

  • 1963-64 (with Scotland) - won by Northern Ireland

  • 1967-68 (with Northern Ireland) - won by Wales

  • 1971-72 (with Wales) - won by Northern Ireland

England only finished outside the top two on one occasion - the very first championship, in 1953-54. Northern Ireland won the title, Scotland were runners-up and England were third.

IT - International Tournament: first held in 1963, to celebrate the centenary of the Football Association. It was played entirely in the north-east of England. The hosts were in Group B and finished runners-up to West Germany, who lost the final to Scotland, 5-2 at Roker Park Ground, Association Road, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. The following year, it was held in the Italian region of Liguria. England were drawn in Group 1 with France, Greece and West Germany, but Greece withdrew and were replaced by the Italian 'B' team. England finished third, behind West Germany and France, with the Germans going on to win the tournament on the toss of a coin, following a 1-1 draw with Spain in the final in Genoa.

EC - European Championship: England entered the first three competitions in, what was known as, the UEFA Amateur Cup, and failed to progress beyond the group phase into the semi-finals on each occasion. By the time of the fourth and last competition (1977-78), there was no longer an amateur England national team. In 1966-67, England finished as Group 4 runners-up to the eventual winners, Austria, though they beat them 2-0 at Hendon, after the Austrians had already qualified for the semi-finals. Three years later, England failed to win a point in Group 2, which was also headed by the eventual winners, this time, Spain. On their third and last foray into the competition, in 1973-74, England were pipped on goal difference to a semi-final place by the Group 2 winners, West Germany, whom they had beaten 1-0 at Wembley. The Germans went on to share the trophy with Yugoslavia, when the final at Stadion na Kantridi, Rijeka was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

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