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67 vs. Scotland

unofficial 7
u/o match vs. Germany
68 vs. Ireland


Thursday, 23 November 1899
FA Tour of Germany

Germany 2 England 13 [1-6]

Athletik-Sportsplatz, Kurfurstendamm-Rennbahn, Berlin
Attendance: 1,500;
Kick-off tbc

Match Summary
Germany Squad

England Squad

England - Edgar Chadwick (5), E.D. Brown (2), Geoff Wilson (2), Fred Forman (2), Billy Bassett (2)
Germany - Walter Jestram, Bock
Unofficial Results

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Stanley Shelbourne Taylor
24 (2 March 1875), Pembroke College, Cambridge

Linesmen - not known

Football Association tour of Germany, at the invitation of Walther Bensemann, Secretary of the Committee for International Soccer Matches

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  

Germany Team



not applicable Colours: not known, probably black
Capt: not known Selectors: Walther Bensemann.
Germany Lineup
  Eichelmann, Paul 20 11 October 1879 G Berliner FC Germania 88
  Gasse - - RB Fortuna Berlin
  Kralle - - LB Berliner FC Viktoria 1889 eV
  Schricker, Ivo W.E. 22 18 March 1877 RH Akademischer SC 1893 Berlin
  Wünsch - - CH Berliner FC Viktoria 1889 eV
  Schricker, Erwin 21 22 August 1878 LH Akademischer SC 1893 Berlin
Bock - - OR Fortuna Berlin
Jestram, Walter - - IR Berliner Thor uFC Britannia 1892
  Wetzler - - CF not known
  Tierold - - IL not known
  Gruschwitz - - OL Berliner FC Viktoria 1889 eV


formation formation -


England Team



not applicable Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Stanley Briggs Committee: John James Bentley, Charles Hughes, Charles Alcock, George Sherrington and Percy Timbs.
England Lineup
  Waller, Wilfred H. 22 27 July 1987
Born in South Africa
G Richmond Association
  Bach, Philip 27 Summer 1872 RB Sunderland AFC
  Crabtree, James W. 27 23 December 1871 LB Aston Villa FC
  Cox, John D. 31/32 winter 1867 RH Derby County FC
  Holt, John 34 10 April 1865 CH Reading FC
  Briggs, Stanley 28 7 February 1871 LH Clapton FC
  Bassett, William I. 30 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC
Brown, E.D. - - IR Clapton FC
Wilson, Geoffrey P. 21 21 February 1878 CF Corinthians FC

Chadwick, Edgar W. 30 14 June 1869 IL Burnley FC
Forman, Frederick R. 26 8 November 1873 OL Nottingham Forest FC


Oswald Wreford-Brown, Joe Rogers,

team notes:

Part of the original squad were Corinthians' Charles Wreford-Brown and H.R. Barrett and Sheffield United's Ernest Needham. They were not fit to travel, so their places went to Oswald Wreford-Brown, Stanley Taylor and Johnny Holt
formation formation -


    Match Report

Source Notes

Ivo Schricker will go on to become the third FIFA General Secretary (1932-51)

Official matchday programme, England vs. West Germany, 11 September 1991.
KB-Van Landeghem Sportarchief, Louvain, Belgium
The First European Soccer Match: Heiner Gillmeister
Special & Intermediate Internationals: Keith Warsop
Gottfried Fuchs Du Bist Ein Fussballgott
Best of Enemies - England vs. Germany: David Downing