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Wednesday, 6 May 1936
End-of-Season Tour Friendly Match

Austria 2 England 1 [2-0]

Praterstadion, Prater, Wien
Attendance: 60,000;
Kick-off: tbc

Match Summary
Austria Party

England Party

Austria - Rudolf Viertl (After Sindelar outwitted Copping for Virtl to finish 11), Rudolf Geiter (steered the ball past the adancing Sagar 17)
England - George Camsell (headed in a rebound from a Bastin shot 54)
Results 1930-39

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - John Langenus

Linesmen - not known
Attended by and introduced to President Miklas and Prince Starhemberg.

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Austria Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 9th
Colours: Red shirts with white v-necks and white shorts
Capt: Walter Nausch Selectors: Hugo Meisl, 54 (16 November 1881)
Meisl was a referee in 1908-09 & in 1923
Austria Lineup
  Platzer, Peter 25 29 May 1910 G SK Admira Wien 23 46 GA
  Szestak, Karl 30 18 March 1906 RB FK Austria Wien 31 1
  Schmaus, Willibald 24 16 June 1911 LB First Vienna FC 7 0
  Urbanek, Johann 25 10 October 1910 RH SK Admira Wien 13 0
  Mock, Johann 29 9 December 1906 CH FK Austria Wien 10 0
  Nausch, Walter 29 5 February 1907 LH FK Austria Wien 29 1
Geiter, Rudolf 23 18 April 1913 OR Wiener SK 1 1
  Stroh, Josef 23 5 March 1913 IR FK Austria Wien 2 0
  Sindelar, Matthias 33 10 February 1903 CF FK Austria Wien 37 23
  Bican, Josef 22 25 September 1913 IL SK Admira Wien 18 14
Viertl, Rudolf 33 12 November 1902 OL FK Austria Wien 14 3


reserves not known

team notes:

Rudolf Geiter's goal makes him the first player to score on his debut against England since Jimmy Kelly did so in October 1931.
2-3-5 Platzer -
Szestak, Schmaus -
Urbanek, Mock, Nausch -
Geiter, Stroh, Sindelar, Bican, Virtl.


Age 26.9 Appearances/Goals 16.8 3.7


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1935 home uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue shorts, black socks topped with two white hoops
Capt: Eddie Hapgood, ninth captaincy. Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 20 April 1936.
170th match, W 108 - D 30 - L 32 - F 501 - A 191.
England Lineup
  Sagar, Edward 26 7 February 1910 G Everton FC 3 4 GA
  Male, C. George 25 8 May 1910 RB Arsenal FC 9 0
  Hapgood, Edris A. 27 24 September 1908 LB Arsenal FC 17 0
  Crayston, W. John 25 9 October 1910 RH Arsenal FC 4 0
  Barker, John W. 30 27 February 1906 CH Derby County FC 10 0
  Copping, Wilfred 28 17 August 1907 LH Arsenal FC 9 0
  Spence, Richard 27 18 July 1908 OR Chelsea FC 1 0
  Bowden, E. Raymond 26 13 September 1909 IR Arsenal FC 5 1
Camsell, George H. 33 27 November 1902 CF Middlesbrough FC 8 17
  Bastin, Clifford S. 24 14 March 1912 IL Arsenal FC 15 5
  Hobbis, Harold H.F. 23 9 March 1913 OL Charlton Athletic FC 1 0


Sam Barkas (Manchester City FC), Bernard Joy (Casuals FC & Arsenal FC) and Jimmy Cunliffe (Everton FC).

team notes:

The original outside-right position was filled by Derby County FC's Sammy Crooks. However, he was deemed unfit and he could not take his place. It was taken by Dicky Spence.
2-3-5 Sagar -
Male, Hapgood -
Crayston, Barker, Copping -
Crooks, Bowden,
Camsell, Bastin, Hobbis.


Age 26.7 Appearances/Goals 7.5 2.1


    Match Report

VIENNA, May 6.--Austria beat England by two goals to one at the Prater Stadium here this evening.

Swinging the ball about with neat, first-time passing, Austria had the English defence spread-eagled in the opening minute. Playing with great confidence, they were much quicker on the ball and seemed more certain in front of goal. The crowd of 60,000, including President Miklas and Prince Starhemberg, the Vice-Chancellor, to whom the players were presented, soon had something to shout about when they saw the Austrians outplay England by clever scheming and first-time shooting. There was wild enthusiasm when Sindelar outwitted Copping to start the movement which resulted in Viertl, a fast and thrustful left-winger, scoring the first goal after 11 minutes. Six minutes later Geiter, the right-winger, beat Sagar to put Austria two goals up...

The Austrian defence, in which Sesta and Platzer were outstanding, managed to hold out until nine minutes of the second half had passed. Then Camsell showed what a great opportunist he is...

A shot from Bastin, however, was only partially cleared by Platzer, and Camsell headed in to reduce the arrears...--Reuter. - The Times - Thursday 7th May, 1936


It was on 5 May 1936 that Italian troops marched into Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, which then became part of Italian East Africa. World War II brought an end to its occupation, and, after five years in exile, the Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassie, returned to lead his country back to independence at the end of the war.

Source Notes

Rothmans Yearbooks
Original Newspapers