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Wednesday, 24 May 1939
End-of-Season Tour Friendly Match

Rumania 0 England 2 [0-1]
 

Stadionul Academia Națională de Educație Fizică, Dealul Spirii, București
Attendance: 40,000
(a new Rumanian record attendance); Kick-off: 4.30pm CET, 5.30pm BST

Match Summary
Rumania Party

England Party

England - Len Goulden (dashed through and scored 8), Don Welsh (headed in a Broome cross 53)
Results 1930-39

England won the toss, Rumania kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Rumania

Type

England

Referee - John Langenus
Belgium

Linesmen - not known

The match was sold out and all-ticket. Attended by King Carol, who had suggested the match take place when he visited London in November 1938.

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Rumania Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 37th to 36th
Colours: We think, blue and yellow horizontally halved shirts and red shorts, complimented with dark socks (left).
Capt: Iuliu Bodola Selectors: Virgil Economu, 42 (21 November 1896)
3rd match, W 2 - D 0 - L 1 - F 5 - A 2.
Rumania Lineup
  Pavlovici, Dumitru 27 26 April 1912 G FC Ripensia 12 15 GA
  Bürger, Rudolf, injured 4th min. 30 31 October 1908 RB/OR FC Ripensia 34 0
  Sfera, Lazăr 30 29 April 1909 LB ASC Venus 9 0
  Cossini, Vintilă 25 21 November 1913 RH CS Rapid 19 0
  Juhász, Augustin 27 19 December 1911 CH CA Oradea 17 0
  Demetrovic, Rudolf 24 27 September 1914 LH ASC Venus 7 0
  Orza, Cornel 23 9 January 1916 OR ASC Venus 5 1
  Ploeșteanu, Silviu 26 28 January 1913 IR ASC Venus 7 0
  Bodola, Iuliu 27 15 February 1912 CF ASC Venus 46 31
  Reuter, Nicolae 24 6 December 1914 IL CAM Timisoara 2 0
  Dobay, Ștefan 29 26 September 1909 OL FC Ripensia 40 19

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Marcu was the original named inside-left, at the last moment, his place went to Reuter.
Rudolf Bürger was injured following a tussle with Les Smith. He had hurt his foot which required attention.
 
2-3-5 Pavlovici -
Bürger, Sfera -
Cossini, Juhász, Demetrovic -
Orza
(Bürger), Ploeşteanu, Bodola, Reuter, Dobay.
When Bürger was injured he returned to the field in the outside-right position. It is unknown how the rest of the changes took shape.

Averages:

Age 26.5 Appearances/Goals 18.0 4.6

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1935 home uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue shorts, black socks with white calf hoops and topped with two white hoops. Without a badge for at least the start of the match.
Capt: Stan Cullis, first captaincy Selectors:
In charge: B.A. Glanvill
Trainer: Tom Whittaker
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, Party selected on Thursday, 6 April, the team selected on Wednesday, 24 May 1939.
193rd & final match, W 123 - D 31 - L 39 - F 578 - A 225.
One less reliable source states George Male
England Lineup
  Woodley, Victor R. 29 26 February 1910 G Chelsea FC 19 24 GA
2 Male, George C. 29 8 May 1910 RB Arsenal FC 19 0
3 Morris, William W. 26 26 March 1913 LB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3 0
4 Mercer, Joseph 24 9 August 1914 RH Everton FC 5 0
5 Cullis, Stanley 22 25 October 1916 CH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 12 0
6 Copping, Wilfred 31 17 August 1907 LH Leeds United AFC 20 0
7 Broome, Frank H. 23 11 June 1915 OR Aston Villa FC 7 3
8 Goulden, Leonard A. 26 9 July 1912 IR West Ham United FC 14 4
9 Lawton, Thomas 19 6 October 1919 CF Everton FC 8 6
10 Welsh, Donald 28 25 February 1911 IL Charlton Athletic FC 3 1
11 Smith, Leslie G.F. 21 13 March 1918 OL Brentford FC 1 0

reserves:

Eddie Hapgood (Arsenal FC, injured leg), Ken Willingham (Huddersfield Town AFC, injured thigh muscle), Stan Matthews (Stoke City FC, injured thigh muscle) and Willie Hall (Tottenham Hotspur FC).
 
2-3-5 Woodley -
Male, Morris -
Mercer, Cullis, Copping -
Broome, Goulden, Lawton, Welsh, Smith

Averages:

Age 25.3 Appearances/Goals 10.1 1.1

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

TheFA.com
RomanianSoccer.ro
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Selwyn Rowley
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