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Wednesday, 25 November 1970
International Friendly Match

England 3 GDR (East Germany) 1 [2-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
GDR Squad

Team Records

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 93,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Franny Lee (12), Martin Peters (21), Allan Clarke (63).
GDR - Eberhard Vogel (27).
Results 1970-1975

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Match Summary

Officials from Switzerland




Referee (-) - Rudolf Scheurer
x (-).

Linesmen - Walter Hungerbuhler and Gerard Racine.

Teams presented to The Most Hon. The Marquess of Blandford (Honorary F.A. Vice-President).

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 2nd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 67th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 50 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
84th match, W 53 - D 19 - L 12 - F 175 - A 79.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 21   G Leicester City FC 1 1GA
2 Hughes, Emlyn W. 23   RB Liverpool FC 7 0
3 Cooper, Terence 26   LB Leeds United AFC 13 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 29   M Tottenham Hotspur FC 32 1
5 Sadler, David 24   CD Manchester United FC 4 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 30   CD West Ham United FC 85 2
7 Lee, Francis H. 26 29 April 1944 OR Manchester City FC 18 7
8 Ball, Alan J. 25   M Everton FC 46 7
9 Hurst, Geoffrey C. 28   F West Ham United FC 42 21
10 Clarke, Allan J. 24   F Leeds United AFC 2 2
11 Peters, Martin S. 29   M Tottenham Hotspur FC 43 16

unused substitutes:

12-Ray Clemence, 13-Paul Reaney, 14-Norman Hunter, 15-Colin Bell, 16-Brian Kidd.


Shilton -
Hughes, Sadler, Moore, Cooper -
Ball, Mullery, Peters -
Lee, Clarke, Hurst.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


GDR Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
Colours: Blue crew necked jerseys with white collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks.
Capt: Helmut Stein Manager: Georg Buschner, 44 (26 December 1925), appointed coach 1 July 1970,
5th match, W 4 - D 0 - L 1 - F 17 - A 3. 

captaincy notes:

Photographic evidence that Helmut Stein was wearing the armband and shaking hands with Bobby Moore, not Peter Ducke
GDR Lineup
- Croy, Jürgen 24   G BSG Motor/Sachsenring Zwickau 18 0
- Rock, Peter 28   D FC Carl Zeiss Jena 10 1
- Kurbjuweit, Lothar 20   D FC Carl Zeiss Jena 6 0
- Sammer, Klaus 27   D SG Dynamo Dresden 3 0
- Ganzera, Frank 23   D SG Dynamo Dresden 4 0
- Strempel, Michael, off 79th min. 26   M FC Carl Zeiss Jena 6 1
- Stein, Helmut 28   M FC Carl Zeiss Jena 13 1
- Irmscher, Harald 24   M FC Carl Zeiss Jena 19 3
- Kreische, Hans-Jürgen 23   M SG Dynamo Dresden 14 11
- Ducke, Peter 29   F FC Carl Zeiss Jena 31 13
- Vogel, Eberhard 27   F FC Carl Zeiss Jena 35 14
GDR Substitutes
- Frenzel, Henning, on 79th min. for Strempel 28   M SC Lokomotiv Leipzig 44 16

unused substitutes:

1-3-4-2 Croy -
Rock -
Kurbjuweit, Sammer, Ganzera -
(Frenzel), Stein, Irmscher, Kreische -
Ducke, Vogel.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Peter Shilton won the first of his record 125 caps against an East German team that promised much more than they finally produced. The Germans had scored sixteen goals winning their previous four matches, but they could make little impression against an experimental England defence as Sir Alf Ramsey started rebuilding with the 1972 European championships in mind. Manchester United's utility player David Sadler patrolled alongside the maestro Bobby Moore in the middle of the defence, and Emlyn Hughes partnered Terry Cooper at full back. Sir Alf reverted to his favourite 4-3-3 formation, with Allan Clarke joining Francis Lee and Geoff Hurst at the front. Lee and Martin Peters gave England a 2-0 lead inside the first twenty minutes, and the cool, calculating Clarke clinched an impressive victory midway through the second-half after the East Germans had pulled a goal back with a dipping twenty-five yard drive by Vogel that caught Shilton off his line.

Source Notes

Consistent with the practice prevailing until the end of the 20th century, the Deutscher Fußball-Verband, the football association of the German Democratic Republic, popularly known as East Germany, recognised Olympic Games qualifying and final tournament matches played by its senior side against the senior sides of other nations as constituting official internationals.  But in 1999, FIFA, in consultation with the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), retroactively removed official status from all Olympic Games matches played since 1950.  We have questioned this retroactive desanctification of matches elsewhere.  Our team and player records, like those of most reputable sources, reflect matches deemed official under the accepted practice of the time at which they were played.

Original newspaper reports
Official matchday programme
Rothman's Yearbooks
Dave Bowler's Winning Isn't Everything ...": A Biography of Sir Alf Ramsey, p. 266
(Cassell Group, London, 1998)
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Kicker sportsmagazin, 1000 Jahre Deutscher Fuβball (November 1999)

Norman Giller
, Football Author
Cris Freddi
Charlie Leigh