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England's 26 Multiple Goals
Chronological scorers of four & five goals per match

Last update includes no. 1051 against North Macedonia on 20 November 2023
Four Goals at home pre-war 3
Four Goals away pre-war 8
  11
Four Goals at home post-war 6

at Wembley

4
Four Goals away post-war 9
  15
Total Four Goals 26
Five Goals at home pre-war 2
Five Goals away pre-war 1
  3
Five Goals at home post-war 1

at Wembley

1
Five Goals away post-war 0
  1
Total Five Goals 4
   
Four Goals by number (by 21 different players)
Steve Bloomer, Vivian Woodward, Tommy Lawton, Jimmy Greaves, Gary Lineker 2
Arthur Brown, Howard Vaughton, Ben Spilsbury, Gilbert Smith, George Hilsdon, George Camsell, Willie Hall, Stan Mortensen, Jack Rowley, Tom Finney, Dennis Wilshaw, Roger Hunt, Malcolm Macdonald, David Platt, Ian Wright, Harry Kane 1
oldest: Jack Rowley (31 years 40 days, 1949)
youngest: Howard Vaughton (21 years 40 days, 1882)
Five Goals by number (by 4 different players)
Howard Vaughton, Steve Bloomer, Willie Hall, Malcolm Macdonald 1
oldest: Willie Hall (26 years 249 days, 1938)
youngest: Howard Vaughton (21 years 40 days, 1882)

The Four Five Goals Scored by England

1 1881-82

18 February 1882, 13-0 vs. Ireland, Knock Road, Belfast
In a match that has unknown goal timings, the only thing we can be sure of, is that 21 year-old debutant Howard Vaughton is the first Englishman to score five goals in a single match, scoring his first after three minutes and the next four over the next 87 minutes.


2 1895-96

16 March 1896, 9-1 vs. Wales, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
22 year-old Steve Bloomer scored five goals. On his fourth appearance, Bloomer scored his first after 25 minutes, completing his hat-trick on the hour. Before adding another two in the last seven minutes
.


3 1938-39

16 November 1938, 7-0 vs. Ireland, Old Trafford, Manchester
26 year-old Willie Hall (8) scored five of the seven goals in Manchester on his seventh
.


4 1 1974-75           

16 April 1975, 5-0 vs. Cyprus, Wembley Stadium, Wembley
25 year-old Malcolm Macdonald (9) becomes the fourth and so far, final player to score five goals. He completed his hat-trick in 49 minutes, before going on to score again four minutes later and again three minutes from time on his ninth appearance.


The Eleven Pre-War Four Goals Scored by England

1 & 2 1881-82

(2) 18 February 1882, 13-0 vs. Ireland, Knock Road, Belfast
In a match that has unknown goal timings, the only thing we can be sure of, is that 21 year-old debutant Howard Vaughton and
23 year-old, also debutant,
Arthur Brown both scored four goals each, but we have no idea who completed the feat first. Vaughton went on to score a fifth goal.


3 1885-86

13 March 1886, 6-1 vs. Ireland, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast
21 year-old Ben Spilsbury scores four goals on his second appearance, His first goal was an equaliser scored well after the 20th minute and he followed up with his second soon after, whilst his next two both came at some point during the second half.


4 1895-96

16 March 1896, 9-1 vs. Wales, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
On his fourth appearance, 22 year-old Steve Bloomer scored his first goal after 25 minutes, completing his hat-trick on the hour, and going on to score five, adding the final two in the last seven minutes
.


5 1898-99

18 February 1899, 13-2 vs. Ireland, Roker Park Ground, Sunderland
26 year-old captain Gilbert Smith, on his fourteenth appearance, scored four goals. Scoring his first after 32 minutes, and his third on 60 minutes. He then added a fourth three minutes later. The first captain to score four goals in a single match.


6 1900-01

18 March 1901, 6-0 vs. Wales, St. James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
27 year-old top goalscorer Steve Bloomer, now on his thirteenth appearance. He scored his first goal, a fast, high, shot, after 35 minutes, and completed his hat-trick after 80 minutes, ending with a fourth goal three minutes later, his 24th overall.


7 & 8 1907-08

8 June 1908, 11-1 vs. Austria, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien
29 year-old (& 5 days) captain Vivian Woodward, on his fourteenth appearance, scored his first goal after four minutes, and then in the 41st minute, before he completed his hat-trick in the 55th minute, adding a fourth goal six minutes from time. The second captain to score four goals in a single match.
10 June 1908, 7-0 vs. Hungary, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-pesth
22 year-old George Hilsdon scores the third England hat-trick in as many days, scoring four goals on his sixth appearance. Hilsdon completed his hat-trick in the 71st minute, after scoring his first in the 28th minute. He then added a fourth goal two minutes from the end.


9 1908-09

31 May 1909, 8-2 vs. Hungary, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-pesth
 29 year-old (& 361 days) captain Vivian Woodward making his twentieth appearance. scored a first goal after twelve minutes, and added a second on 36 minutes. He completed his hat-trick after 55 minutes, before adding a fourth goal three minutes later.


10 1928-29

11 May 1929, 5-1 vs. Belgium, Parc Duden, Bruxelles
Following an unwanted record of waiting nearly twenty years,
26 year-old
George Camsell scored four of England's five goals on his second appearance, and completed his hat-trick in five minutes, between the 32nd and 37th minute. The third being a penalty kick. His fourth goal, England's 499th, came on the hour.


11 1938-39

16 November 1938, 7-0 vs. Ireland, Old Trafford, Manchester
26 year-old Willie Hall (8) scored three in three first half minutes on his seventh appearance, scoring a fourth with an overhead kick in the 55th minute. He went on to score five of England's seven goals
.


The Fifteen Post-War Four Goals Scored by England

12-14 1-3 1946-47           

27 November 1946, 8-2 vs. Netherlands, Leeds Road, Huddersfield
27 year-old Tommy Lawton (9) scored his four goals in thirteen first half minutes, with his fourth goal on his twelfth appearance coming twelve minutes before the end.
(2) 25 May 1947, 10-0 vs. Portugal,
Estadio Nacional, Lisboa
For the first time since the first time, in 1882, two multiple scorers are among the tally, starting with
Tommy Lawton (9) who completed his second four-goal haul England first, starting with a seventeen-second header, and ending just before the hour marks, all on his sixteenth appearance.
Then 25 year-old debutant (a day before his 26th birthday), Stan Mortensen (8) began with a second minute right-footed drive and completed by scoring England's ninth goal thirteen minutes from time.
Not since 1882 had two players scored a minimum of four goals each for England in a single match.


15&16 4 & 5 1949-50           

16 November 1949, 9-2 vs. Ireland, Maine Road, Manchester
31 year-old (& 40 days) Jack Rowley (9) four goals on his fourth appearance makes him the oldest so far. Starting with a fifth minute tap-in completed with a the 59th minute walk-in.
14 May 1950, 5-3 vs. Portugal,
Estadio Nacional, Lisboa
Four of England's five goals came from the boot of 28 year-old Tom Finney (11). Two of his four goals on his 24th appearance were from the penalty spot, the first after five minutes and his second after 72 minutes, making him the most experienced player to score four goals.


17 6 1954-55           

2 April 1955, 7-2 vs. Scotland, Empire Stadium, Wembley
Wembley Stadium witnessed its first four goal haul beneath its twin towers, when 29-year-old Dennis Wilshaw's (10) four goals on his fourth appearance came between his forty-fifth second strike and an 83rd minute volley, having scored all three of England's second half goals.


18&19 7 & 8 1963-64           

20 November 1963, 8-3 vs. Northern Ireland, Empire Stadium, Wembley
23 year-old Jimmy Greaves (8), after scoring a record-equalling fourth England hat-trick in forty minutes on his 33rd appearance, went on to add a fourth goal five minutes later.
27 May 1964, 10-0 vs. United States, Downing Stadium, New York City
25 year-old Roger Hunt (8) began the demolition of the States in the fourth minute and completed his four goal haul an hour later on his fourth appearance.


20 9 1965-66           

29 June 1966, 6-1 vs. Norway, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo
For the twentieth time, a player scores four goals in a single match, this time, from the 26 year-old Jimmy Greaves (8) for a second time, keeping him firmly perched on top of the England goalscoring charts. His first, an England equaliser, came after twenty minutes, and he completed his haul in the 74th minute.


21 10 1974-75           

16 April 1975, 5-0 vs. Cyprus, Wembley Stadium, Wembley
25 year-old Malcolm Macdonald (9) becomes the fourth and so far, final player to score five goals. He completed his hat-trick in 49 minutes, before going on to score again four minutes later and again three minutes from time on his ninth appearance.


22 11 1986-87           

18 February 1987, 4-2 vs. Spain, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
26 year-old
Gary Lineker (10) became the first foreign-based player to score four goals, between the 24th and 56th minutes.


23 12 1990-91           

12 June 1991, 4-2 vs. Malaysia, Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Returning from a Spurs Exhibition match, 30 year-old captain
Gary Lineker (10) scores a second four goal haul on his 68th appearance in seventy minutes. He became the most experienced player to score the haul, as well as the second captain - first since 1909.


24 13 1992-93           

17 February 1993, 6-0 vs. San Marino, Wembley Stadium, Wembley
26 year-old captain
David Platt (7) becomes the first player to score four on the occasion of his first captaincy. It happened in seventy minutes on his 36th appearance. He could have added a fifth late on - but he missed his penalty kick. The second foreign-based player to score more than three.


25 14 1993-94           

17 November 1993, 7-1 vs. San Marino, Stadio Renato Dall' Ara, Bologna
30 year-old Ian Wright (8) becomes the only BME player to score four goals in a single match.


26 15 2021-22           

15 November 2021, 10-0 vs. San Marino, San Marino Stadium, Serravalle
28 year-old captain Harry Kane (9) scored his four goals for England, taking fifteen first half minutes on his 67th appearance, two of which were penalty-kicks. The third four-goals by a captain, and the first time the scorer has been substituted.


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