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Season 1965-66

Friendly match
393 20 October 1965 - England 2 Austria 3 [2-3] (65,000) R.Charlton, Connelly
Flögel, Fritsch (2)
Lost
Home International Championship
394 10 November 1965 -
England 2 Northern Ireland 1
[1-1]
(71,000)
Baker, Peacock
Irvine
Win
Friendly matches
397 23 February 1966 - England 1 West Germany 0 [1-0] (75,000) Stiles Win

Schoolboy International: 30 April 1966 - England 2 West Germany 1 (85,000) - The England team featured Dave Thomas

399 4 May 1966 - England 2 Yugoslavia 0 [2-0] (54,000) Greaves, R.Charlton Win
World Cup Finals in England

"The 1966 World Cup was Wembley's and English football's greatest moment and the stadium staged 17 games during the year."

404 11 July 1966 - England 0 Uruguay 0 [0-0] (87,148)   Draw

This is the first official scoreless draw at Wembley (they did so in 1942), in this, the 59th match. England fail to score for first time since 1938.

World Cup Group One: 13 July 1966 - France 1 Mexico 1 (69,237)

405 16 July 1966 - England 2 Mexico 0 [1-0] (92,570) R.Charlton, Hunt Win

World Cup Group One: 19 July 1966 - Mexico 0 Uruguay 0 (61,112)

406 20 July 1966 - France 0 England 2 [0-1] (98,270) Hunt (2) Win
407

23 July 1966 - England 1 Argentina 0 [0-0] (90,584)
Hurst Win
Antonio Rattin
The first sending-off in a full international at Wembley. Also, a new record of six clean sheets in-a-row
408 26 July 1966 - England 2 Portugal 1 [1-0] (94,493) R.Charlton (2)
Eusébio (pen)
Win

World Cup Third/Fourth Place Play-off: 28 July 1966 - Portugal 2 USSR 1 (87,696)

409 30 July 1966 - England 4 West Germany 2 [1-1]ᴭᵀ
(96,924)
Hurst (3), Peters
Haller, Weber
Win
record: P 10 W 8 D 1 L 1 F 18: A 7 ave att: 82,499

"All England's home games were at Wembley from 1966-95 and it became an honour for visiting nations to be invited to play on the hallowed turf."

Season 1966-67

Friendly match
411 2 November 1966 - England 0 Czechoslovakia 0 [0-0] (75,000)   Draw
The second scoreless draw at Wembley - third time England have failed to score
Home Championship and European Nations Cup Preliminary matches
412 16 November 1966 - England 5 Wales 1 [3-1] (75,380) Hurst (2), R.Charlton, Hennessey OG, J.Charlton
W.Davies
Win

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Sir Alf Ramsey

"The Football League Cup Final was played at Wembley for the first time in 1967. Though two Third Division sides won it in three years, it did not diminish the status of the competition which acquired European qualification for its winners."
Football League Cup Final: 4 March 1967 - Queen's Park Rangers 3 West Bromwich Albion 2 (97,952).

413 15 April 1967 - England 2 Scotland 3 [0-1] (99,063) J.Charlton, Hurst
Law, Lennox, McCalliog
Lost

Schoolboy International: 29 April 1967 - England 0 Scotland 2 (85,000)

Friendly match
414 24 May 1967 - England 2 Spain 0 [0-0] (97,500) Greaves, Hunt Win
record: P 4 W 2 D 1 L 1 F 9: A 4 ave att: 86,736

Season 1967-68

Home Championship and European Nations Cup preliminary match
417 22 November 1967 -
England 2 Northern Ireland 0
[1-0]
(83,969)
Hurst, R.Charlton Win
Friendly match
418
6 December 1967 - England 2 USSR 2 [1-2] (93,000)
Ball, Peters
Chislenko (2)
Draw
Ramsey's 25th match as manager at the Stadium, and fiftieth goal
European Nations Cup Quarter-Final first leg
420 3 April 1968 - England 1 Spain 0 [0-0] (100,000) R.Charlton Win

Schoolboy International: 27 April 1968 - England 1 West Germany 2.

Friendly matches
422 22 May 1968 - England 3 Sweden 1 [2-0] (72,500) Peters, R.Charlton, Hunt
R.Andersson
Win
record: P 4 W 3 D 1 L 0 F 8: A 3 ave att: 87,367

"Manchester United won Wembley's most famous European Cup Final in 1968."
European Cup Final: 29 May 1968 - Benfica 1 Manchester United 4 (92,000)

"Equestrianism returned to the stadium (on 23-28 July) 1968 and '69, with the Royal International Horse Show. The effect of six consecutive nights of horses pounding the turf was blamed for the pitch in subsequent cup finals, although Wembley's groundsman Percy Young also blamed the new roof because it prevented the wind from drying the grass. Nevertheless, by 1971, it was back to pristine condition."
      

Season 1968-69
427 11 December 1968 - England 1 Bulgaria 1 [1-1] (80,000) Hurst
Asparoukhov
Draw
428 15 January 1969 - England 1 Romania 1 [1-0] (77,000) J.Charlton
Dumitrache (pen)
Draw
429 12 March 1969 - England 5 France 0 [1-0] (83,000) O'Grady, Hurst (3 (2 pens)), Lee Win

Schoolboy International: 19 April 1969 - England 3 Wales 0 (75,000).
"The England v Scotland fixture was moved to the end of the season in 1969, along with the rest of the British Championship."

Home Championships
431 7 May 1969 - England 2 Wales 1 [0-1] (72,000) R.Charlton, Lee
R.Davies
Win
432 10 May 1969 - England 4 Scotland 1 [2-1] (89,902) Peters (2), Hurst (2 (1 pen))
Stein
Win
record: P 5 W 3 D 2 L 0 F 13: A 4 ave att: 80,380

Season 1969-70

Friendly matches
437 10 December 1969 - England 1 Portugal 0 [1-0] (100,000) J.Charlton Win
438 14 January 1970 - England 0 Netherlands 0 [0-0] (75,000)    Draw
The third scoreless draw at Wembley - fourth time England have failed to score

Schoolboy International: 21 March 1970 - England 2 Scotland 0.

Home Championship
441 21 April 1970 - England 3 Northern Ireland 1 [1-0] (80,000) Peters, Hurst, R.Charlton
Best
Win
record: P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 4: A 1 ave att: 85,000

"The next addition to the football calendar arrived in 1970. The FA Trophy was introduced to cater for the semi-professional non-league ranks of the English game. Subtle increases to the numbers of games around this time brought a swift end to the re-emergence of the Wembley Lions speedway team, which required modifications to the corners of the pitch each time they raced."
FA Trophy Final: 2 May 1970 - Macclesfield Town 2 Telford United 0 (28,000)
- Telford's manager was Ron Flowers
Schoolboy International: 16 May 1970 - England 3 West Germany 0 (55,000).
 

Season 1970-71

Friendly match
449
 
25 November 1970 - England 3 GDR 1 [2-1] (93,000)
 
Lee, Peters, Clarke
Vogel
Win

The East German's goal was the 100th goal that England have conceded at Wembley.

Schoolboy International: 6 March 1971 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0 (24,000).
Olympic Qualifying First Leg: 24 March 1971 - Great Britain 1 Bulgaria 0 (3,000).
Schoolboy International: 3 April 1971 - England 5 Netherlands 1 (55,000).

European Championship preliminary matches
451 21 April 1971 - England 3 Greece 0 [1-0] (55,123) Chivers, Hurst, Lee Win
452 12 May 1971 - England 5 Malta 0 [2-0] (41,534) Chivers (2), Lee, Clarke (pen), Lawler Win
Home Championships
454 19 May 1971 - England 0 Wales 0 [0-0] (70,000)   Draw
The fourth scoreless draw at Wembley - fifth time England have failed to score
455 22 May 1971 - England 3 Scotland 1 [3-1] (91,469) Peters, Chivers (2)
Curran
Win
record: P 5 W 4 D 1 L 0 F 14: A 2 ave att: 70,225

European Cup Final: 2 June 1971 - Ajax Amsterdamsche 2 Panathinaikos 0 (83,000).


Season 1971-72

European Championship preliminary matches
457 10 November 1971 - England 1 Switzerland 1 [1-1] (90,423) Summerbee
Odermatt
Draw
459
29 April 1972 - England 1 West Germany 3 [0-1] (95,000) Lee
Hoeneß, Netzer (pen), Müller
Lost

This Wembley loss ended a run of 19 matches unbeaten at the stadium. Also, the first European Championship match to lose at Wembley.

Schoolboy International: 20 May 1972 - England 4 West Germany 0 (67,000) - a young Ray Wilkins started for England.

Home Championship
462 23 May 1972 - England 0 Northern Ireland 1 [0-1] (43,000) Neill Lost
first back-to-back losses at Wembley since 1951 - sixth time England have failed to score
record: P 3 W 0 D 1 L 2 F 2: A 5 ave att: 76,141

Season 1972-73

"On Saturday 5th August 1972, a new chapter in Wembley's history began. The London Rock 'n' Roll Show opened with the Houseshakers, followed by Billy Fury, the first solo performer. British acts, Gary Glitter and Screaming Lord Sutch appeared, but topping the bill were Bill Haley and his Comets, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, who closed the show."

Friendly match
464 11 October 1972 - England 1 Yugoslavia 1 [1-0] (50,000) Royle
Vladić
Draw

EEC Celebration Match: 3 January 1973 - The Three 2 The Six 0 (36,500) - The Three, players from the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Denmark, were captained by Bobby Charlton, who was making his fiftieth & final appearance at Wembley. It was a match to celebrate the entry of the three countries into the EEC, which already had six member countries, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg and West Germany, The Six.

World Cup preliminary match

466
24 January 1973 - England 1 Wales 1 [1-1] (62,273)
Hunter
Toshack
Draw

The first World Cup match at Wembley since the 1966 World Cup Final.

Schoolboy International: 7 April 1973 - England 3 Netherlands 1 (52,000).

Home Championships
469 15 May 1973 - England 3 Wales 0 [2-0] (38,000) Chivers, Channon, Peters Win
England's first win at Wembley for two years, ending a five match run without a win.
470 19 May 1973 - England 1 Scotland 0 [0-0] (95,950) Peters Win
record: P 4 W 2 D 2 L 0 F 6: A 2 ave att: 61,556

Schoolboy International: 9 June 1973 - England 2 Scotland 4 (32,500). - First schoolboy international to be broadcast live on television.


Season 1973-74

Friendly match
475 26 September 1973 - England 7 Austria 0 [3-0] (48,000) Channon (2), Clarke (2), Chivers, Currie, Bell Win

World Cup preliminary match

476 17 October 1973 - England 1 Poland 1 [0-0] (100,000) Clarke (pen)
Domarski
Draw

European Amateur Championship: 31 October 1973 - England 1 West Germany 0 (3,200). - First schoolboy international to be broadcast live on television.

Friendly match
477 14 November 1973 - England 0 Italy 1 [0-0] (88,000) Capello Lost
The seventh time England have failed to score at Wembley on Ramsey's fiftieth match.
    Ramsey's record: P 50 W 29 D 15 L 6 F 101: A 43 ave att: 73,640

Schoolboy International: 6 April 1974 - England 1 West Germany 0 (3,200). - First schoolboy international to be broadcast live on television.

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Joe Mercer

Home International Championship
480 15 May 1974 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0] (45,500) Weller Win
Friendly match
482 22 May 1974 - England 2 Argentina 2 [1-0] (68,000) Channon, Worthington
Kempes (2 (1 pen)
Draw
1973-74 record: P 5 W 2 D 2 L 1 F 11: A 4 ave att: 69,000 Mercer's record: P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 3: A 2 ave att: 56,750

Schoolboy International: 1 June 1974 - England 4 West Germany 0 (40,000).
"[1974] brought two more competitions to the stadium: the short-lived National Association of Youth Clubs Cup Final, live TV coverage failed to prevent its demise after two years, and... "
NAYC Cup Final: 9 June 1974 - Devonport Dockyard Apprentice Association (Plymouth) 3 Christ Church Youth Club (Sheffield) 1 (10,000) -
The first Wembley Cup Final to be played on a Sunday.
"(On 29 June) 1974, (the first) stock-car meeting [was] held."

England's Empire Record 1924-1974
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
World Cup 10 7 3 0 20 6 +14 1 1 2.00 0.60 85.0 +7
Euro Championship 8 5 1 2 20 8 +12 0 4 2.50 1.00 68.8 +3
British Championship 41 26 7 8 108 54 +54 3 10 2.634 1.317 72.0 +18

*Three matches were British Championship and European Championship, these results have not been included in the final total.

Friendlies 41 24 13 4 107 48 +59 3 14 2.61 1.171 74.4 +20
Total 97 60 24 13 246 112 +134 7 28 2.536 1.155 74.2 +47

*Three matches removed from total - P3 - W2 - D0 - L1 - F9 - A4;
   

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