Match No. 210 - Monday, 17th May 1937

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    • GK
    • Gustav SjöbergIvar Gustav Albert Sjöberg.
      Born 23rd Mar 1913, Stockholm.
    • RB
    • Nils AxelssonNils Arvid Evald Axelsson.
      Born 18th Jan 1906, Raus landskommun.
    • LB
    • Valter Sköld Sven Erland Valter Sköld.
      Born 12th Feb 1910, Enebyberg.
    • HB
    • Fritz BergFritz Berg.
      Born 3rd Nov 1909, Sweden.
    • HB
    • Sven AnderssonSven Oskar Albin Andersson.
      Born 14th Feb 1907, Össeby-Garns socken.
    • HB
    • Ernst AnderssonErnst Andersson.
      Born 26th Mar 1909, Sweden.
    • OR
    • Gustaf JosefssonGustaf Josefsson.
      Born 16th Feb 1916, Stockholm.
    • IR
    • Erik PerssonErik Persson.
      Born 19th Nov 1909, Sweden.
    • CF
    • Sven JonassonSven Gunnar Jonasson.
      Born 9th Jul 1909, Borås.
    • IL
    • Karl-Erik GrahnKarl-Erik Vilhelm Grahn.
      Born 5th Nov 1914, Jönköping.
    • OL
    • Axel NilssonAxel Nilsson.
      Born 12th Nov 1911, Sweden.
  • "Steele was in irresistable form, however, and he opened the scoring for England after only seven minutes." Freddie Steele4th of 8 goals, 7'
  • "Steele scored England's second shortly afterwards, seizing the ball after Galley had had a shot blocked, and driving in strongly. This was after 13 minutes' play." Freddie Steele5th of 8 goals, 13'
  • Assist: Len Goulden. "After 33 minutes Steele completed a hat-trick, although chief credit for the third goal was due to Goulden, who put him in possession with a lovely through pass." Freddie Steele6th of 8 goals, 33'
  • "Two minutes later Sweden's goal fell again, Johnson racing between the backs to score with a shot in the corner of the net following a nice bout of passing between Steele and Goulden." Joe Johnson1st of 2 goals, 35'
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    • Vic WoodleyChelsea, 3rd of 19 caps
      27 years, 2 months, 19 days
    • 2
    • George MaleArsenal, 15th of 19 caps
      27 years, 0 months, 9 days
      (c)5th captaincy
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    • Ted CatlinSheffield Wed, 5th of 5 caps
      27 years, 4 months, 6 days
    • 9
    • Alf YoungHuddersfield, 5th of 9 caps
      31 years, 6 months, 13 days
    • 6
    • Wilf CoppingArsenal, 12th of 20 caps
      29 years, 9 months, 0 days
    • 13
    • Alf KirchenArsenal, 2nd of 3 caps
      24 years, 0 months, 19 days
    • 10
    • Tom GalleyWolves, 2nd of 2 caps
      21 years, 9 months, 13 days
    • 11
    • Len GouldenWest Ham, 2nd of 14 caps
      24 years, 10 months, 1 day
    • 12
    • Joe JohnsonStoke City, 4th of 5 caps
      26 years, 1 month, 13 days

Notes

  • Match InfoScandinavian tour of Norway, Sweden and Finland. The players wore squad numbers.
  • Venue InfoInaugural match at the Råsundastadion with the King of Sweden present to open the stadium.
  • Player InjuryBerg did not manange to finish the game out and had to leave the field during the second half. Sweden played on with ten men.
  • Hat-Trick: Freddie Steele1st hat-trick (30th overall). 24 minutes between first and third goals.
  • Player MilestoneTed Catlin's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneCliff Britton's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneTom Galley's Last Cap
  • Goal MilestoneJoe Johnson's 1st Goal

Sources

  • The Times "England win at Stockholm", Tuesday 18th May 1937, Page 7
  • Hull Daily Mail "England soccer side dazzling win in Sweden", Monday 17th May 1937, page 1
  • www.svenskfotboll.se

Managers

Referee

  • Belgium John Langenus

Attendance

  • 34,119

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 13 ranking points to 1942 points England - 5th - 1
  • Sweden - 21st