Match No. 216 - Saturday, 14th May 1938

  • Rudi Gellesch, 20'
  • Jupp Gauchel, 44'
  • Hans Pesser, 85'
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    • GK
    • Hans JakobHans Jakob.
      Born 16th Jun 1908, Munich.
    • RB
    • Paul JanesPaul Janes.
      Born 11th Mar 1912, Küpperstag.
    • LB
    • Reinhold MünzenbergReinhold Münzenberg.
      Born 25th Jan 1909, Walheim.
    • HB
    • Andreas KupferAndreas Kupfer.
      Born 7th May 1914, Schweinfurt.
    • HB
    • Ludwig GoldbrunnerLudwig Goldbrunner.
      Born 5th Mar 1908, Munich.
    • HB
    • Albin KitzingerAlbin Kitzinger.
      Born 1st Feb 1912, Schweinfurt.
    • OR
    • Ernst LehnerErnst Lehner.
      Born 7th Feb 1912, Augsburg.
    • IR
    • Rudi GelleschRudi Gellesch.
      Born 1st May 1914, Gelsenkirchen.
    • CF
    • Jupp GauchelJosef Gauchel.
      Born 11th Sep 1916, Koblenz-Neuendorf.
    • IL
    • Fritz SzepanFriedrich Hermann Sczepan.
      Born 2nd Sep 1907, Gelsenkirchen.
      (c)
    • OL
    • Hans PesserJohann Erik Pesser.
      Born 7th Nov 1911, Vienna, Austria.
  • Assist: Stanley Matthews. "...Bastin opened the scoring from a pass by Matthews, having manoeuvred Jakob out of his goal." Cliff Bastin10th of 12 goals, 16'
  • "Robinson put the ball into the corner of the net after England had forced a corner" Jackie Robinson2nd of 3 goals, 26'
  • Assist: Don Welsh. "Broome, catching the German backs in two minds, dashed through to score from a pass by Welsh." Frank Broome1st of 3 goals, 29'
  • "Matthews, trapping a high ball from the centre, dribbled his way past three defenders and gave England a three-goal lead." Stanley Matthews6th of 11 goals, 42'
  • "...Robinson scored with a low drive into the corner of the goal, which seemed to catch Jakob unawares." Jackie Robinson3rd of 3 goals, 49'
  • "...a terrific drive by Goulden from outside the penalty area which ripped the net from the crossbar...[it] drew gasps of admiration from the crowd and is the talk of the town to-day." Len Goulden2nd of 4 goals, 85'
    • 1
    • Vic WoodleyChelsea, 9th of 19 caps
      28 years, 2 months, 16 days
    • 3
    • Eddie HapgoodArsenal, 21st of 30 caps
      29 years, 7 months, 20 days
      (c)12th captaincy
    • 4
    • Ken WillinghamHuddersfield, 3rd of 12 caps
      25 years, 5 months, 13 days
    • 5
    • Alf YoungHuddersfield, 6th of 9 caps
      32 years, 6 months, 10 days
    • 6
    • Don WelshCharlton, 1st of 3 caps
      27 years, 2 months, 17 days
    • 9
    • Frank BroomeAston Villa, 1st of 7 caps
      22 years, 11 month, 3 days
    • 10
    • Len GouldenWest Ham, 6th of 14 caps
      25 years, 9 months, 29 days
    • 11
    • Cliff BastinArsenal, 19th of 21 caps
      26 years, 2 months, 0 days

Notes

  • Match InfoPart of a continental tour to Germany, Switzerland & France.
  • Pre MatchThe England players were instructed to give the 'infamous' Nazi salute before the match or as The Times puts it, "The English team immediately made a good impression by raising their arms in the German salute while the band, after playing God Save the King, played the German National Anthem."
  • Player MilestoneDon Welsh's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneFrank Broome's 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneCliff Bastin's 10th Goal
  • Goal MilestoneFrank Broome's 1st Goal

Sources

  • The Times "England beat Germany", Monday 16th May 1938, Page 8
  • The Observer "England beat Germany. A strenuous match.", Sunday 15th May 1938.

Managers

Referee

  • Belgium John Langenus

Attendance

  • 105,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 17 ranking points to 1968 points England - 3rd - 1
  • Germany - 11th