Match No. 226 - Wednesday, 24th May 1939, 6:00pm

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    • GK
    • Dumitru PavloviciDumitru Pavlovici.
      Born 26th Apr 1912.
    • RB
    • Rudolf BürgerRudolf Bürger.
      Born 31st Oct 1908, Temesvar.
    • LB
    • Lazăr SferaLazăr Sfera.
      Born 29th Apr 1909.
    • HB
    • Vintilă CossiniVintilă Cossini.
      Born 21st Nov 1913, Constanta.
    • HB
    • Augustin JuhaszAugustin Juhasz.
      Date of birth unknown.
    • HB
    • Rudolf DeményiRudolf Deményi.
      Born 1916.
    • OR
    • Cornel OrzaCornel Orza.
      Born 9th Jan 1916, USA.
    • IR
    • Silviu PloeșteanuSilviu Ploeșteanu.
      Born 28th Jan 1913, Craiova.
    • CF
    • Iuliu BodolaIuliu Bodola.
      Born 26th Feb 1912, Brasso.
      (c)
    • IL
    • Nicolae ReuterNicolae Reuter.
      Born 6th Dec 1914, NULl.
    • OL
    • Ștefan DobayȘtefan Dobay.
      Born 26th Sep 1909, Ujszentes.
  • Shot from 5 yards. Len Goulden4th of 4 goals, 7'
  • Assist: Frank Broome. "Welsh headed through from a well-placed pass by Broome." Don WelshOnly Goal, 53'
    • 1
    • Vic WoodleyChelsea, 19th of 19 caps
      29 years, 2 months, 26 days
    • 2
    • George MaleArsenal, 19th of 19 caps
      29 years, 0 months, 16 days
    • 3
    • Bill MorrisWolves, 3rd of 3 caps
      26 years, 1 month, 29 days
    • 4
    • Joe MercerEverton, 5th of 5 caps
      24 years, 9 months, 15 days
    • 5
    • Stan CullisWolves, 12th of 12 caps
      22 years, 6 months, 30 days
      (c)1st captaincy
    • 6
    • Wilf CoppingLeeds, 20th of 20 caps
      31 years, 9 months, 7 days
    • 7
    • Frank BroomeAston Villa, 7th of 7 caps
      23 years, 11 month, 13 days
    • 8
    • Len GouldenWest Ham, 14th of 14 caps
      26 years, 10 months, 8 days
    • 9
    • Tommy LawtonEverton, 8th of 23 caps
      19 years, 7 months, 18 days
    • 10
    • Don WelshCharlton, 3rd of 3 caps
      28 years, 2 months, 27 days
    • 11
    • Leslie SmithBrentford, Only Cap
      21 years, 2 months, 11 day

Notes

  • Match InfoLast match before the outbreak of the Second World War.
  • Match InfoThomas Whittacker was nominated as head coach but did not select the team.
  • Match InfoPart of England's European tour which included Italy and Yugoslavia as well as Romania.
  • Player InjuryAfter only four minutes Bürger "injured his foot in a tussle with Smith...When [he] came back on he had to go on the wing and this seriously weakened the Rumanian defence."
  • Player MilestoneVic Woodley's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneGeorge Male's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneBill Morris' Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneJoe Mercer's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneStan Cullis' Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneWilf Copping's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneFrank Broome's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneLen Goulden's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneDon Welsh's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneLeslie Smith's Only Cap
  • Goal MilestoneDon Welsh's 1st Goal

Sources

  • The Times "England beat Rumania", Thursday 25th May 1939, Page 6
  • www.romaniansoccer.ro

Managers

Referee

  • Belgium John Langenus

Attendance

  • 40,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 4 ranking points to 1964 points England - 4th
  • Romania - 40th