Match No. 244 - Thursday, 2nd December 1948

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    • Alf RamseySouthampton, 1st of 32 caps
      28 years, 10 months, 11 day
    • 3
    • Jack AstonMan Utd, 3rd of 17 caps
      27 years, 2 months, 29 days
    • 4
    • Billy WrightWolves, 18th of 105 caps
      24 years, 9 months, 25 days
      (c)3rd captaincy
    • 5
    • Neil FranklinStoke City, 18th of 27 caps
      26 years, 10 months, 9 days
    • 8
    • Jack RowleyMan Utd, 1st of 6 caps
      28 years, 1 month, 26 days
    • 9
    • Jackie MilburnNewcastle Utd, 3rd of 13 caps
      24 years, 6 months, 22 days
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    • 1
    • Eugen CorrodiEugen Corrodi.
      Born 2nd Jul 1922, Switzerland.
    • 2
    • Rudolf GygerRudolf Gyger.
      Born 16th Apr 1920, Niedernjesa.
    • 3
    • Roger BocquetRoger Bocquet.
      Born 9th Apr 1921, Geneva.
    • 4
    • Bernard LanzBernard Lanz.
      Born 16th Nov 1919, Switzerland.
    • 5
    • Oliver EggimannOliver Eggimann.
      Born 28th Jan 1919, Switzerland.
    • 6
    • Gerhard LusentiGerhard Lusenti.
      Born 24th Apr 1921, Zurich.
    • 7
    • Alfred BickelAlfred Bickel.
      Born 12th May 1918, Eppstein, Germany.
    • 8
    • Lauro AmadòLauro Amadò.
      Born 3rd Mar 1912, Lugano.
    • 9
    • Jean TaminiJean Tamini.
      Born 9th Dec 1919, Switzerland.
    • 10
    • René BaderRené Bader.
      Born 7th Aug 1922, Basel.
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    • Jacky FattonJacques Fatton.
      Born 19th Dec 1925, Exincourt, France.

Notes

  • Match InfoDue to have been played the previous day but was postponed for 24 hours due to heavy fog.
  • Player MilestoneTed Ditchburn's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneAlf Ramsey's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneJack Rowley's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneJack Haines' Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneJohnny Hancocks' 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneJack Haines' 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneJohnny Hancocks' 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneJack Rowley's 1st Goal

Sources

  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • The Guardian "Swiss routed at Highbury", Friday 3rd December 1948, page 6.

Managers

Referee

  • Netherlands Karel van der Meer

Attendance

  • 48,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 3 ranking points to 2087 points England - 1st
  • Switzerland - 18th