Match No. 253 - Saturday, 15th April 1950

  •  
    • 1
    • John CowanJohn Cowan.
      Born 8th Jan 1949, Belfast.
    • 2
    • George Young (c)
    • 3
    • Sammy Cox
    • 4
    • Ian McColl
    • 5
    • Willie Woodburn
    • 6
    • Alec Forbes
    • 7
    • Willie Waddell
    • 8
    • Willie Moir
    • 9
    • Willie Bauld
    • 10
    • Billy Steel
    • 11
    • Billy Liddell
    • 2
    • Alf RamseySpurs, 3rd of 32 caps
      30 years, 2 months, 24 days
    • 3
    • Jack AstonMan Utd, 12th of 17 caps
      28 years, 7 months, 12 days
    • 4
    • Billy WrightWolves, 27th of 105 caps
      26 years, 2 months, 9 days
      (c)12th captaincy
    • 5
    • Neil FranklinStoke City, 27th of 27 caps
      28 years, 2 months, 22 days
    • 7
    • Tom FinneyPreston NE, 23rd of 76 caps
      28 years, 0 months, 10 days
    • 8
    • Wilf MannionMiddlesbrough, 17th of 26 caps
      31 years, 10 months, 30 days
    • 9
    • Stan MortensenBlackpool, 16th of 25 caps
      28 years, 10 months, 20 days
    • 10
    • Roy BentleyChelsea, 2nd of 12 caps
      25 years, 10 months, 29 days
    • 11
    • Bob LangtonBolton, 10th of 11 caps
      31 years, 7 months, 7 days

Notes

  • World Cup QualificationThe 1949/50 British Home Championship was used as a qualfying group for the 1950 World Cup. England finished first with three wins from three whilst Scotland also qualified as runner-ups, however they declined FIFA's invitation.
  • Goal DisallowedMortensen had a goal disallowed for offside after 51 minutes.
  • Player MilestoneNeil Franklin's Last Cap
  • Goal MilestoneRoy Bentley's 1st Goal

Sources

  • England - The Quest for the World Cup - A Complete Record by Clive Leatherdale (Two Heads Publishing 1994)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)

Managers

Referee

  • Reginald James Leafe

Attendance

  • 133,300

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 20 ranking points to 2065 points England - 2nd
  • Scotland - 7th

World Cup 1950 Q

(Pool 1)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • England
    • 6
    • +11
    • 0
    • 0
    • 3
    • 3
    • Scotland
    • 4
    • +7
    • 1
    • 0
    • 2
    • 3
    • Wales
    • 1
    • -5
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 3
    • Ireland
    • 1
    • -13
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 3
    • Final Standings.