Match No. 276 - Saturday, 18th April 1953

    • 1
    • Gil MerrickBirmingham, 10th of 23 caps
      31 years, 2 months, 23 days
    • 2
    • Alf RamseySpurs, 26th of 32 caps
      33 years, 2 months, 27 days
    • 3
    • Lionel SmithArsenal, 6th of 6 caps
      32 years, 7 months, 26 days
    • 4
    • Billy WrightWolves, 47th of 105 caps
      29 years, 2 months, 12 days
      (c)32nd captaincy
    • 5
    • Mal BarrassBolton, 3rd of 3 caps
      28 years, 4 months, 5 days
    • 7
    • Tom FinneyPreston NE, 43rd of 76 caps
      31 years, 0 months, 13 days
    • 8
    • Ivor BroadisMan City, 4th of 14 caps
      30 years, 4 months, 0 days
    • 9
    • Nat LofthouseBolton, 12th of 33 caps
      27 years, 7 months, 22 days
    • 11
    • Jack FroggattPortsmouth, 12th of 13 caps
      30 years, 5 months, 1 day
  • Lawrie Reilly, 55'
  • Lawrie Reilly, 90'
    • 1
    • George FarmGeorge Neil Farm.
      Born 13th Jul 1924, Slateford.
    • 2
    • George YoungGeorge Lewis Young.
      Born 27th Oct 1922, Grangemouth.
      (c)
    • 3
    • Sammy CoxSamuel Richmond Cox.
      Born 13th Apr 1924, Darvel.
    • 70'
    • 4
    • Tommy DochertyThomas Henderson Docherty.
      Born 24th Apr 1928, Glasgow.
    • 5
    • Frank BrennanFrancis Brennan.
      Born 23rd Apr 1924, Annathill.
    • 6
    • Doug CowieDouglas Cowie.
      Born 5th May 1926, Aberdeen.
    • 7
    • Tommy WrightThomas Wright.
      Born 20th Jan 1928, Clackmannan.
    • 8
    • Bobby JohnstoneRobert Johnstone.
      Born 7th Sep 1929, Selkirk.
    • 9
    • Lawrie ReillyLawrance Reilly.
      Born 28th Oct 1928, Edinburgh.
    • 10
    • Billy SteelWilliam Steel.
      Born 1st May 1923, Denny.
    • 11
    • Billy LiddellWilliam Beveridge Liddell.
      Born 10th Jan 1922, Fife.

Notes

  • Player InjuryCox injured himself tackling Finney in the build up to the English second goal.
  • Player MilestoneLionel Smith's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneMal Barrass' Last Cap

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)

Managers

Referee

  • Northern Ireland Thomas Mitchell

Attendance

  • 97,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, losing -10 ranking points to 2003 points England - 3rd - 1
  • Scotland - 5th