Match No. 284 - Wednesday, 25th November 1953, 2:15pm

    • 1
    • Gil MerrickBirmingham, 17th of 23 caps
      31 years, 9 months, 30 days
    • 2
    • Alf RamseySpurs, 32nd of 32 caps
      33 years, 10 months, 3 days
    • 4
    • Billy WrightWolves, 55th of 105 caps
      29 years, 9 months, 19 days
      (c)40th captaincy
    • 8
    • Ernie TaylorBlackpool, Only Cap
      28 years, 2 months, 23 days
    • 10
    • Jackie SewellSheffield Wed, 5th of 6 caps
      26 years, 10 months, 1 day
    • 11
    • George RobbSpurs, Only Cap
      27 years, 5 months, 24 days
  • Nándor Hidegkuti, 1' (0:42)
  • Nándor Hidegkuti, 20' (19:56)
  • Ferenc Puskás, 24' (23:36)
  • Ferenc Puskás, 27' (26:56)
  • Jószef Bozsik, 52' (51:56)
  • Nándor Hidegkuti, 56' (55:15)
    • 1
    • Gyula GrosicsGyula Grosics.
      Born 4th Feb 1926, Budapest.
    • 82'
    • 2
    • Jenő BuzánszkyJenő Buzánszky.
      Born 4th May 1925, Ujdombovar.
    • 3
    • Mihály LantosMihály Lantos.
      Born 29th Sep 1928, Budapest.
    • 4
    • Gyula LórántGyula Lóránt.
      Born 6th Feb 1923, Koszeg.
    • 5
    • Jószef BozsikJószef Bozsik.
      Born 28th Nov 1925, Kispest.
    • 6
    • József ZakariásJózsef Zakariás.
      Born 25th Mar 1924, Budapest.
    • 7
    • László BudaiLászló Budai.
      Born 19th Jul 1928, Budapest.
    • 8
    • Sándor KocsisSándor Péter Kocsis.
      Born 21st Sep 1929, Budapest.
    • 9
    • Nándor HidegkutiNándor Hidegkuti.
      Born 3rd Mar 1922, Budapest.
    • 10
    • Ferenc PuskásFerenc Puskás.
      Born 1st Apr 1927, Budapest.
      (c)
    • 11
    • Zoltán CziborZoltán Czibor.
      Born 23rd Aug 1929, Kaposvar.
    • 12
    • Sándor GéllerSándor Géller.
      Born 12th Jul 1925, Vesszos.
    • 82'

Notes

  • Hungary goal disallowedHungary have a seemingly legitimate goal by Hidegkuti chalked off after 11 minutes for offside. TV footage seems to suggest he was quite a few yards onside.
  • Penalty: Alf Ramsey3rd scored from 3 taken (100.0%). England's 27th overall. "Alf Ramsey scored a penalty for England...after Robb had been brought down by Grosics..." Ramsey cooly side-foots the penalty into the bottom right corner.
  • Player MilestoneAlf Ramsey's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneBill Eckersley's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneHarry Johnston's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneErnie Taylor's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneStan Mortensen's 25th & Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneGeorge Robb's Only Cap

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • YouTube 1953 Friendly ~ England vs Hungary (Full Classic Match)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • The Anatomy of England by Jonathan Wilson (Orion 2010)
  • www.magyarfutball.hu

Managers

Referee

  • Netherlands Leo Horn

Attendance

  • 100,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, losing -18 ranking points to 2007 points England - 3rd
  • Hungary - 1st