Match No. 291 - Saturday, 2nd October 1954
- Norman UprichardWilliam Norman McCourt Uprichard.
Born 20th Apr 1928, Lurgan.
- Frank MontgomeryFrancis J. Montgomery.
Date of birth unknown, Coleraine.
- Alf McMichaelAlfred McMichael.
Born 1st Oct 1927, Belfast.
- Danny BlanchflowerRobert Dennis Blanchflower.
Born 10th Feb 1926, Belfast.
Older brother of Jackie Blanchflower.
- Billy DicksonWilliam Dickson.
Born 15th Mar 1923, Lurgan.
- Bertie PeacockRobert Peacock.
Born 29th Sep 1928, Coleraine.
- Billy BinghamWilliam Laurence Bingham.
Born 5th Aug 1931, Belfast.
- Jackie BlanchflowerJohn Blanchflower.
Born 7th Mar 1933, Belfast.
Younger brother of Danny Blanchflower.
- Billy SimpsonWilliam Joseph Simpson.
Born 12th Dec 1929, Belfast.
- Jimmy McIlroyJames McIlroy.
Born 25th Oct 1931, Lambeg.
- Peter McPartlandPeter James McParland.
Born 25th Apr 1934, Newry.
- Ray WoodMan Utd, 1st of 3 caps
23 years, 3 months, 21 day
- Roger ByrneMan Utd, 7th of 33 caps
25 years, 7 months, 22 days
- Billy WrightWolves, 62nd of 105 caps
30 years, 7 months, 25 days (c)47th captaincy
- Ray BarlowWBA, Only Cap
28 years, 1 month, 16 days
- Don RevieMan City, 1st of 6 caps
27 years, 2 months, 23 days
- Player MilestoneRay Wood's 1st Cap
- Player MilestoneBill Foulkes' Only Cap
- Player MilestoneJohn Wheeler's Only Cap
- Player MilestoneRay Barlow's Only Cap
- Player MilestoneDon Revie's 1st Cap
- Player MilestoneJohnny Haynes' 1st Cap
- Player MilestoneBrian Pilkington's Only Cap
- Goal MilestoneJohnny Haynes' 1st Goal
- Goal MilestoneDon Revie's 1st Goal
- England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
- Scotland Charlie Faultless
- No change in rank, gaining 11 ranking points to 1980 points England - 5th
- Northern Ireland - 39th