Match No. 293 - Wednesday, 1st December 1954

    • 2
    • Ron StaniforthHuddersfield, 8th of 8 caps
      30 years, 7 months, 18 days
    • 3
    • Roger ByrneMan Utd, 9th of 33 caps
      25 years, 9 months, 21 day
    • 4
    • Len PhillipsPortsmouth, 3rd of 3 caps
      32 years, 2 months, 20 days
    • 5
    • Billy WrightWolves, 64th of 105 caps
      30 years, 9 months, 24 days
      (c)49th captaincy
    • 6
    • Bill SlaterWolves, 2nd of 12 caps
      27 years, 7 months, 2 days
    • 8
    • Roy BentleyChelsea, 10th of 12 caps
      30 years, 6 months, 15 days
    • 9
    • Ronnie AllenWBA, 5th of 5 caps
      25 years, 10 months, 17 days
    • 11
    • Tom FinneyPreston NE, 55th of 76 caps
      32 years, 7 months, 26 days
  • Alfred Beck, 75'
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    • 1
    • Fritz HerkenrathFriedrich Herkenrath.
      Born 9th Sep 1928, Cologne.
    • 2
    • Jupp PosipalJosef Posipal.
      Born 20th Jun 1927, Lugoj, Romania.
      (c)
    • 3
    • Werner KohlmeyerWerner Kohlmeyer.
      Born 19th Apr 1924, Kaiserslautern.
    • 4
    • Herbert ErhardtHerbert 'Ertl' Erhardt.
      Born 6th Jul 1930, Fürth.
    • 5
    • Werner LiebrichWerner Liebrich.
      Born 18th Jan 1927, Kaiserslautern.
    • 6
    • Gerhard HarpersGerhard Harpers.
      Born 12th Mar 1928, Bochum.
    • 7
    • Gerhard KaufholdGerhard Kaufhold.
      Born 2nd Dec 1928, Offenbach-Rumpenheim.
    • 8
    • Michel PfeifferMichael Pfeiffer.
      Born 19th Jul 1925, Eschweiler.
    • 9
    • Uwe SeelerUwe Seeler.
      Born 5th Nov 1936, Hamburg.
    • 10
    • Jupp DerwallJosef Derwall.
      Born 10th Mar 1927, Würselen.
    • 11
    • Alfred BeckAlfred Beck.
      Born 12th Apr 1925, Immelborn.

Notes

  • Oldest Starting Line-upThe oldest ever starting line-up. Average Age: 31.24 years.
  • Player MilestoneRon Staniforth's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneLen Phillips' Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneRonnie Allen's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneLen Shackleton's Last Cap
  • Goal MilestoneLen Shackleton's 1st Goal

Sources

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

Managers

Referee

  • Italy Vicenzo Orlandini

Attendance

  • 100,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 13 ranking points to 1997 points England - 5th
  • West Germany - 3rd