12.10.18

A goal by Pablo Dorado







As I've written before, if I had a time machine I think the first football match I would go and watch would be the 1930 World Cup Final.

In the 12th minute 22 year old outside right Pablo Dorado of Club Atlético Bella Vista fired through the legs of Bottaso at his near post. 1-0 to Uruguay.

6.10.18

Sam Wadsworth


Always play fair; be always ready to congratulate your conqueror and you’ll never be sorry for it. I’ve always played fair and tried to play fair.

Sam Wadsworth survived the 1914-18 war but suffered from 'Shell Shock' .
Released by Blackburn Rovers on his return from Military Service he joined Huddersfield Town, with whom he won 3 League Championships and an FA Cup. He also represented England 9 times (4 as captain).
He later enjoyed success as a manager in The Netherlands.

24.12.17

Swansea Town 1920-21


I'm writing a book about Northern Union, so I'm going to be taking a break from posting on this blog. I intend to return to this in the spring of 2018.
Thank you for your ongoing support.


17.12.17

Double Figure Scores in Internationals

 Sophus 'Krølben' Nielsen- 10 goals v France .
Gottfried Fuchs- 10 goals v Russia

 Poul 'Tist' Nielsen - featured in 2 double figure wins.

'Påsket' Bengtsson- conceded double figures on 2 occasions.  


18.02.82
Ireland
0
13
England

Ireland’s first foray into international football and an inauspicious start.  Aston Villa’s Vaughton (5) and Digger Brown (4) did the bulk of the damage.
James Hamilton was the goalkeeper to suffer.

03.03.88
Wales
11
0
Ireland

This remains Wales’ record score.
John Clugston on the receiving end.

24.03.88
Ireland
2
10
Scotland

6 Scots players got on the scoresheet as a miserable month saw Ireland concede 21 goals in 2 matches.
On this occasion Ralph Lawther was the unfortunate custodian.

18.02.99
England
13
2
Ireland

The Times reported that ‘The play might well be described as one long series of attacks on the Irish goal…’ There were 4 goals from G.O Smith and a debut hattrick from Jimmy Settle, Steve Bloomer chipped in with 2.
A debut to forget for James Lewis.

23.02.01
Scotland
11
0
Ireland

4 apiece for Hamilton and McMahon.
Irish goalkeeper Sam McAlpine’s only international appearance.

01.11.06
France
0
15
England Amateurs

The 1900s saw the development of international football in mainland Europe and the establishment of FIFA. England’s full international team was becoming an almost exclusively professional set up. The introduction of the England Amateur XI led to a series of mismatches in which emerging continental teams were thrashed on a regular basis.  
Zacharie Baton was the goalkeeper. Stanley Harris scored 7, Vivian Woodward 4.

21.12.07
England Amateurs
12
2
Netherlands

West Ham's Harold Stapely got 5. Lo la Chapelle’s only experience of international football in Netherlands’ goal.

23.03.08
England Amateurs
12
0
France

André Renaux never got a second call up.

08.06.08
Austria
1
11
England

Rudolf Donhardt’s only international appearance.

12.07.08
Sweden
11
3
Norway

Sweden were a goal down in the first minute of this match (a first international for both countries). Erik Bergström and Erik Börjesson scored 4 goals each. After this spectacular start Sweden then had the misfortune to face England Amateurs in their next 2 matches… Sverre Lie became another goalkeeper whose international career lasted only 90 minutes.

20.10.08
England Amateurs
12
1
Sweden

The Olympic Games. Sweden’s record after this match:
p 3 w1 d 0 l 2 f 13 a 21.
Påsket Bengtsson on the receiving end of Woodward &Co.

22.10.08
Denmark
17
1
France

TEN goals for Sophus Nielsen and the end of Maurice Tillette’s international career (2 matches, 21 goals conceded).

17.04.09
England Amateurs
11
2
Belgium

Godefroid Van Melderen was the goalkeeper here as England Amateurs maintained their impressive goals to games ratio.

22.05.09
France
0
11
England Amateurs

6 Englishmen got on the scoresheet here…

16.04.10
England Amateurs
10
1
France

France goalkeeper Tessier conceded 36 goals in his 5-game international career, 21 of them in 2 games v England Amateurs.

01.07.12
Germany
16
0
Russia

Gottfried Fuchs put TEN past Lev Favorskiy.

14.07.12
Russia
0
12
Hungary

Russia’s first home game.  Schlosser-Lakatos Imre scored 5 goals. Dmitriy Matrin had a memorable day on his debut.

05.10.13
Sweden
0
10
Denmark

Tist Nielsen scored 6 goals as Påsket Bengtsson conceded double figures for the second time in his international career.

10.05.17
Japan
2
15
Philippines

The Japanese team was represented by a selection from the Tokyo Higher Normal School. Genya Tomita was Japan’s goalkeeper. Paulino Alcantara was among the Philippines’ scorers.

07.10.17
Denmark
12
0
Norway

Tist Nielsen scored 5 goals, Ingolf Pedersen the unlucky goalkeeper.

11.08.22
Finland
10
2
Estonia

Lali Öhman led the scoring with 6 goals, August Lass the ‘keeper.

27.05.24
Lithuania
0
10
Egypt

Lithuania’s 3 first internationals saw them suffering progressively heavier defeats, 5-0, 9-0 and then this. A warm up match for the Olympics, played at the Pershing Stadium in Paris.
 Valerijonas Balčiūnas was the ‘keeper.

29.05.27
Sweden
12
0
Latvia

6 goals for Albin Hallbäck. Latvian goalie Arvīds Jurgens went off in the 79th with the score at 9-0. He was replaced for 6 minutes by Ādolfs Greble , who was beaten 3 times during this brief period of deputization.

12.06.27
Hungary
13
1
France

Takács József scored 6.  The last of Maurice Cottenet’s 18 international games.

29.05.28
Argentina
11
2
USA

First round match of the 1928 Olympic games at Amsterdam. Cooper in goal for the United Sates.

09.06.28
Italy
11
3
Egypt

Abdel Hamid Hamdi was in goal. For Italy Schiavio, Banchero & Magnozzi got 3 apiece and Baloncieri scored twice.

28.07.29
Sweden
10
0
Latvia

Harijs Lazdiņš’ international debut, 3 days after his 19th birthday. He represented Latvia 18 times in all.

10.04.32
Italy
12
0
Luxembourg

The Italians did not consider this a full international. Robert Dupont kept goal for Luxembourg (the last of his 10 appearances). Giovanni, Serantoni & Bisigato all got hattricks.

21.05.33
Spain
13
0
Bulgaria

Eduardo González Valiño (known as Chacho) 6 goals on debut. Todor Dermonski started the match in goal for Bulgaria but went off in the 30th minute with the score at 4-0. His place was taken by Radi Maznikov.

11.07.36
Australia
10
0
New Zealand

George Smith got 5 goals, Alf Smith was the goalkeeper.

05.06.37
New Zealand
0
12
England Amateurs


26.06.37
New Zealand
1
12
England Amateurs

Frank Cameron kept goal for New Zealand in both matches (and another which ended 6-0)