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  • 200th international match of the Wales football team
  • Yugoslavia earned its 4th consecutive victory

Yugoslavia vs Wales international football match report

Date, kick-off time: Thursday, 21 May 1953
National teams, score:
Yugoslavia
-
Wales
5:2
Competition:International Friendly
Referee:
John Best, Inglewood
/
United States
Attendance, venue:50 000, Stadion Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija, Belgrade
Goals:1:0 (10') Rajko Mitić, 2:0 (14') Rajko Mitić, 3:0 (15') Bernard Vukas, 4:0 (24') Rajko Mitić, 4:1 (36') Trevor Ford, 4:2 (52') Trevor Ford, 5:2 (55') Zdravko Rajkov
Yugoslavia national football team line-up in match Nr.164
Managed by selection commission: Milorad Arsenijević, Leo Lemešić, Aleksandar Tirnanić
PlayerCapsClub
Vladimir Beara   21NK Hajduk, Split
Branko Stanković   44FK Crvena Zvezda, Beograd
Tomislav Crnković   12NK Dinamo, Zagreb
Zlatko Čajkovski  Captain  46JSD Partizan, Beograd
Ivica Horvat   40NK Dinamo, Zagreb
Vujadin Boškov   16FK Vojvodina, Novi Sad
Zdravko Rajkov   6FK Vojvodina, Novi Sad
Rajko Mitić   43FK Crvena Zvezda, Beograd
Miloš Milutinović   1JSD Partizan, Beograd
Bernard Vukas   30NK Hajduk, Split
Branko Zebec   16JSD Partizan, Beograd
Wales national team line-up in match Nr.200
Managed by -
PlayerCapsClub
Bill Shortt   12Plymouth Argyle FC, Plymouth
Derek Sullivan   3Cardiff City FC, Cardiff
Alf Sherwood   27Cardiff City FC, Cardiff
Roy Paul   23Manchester City FC, Manchester
Ray Daniel   12Arsenal FC, London
Ron Burgess  Captain  28Tottenham Hotspur FC, Tottenham
Terry Medwin   3Swansea Town FC, Swansea
John Charles   5Leeds United AFC, Leeds
Trevor Ford   28Sunderland AFC, Sunderland
Ivor Allchurch   13Swansea Town FC, Swansea
Billy Foulkes   8Newcastle United FC, Newcastle upon Tyne
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
Yugoslavia1125.00025.8815500
Wales1114.72727.3569200
Historical data sources
Slobodna Dalmacija (Split), №2576, 22.05.1953; Arhiv Slobodne Dalmacije
Primorski Dnevnik (Trieste), №121, 22.05.1953; Digitalna knjižnica Slovenije
La Nostra Lotta (Koper), №296, 26.05.1953; Digitalna knjižnica Slovenije
Comments
Yugoslavia vs Wales post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
11005 - 22.000
Yugoslavia matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Belgium vs Yugoslavia 1-3
Brussels, Thursday 14 May 1953
Next match:
Friendly International
Turkey vs Yugoslavia 2-2
Istanbul, Friday 5 June 1953
Wales matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
France vs Wales 6-1
Colombes, Thursday 14 May 1953
Next match:
1954 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Wales vs England 1-4
Cardiff, Saturday 10 October 1953
Yugoslavia top scorers
1. Blagoje Marjanović (1927 - 1938) - 36 goals
2. Stjepan Bobek (1946 - 1952) - 33 goals
3. Rajko Mitić (1946 - 1953) - 30 goals
... Bernard Vukas (1950 - 1953) - 15 goals
... Aleksandar Živković (1931 - 1935) - 15 goals
... Zdravko Rajkov (1951 - 1953) - 4 goals
(correct as of May 21, 1953)
Wales top scorers
1. Trevor Ford (1946 - 1953) - 22 goals
2. Dai Astley (1932 - 1939) - 12 goals
3. Billy Meredith (1896 - 1913) - 10 goals
4. Arthur Grenville Morris (1896 - 1911) - 9 goals
(correct as of May 21, 1953)
Brief match report
Thu. 21 May 1953
Stadion Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija, Belgrade
Yugoslavia 5-2 Wales
Goals: Mitić 10, Mitić 14, Vukas 15, Mitić 24, Ford 36, Ford 52, Rajkov 55

Yugoslavia: Beara, Stanković, Crnković, Čajkovski (c), Horvat, Boškov, Rajkov, Mitić, Milutinović, Vukas, Zebec. Managed by selection commission Arsenijević, Lemešić, Tirnanić.

Wales: Shortt, Sullivan, Sherwood, Paul, Daniel, Burgess (c), Medwin, Charles, Ford, Allchurch, Foulkes.

Att: 50 000
Ref: Best (United States)

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