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  • 200th international match of the Wales football team
  • Yugoslavia earned its 4th consecutive victory
  • Trevor Ford set the goal scoring record for Wales (22 goals)
  • Rajko Mitić scored his 3rd and Yugoslavia's 14th international hat-trick

Yugoslavia vs Wales international football match report

Date, kick-off time:
Thursday, 21 May 1953, 17:00 (UTC+1:00)
National teams, score:
Yugoslavia
5-2
Wales
Competition:
International Friendly
Referee:
John Best, Inglewood /
United States
Attendance, venue:
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 football team line-up in match Nr.164
Managed by selection commission: Milorad Arsenijević, Leo Lemešić, Aleksandar Tirnanić
Player
Caps
Age
Club
21
24
NK Hajduk, Split
44
31
FK Crvena zvezda, Beograd
12
23
NK Dinamo, Zagreb
46
30
JSD Partizan, Beograd
40
26
NK Dinamo, Zagreb
16
22
FK Vojvodina, Novi Sad
6
25
FK Vojvodina, Novi Sad
43
30
FK Crvena zvezda, Beograd
1
20
JSD Partizan, Beograd
30
26
NK Hajduk, Split
16
24
JSD Partizan, Beograd
Wales football team line-up in match Nr.200
Managed by -
Player
Caps
Age
Club
12
32
Plymouth Argyle FC, Plymouth
3
22
Cardiff City FC, Cardiff
27
29
Cardiff City FC, Cardiff
23
33
Manchester City FC, Manchester
12
24
Arsenal FC, London
28
36
Tottenham Hotspur FC, Tottenham
3
20
Swansea Town FC, Swansea
5
21
Leeds United AFC, Leeds
28
29
Sunderland AFC, Sunderland
13
23
Swansea Town FC, Swansea
8
26
Newcastle United FC, Newcastle upon Tyne
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Yugoslavia
11
25.000
25.977
5
5
0
0
Wales
11
14.727
27.356
9
2
0
0
Historical data sources
Primorski Dnevnik (Trieste), №121, 22 May 1953; Digitalna knjižnica Slovenije
Slobodna Dalmacija (Split), №2576, 22 May 1953; Arhiv Slobodne Dalmacije
Борба (Belgrade), №132, 22 May 1953; Univerzitetska biblioteka Svetozar Marković
La Nostra Lotta (Koper), №296, 26 May 1953; Digitalna knjižnica Slovenije
Comments
Yugoslavia vs Wales post-match head-to-head
WP
100.0
P
1
W
1
D
0
L
0
GF
5
GA
2
GF/P
5.000
GA/P
2.000
Av attendance
50 000
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Yugoslavia national team 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 national team 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
Top Yugoslavia goal 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)
Top Wales goal scorers
1. Trevor Ford (1946 - 1953) - 22 goals
2. Dai Astley (1932 - 1939) - 12 goals
3. Billy Meredith (1896 - 1913) - 10 goals
4. 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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