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Sweden vs Belgium match report

Date, kick-off time:
Thursday, 28 May 1953, 19:00 (UTC+1:00)
National teams, score:
Sweden
2-3
Belgium
Referee:
Jack Mowat, Rutherglen /
Scotland
Attendance, venue:
31 491, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna
Goals:
1-0 (20') Sylve Bengtsson, 2-0 (26') Arne Selmosson, 2-1 (30') Pol Anoul, 2-2 (39') Jean Straetmans, 2-3 (42') Victor Lemberechts
Sweden football team line-up in match Nr.314
Managed by selection committee: chairman Rudolf Kock, coach George Raynor (England)
Player
Caps
Age
Club
31
27
Hälsingborgs IF, Hälsingborg
1
25
Malmö FF, Malmö
5
22
Örebro SK, Örebro
3
30
Hälsingborgs IF, Hälsingborg
17
25
IFK Norrköping, Norrköping
19
29
Örebro SK, Örebro
16
22
Halmstads BK, Halmstad
3
22
Jönköpings Södra IF, Jönköping
5
27
Degerfors IF, Degerfors
4
24
Djurgårdens IF, Stockholm
17
20
Djurgårdens IF, Stockholm
Belgium football team line-up in match Nr.232
Managed by head coach Bill Gormlie (England)
Player
Caps
Age
Club
16
33
Royal Tilleur FC, Tilleur
3
23
Royal Berchem Sport, Berchem
11
25
K Lierse SK, Lier
26
26
Royal Antwerp FC, Antwerpen
33
28
Royal FC Liégeois, Liège
8
23
Royal Antwerp FC, Antwerpen
36
29
KFC Malinois, Mechelen
37
30
Royal FC Liégeois, Liège
18
23
Royal Beerschot AC, Antwerpen
4
21
Royal White Star AC, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
6
22
Union Saint-Gilloise SR, Vorst
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Sweden
11
11.000
25.354
8
2
0
0
Belgium
11
18.000
26.242
9
3
0
0
Historical data sources
Grenz-Echo (Eupen), №122, 29 May 1953; GrenzEcho - Archiv
Gazet van Anwerpen (Antwerp), №128, 29 May 1953; Concentra online archief
Svenska Dagbladet (Stockholm), №142, 29 May 1953; Svenska Dagbladet – Historiskt sidarkiv
Le Soir (Brussels), №148, 29 May 1953; Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België - BelgicaPress
Dagens Nyheter (Stockholm), №142, 29 May 1953; DN.arkivet
Comments

stringer - posted on 15 February 2011 at 00:35:27

Arne Selmosson (not Selmonsson) (link: )

toniofarrugia - posted on 6 May 2011 at 00:02:06

Different sources give different name of scorer.
(...)

Soproni Démon - posted on 9 October 2011 at 11:46:21

Coach manager
Sweden: Rudolf ’Putte’ Kock

db - posted on 14 April 2013 at 10:52:13

Belgium national football team (link: )

sigi - posted on 22 September 2016 at 04:28:06

Belgium team:
Standing, f.l.t.r.: Fons Van Brandt, Rik Coppens, Jean Straetmans, Bob Maertens, Marcel Dries, Vic Mees, Louis Carré
Sitting, f.l.t.r.: Victor Lemberechts, Pol Anoul, Bill Gormlie, François Daenen, Augustin Janssens
Sweden vs Belgium post-match head-to-head
WP
43.8
P
8
W
3
D
1
L
4
GF
25
GA
16
GF/P
3.125
GA/P
2.000
Av attendance
15 923
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Sweden national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Scotland vs Sweden 1-2
Glasgow, Wednesday 6 May 1953
Next match:
Friendly International
Sweden vs France 1-0
Solna, Thursday 11 June 1953
Belgium national team matches
Previous match:
1954 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Finland vs Belgium 2-4
Helsinki, Monday 25 May 1953
Next match:
1954 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Belgium vs Finland 2-2
Brussels, Wednesday 23 September 1953
Top Sweden goal scorers
1. Sven Rydell (1923 - 1932) - 49 goals
2. Gunnar Nordahl (1942 - 1948) - 43 goals
3. Gunnar Gren (1940 - 1949) - 25 goals
... Sylve Bengtsson (1950 - 1953) - 5 goals
... Arne Selmosson (1953) - 1 goal
(correct as of May 28, 1953)
Top Belgium goal scorers
1. Bernard Voorhoof (1928 - 1940) - 30 goals
2. Raymond Braine (1925 - 1939) - 26 goals
3. Robert De Veen (1906 - 1913) - 26 goals
... Pol Anoul (1947 - 1953) - 14 goals
... Victor Lemberechts (1946 - 1953) - 12 goals
... Jean Straetmans (1952 - 1953) - 2 goals
(correct as of May 28, 1953)
Brief match report
Thu. 28 May 1953
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna
Sweden 2-3 Belgium
Goals: Bengtsson 20, Selmosson 26, Anoul 30, Straetmans 39, Lemberechts 42

Sweden: Karl Oskar Svensson, Sandbring, Bergmark, Sven Ove Svensson, Gustavsson (c), Lind, Bengtsson, Selmosson, Eriksson, Tvilling-Andersson, Sandberg. Managed by selection committee Kock, Raynor (England).

Belgium: Daenen (c), Dries, Van Brandt, Mees, Carré, Maertens, Lemberechts, Anoul, Coppens, Straetmans, Janssens. Managed by Gormlie (England).

Att: 31 491,
Ref: Mowat (Scotland)

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