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Referees (3423)
Clubs (3409)
Venues (1765)
  • West Germany suffered its 3rd consecutive defeat
  • England's 7th consecutive match without defeat
  • Fritz Walter set the goal scoring record for West Germany (33 goals)
  • Record for most England caps: Billy Wright's 77th appearance

West Germany vs England international football match report

Date, kick-off time:
Saturday, 26 May 1956, 17:30 (UTC+01:00)
National teams, score:
West Germany
1-3
England
Competition:
International Friendly
Referee:
István Zsolt, Budapest /
Hungary
Attendance, venue:
95 000, Olympiastadion, West Berlin → Berlin
Goals:
0-1 (26') Duncan Edwards, 0-2 (63') Colin Grainger, 0-3 (69') Johnny Haynes, 1-3 (85') Fritz Walter
West Germany national team line-up in match Nr.235
Managed by head coach Sepp Herberger
Player
Caps
Age
Club
10
27
SC Rot-Weiss, Essen
14
31
VfB Stuttgart, Stuttgart
7
29
TSV Fortuna, Düsseldorf
3
32
VfB Stuttgart, Stuttgart
2
28
SC Rot-Weiss, Essen
14
27
SpVgg Fürth, Fürth
7
23
VfB Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Max Morlock   40' 
23
31
1. FC Nürnberg, Nürnberg
40' Alfred Pfaff  
4
29
SG Eintracht, Frankfurt am Main
52
35
1. FC Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern
21
32
1. FC Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern
18
28
1. FC Köln, Köln
England national team line-up in match Nr.306
Managed by team manager Walter Winterbottom
Player
Caps
Age
Club
4
22
Coventry City FC, Coventry
9
26
Birmingham City FC, Birmingham
22
26
Manchester United FC, Stretford
6
21
Blackburn Rovers FC, Blackburn
77
32
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Wolverhampton
9
19
Manchester United FC, Stretford
2
28
Birmingham City FC, Birmingham
8
21
Fulham FC, London
10
24
Manchester United FC, Stretford
11
30
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Wolverhampton
4
22
Sheffield United FC, Sheffield
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
West Germany
12
14.583
29.858
8
1
0
0
England
11
14.727
25.218
7
3
0
0
Historical data sources
The Observer (London), №8604, 27 May 1956; Newspapers.com
Hamburger Abendblatt (Hamburg), №122, 28 May 1956; Zeitungsarchiv Hamburger Abendblatt
Deister-und Weserzeitung (Hameln), №122, 28 May 1956; Zeitungsarchiv Deister-und Weserzeitung
The Manchester Guardian (Manchester), №34187, 28 May 1956; Newspapers.com
Passauer Neue Presse (Passau), №84, 28 May 1956; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Comments

dfbhp - posted on 11 April 2010 at 02:46:58

Mannschaftskapitän Fritz Walter = / GER
lt. Deutscher Fußball-Bund 95.000 Zuschauer. (link: )

Makar - posted on 22 June 2014 at 07:14:17

Captains Fritz Walter and William Wright.

db - posted on 3 January 2019 at 11:07:17

Germany; 1 England; 3 (1956)
Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany (Western Germany).
youtube.com
West Germany vs England post-match head-to-head
P
5
W
0
D
1
L
4
GF
8
GA
18
Av. goals
5.200
Av. attendance
80 833
West Germany national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
West Germany vs Netherlands 1-2
Dusseldorf, Wednesday 14 March 1956
Next match:
Friendly International
Norway vs West Germany 1-3
Oslo, Wednesday 13 June 1956
England national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Finland vs England 1-5
Helsinki, Sunday 20 May 1956
Next match:
British Championship 1956-1957
Northern Ireland vs England 1-1
Belfast, Saturday 6 October 1956
Top West Germany goal scorers
1. Fritz Walter (1940 - 1956) - 33 goals
2. Ernst Lehner (1934 - 1942) - 31 goals
3. Edmund Conen (1934 - 1941) - 27 goals
4. Richard Hofmann (1928 - 1932) - 24 goals
(correct as of May 26, 1956)
Top England goal scorers
1. Nat Lofthouse (1950 - 1956) - 29 goals
2. Steve Bloomer (1895 - 1907) - 28 goals
3. Vivian Woodward (1903 - 1911) - 28 goals
... Johnny Haynes (1954 - 1956) - 4 goals
... Colin Grainger (1956) - 3 goals
... Duncan Edwards (1956) - 1 goal
(correct as of May 26, 1956)
Brief match report
Sat. 26 May 1956
Olympiastadion, West Berlin → Berlin
West Germany 1-3 England
Goals: Edwards 26, Grainger 63, Haynes 69, Walter 85

West Germany: Herkenrath, Retter, Juskowiak, Schlienz, Wewers, Mai, Waldner, Morlock (Pfaff 40), Fritz Walter (c), Ottmar Walter, Schäfer. Managed by Herberger.

England: Matthews, Hall, Byrne, Clayton, Wright (c), Edwards, Astall, Haynes, Taylor, Wilshaw, Grainger. Managed by Winterbottom.

Att: 95 000,
Ref: Zsolt (Hungary)

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