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Finland vs England international football match report

Date, kick-off time: Thursday, 20 May 1937
National teams, score:
Finland
-
England
0:8
Competition:International Friendly
Referee:
Rudolf Eklöw, Stockholm
/
Sweden
Attendance, venue:9 533, Töölön Pallokenttä, Helsinki
Goals:0:1 (6') Alf Kirchen, 0:2 (27') Joe Payne, 0:3 (36') Freddie Steele, 0:4 (44') Joe Johnson, 0:5 (52') Freddie Steele, 0:6 (56') Joe Payne, 0:7 (75') Ken Willingham, 0:8 (87') Jackie Robinson
Finland national football team line-up in match Nr.103
Managed by selection committee, coach Ferdinand Fabra (Germany)
PlayerCapsClub
Paavo Salminen   5HT, Helsinki
Frans Karjagin   39HIFK, Helsinki
Kaarlo Oksanen  Captain  37HPS, Helsinki
Eino Lahti   3VPS, Vaasa
Armas Pyy   1HJK, Helsinki
Antero Rinne   5HJK, Helsinki
Paavo Virtanen   2HPS, Helsinki
Kurt Weckström   16HJK, Helsinki
Aatos Lehtonen   5HJK, Helsinki
Pentti Larvo   30HPS, Helsinki
Yrjö Kylmälä   5HT, Helsinki
England national team line-up in match Nr.211
Managed by selection committee
PlayerCapsClub
Victor Woodley   4Chelsea FC, London
George Male  Captain  16Arsenal FC, London
Eddie Hapgood   19Arsenal FC, London
Ken Willingham   1Huddersfield Town AFC, Huddersfield
Harry Betmead   1Grimsby Town FC, Cleethorpes
Wilf Copping   13Arsenal FC, London
Alf Kirchen   3Arsenal FC, London
Jackie Robinson   1Sheffield Wednesday FC, Sheffield
Joe Payne   1Luton Town FC, Luton
Freddie Steele   6Stoke City FC, Stoke on Trent
Joe Johnson   5Stoke City FC, Stoke on Trent
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
Finland1113.45525.0875000
England116.36425.1447800
Historical data sources
The Manchester Guardian (Manchester), №28291, 21.05.1937; Newspapers.com
Comments
Finland vs England post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
10010 - 80.000
Finland matches
Previous match:
Nordic Football Championship 1933-1936
Finland vs Sweden 1-2
Helsinki, Sunday 27 September 1936
Next match:
1938 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Sweden vs Finland 4-0
Solna, Wednesday 16 June 1937
England matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Sweden vs England 0-4
Solna, Monday 17 May 1937
Next match:
British Championship 1937-1938
Northern Ireland vs England 1-5
Belfast, Saturday 23 October 1937
England top scorers
1. Vivian Woodward (1903 - 1911) - 28 goals
2. Steve Bloomer (1895 - 1907) - 28 goals
... Freddie Steele (1937) - 8 goals
... Joe Johnson (1937) - 2 goals
... Joe Payne (1937) - 2 goals
... Alf Kirchen (1937) - 2 goals
... Ken Willingham (1937) - 1 goal
... Jackie Robinson (1937) - 1 goal
(correct as of May 20, 1937)
Brief match report
Thu. 20 May 1937
Töölön Pallokenttä, Helsinki
Finland 0-8 England
Goals: Kirchen 6, Payne 27, Steele 36, Johnson 44, Steele 52, Payne 56, Willingham 75, Robinson 87

Finland: Salminen, Karjagin, Oksanen (c), Lahti, Pyy, Rinne, Virtanen, Weckström, Lehtonen, Larvo, Kylmälä. Managed by selection committee Fabra (Germany).

England: Woodley, Male (c), Hapgood, Willingham, Betmead, Copping, Kirchen, Robinson, Payne, Steele, Johnson. Managed by selection committee.

Att: 9 533
Ref: Eklöw (Sweden)

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