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Belgium vs England international football match report

Date, kick-off time:
Sunday, 21 September 1947, 16:00 (UTC+1:00)
National teams, score:
Belgium
2-5
England
Competition:
International Friendly
Referee:
James Martin, Ladybank /
Scotland
Attendance, venue:
54 326, Stade du Heysel, Brussels
Goals:
0-1 (1') Tommy Lawton, 0-2 (15') Stan Mortensen, 0-3 (22') Tom Finney, 1-3 (34') Jef Mermans, 2-3 (53') Bert De Cleyn, 2-4 (60') Tom Finney, 2-5 (63') Tommy Lawton
Belgium football team line-up in match Nr.193
Managed by head coach Bill Gormlie (England)
Player
Caps
Age
Club
10
28
Royal Tilleur FC, Tilleur
5
29
Royal Berchem Sport, Berchem
13
25
Royal Tilleur FC, Tilleur
10
28
Royal FC Malinois, Mechelen
6
29
RCSC, Charleroi
4
27
R Standard Club Liége, Ougrée
12
23
Royal FC Malinois, Mechelen
5
25
RSC Anderlecht, Anderlecht
10
30
Royal FC Malinois, Mechelen
4
25
Royal FC Liégeois, Liège
6
26
RCSC, Charleroi
England football team line-up in match Nr.235
Managed by team manager Walter Winterbottom
Player
Caps
Age
Club
9
33
Manchester City FC, Manchester
9
30
Arsenal FC, London
9
27
Middlesbrough FC, Middlesbrough
1
30
Derby County FC, Derby
9
25
Stoke City FC, Stoke-on-Trent
9
23
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Wolverhampton
21
32
Blackpool FC, Blackpool
2
26
Blackpool FC, Blackpool
17
27
Chelsea FC, London
9
29
Middlesbrough FC, Middlesbrough
7
25
Preston North End FC, Preston
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Belgium
11
7.727
27.261
7
2
0
0
England
11
9.273
28.436
9
5
0
0
Historical data sources
Gazet van Anwerpen (Antwerp), №224, 22 Sep 1947; Concentra online archief
The Manchester Guardian (Manchester), №31496, 22 Sep 1947; Newspapers.com
Het Nieuwsblad (Brussels), №263, 22 Sep 1947; Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België - BelgicaPress
La Wallonie (Liège), №221, 22 Sep 1947; Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België - BelgicaPress
De Rode Vaan (Brussels), №221, 22 Sep 1947; Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België - BelgicaPress
Comments
Belgium vs England post-match head-to-head
WP
13.7
P
11
W
1
D
1
L
9
GF
15
GA
47
GF/P
1.364
GA/P
4.273
Av attendance
30 162
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Belgium national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
France vs Belgium 4-2
Colombes, Sunday 1 June 1947
Next match:
Friendly International
Switzerland vs Belgium 4-0
Geneva, Sunday 2 November 1947
England national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Portugal vs England 0-10
Oeiras, Sunday 25 May 1947
Next match:
British Championship 1947-1948
Wales vs England 0-3
Cardiff, Saturday 18 October 1947
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
... Bert De Cleyn (1946 - 1947) - 9 goals
... Robert Coppée (1920 - 1924) - 9 goals
... Ferdinand Adams (1924 - 1930) - 9 goals
... Jef Mermans (1947) - 1 goal
(correct as of September 21, 1947)
Top England goal scorers
1. Steve Bloomer (1895 - 1907) - 28 goals
2. Vivian Woodward (1903 - 1911) - 28 goals
3. Tommy Lawton (1938 - 1947) - 18 goals
4. Billy Dean (1927 - 1931) - 18 goals
5. George Camsell (1929 - 1936) - 18 goals
... Tom Finney (1946 - 1947) - 7 goals
... Stan Mortensen (1947) - 5 goals
(correct as of September 21, 1947)
Brief match report
Sun. 21 Sep 1947
Stade du Heysel, Brussels
Belgium 2-5 England
Goals: Lawton 1, Mortensen 15, Finney 22, Mermans 34, De Cleyn 53, Finney 60, Lawton 63

Belgium: Daenen, Aernaudts, Pannaye, Coppens, Henriet, Massay, Lemberechts, Mermans, De Cleyn (c), Anoul, Thirifays. Managed by Gormlie (England).

England: Swift, Scott, Hardwick (c), Ward, Franklin, Wright, Matthews, Mortensen, Lawton, Mannion, Finney. Managed by Winterbottom.

Att: 54 326,
Ref: Martin (Scotland)

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