Sir Stanley Matthews - International Appearances


The outstanding England player obtained 54 international caps with his National Team. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born:	1- 2-1915
Died:  23- 2-2000
Country:  England
Caps:	54	(W32-D8-L14 - GF158-GA83 - %66.67)
Goals:	12
Not full: 30 (War Time), 2 goals
Age First Cap:	 19 yr 240 d	29- 9-1934 vs. Wales 4-0
Age Last Cap:	 42 yr 103 d	15- 5-1957 vs. Denmark 4-1
National Team Career: 22 yr 228 d


Caps	Date	Venue   	Opponent       Score	Competition
 1    29- 9-34	Cardiff 	Wales   	4-0	British Championship
 2    14-11-34	London  	Italy   	3-2	
 3     4-12-35	London  	Germany 	3-0	
 4    17- 4-37	Glasgow 	Scotland	1-3	British Championship
 5    17-11-37	Middlesbrough	Wales   	2-1	British Championship
 6     1-12-37	London  	Czechoslovakia	5-4	
 7     9- 4-38	London  	Scotland	0-1	British Championship
 8    14- 5-38	Berlin  	Germany 	6-3	
 9    21- 5-38	ZŁrich  	Switzerland	1-2	
10    26- 5-38	Paris   	France  	4-2	
11    22-10-38	Cardiff 	Wales   	2-4	British Championship
12    26-10-38  London          UEFA            3-0 
13     9-11-38	Newcastle	Norway  	4-0	
14    16-11-38	Manchester	N. Ireland	7-0	British Championship
15    15- 4-39	Glasgow 	Scotland	2-1	British Championship
16    13- 5-39	Milano  	Italy   	2-2	
17    18- 5-39	Beograd 	Yugoslavia	1-2	
18    12- 4-47	London  	Scotland	1-1	British Championship
19    18- 5-47	ZŁrich  	Switzerland	0-1	
20    25- 5-47	Lisboa  	Portugal       10-0	
21    21- 9-47	Brussel  	Belgium 	5-2	
22    18-10-47	Cardiff 	Wales    	3-0	British Championship
23     5-11-47	Liverpool	N. Ireland	2-2	British Championship
24    10- 4-48	Glasgow 	Scotland	2-0	British Championship
25    16- 5-48	Torino  	Italy   	4-0	
26    26- 9-48	KÝbenhavn	Denmark 	0-0	
27     9-10-48	Belfast 	N. Ireland	6-2	British Championship
28    10-11-48	Birmingham	Wales   	1-0	British Championship
29     2-12-48	London  	Switzerland	6-0	
30     9- 4-49	London  	Scotland	1-3	British Championship
31     2- 7-50	Rio de Janeiro	Spain   	0-1	World Cup
32     7-10-50	Belfast 	N. Ireland	4-1	British Championship
33    14- 4-51	London  	Scotland	2-3	British Championship
34    21-10-53  London          FIFA            4-4
35    11-11-53	Liverpool	N. Ireland	3-1	World Cup Qualifier
36    25-11-53	London  	Hungary 	3-6	
37    17- 6-54	Basel   	Belgium 	4-4	World Cup
38    26- 6-54	Basel   	Uruguay 	2-4	World Cup
39     2-10-54	Belfast 	N. Ireland	2-0	British Championship
49    10-11-54	London  	Wales   	3-2	British Championship
41     1-12-54	London  	West Germany	3-1	
42     2- 4-55	London  	Scotland	7-2	British Championship
43    15- 5-55	Paris   	France  	0-1	
44    18- 5-55	Madrid  	Spain   	1-1	
45    22- 5-55	Porto    	Portugal	1-3	
46    22-10-55	Cardiff 	Wales   	1-2	British Championship
47     9- 5-56	London  	Brazil  	4-2	
48     6-10-56	Belfast 	N. Ireland	1-1	British Championship
49    14-11-56	London  	Wales   	3-1	British Championship
50    28-11-56	London  	Yugoslavia	3-0	
51     5-12-56	Wolverhampton	Denmark 	5-2	World Cup Qualifier
52     6- 4-57	London  	Scotland	2-1	British Championship
53     8- 5-57	London  	Ireland 	5-1	World Cup Qualifier
54    15- 5-57	KÝbenhavn	Denmark 	4-1	World Cup Qualifier

NB: in January 2001 (!) FIFA decided not to recognize the two matches on
    26/10/1938 and 21/10/1953 as full internationals, but the English FA
    kept them in the records.

In addition, Matthews played in the following representative matches which
were never recognised as full internationals by the English FA:

War Time and Victory matches 

 1    18-11-39	Wrexham 	Wales   	3-2	War Time
 2     2-12-39	Newcastle	Scotland	2-1	War Time
 3    13- 4-40	London  	Wales   	0-1	War Time
 4    11- 5-40	Glasgow 	Scotland	1-1	War Time
 5     3- 5-41	Glasgow  	Scotland	3-1	War Time
 6     4-10-41	London  	Scotland	0-2	War Time
 7    25-10-41	Birmingham	Wales   	2-1	War Time
 8    17- 1-42	London  	Scotland	3-0	War Time
 9    18- 4-42	Glasgow 	Scotland	4-5	War Time
10    10-10-42	London  	Scotland	0-0	War Time
11    24-10-42	Wolverhampton	Wales   	1-2	War Time
12    27- 2-43	London  	Wales   	5-3	War Time
13    17- 4-43	Glasgow 	Scotland	4-0	War Time
14     8- 5-43	Cardiff 	Wales   	1-1	War Time
15    25- 9-43	London  	Wales   	8-3	War Time
16    16-10-43	Manchester	Scotland	8-0	War Time (1 goal)
17    19- 2-44	London  	Scotland	6-2	War Time
18    22- 4-44	Glasgow 	Scotland	3-2	War Time
19    16- 9-44	Liverpool	Wales   	2-2	War Time
20    14-10-44	London  	Scotland	6-2	War Time
21     3- 2-45	Birmingham	Scotland	3-2	War Time
22    14- 4-45	Glasgow 	Scotland	6-1	War Time (1 goal)
23     5- 5-45	Cardiff 	Wales   	3-2	War Time
24    26- 5-45	London  	France  	2-2	Victory
25    15- 9-45	Belfast 	N. Ireland	1-0	Victory
26    20-10-45	West Bromwich	Wales   	1-0	Victory
27    19- 1-46	London  	Belgium 	2-0	Victory
28    24- 4-46	Manchester	Scotland	2-2	Bolton Disaster
29    11- 5-46	London  	Switzerland	4-1	Victory
30    19- 5-46	Paris   	France  	1-2	Victory

NB: the matches against France (24 and 30), Belgium (27) and Switzerland (29)
    are recognised as full internationals by the opposing FAs.

Total Record  

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
    54    32    8   14  158-  83      72      66.67

Types of Matches
Friendlies             24
British Championship   23
World Cup Qualifiers	4
World Cup          	3

Total:                 54

Goals:
Cap  1	1 goal
Cap  5	1 goal
Cap  6	3 goals
Cap  8	1 goal
Cap 11	1 goal
Cap 12  1 goal
Cap 14	1 goal
Cap 20	1 goal
Cap 27	1 goal
Cap 48	1 goal

Total: 12 goals




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