Vivian John Woodward - International Appearances


All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born: 3/6/1879 
Died: 31/1/1954 
Country:  England 
Caps: 23 (W18-D4-L1 - GF86-GA18 - %86.96) 
Goals: 29 (% 1.26 per match) 
Age First Cap:  23 yr 256 d 14/02/1903 vs. Ireland 4-0 
Age Last Cap:   31 yr 283 d 13/03/1911 vs. Wales 3-0 
National Team Career: 8 yr  27 d 

Vivian John Woodward scored 29 goals in 23 official matches for the
English national team, making him the most prolific scorer for England
before World War II.  In addition, he scored 44 goals in 30 matches for
the England Amateurs, who played 39 matches against opponents from
the European continent between 1906 and 1914, which all counted as 
official internationals for their respective opponents, if not for
England themselves.  So, in total, Woodward scored 73 goals in 53
matches considered official internationals by the opposing sides. 


Matches for England

Caps Goals   Date     Venue           Opponent       Score    Competition
  1   2  2  14/ 2/03  Wolverhampton   Ireland         4-0     British Championship
  2   1  3   2/ 3/03  Portsmouth      Wales           2-1     British Championship
  3   1  4   4/ 4/03  Sheffield       Scotland        1-2     British Championship
  4      4  12/ 3/04  Belfast         Ireland         3-1     British Championship
  5      4   9/ 4/04  Glasgow         Scotland        1-0     British Championship
  6      4  25/ 2/05  Middlesbrough   Ireland         1-1     British Championship
  7   2  6  27/ 3/05  Liverpool       Wales           3-1     British Championship
  8      6   1/ 4/05  London          Scotland        1-0     British Championship
  9      6   6/ 4/07  Newcastle       Scotland        1-1     British Championship
 10   1  7  15/ 2/08  Belfast         Ireland         3-1     British Championship
 11   3 10  16/ 3/08  Wrexham         Wales           7-1     British Championship
 12     10   4/ 4/08  Glasgow         Scotland        1-1     British Championship
 13   1 11   6/ 6/08  Wien            Austria         6-1
 14   4 15   8/ 6/08  Wien            Austria        11-1
 15   1 16  10/ 6/08  Budapest        Hungary         7-0
 16     16  13/ 6/08  Praha           Bohemia         4-0
 17   2 18  13/ 2/09  Bradford        Ireland         4-0     British Championship
 18     18  15/ 3/09  Nottingham      Wales           2-0     British Championship
 19   2 20  29/ 5/09  Budapest        Hungary         4-2
 20   4 24  31/ 5/09  Budapest        Hungary         8-2
 21   3 27   1/ 6/09  Wien            Austria         8-1
 22     27  12/ 2/10  Belfast         Ireland         1-1     British Championship
 23   2 29  13/ 3/11  London          Wales           3-0     British Championship

Matches for England Amateurs

  1   4  4   1/11/06  Paris           France         15-0
  2   1  5   1/ 4/07  's-Gravenhage   Netherlands     8-1
  3   3  8  21/12/07  Darlington      Netherlands    12-2
  4   3 11  23/ 2/08  London          France         12-0
  5   3 14  18/ 4/08  Brussel         Belgium         8-2
  6   2 16  20/ 4/08  Berlin          Germany         5-1
  7   2 18  20/10/08  London          Sweden         12-1     Olympic Games
  8     18  22/10/08  London          Netherlands     4-0     Olympic Games
  9   1 19  24/10/08  London          Denmark         2-0     Olympic Games
 10   2 21  17/ 4/09  London          Belgium        11-2
 11   4 25  20/ 5/09  Basel           Switzerland     9-0
 12   1 26  22/ 5/09  Paris           France         11-0
 13   1 27   6/11/09  Hull            Sweden          7-0
 14   6 33  11/12/09  London          Netherlands     9-1
 15   1 34   4/ 3/11  London          Belgium         4-0
 16     34  17/ 4/11  Amsterdam       Netherlands     1-0
 17   1 35  25/ 5/11  Bern            Switzerland     4-1
 18     35  21/10/11  London          Denmark         3-0
 19   1 36  16/ 3/12  Hull            Netherlands     4-0
 20     36   8/ 4/12  Bruxelles       Belgium         2-1
 21   1 37  30/ 6/12  Stockholm       Hungary         7-0     Olympic Games
 22     37   2/ 7/12  Stockholm       Finland         4-0     Olympic Games
 23     37   4/ 7/12  Stockholm       Denmark         4-2     Olympic Games
 24   2 39   9/11/12  Swindon         Belgium         4-0
 25   1 40  21/ 3/13  Berlin          Germany         3-0
 26   1 41  24/ 3/13  's-Gravenhage   Netherlands     1-2
 27   1 42  15/11/13  Hull            Netherlands     2-1
 28   1 43  24/ 2/14  Brussel         Belgium         8-1
 29     43   5/ 6/14  København       Denmark         0-3
 30   1 44  10/ 6/14  Stockholm       Sweden          5-1


Statistics

Total Record  

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
    23    18    4    1   86-  18      40      86.96        [for England]
    30    28    0    2  181-  22      56      93.33        [for England Amateurs]
    53    46    4    3  267-  40      96      90.57        [total]

Types of Matches      England Amateurs  Total
Friendlies              7        24       31
British Championship   16                 16
Olympic Games                     6        6

Total                  23        30       53


29 Goals in 23 Matches (1.26 per match) for England
44 Goals in 30 Matches (1.47 per match) for England Amateurs
73 Goals in 53 Matches (1.38 per match) in total

Types of Goals        England Amateurs  Total
Friendlies             14        40       54
British Championship   15                 15
Olympic Games                     4        4

Total                  29        44       73

About this document

With thanks to Velimir Imbri (eop@petrokemija.tel.hr) for providing the idea for the file and to Roberto Mamrud for biographical data

Prepared and maintained by Karel Stokkermans for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Karel Stokkermans (karel@rsssf.com)
Last updated: 6 Oct 2001

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