England-Netherlands matches 1907-2012


Introduction
Official Matches
Overviews

Introduction

Like most continental sides, the Netherlands only played against the England Amateur team until the first World War. That team contained a number of players that were active in the professional league (without being paid of course), such as the famous Vivian Woodward, who not only played 30 matches (44 goals) for the England Amateur team, but also 23 matches (29 goals) for the full England team.
While these matches do not show in the official English statistics, the European federations involved do include them in their official records, the England Amateur team usually being the strongest opponents they ever played during that time. Positive results against this England Amateur team were seldom for continental sides (France alone managed to suffer three double digit trashings within less than three years and the Netherlands also suffered their three highest ever defeats (2-12, 1-9 and 1-8 respectively) all against the England Amateur team in little over 30 months), and the 2-1 win at Houtrust in March 1913, thanks to two goals by Huug de Groot, remained the Dutch team's most famous victory until long after the second World War. The Great Britain sides which the Netherlands played at two Olympic tournaments, both in London, were essentially equivalent to the England Amateur team.

Against the full England side, the Dutch record is much better than against the Amateur team, in particular since the introduction of professional football in the Netherlands in the mid-fifties. Two wins stick out: the first win in England, at the mythical (old) Wembley stadium in February 1977, thanks to two goals from Jan Peters, and the 3-1 at the 1988 European championship, thanks to a hattrick by Marco van Basten.


Official Matches

All matches listed are friendlies unless otherwise stated.

Game Date        Venue        Result                      Remark

A 1.  1- 4-1907  Den Haag     Netherlands 1-8 England Am
A 2. 21-12-1907  Darlington   England Am 12-2 Netherlands
GB1. 22-10-1908  London       Gr. Britain 4-0 Netherlands [Olympic Games]
A 3. 12- 4-1909  Amsterdam    Netherlands 0-4 England Am
A 4. 11-12-1909  London       England Am  9-1 Netherlands
A 5. 17- 4-1911  Amsterdam    Netherlands 0-1 England Am
A 6. 16- 3-1912  Hull         England Am  4-0 Netherlands
A 7. 24- 3-1913  Den Haag     Netherlands 2-1 England Am
A 8. 15-11-1913  Hull         England Am  2-1 Netherlands
  1. 18- 5-1935  Amsterdam    Netherlands 0-1 England
  2. 27-11-1946  Huddersfield England     8-2 Netherlands
GB2. 31- 7-1948  London       Gr. Britain 4-3 Netherlands [Olympic Games]
A 9. 15-11-1952  Hull         England Am  2-2 Netherlands
A10.  7- 3-1954  Rotterdam    Netherlands 1-0 England Am
  3.  9-12-1964  Amsterdam    Netherlands 1-1 England
  4.  5-11-1969  Amsterdam    Netherlands 0-1 England
  5. 14- 1-1970  London       England     0-0 Netherlands
  6.  9- 2-1977  London       England     0-2 Netherlands
  7. 25- 5-1982  London       England     2-0 Netherlands
  8. 22- 3-1988  London       England     2-2 Netherlands
  9. 15- 6-1988  Düsseldorf   Netherlands 3-1 England     [European Champ.]
 10. 16- 6-1990  Cagliari     Netherlands 0-0 England     [World Cup]
 11. 28- 4-1993  London       England     2-2 Netherlands [World Cup Qualifier]
 12. 13-10-1993  Rotterdam    Netherlands 2-0 England     [World Cup Qualifier]
 13. 18- 6-1996  London       England     4-1 Netherlands [European Champ.]
 14. 15- 8-2001  London       England     0-2 Netherlands
 15. 13- 2-2002  Amsterdam    Netherlands 1-1 England
 16.  9- 2-2005  Birmingham   England     0-0 Netherlands
 17. 15-11-2006  Amsterdam    Netherlands 1-1 England
 18. 12- 8-2009  Amsterdam    Netherlands 2-2 England  
 19. 29- 2-2012  London       England     2-3 Netherlands


Overviews


Total record:

Netherlands          31  7 10 14  37- 79  24

England              19  5  9  5  28- 24  19
England Amateur      10  7  1  2  43- 10  15
Great Britain         2  2  0  0   8-  3   4

Some more stats:

                     Pd  E  D  N  EG- NG

In England:          17  9  5  3  57- 23
   [amateurs]                             5  4  1  0  29-  6
   [off. England]                        10  3  4  3  20- 14
   [Great Britain]                        2  2  0  0   8-  3
In the Netherlands:  12  5  4  3  21- 11      
   [amateurs]                             5  3  0  2  14-  4
   [off. England]                         7  2  4  1   7-  7
Elsewhere:            2  0  1  1   1-  3





Netherlands - List of International Matches


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