1947


Match programme for the friendly against Belgium.

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DateVenueOpponentCompetitionScore
12 AprLondonScotlandHome Champ1-1
03 MayLondonFranceFriendly3-0
18 MayZurichSwitzerlandFriendly0-1
25 MayLisbonPortugalFriendly10-0
21 SepBrusselsBelgiumFriendly5-2
18 OctCardiffWalesHome Champ3-0
05 NovLiverpoolNorthern IrelandHome Champ2-2
19 NovLondonSwedenFriendly4-2

23112 AprilWembley Stadium
London
Home Championship
Ref: Charles Delasalle (France)Att: 98,200
ENGLAND11SCOTLAND
Carter 56'McLaren 15'
Frank SWIFT
Laurie SCOTT
George HARDWICK
Billy WRIGHT
Neil FRANKLIN
Harry JOHNSTON
Stanley MATTHEWS
Raich CARTER
Wilf MANNION
Tommy LAWTON
Jimmy MULLEN
William MILLER
George YOUNG
John SHAW
Archie MACAULEY
Willie WOODBURN
Alex FORBES
Gordon SMITH
Andrew McLAREN
James DELANEY
Billy STEEL
Tommy PEARSON

2323 MayHighbury
London
Friendly
Ref: Louis Baert (Belgium)Att: 54,389
ENGLAND30FRANCE
Finney 50', Mannion 64', Carter 77' 
Frank SWIFT
Laurie SCOTT
George HARDWICK
Billy WRIGHT
Neil FRANKLIN
Eddie LOWE
Tom FINNEY
Raich CARTER
Wilf MANNION
Tommy LAWTON
Bobby LANGTON
Julien DARUI
Jean SWIATEK
Roger MARCHE
Antoine CUISSARD
Jean GRÉGOIRE
Jean PROUFF
Ernest VAAST
Bolek TEMPOWSKI
Émile BONGIORNI
Oscar HEISSERER
Jean LECHANTRE

23318 MayHardturm Sportplatz
Zurich
Friendly
Ref: Victor Sdez (France)Att: 34,000
SWITZERLAND10ENGLAND
Fatton 27' 
Erwin BALLABIO
Rudi GYGER
Willi STEFFEN
André BELLI
Olivier EGGIMANN
Roger BOCQUET
Jean TAMINI
Walter FINK
Alfred BICKEL
Lauro AMADO
Jacques FATTON
Frank SWIFT
Laurie SCOTT
George HARDWICK
Billy WRIGHT
Neil FRANKLIN
Eddie LOWE
Stanley MATTHEWS
Raich CARTER
Wilf MANNION
Tommy LAWTON
Bobby LANGTON

23427 MayEstádio Nacional
Lisbon
Friendly
Ref: Charles Delasalle (France)Att: 65,000
PORTUGAL010ENGLAND
 Mortensen 1',59',71',77', Lawton 2',11',38',41', Finney 21', Matthews 85'
João AZEVEDO (sub: Manuel CAPELA 27')
Alvaro CARDOSO (sub: Vasco DE OLIVEIRA 29')
Francisco FEREIRA
Mariano AMARO
Antonio FELICIANO
Francisco MOREIRA
Jesus CORREIA
Antonio ARAÚJO
Fernando PEYROTEO
José TRAVASSOS
ROGÉRIO
Frank SWIFT
Laurie SCOTT
George HARDWICK
Billy WRIGHT
Neil FRANKLIN
Eddie LOWE
Stanley MATTHEWS
Stan MORTENSEN
Wilf MANNION
Tommy LAWTON
Bobby LANGTON

23521 SeptemberStade du Centenaire
Brussels
Friendly
Belgian FA 50th Anniversary
Ref: Jimmy Martin (Scotland)Att: 54,500
BELGIUM25ENGLAND
Mermans 34', de Cleyn 53'Lawton 1',63', Finney 2',60', Mortensen 15'
François DAENEN
Léon AERNAUDTS
Joseph PANNAYE
Henri COPPENS
Jules HENRIET
Fernand MASSAY
Victor LEMBERECHTS
Jeff MERMANS
Albert DE CLEYN
Pol ANOUL
René THIRIFAYS
Frank SWIFT
Laurie SCOTT
George HARDWICK
Billy WRIGHT
Neil FRANKLIN
Timothy WARD
Stanley MATTHEWS
Stan MORTENSEN
Wilf MANNION
Tommy LAWTON
Bobby LANGTON
Some sources report the Belgian goalscorers as Hardwick (own goal) and Lemberechts.

23618 OctoberNinian Park
Cardiff
Home Championship
Ref: Jimmy Martin (Scotland)Att: 55,000
WALES03ENGLAND
 Finney 6', Mortensen 11', Lawton 25'
Cyril SIDLOW
Ray LAMBERT
Walley BARNES
Ivor POWELL
Thomas JONES
Ronald BURGESS
Sidney THOMAS
Aubrey POWELL
George LOWRIE
Bryn JONES
George EDWARDS
Frank SWIFT
Laurie SCOTT
George HARDWICK
Billy WRIGHT
Neil FRANKLIN
Philip TAYLOR
Stanley MATTHEWS
Stan MORTENSEN
Wilf MANNION
Tommy LAWTON
Tom FINNEY

2375 NovemberGoodison Park
Liverpool
Home Championship
Ref: Peter Fitzpatrick (Scotland)Att: 67,980
ENGLAND22N. IRELAND
Mannion 84', Lawton 86'D Walsh 55', Doherty 90'
Frank SWIFT
Laurie SCOTT
George HARDWICK
Billy WRIGHT
Neil FRANKLIN
Philip TAYLOR
Stanley MATTHEWS
Stan MORTENSEN
Wilf MANNION
Tommy LAWTON
Tom FINNEY
Edward HINTON
Con MARTIN
Johnny CAREY
Willie WALSH
John VERNON
Peter FARRELL
David COCHRANE
Sammy SMYTH
Dave WALSH
Peter DOHERTY
Tommy EGLINGTON
Mannion also had a penalty kick saved.

23819 NovemberHighbury
London
Friendly
Ref: Willie Webb (Scotland)Att: 44,282
ENGLAND42SWEDEN
Mortensen 15',35',86', Lawton 18'penG Nordahl 43', Gren 60'pen
Frank SWIFT
Laurie SCOTT
George HARDWICK
Billy WRIGHT
Neil FRANKLIN
Philip TAYLOR
Bobby LANGTON
Stan MORTENSEN
Wilf MANNION
Tommy LAWTON
Tom FINNEY
Torsten LINDBERG
Knut NORDAHL
Erik NILSSON
Sune ANDERSSON
Bertil NORDAHL
Rune EMANUELSSON
Malte MÅRTENSSON
Gunnar GREN
Gunnar NORDAHL
Nils LIEDHOLM
Stefan NILSSON