Football: Fifty years of England: England results 1950-1999

Glenn Moore examines the careers of England's managers
THE FIGURE on the right of each match is The Independent's rating for each result (see panel for explanation as to how the points are awarded).

KEY

WCF: Match played in World Cup finals.

ECF: Match played in European Championship finals.

1950

1-0 Scotland (Glasgow) 7

5-3 Portugal (Lisbon) 5

4-1 Belgium (Brussels) 5

2-0 Chile (Rio de Janeiro) WCF 11

0-1 USA (Belo Horizonte) WCF 2

0-1 Spain (Rio de Janeiro) WCF 4

4-1 N Ireland (Belfast) 5

4-2 Wales (Sunderland) 3

2-2 Yugoslavia (Highbury) 4

1951

2-3 Scotland (Wembley) -4

2-1 Argentina (Wembley) 5

5-2 Portugal (Goodison Park) 3

2-2 France (Highbury) -4

1-1 Wales (Cardiff) -2

2-0 N Ireland (Villa Park) 3

2-2 Austria (Wembley) -4

1952

2-1 Scotland (Glasgow) 7

1-1 Italy (Florence) 5

3-2 Austria (Vienna) 5

3-0 Switzerland (Zurich) 10

2-2 N Ireland (Belfast) -2

5-2 Wales (Wembley) 3

5-0 Belgium(Wembley) 3

1953

2-2 Scotland (Wembley) 2

0-0 (abandoned) Argentina (B Aires) -

2-1 Chile (Santiago) 7

1-2 Uruguay (Montevideo) 0

6-3 USA (New York) 7

4-1 Wales (Cardiff) 5

4-4 Rest of Europe (Wembley) 4

3-1 N Ireland (Goodison Park) 3

3-6 Hungary (Wembley) -6

1954

4-2 Scotland (Glasgow) 7

0-1 Yugoslavia (Belgrade) 0

1-7 Hungary (Budapest) 0

4-4 Belgium (Basle) WCF 8

2-0 Switzerland (Berne) WCF 15

2-4 Uruguay (Basle) WCF 4

2-0 N Ireland (Belfast) 5

3-2 Wales (Wembley) 3

3-1 West Germany (Wembley) 7

1955

7-2 Scotland (Wembley) 5

0-1 France (Paris) -2

1-1 Spain (Madrid) -2

1-3 Portugal (Oporto) -4

5-1 Denmark (Copenhagen) 5

1-1 Wales (Cardiff) -2

3-0 N Ireland (Wembley) 3

4-1 Spain (Wembley) 3

1956

1-1 Scotland (Glasgow) 4

4-2 Brazil (Wembley) 7

0-0 Sweden (Stockholm) -2

5-1 Finland (Helsinki) 3

3-1 West Germany (Berlin) 10

1-1 N Ireland (Belfast) -2

3-1 Wales (Wembley) 3

3-0 Yugoslavia (Wembley) 7

5-2 Denmark (Molineux) 3

1957

2-1 Scotland (Wembley) 5

5-1 Rep of Ireland (Wembley) 3

4-1 Denmark (Copenhagen) 5

1-1 Rep of Ireland (Dublin) -2

4-0 Wales (Cardiff) 3

2-3 N Ireland (Wembley) -6

4-0 France (Wembley) 5

1958

4-0 Scotland (Glasgow) 7

2-1 Portugal (Wembley) 3

0-5 Yugoslavia (Belgrade) 0

1-1 USSR (Moscow) 5

2-2 USSR (Gothenburg ) WCF 11

0-0 Brazil (Gothenburg) WCF 11

2-2 Austria (Boras) WCF 8

0-1 USSR (Gothenburg) WCF 4

3-3 N Ireland (Belfast) 5

5-0 USSR (Wembley) 7

2-2 Wales (Villa Park) 4

1959

1-0 Scotland (Wembley) 5

2-2 Italy (Wembley) -4

0-2 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) 0

1-4 Peru (Lima) -4

1-2 Mexico (Mexico City) -2

8-1 USA (Los Angeles) 2

1-1 Wales (Cardiff) 5

2-3 Sweden (Wembley) -2

2-1 N Ireland (Wembley) 7

1960

1-1 Scotland (Glasgow) 4

3-3 Yugoslavia (Wembley) 4

0-3 Spain (Madrid) -4

0-2 Hungary (Budapest) -2

5-2 N Ireland (Belfast) 10

9-0 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 2

4-2 Spain (Wembley) 3

5-1 Wales (Wembley) 7

1961

9-3 Scotland (Wembley) 5

8-0 Mexico (Wembley) 5

1-1 Portugal (Lisbon) -2

3-2 Italy (Rome) 5

1-3 Austria (Vienna) -2

4-1 Luxembourg (Highbury) 0

1-1 Wales (Cardiff) 5

2-0 Portugal (Wembley) 3

1-1 N Ireland (Wembley ) 4

1962

3-1 Austria (Wembley) 3

0-2 Scotland (Glasgow) 5

3-1 Switzerland (Wembley) 5

4-0 Peru (Lima) 5

1-2 Hungary (Rancagua) WCF 4

3-1 Argentina (Rancagua) WCF 11

0-0 Bulgaria (Rancagua) WCF 8

1-3 Brazil (Vina del Mar) WCF 4

1-1 France (Hillsborough) -4

3-1 N.Ireland (Belfast) 5

4-0 Wales (Wembley) 3

1963

2-5 France (Paris) -4

1-2 Scotland(Wembley) -6

1-1 Brazil (Wembley) 4

4-2 Czechoslavakia (Bratislava ) 10

2-1 East Germany (Leipzig) 5

8-1 Switzerland (Basle) 7

4-0 Wales (Cardiff) 5

2-1 Rest of the World (Wembley) 7

8-3 N Ireland (Wembley) 3

1964

0-1 Scotland (Glasgow) -4

2-1 Uruguay (Wembley) 5

4-3 Portugal (Lisbon) 5

3-1 Rep of Ireland (Dublin) 5

10-0 USA (NewYork) 2

1-5 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) 0

1-1 Portugal (Sao Paulo) -3

0-1 Argentina (Rio de Janeiro) -3

4-3 N Ireland (Belfast) 5

2-2 Belgium (Wembley) -4

2-1 Wales (Wembley) 3

1-1 Netherlands (Amsterdam) -2

1965

2-2 Scotland (Wembley) -4

1-0 Hungary (Wembley) 7

1-1 Yugoslavia (Belgrade) 5

1-0 West Germany (Nuremberg ) 10

2-1 Sweden (Gothenburg) 5

0-0 Wales (Cardiff) -2

2-3 Austria (Wembley) -6

2-1 N Ireland (Wembley ) 3

2-0 Spain (Madrid) 5

1966

1-1 Poland (Anfield) -4

1-0 West Germany (Wembley) 7

4-3 Scotland (Glasgow) 3

2-0 Yugoslavia (Wembley) 3

3-0 Finland (Helsinki) 5

6-1 Norway (Oslo) 5

2-0 Denmark (Copenhagen) 5

1-0 Poland (Chorzow) 5

0-0 Uruguay (Wembley) WCF 1

2-0 Mexico (Wembley) WCF 10

2-0 France (Wembley) WCF 10

1-0 Argentina (Wembley) WCF 12

2-1 Portugal (Wembley) WCF 12

4-2 West Germany (Wembley) WCF 12

2-0 N Ireland (Belfast) 5

0-0 Czechoslovakia (Wembley) -4

5-1 Wales (Wembley) 3

1967

2-3 Scotland (Wembley) -6

2-0 Spain (Wembley) 5

1-0 Austria (Vienna) 5

3-0 Wales (Cardiff) 5

2-0 N Ireland (Wembley) 3

2-2 USSR (Wembley) 4

1968

1-1 Scotland (Glasgow) -2

1-0 Spain (Wembley) 5

2-1 Spain (Madrid) 7

3-1 Sweden (Wembley) 3

0-1 West Germany (Hanover) 0

0-1 Yugoslavia (Florence) ECF 0

2-0 USSR (Rome) ECF 13

0-0 Romania (Bucharest) -2

1-1 Bulgaria (Wembley) 2

1969

1-1 Romania (Wembley) -4

5-0 France (Wembley) 4

3-1 N Ireland (Belfast) 5

2-1 Wales (Wembley) 3

4-1 Scotland (Wembley) 3

0-0 Mexico (Mexico City) 4

2-1 Uruguay (Montevideo) 10

1-2 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) 0

1-0 Netherlands (Amsterdam) 5

1-0 Portugal (Wembley) 7

1970

0-0 Netherlands (Wembley) -4

3-1 Belgium (Brussels) 7

1-1 Wales (Cardiff) -2

3-1 N Ireland (Wembley) 3

0-0 Scotland (Glasgow) -2

4-0 Colombia (Bogota) 5

2-0 Ecuador (Quito) 5

1-0 Romania (Guadalajara) WCF 9

0-1 Brazil (Guadalajara) WCF 4

1-0 Czechoslavakia (Guadalajara) WCF 11

2-3 West Germany (Leon) WCF 4

3-1 E Germany (Wembley) 3

1971

1-0 Malta (Valletta) 2

4-0 Greece (Wembley) 3

5-0 Malta (Wembley) 0

1-0 N Ireland (Belfast) 5

0-0 Wales (Wembley) -4

3-1 Scotland (Wembley) 3

3-2 Switzerland (Basle) 5

1-1 Switzerland (Wembley) -4

2-0 Greece (Athens) 5

1972

1-3 West Germany (Wembley) -2

0-0 W Germany (Berlin) 5

3-0 Wales (Cardiff) 5

0-1 N Ireland (Wembley) -6

1-0 Scotland (Glasgow) 5

1-1 Yugoslavia (Wembley) -4

1-0 Wales (Cardiff) 5

1973

1-1 Wales (Wembley) -4

5-0 Scotland (Glasgow) 5

2-1 N Ireland (Anfield) 3

3-0 Wales (Wembley) 3

1-0 Scotland (Wembley) 3

1-1 Czechoslavakia (Prague) 4

0-2 Poland (Chorzow) -4

2-1 USSR (Moscow) 10

0-2 Italy (Turin) 0

7-0 Austria (Wembley) 3

1-1 Poland (Wembley) -4

0-1 Italy (Wembley) -2

1974

0-0 Portugal (Lisbon) -2

2-0 Wales (Cardiff) 5

1-0 N Ireland (Wembley) 3

0-2 Scotland (Glasgow) -2

2-2 Argentina (Wembley) 4

1-1 East Germany (Leipzig) 5

1-0 Bulgaria (Sofia) 7

2-2 Yugoslavia (Belgrade) 5

3-0 Czchoslavakia (Wembley) 3

0-0 Portugal (Wembley) -4

1975

2-0 W Germany (Wembley) 7

5-0 Cyprus (Wembley) 0

1-0 Cyprus (Limassol) 2

0-0 N Ireland (Belfast) -2

2-2 Wales (Wembley) -4

5-1 Scotland (Wembley) 5

2-1 Switzerland (Basle) 5

1-2 Czechoslovakia (Bratislava) -4

1-1 Portugal (Lisbon) 5

1976

2-1 Wales (Wrexham) 5

1-0 Wales (Cardiff) 5

4-0 N Ireland (Wembley) 3

1-2 Scotland (Glasgow) -2

0-1 Brazil (Los Angeles) -1

3-2 Italy (New York) 6

4-1 Finland (Helsinki) 5

1-1 Rep of Ireland (Wembley) -4

2-1 Finland (Wembley) 3

0-2 Italy (Rome) -2

1977

0-2 Netherlands (Wembley) -2

5-0 Luxembourg (Wembley) 3

2-1 N Ireland (Belfast) 5

0-1 Wales (Wembley) -6

1-2 Scotland (Wembley) -4

0-0 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) 5

1-1 Argentina (Buenos Aires) 5

0-0 Uruguay (Montevideo) -2

0-0 Switzerland (Wembley) -4

2-0 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 2

2-0 Italy (Wembley) 5

1978

1-2 W Germany (Munich) 0

1-1 Brazil (Wembley) 4

3-1 Wales (Cardiff) 5

1-0 N Ireland (Wembley) 5

1-0 Scotland (Glasgow) 5

4-1 Hungary (Wembley) 5

4-3 Denmark (Copenhagen) 5

1-1 Rep of Ireland (Dublin) -2

1-0 Czechoslovakia (Wembley) 5

1979

4-0 N Ireland (Wembley) 3

2-0 N. Ireland (Belfast) 5

0-0 Wales (Wembley) -4

3-1 Scotland (Wembley) 5

3-0 Bulgaria (Sofia) 5

0-0 Sweden (Stockholm) 4

3-4 Austria (Vienna) 0

1-0 Denmark (Wembley) 3

5-1 N Ireland (Belfast) 5

2-0 Bulgaria (Wembley) 3

1980

2-0 Rep of Ireland (Wembley) 3

2-0 Spain (Barcelona) 7

3-1 Argentina (Wembley) 7

1-4 Wales (Wrexham) -4

1-1 N Ireland (Wembley) -4

2-0 Scotland (Glasgow) 5

2-1 Australia (Sydney) 5

1-1 Belgium (Turin) ECF 2

0-1 Italy (Turin) ECF 5

2-1 Spain (Naples) ECF 11

4-0 Norway (Wembley) 3

1-2 Romania (Bucharest) -4

2-1 Switzerland (Wembley) 3

1981

1-2 Spain (Wembley) -4

0-0 Romania (Wembley) -4

0-1 Brazil (Wembley) -2

0-0 Wales (Wembley) -4

0-1 Scotland (Wembley) -4

1-2 Switzerland (Basle) -4

3-1 Hungary (Budapest) 7

1-2 Norway (Oslo) -4

1-0 Hungary (Wembley) 5

1982

4-0 N Ireland (Wembley) 5

2-0 Netherlands (Wembley) 3

1-0 Scotland (Glasgow) 5

1-1 Iceland (Reykjavik) -2

4-1 Finland (Helsinki) 5

3-1 France (Bilbao) WCF 13

2-0 Czechoslovakia (Bilbao) WCF 9

1-0 Kuwait (Bilbao) WCF 6

1-2 W Germany (Madrid) WCF 11

0-0 Spain (Madrid) WCF 9

2-2 Denmark (Copenhagen) -2

1-2 W Germany (Wembley) -2

3-0 Greece (Salonika) 5

9-0 Luxembourg (Wembley) 0

1983

2-1 Wales (Wembley) 3

0-0 Greece (Wembley) -4

2-0 Hungary (Wembley) 5

0-0 N Ireland (Belfast) 4

2-0 Scotland (Wembley) 3

0-0 Australia (Sydney) -2

1-0 Australia (Brisbane) 5

1-1 Australia (Melbourne) -2

0-1 Denmark (Wembley) -6

3-0 Hungary (Budapest) 7

4-0 Luxembourg (Luxbembourg) 2

1984

0-2 France (Paris) 0

1-0 N Ireland (Wembley) 5

0-1 Wales (Wrexham) -4

1-1 Scotland (Glasgow) -4

0-2 USSR (Wembley) -2

2-0 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) 10

0-2 Uruguay (Montevideo) -4

0-0 Chile (Santiago) -2

1-0 E Germany (Wembley) 3

5-0 Finland (Wembley) 3

8-0 Turkey (Istanbul) 2

1985

1-0 N Ireland (Belfast) 7

2-1 Rep of Ireland (Wembley) 3

0-0 Romania (Bucharest) -2

1-1 Finland (Helsinki) -2

0-1 Scotland (Glasgow) -4

1-2 Italy (Mexico City) -1

0-1 Mexico (Mexico City) -4

3-0 W Germany (Mexico City) 8

5-0 USA (Los Angeles) 5

1-1 Romania (Wembley) -4

5-0 Turkey (Wembley) 3

0-0 N Ireland (Wembley) 2

1986

4-0 Egypt (Cairo) 2

2-1 Israel (Tel Aviv) 2

1-0 USSR (Tbilisi) 7

2-1 Scotland (Wembley) 3

3-0 Mexico (Los Angeles) 8

1-0 Canada (Vancouver) 2

0-1 Portugal (Monterrey) WCF 0

0-0 Morocco (Monterrey) WCF 8

3-0 Poland (Monterrey) WCF 11

3-0 Paraguay (Mexico City) WCF 11

1-2 Argentina (Mexico City) WCF 4

0-1 Sweden (Stockholm) -4

3-0 N Ireland (Wembley) 3

2-0 Yugoslavia (Wembley) 3

1987

4-2 Spain (Madrid) 10

2-0 N Ireland (Belfast) 5

0-0 Turkey (Izmir) -6

1-1 Brazil (Wembley) 2

0-0 Scotland (Glasgow) -2

1-3 W Germany (Dusseldorf) 0

8-0 Turkey (Wembley) 0

2-0 Yugoslavia (Belgrade) 5

1988

0-0 Israel (Tel Aviv) -7

2-2 Netherlands (Wembley) -4

0-0 Hungary (Budapest) -2

1-0 Scotland (Wembley) 3

1-1 Colombia (Wembley) -4

1-0 Switzerland (Lausanne) 5

0-1 Rep of Ireland (Stuttgart) ECF 0

1-3 Netherlands (Dusseldorf) ECF 0

1-3 USSR (Dusseldorf) ECF 2

1-0 Denmark (Wembley) 5

0-0 Sweden (Wembley) -4

1-1 Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) -6

1989

2-1 Greece (Athens) 2

2-0 Albania (Tirana) 2

5-0 Albania (Wembley) 0

0-0 Chile (Wembley) -4

2-0 Scotland (Glasgow) 5

3-0 Poland (Wembley) 3

1-1 Denmark (Copenhagen) 4

0-0 Sweden (Stockholm) -2

0-0 Poland (Katowice) -2

0-0 Italy (Wembley) 2

2-1 Yugoslavia (Wembley) 3

1990

1-0 Brazil (Wembley) 5

4-2 Czechoslavakia (Wembley) 7

1-0 Denmark (Wembley) 3

1-2 Uruguay (Wembley) -4

1-1 Tunisia (Tunis) -2

1-1 Rep of Ireland (Cagliari) WCF 11

0-0 Netherlands (Cagliari) WCF 8

1-0 Egypt (Cagliari) WCF 9

1-0 Belgium (Bologna) WCF 11

3-2 Cameroon (Naples) WCF 13

1-1 W Germany (Turin) WCF 4

(England lost 3-4 on penalties)

1-2 Italy (Bari) WCF 5

1-0 Hungary (Wembley) 3

2-0 Poland (Wembley) 3

1-1 Rep of Ireland (Dublin) 5

1991

2-0 Cameroon (Wembley) 7

1-1 Rep ofIreland (Wembley) 4

1-0 Turkey (Izmir) 5

3-1 USSR (Wembley) 3

2-2 Argentina (Wembley) 4

1-0 Australia (Sydney) 5

1-0 New Zealand (Auckland) 5

2-0 New Zealand (Wellington) 5

4-2 Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 5

0-1 Germany (Wembley) -2

1-0 Turkey (Wembley) 3

1-1 Poland (Poznan) -2

1992

2-0 France (Wembley) 3

2-2 Czechoslavakia (Prague) 5

2-2 CIS (Moscow) -2

1-0 Hungary (Budapest) 5

1-1 Brazil (Wembley) 4

2-1 Finland (Helsinki) 5

0-0 Denmark (Malmo) ECF 3

0-0 France (Malmo) ECF 2

1-2 Sweden (Stockholm) ECF 1

0-1 Spain (Santander) -2

1-1 Norway (Wembley) -4

4-0 Turkey (Wembley) 3

1993

6-0 San Marino (Wembley) 0

2-0 Turkey (Izmir) 5

2-2 Netherlands (Wembley) 2

1-1 Poland (Katowice) -2

0-2 Norway (Oslo) -4

0-2 USA (Boston) -4

1-1 Brazil (Washington) 6

1-2 Germany (Detroit) -1

3-0 Poland (Wembley) 3

0-2 Netherlands (Rotterdam) -2

7-1 San Marino (Bologna) 1

1994

1-0 Denmark (Wembley) 3

5-0 Greece (Wembley) 0

0-0 Norway (Wembley) -4

2-0 United States (Wembley) 5

1-0 Nigeria (Wembley) 5

1995

0-1 (aban) Rep of Ireland (Dublin) -

0-0 Uruguay (Wembley) -4

2-1 Japan (Wembley) 3

3-3 Sweden (Leeds) 4

1-3 Brazil (Wembley) -2

0-0 Colombia (Wembley) -4

0-0 Norway (Oslo) -2

3-1 Switzerland (Wembley) 3

1-1 Portugal (Wembley) -4

1996

1-0 Bulgaria (Wembley) 7

0-0 Croatia (Wembley) -4

3-0 Hungary (Wembley) 3

3-0 China (Peking) 5

1-1 Switzerland (Wembley) ECF 1

2-0 Scotland (Wembley) ECF 8

4-1 Netherlands (Wembley) ECF 12

0-0 Spain (Wembley) ECF 12

(England won 4-2 on penalties)

1-1 Germany (Wembley) ECF 3

(England lost 5-6 on penalties)

3-0 Moldova (Chisinau) 2

2-1 Poland (Wembley) 3

2-0 Georgia (Tbilisi) 5

1997

0-1 Italy (Wembley) -2

2-0 Mexico (Wembley) 5

2-0 Georgia (Wembley) 3

2-1 South Africa (Old Trafford) 3

2-0 Poland (Chorzow) 5

2-0 Italy (Nantes) 8

1-0 France (Montpellier) 5

0-1 Brazil (Paris) -1

4-0 Moldova (Wembley) 3

0-0 Italy (Rome) 5

2-0 Cameroon (Wembley) 3

1998

0-2 Chile (Wembley) -6

1-1 Switzerland (Berne) -2

3-0 Portugal (Wembley) 3

0-0 Saudi Arabia (Wembley) -4

2-0 Morocco (Casablanca) 5

0-0 Belgium (Casablanca) -5

(Belgium won 4-3 on penalties)

2-0 Tunisia (Marseilles) WCF 9

1-2 Romania (Toulouse) WCF 2

2-0 Colombia (Lens) WCF 9

2-2 Argentina (St-Etienne) WCF 4

(Argentina won 4-3 on penalties)

1-2 Sweden (Stockholm) -2

0-0 Bulgaria (Wembley) -4

3-0 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 2

2-0 Czech Rep (Wembley) 5

1999

0-2 France (Wembley) -2

THE RATINGS EXPLAINED

The Independent's rating system gives points (see table below) for each England result according to the quality of the opposition and the venue. We have placed opponents in four different categories: 1 The teams which finished in the top eight in the previous World Cup. 2 The next eight teams in the previous World Cup. 3 Every other country except those we classified as "minnows". 4 Minnows.

To acknowledge the achievement of reaching the finals of either the European Championship or the World Cup - and in order to recognise the importance of matches played at this level - we have given a 5-point bonus for each match played at this stage of those two competitions.

For example, England's defeat at home to France (a top-eight side) last month is given a rating of -2 points. England's opening match in last year's World Cup, a victory over Tunisia (a middle order side), at a neutral venue, is given a rating of 9 points (4 for the win plus 5 for being a World Cup finals match).

Home matches Away matches Neutral venues

Opponent W D L W D L W D L

Top eight 7 4 -2 10 5 0 8 6 -1

Next eight 5 2 -4 7 4 -2 6 3 -3

Middle orders 3 -4 -6 5 -2 -4 4 -3 -5

Minnows 0 -7 -10 2 -6 -7 1 -5 -8

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