The victory internationals

List of matches

26/05/1945, London, Wembley Stadium, 65.000
ENGLAND 2-2 FRANCE [HT 1-1]

Bert Williams [Walsall], Laurence Scott [Arsenal], George Hardwick [Middlesbrough], Frank Soo [Stoke City], Neil Franklin [Stoke City], Joe Mercer [Everton], Stanley Matthews [Stoke City], Horatio Carter [Sunderland], Tommy Lawton [c] [Everton]. Robert Brown [Charlton Athletic], Leslie Smith [Brentford]

21/07/1945, Berne, Neufeld Stadion, 35.000
SWITZERLAND 3-1 ENGLAND [HT 1-0]

Frank Swift [Manchester City]m Laurence Scott [Arsenal]m George Hardwick [Middlesbrough], Frank Soo [Stoke City], Neil Franklin [Stoke City], Joe Mercer [c] [Everton], Tom Finney [Preston North End], Robert Brown [Charlton Athletic], Tommy Lawton [Everton], Douglas Hunt [Sheffield Wednesday], Leslie Smith [Brentford]

24/07/1945, Zurich, Grasshoppers Stadium 35,000
SWITZERLAND 'B' 0-3 ENGLAND [HT 0-2]

Frank Swift [Manchester City], Laurence Scott [Arsenal], Thomas Kinsell [West Bromwich Albion], Joe Mercer [c] [Everton], Neil Franklin [Stoke City], Edward Fenton [West Bromwich Albion], Tom Finney [Preston North End], Michael Fenton [Middlesbrough], Tommy Lawton [Everton], Leslie Smith [Brentford], Willie Watson [Huddersfield Town]

15/09/1945, Belfast, Windsor Park, 45.061
NORTHERN IRELAND 0-1 ENGLAND [HT 0-0]

Frank Swift [Manchester City], Laurence Scott [Arsenal], Thomas Kinsell [West Bromwich Albion], Frank Soo [Stoke City], Neil Franklin [Stoke City], Joe Mercer [c] [Everton], Stanley Matthews [Stoke City], Horatio Carter [Sunderland], Tommy Lawton [Everton], Stan Mortensen [Blackpool], Leslie Smith [Brentford]

20/10/1945, Birmingham, The Hawthorns, 54.611
ENGLAND 0-1 WALES [HT 0-1]

Bert Williams [Wolverhampton Wanderers], Laurence Scott [Arsenal], Thomas Kinsell [West Bromwich Albion], Frank Soo [Stoke City], Neil Franklin [Stoke City] Joe Mercer [c] [Everton], Stanley Matthews [Stoke City], Michael Fenton [Middlesbrough], Albert Stubbins [Newcastle United], Malcolm Barrass [Bolton Wanderers], Willie Watson [Huddersfield Town]

19/01/1946, London, Wembley Stadium, 85.000
ENGLAND 2-0 BELGIUM [HT 2-0]

Frank Swift [Manchester City], Laurence Scott [Arsenal], George Hardwick [Middlesbrough], Billy Wright [Wolverhampton Wanderers], Neil Franklin [Stoke City], Joe Mercer [c] [Everton], Stanley Matthews [Stoke City], Jesse Pye [Notts County], Tommy Lawton [Chelsea], Robert Brown [Charlton Athletic], Jimmy Mullen [Wolverhampton Wanderers]

13/04/1946, Glasgow, Hampden Park, 139.468
SCOTLAND 1-0 ENGLAND [HT 0-0]

Frank Swift [Manchester City], Laurence Scott [Arsenal], George Hardwick [Middlesbrough], Billy Wright [Wolverhampton Wanderers], Neil Franklin [Stoke City], Joe Mercer [c] [Everton], William Elliott [West Bromwich Albion], Len Shackleton [Bradford City], Tommy Lawton [Chelsea], James Hagan [Sheffield United],Denis Compton [Arsenal]

24/04/1946, Manchester, Maine Road, 70.000
ENGLAND 2-2 SCOTLAND [HT 2-1]

Frank Swift [c] [Manchester City], Joseph Walton [Manchester United], George Hardwick [Middlesbrough], Billy Wright [Wolverhampton Wanderers], Leon Leuty [Derby County], Frank Mitchell [Birmingham City], Stanley Matthews [Stoke City], Donald Welsh [Charlton Athletic], Reginald Lewis [Arsenal], Wally Fielding [Everton] Wilf Mannion [Middlesbrough]

11/05/1946, London, Stamford Bridge, 75.000
ENGLAND 4-1 SWITZERLAND [HT 0-0]

Frank Swift [Manchester City], Laurence Scott [Arsenal], George Hardwick [Middlesbrough], Billy Wright [Wolverhampton Wanderers], Neil Franklin [Stoke City], Herbert Johnson [Charlton Athletic], Stanley Matthews [Stoke City], Horatio Carter [Sunderland], Tommy Lawton [c][Chelsea] Robert Brown [Charlton Athletic], Leslie Smith [Brentford]

19/05/1946, Colombes, Stade Olympique, 58.481
FRANCE 2-1 ENGLAND [HT 0-0]

Bert Williams [Wolverhampton Wanderers], Joseph Bacuzzi [Fulham], George Hardwick [Middlesbrough], Billy Wright [Wolverhampton Wanderers], Neil Franklin [Stoke City], Herbert Johnson [Charlton Athletic], Stanley Matthews [Stoke City], Horatio Carter [Sunderland], Tommy Lawton [c] [Chelsea], James Hagan [Sheffield United], Leslie Smith [Brentford]

 

The following is a complete list of players that represented England in the 10 Victory International matches. I believe they should all now receive full international caps for these important games:

Neil Franklin 9, Tommy Lawton 8, Laurence Scott 8, George Hardwick 7, Stanley Matthews 7, Joe Mercer 7, Frank Swift 7, Leslie Smith 6, Billy Wright 5, Robert Brown 4, Horatio Carter 4, Frank Soo 4, Thomas Kinsell 3, Bert Williams 3, Michael Fenton 2, Tom Finney 2, James Hagan 2, Herbert Johnson 2, Willie Watson 2, Joseph Bacuzzi 1, Malcolm Barrass 1, Denis Compton 1, William Elliott 1, Edward Fenton 1, Wally Fielding 1, Douglas Hunt 1, Leon Leuty 1, Reginald Lewis 1, Wilf Mannion 1, Frank Mitchell 1, Stan Mortensen 1, Jimmy Mullen 1, Jesse Pye 1, Albert Stubbins 1, Len Shackleton 1, Joseph Walton 1, Donald Welsh 1,