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Below are the squads for the 1954 FIFA World Cup final tournament in Switzerland. This was the first World Cup where the players were assigned squad numbers.

Scotland were the only team to have players from foreign clubs (namely 7 players from English clubs).

Contents

Group 1Edit

BrazilEdit

Head coach: Zezé Moreira

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Castilho (1927-11-27)27 November 1927 (aged 26) 13   Fluminense
2 2DF Djalma Santos (1929-02-27)27 February 1929 (aged 25) 14   Portuguesa
3 2DF Nílton Santos (1925-05-16)16 May 1925 (aged 29) 18   Botafogo
4 2DF Brandãozinho (1925-06-09)9 June 1925 (aged 29) 12   Portuguesa
5 3MF Pinheiro (1932-01-13)13 January 1932 (aged 22) 13   Fluminense
6 3MF Bauer (captain) (1925-11-21)21 November 1925 (aged 28) 21   São Paulo FC
7 4FW Julinho (1929-07-29)29 July 1929 (aged 24) 13   Portuguesa
8 3MF Didi (1929-10-08)8 October 1929 (aged 24) 13   Fluminense
9 4FW Baltazar (1926-01-14)14 January 1926 (aged 28) 19   Corinthians
10 4FW Pinga (1924-02-11)11 February 1924 (aged 30) 14   Vasco da Gama
11 4FW Rodrigues (1925-06-27)27 June 1925 (aged 28) 14   Palmeiras
12 2DF Paulinho (1932-04-15)15 April 1932 (aged 22)   Vasco da Gama
13 2DF Alfredo (1924-10-27)27 October 1924 (aged 29)   São Paulo FC
14 3MF Ely (1921-05-14)14 May 1921 (aged 33) 15   Vasco da Gama
15 2DF Mauro (1930-08-30)30 August 1930 (aged 23) 4   São Paulo FC
16 3MF Dequinha (1928-03-19)19 March 1928 (aged 26) 7   Flamengo
17 4FW Maurinho (1933-06-06)6 June 1933 (aged 21) 0   São Paulo FC
18 4FW Humberto (1934-02-04)4 February 1934 (aged 20) 3   Palmeiras
19 4FW Índio (1931-03-01)1 March 1931 (aged 23) 0   Flamengo
20 4FW Rubens (1928-11-04)4 November 1928 (aged 25) 1   Flamengo
21 1GK Veludo (1930-08-07)7 August 1930 (aged 23) 3   Fluminense
22 1GK Cabeção (1930-08-23)23 August 1930 (aged 23)   Corinthians

YugoslaviaEdit

Head coach: Aleksandar Tirnanić

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Vladimir Beara (1928-11-02)2 November 1928 (aged 25) 25   Hajduk Split
2 2DF Branko Stanković (1921-10-31)31 October 1921 (aged 32) 50   Red Star Belgrade
3 2DF Tomislav Crnković (1929-06-17)17 June 1929 (aged 24) 17   Dinamo Zagreb
4 3MF Zlatko Čajkovski (1923-01-24)24 January 1923 (aged 31) 51   Partizan Belgrade
5 2DF Ivan Horvat (1926-07-16)16 July 1926 (aged 27) 43   Dinamo Zagreb
6 2DF Vujadin Boškov (1931-05-16)16 May 1931 (aged 23) 22   Vojvodina Novi Sad
7 4FW Tihomir Ognjanov (1927-03-02)2 March 1927 (aged 27) 22   Red Star Belgrade
8 4FW Rajko Mitić (1922-11-19)19 November 1922 (aged 31) 47   Red Star Belgrade
9 4FW Bernard Vukas (1927-05-01)1 May 1927 (aged 27) 35   Hajduk Split
10 3MF Stjepan Bobek (captain) (1923-12-03)3 December 1923 (aged 30) 53   Partizan Belgrade
11 4FW Branko Zebec (1929-05-17)17 May 1929 (aged 25) 22   Partizan Belgrade
12 1GK Branko Kralj (1924-03-10)10 March 1924 (aged 30) 0   Dinamo Zagreb
13 2DF Miljan Zeković (1925-11-15)15 November 1925 (aged 28) 3   Red Star Belgrade
14 3MF Lev Mantula (1928-12-08)8 December 1928 (aged 25) 0   Dinamo Zagreb
15 3MF Ljubiša Spajić (1926-03-07)7 March 1926 (aged 28) 6   Red Star Belgrade
16 2DF Sima Milovanov (1923-04-10)10 April 1923 (aged 31) 4   Vojvodina Novi Sad
17 2DF Bruno Belin (1929-01-16)16 January 1929 (aged 25) 3   Partizan Belgrade
18 4FW Miloš Milutinović (1933-02-05)5 February 1933 (aged 21) 8   Partizan Belgrade
19 3MF Zlatko Papec (1934-01-17)17 January 1934 (aged 20) 1   Hajduk Split
20 4FW Dionizije Dvornić (1926-04-27)27 April 1926 (aged 28) 3   Dinamo Zagreb
21 4FW Todor Veselinović (1930-10-22)22 October 1930 (aged 23) 2   Vojvodina Novi Sad
22 4FW Aleksandar Petaković (1932-08-06)6 August 1932 (aged 21) 0   Radnički Belgrade

FranceEdit

Head coach: Pierre Pibarot

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK François Remetter (1928-08-08)8 August 1928 (aged 25) 4   FC Metz
2 1GK César Ruminski (1924-06-14)14 June 1924 (aged 30) 7   Lille OSC
3 1GK Claude Abbes (1927-05-24)24 May 1927 (aged 27) 0   AS Saint-Étienne
4 2DF Lazare Gianessi (1925-11-09)9 November 1925 (aged 28) 12   AS Monaco
5 2DF Jacques Grimonpon (1925-07-30)30 July 1925 (aged 28) 0   FC Girondins de Bordeaux
6 2DF Raymond Kaelbel (1932-01-31)31 January 1932 (aged 22) 0   RC Strasbourg
7 2DF Roger Marche (1924-03-05)5 March 1924 (aged 30) 37   Stade de Reims
8 3MF Guillaume Bieganski (1932-11-03)3 November 1932 (aged 21) 1   Lille OSC
9 3MF Antoine Cuissard (1924-07-19)19 July 1924 (aged 29) 27   OGC Nice
10 3MF Robert Jonquet (captain) (1925-05-03)3 May 1925 (aged 29) 26   Stade de Reims
11 3MF Xercès Louis (1926-10-31)31 October 1926 (aged 27) 0   RC Lens
12 3MF Jean-Jacques Marcel (1931-06-13)13 June 1931 (aged 23) 8   FC Sochaux
13 4FW Abderrahmane Mahjoub (1929-04-25)25 April 1929 (aged 25) 2   OGC Nice
14 2DF Armand Penverne (1926-11-26)26 November 1926 (aged 27) 11   Stade de Reims
15 3MF Abdelaziz Ben Tifour (1927-07-25)25 July 1927 (aged 26) 1   AS Troyes
16 4FW René Dereuddre (1930-06-26)26 June 1930 (aged 23) 1   Toulouse FC
17 4FW Léon Glovacki (1928-02-19)19 February 1928 (aged 26) 3   Stade de Reims
18 4FW Raymond Kopa (1931-10-13)13 October 1931 (aged 22) 13   Stade de Reims
19 3MF Michel Leblond (1932-05-10)10 May 1932 (aged 22) 1   Stade de Reims
20 4FW Ernest Schultz (1931-01-29)29 January 1931 (aged 23) 0   Olympique de Lyon
21 4FW André Strappe (1928-02-23)23 February 1928 (aged 26) 23   Lille OSC
22 4FW Jean Vincent (1930-11-29)29 November 1930 (aged 23) 2   Lille OSC

MexicoEdit

Head coach:   Antonio López Herranz

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Antonio Carbajal (1929-06-07)7 June 1929 (aged 25) 11   FC León
2 2DF Narciso López (1928-08-18)18 August 1928 (aged 25) 3   CD Oro
3 3MF Jorge Romo (1934-04-20)20 April 1934 (aged 20) 5   Club Deportivo Marte
4 2DF Saturnino Martínez (1928-01-01)1 January 1928 (aged 26) 6   Necaxa
5 2DF Raúl Cárdenas (1928-10-30)30 October 1928 (aged 25) 4   Puebla F.C.
6 3MF Rafael Avalos (1926-01-06)6 January 1926 (aged 28) 3   Atlante F.C.
7 4FW Alfredo Torres (1931-05-31)31 May 1931 (aged 23) 3   Atlas
8 4FW José Naranjo (captain) (1926-03-19)19 March 1926 (aged 28) 12   CD Oro
9 4FW José Luis Lamadrid (1930-07-03)3 July 1930 (aged 23) 5   Necaxa
10 4FW Tomás Balcázar (1931-12-21)21 December 1931 (aged 22) 9   CD Guadalajara
11 4FW Raúl Arellano (1935-02-28)28 February 1935 (aged 19) 0   CD Guadalajara
12 1GK Salvador Mota (1922-11-30)30 November 1922 (aged 31) 0   Atlante F.C.
13 2DF Sergio Bravo (1927-11-27)27 November 1927 (aged 26) 6   FC León
14 3MF Juan Gómez (1924-06-26)26 June 1924 (aged 29) 0   Atlas
15 4FW Carlos Blanco (1928-03-05)5 March 1928 (aged 26) 4   Necaxa
16 3MF Pedro Nájera (1929-02-03)3 February 1929 (aged 25) 0   Club América
17 4FW Carlos Septién (1923-01-18)18 January 1923 (aged 31) 11   CD Tampico
18 4FW Carlos Carus (1930-10-06)6 October 1930 (aged 23) 0   Club Toluca
19 4FW Moises Jinich (1927-12-15)15 December 1927 (aged 26) 1   Atlante F.C.
20 4FW José Antonio Roca (1928-05-24)24 May 1928 (aged 26) 7   CD Zacatepec
21 3MF Mario Ochoa (1927-11-07)7 November 1927 (aged 26) 5   Club Deportivo Marte
22 4FW Ranulfo Cortés (1934-07-09)9 July 1934 (aged 19) 0   CD Oro

Roca, Ochoa, Cortes, although registered the official list remained on stand by in Mexico

Group 2Edit

HungaryEdit

Head coach: Gusztáv Sebes

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Gyula Grosics (1926-02-04)4 February 1926 (aged 28) 31   Budapesti Honvéd SE
2 2DF Jenő Buzánszky (1925-05-04)4 May 1925 (aged 29) 23   Dorogi Bányász
3 2DF Gyula Lóránt (1923-02-06)6 February 1923 (aged 31) 24   Budapesti Honvéd SE
4 2DF Mihály Lantos (1928-09-29)29 September 1928 (aged 25) 30   Budapesti Vörös Lobogó
5 3MF József Bozsik (1925-11-25)25 November 1925 (aged 28) 48   Budapesti Honvéd SE
6 3MF József Zakariás (1924-03-25)25 March 1924 (aged 30) 31   Budapesti Vörös Lobogó
7 4FW József Tóth (1929-05-16)16 May 1929 (aged 25) 2   Csepeli Vasas
8 4FW Sándor Kocsis (1929-09-21)21 September 1929 (aged 24) 36   Budapesti Honvéd SE
9 4FW Nándor Hidegkuti (1922-03-03)3 March 1922 (aged 32) 36   Budapesti Vörös Lobogó
10 4FW Ferenc Puskás (captain) (1927-04-02)2 April 1927 (aged 27) 55   Budapesti Honvéd SE
11 4FW Zoltán Czibor (1929-08-08)8 August 1929 (aged 24) 26   Budapesti Honvéd SE
12 2DF Béla Kárpáti (1929-09-30)30 September 1929 (aged 24) 1   Győri Vasas SE
13 2DF Pál Várhidi (1931-11-06)6 November 1931 (aged 22) 0   Budapesti Dózsa
14 3MF Imre Kovács (1921-11-26)26 November 1921 (aged 32) 8   Budapesti Vörös Lobogó
15 3MF Ferenc Szojka (1931-04-07)7 April 1931 (aged 23) 0   Salgótarjáni BTC
16 3MF László Budai (1928-07-19)19 July 1928 (aged 25) 21   Budapesti Honvéd SE
17 4FW Ferenc Machos (1932-06-30)30 June 1932 (aged 21) 0   Budapesti Honvéd SE
18 4FW Lajos Csordás (1932-10-06)6 October 1932 (aged 21) 7   Budapesti Vasas SE
19 4FW Péter Palotás (1929-06-27)27 June 1929 (aged 24) 16   Budapesti Vörös Lobogó
20 4FW Mihály Tóth (1926-09-24)24 September 1926 (aged 27) 3   Budapesti Dózsa
21 1GK Sándor Gellér (1925-07-12)12 July 1925 (aged 28) 5   Budapesti Vörös Lobogó
22 1GK Géza Gulyás (1931-06-05)5 June 1931 (aged 23) 0   Budapesti Kinizsi

West GermanyEdit

Head coach: Sepp Herberger

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Toni Turek (1919-01-18)18 January 1919 (aged 35) 13   Fortuna Düsseldorf
2 2DF Fritz Laband (1925-11-01)1 November 1925 (aged 28) 1   Hamburger SV
3 2DF Werner Kohlmeyer (1924-04-19)19 April 1924 (aged 30) 12   1. FC Kaiserslautern
4 2DF Hans Bauer (1927-07-28)28 July 1927 (aged 26) 2   Bayern Munich
5 2DF Herbert Erhardt (1930-07-06)6 July 1930 (aged 23) 1   SpVgg Fürth
6 3MF Horst Eckel (1932-02-08)8 February 1932 (aged 22) 8   1. FC Kaiserslautern
7 2DF Josef Posipal (1927-06-20)20 June 1927 (aged 26) 15   Hamburger SV
8 3MF Karl Mai (1928-07-27)27 July 1928 (aged 25) 3   SpVgg Fürth
9 3MF Paul Mebus (1920-06-09)9 June 1920 (aged 34) 5   1. FC Köln
10 2DF Werner Liebrich (1927-01-18)18 January 1927 (aged 27) 2   1. FC Kaiserslautern
11 3MF Karl-Heinz Metzner (1923-01-09)9 January 1923 (aged 31) 2   KSV Hessen Kassel
12 4FW Helmut Rahn (1929-08-16)16 August 1929 (aged 24) 9   Rot-Weiss Essen
13 4FW Max Morlock (1925-05-11)11 May 1925 (aged 29) 12   1. FC Nürnberg
14 4FW Bernhard Klodt (1926-10-26)26 October 1926 (aged 27) 6   FC Schalke 04
15 4FW Ottmar Walter (1924-03-06)6 March 1924 (aged 30) 11   1. FC Kaiserslautern
16 4FW Fritz Walter (captain) (1920-10-31)31 October 1920 (aged 33) 38   1. FC Kaiserslautern
17 4FW Richard Herrmann (1923-01-28)28 January 1923 (aged 31) 7   FSV Frankfurt
18 4FW Ulrich Biesinger (1933-08-06)6 August 1933 (aged 20) 0   BC Augsburg
19 3MF Alfred Pfaff (1926-07-16)16 July 1926 (aged 27) 1   Eintracht Frankfurt
20 4FW Hans Schäfer (1927-10-19)19 October 1927 (aged 26) 5   1. FC Köln
21 1GK Heinz Kubsch (1930-07-20)20 July 1930 (aged 23) 1   FK Pirmasens
22 1GK Heinz Kwiatkowski (1926-07-16)16 July 1926 (aged 27) 0   Borussia Dortmund

TurkeyEdit

Head coach:   Sandro Puppo

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Turgay Şeren (captain) (1932-05-15)15 May 1932 (aged 22) 11   Galatasaray S.K.
2 2DF Rıdvan Bolatlı (1928-12-02)2 December 1928 (aged 25) 2   MKE Ankaragücü SK
3 2DF Basri Dirimlili (1929-06-07)7 June 1929 (aged 25) 3   Fenerbahçe SK
4 2DF Mustafa Ertan (1926-04-21)21 April 1926 (aged 28) 4   MKE Ankaragücü SK
5 3MF Çetin Zeybek (1932-09-12)12 September 1932 (aged 21) 2   Kasımpaşa SK
6 3MF Rober Eryol (1930-12-21)21 December 1930 (aged 23) 5   Galatasaray S.K.
7 4FW Erol Keskin (1927-03-02)2 March 1927 (aged 27) 1   Adalet SK Istanbul
8 4FW Suat Mamat (1930-11-08)8 November 1930 (aged 23) 2   Galatasaray S.K.
9 4FW Feridun Buğeker (1933-04-05)5 April 1933 (aged 21) 3   Fenerbahçe SK
10 4FW Burhan Sargun (1929-02-11)11 February 1929 (aged 25) 5   Fenerbahçe SK
11 4FW Lefter Küçükandonyadis (1925-12-22)22 December 1925 (aged 28) 3   Fenerbahçe SK
12 1GK Şükrü Ersoy (1934-01-14)14 January 1934 (aged 20) 3   MKE Ankaragücü SK
13 1GK Bülent Gurbuz (1934-01-01)1 January 1934 (aged 20) 0   Beşiktaş J.K.
14 2DF Ali Beratlıgil (1931-10-21)21 October 1931 (aged 22) 2   Galatasaray S.K.
15 3MF Mehmet Dinçer (1924-01-01)1 January 1924 (aged 30) 0   Adalet SK Istanbul
16 2DF Nedim Günar (1932-01-02)2 January 1932 (aged 22) 0   Fenerbahçe SK
17 2DF Naci Erdem (1931-01-28)28 January 1931 (aged 23) 0   Fenerbahçe SK
18 2DF Kaçmaz Akgün (1935-02-19)19 February 1935 (aged 19) 1   Fenerbahçe SK
19 2DF Ahmet Berman (1932-01-01)1 January 1932 (aged 22) 0   Beşiktaş J.K.
20 4FW Necmi Onarıcı (1925-11-02)2 November 1925 (aged 28) 0   Adalet SK Istanbul
21 4FW Kadri Aytaç (1931-08-06)6 August 1931 (aged 22) 0   Galatasaray S.K.
22 4FW Coşkun Taş (1935-04-23)23 April 1935 (aged 19) 2   Beşiktaş J.K.

Gurbuz, Günar and Aytaç, although registered the official list remained on stand by in Turkey.

South KoreaEdit

Head coach:   Kim Yong-sik

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Hong Deok-young (1921-05-05)5 May 1921 (aged 33)   Chosun Textile Company FC
2 2DF Park Kyu-chung (1924-06-12)12 June 1924 (aged 30)   Army Logistics Command FC
3 2DF Park Jae-seung (1923-04-01)1 April 1923 (aged 31)   Counterintelligence Corps FC
4 3MF Kang Chang-gi (1927-08-28)28 August 1927 (aged 26)   Chosun Textile Company FC
5 3MF Lee Sang-yi (1922-01-01)1 January 1922 (aged 32)   Chosun Textile Company FC
6 2DF Min Byung-dae (c) (1918-02-20)20 February 1918 (aged 36)   Counterintelligence Corps FC
7 4FW Lee Soo-nam (1927-02-02)2 February 1927 (aged 27)   Counterintelligence Corps FC
8 4FW Choi Chung-min (1930-08-30)30 August 1930 (aged 23)   Counterintelligence Corps FC
9 4FW Woo Sang-kwon (1926-02-02)2 February 1926 (aged 28)   Army Provost Marshal Headquarters FC
10 4FW Sung Nak-woon (1926-02-02)2 February 1926 (aged 28)   Army Logistics Command FC
11 3MF Chung Nam-sik (1917-02-16)16 February 1917 (aged 37)   Counterintelligence Corps FC
12 1GK Ham Heung-chul (1930-11-17)17 November 1930 (aged 23)   Army Provost Marshal Headquarters FC
13 2DF Li Jong-kap (1920-03-18)18 March 1920 (aged 34)   Counterintelligence Corps FC
14 2DF Han Chang-wha (1922-11-03)3 November 1922 (aged 31)   Counterintelligence Corps FC
15 3MF Kim Ji-sung (1924-11-07)7 November 1924 (aged 29)   Counterintelligence Corps FC
16 3MF Chu Yung-kwang (1931-07-15)15 July 1931 (aged 22)   Navy FC
17 4FW Park Il-kap (1926-03-21)21 March 1926 (aged 28)   Counterintelligence Corps FC
18 4FW Choi Yung-keun (1923-02-08)8 February 1923 (aged 31)   Navy FC
19 4FW Li Ki-joo (1926-11-12)12 November 1926 (aged 27)   Chosun Textile Company FC
20 4FW Chung Kook-chin (1917-01-02)2 January 1917 (aged 37)   Navy FC
  • Only 20 players in South Korea squad.

Group 3Edit

UruguayEdit

Head coach: Juan López

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Roque Máspoli (1917-10-12)12 October 1917 (aged 36) 35   Peñarol
2 2DF José Santamaría (1929-07-31)31 July 1929 (aged 24) 3   Nacional
3 2DF William Martínez (1928-01-13)13 January 1928 (aged 26) 11   Rampla Juniors
4 2DF Víctor Rodríguez Andrade (1927-05-02)2 May 1927 (aged 27) 20   Peñarol
5 3MF Obdulio Varela (captain) (1917-09-20)20 September 1917 (aged 36) 43   Peñarol
6 3MF Roberto Leopardi (1933-07-19)19 July 1933 (aged 20) 3   Nacional
7 4FW Julio Abbadie (1930-09-07)7 September 1930 (aged 23) 9   Peñarol
8 4FW Juan Hohberg (1929-10-08)8 October 1929 (aged 24) 3   Peñarol
9 4FW Oscar Míguez (1927-12-05)5 December 1927 (aged 26) 14   Peñarol
10 4FW Juan Alberto Schiaffino (1925-07-28)28 July 1925 (aged 28) 14   Peñarol
11 4FW Carlos Borges (1932-01-14)14 January 1932 (aged 22) 2   Peñarol
12 1GK Julio Maceiras (1926-04-22)22 April 1926 (aged 28) 1   Danubio
13 2DF Mirto Davoine (1933-02-13)13 February 1933 (aged 21) 1   Peñarol
14 2DF Eusebio Tejera (1922-01-06)6 January 1922 (aged 32) 31   Defensor
15 3MF Urbano Rivera (1926-04-01)1 April 1926 (aged 28) 8   Danubio
16 3MF Néstor Carballo (1929-02-03)3 February 1929 (aged 25) 10   Nacional
17 3MF Luis Cruz (1925-04-28)28 April 1925 (aged 29) 7   Nacional
18 4FW Rafael Souto (1930-10-24)24 October 1930 (aged 23) 4   Nacional
19 4FW Javier Ambrois (1932-05-09)9 May 1932 (aged 22) 7   Nacional
20 4FW Omar Méndez (1934-08-07)7 August 1934 (aged 19) 3   Nacional
21 4FW Julio Pérez (1926-06-19)19 June 1926 (aged 27) 14   Nacional
22 4FW Luis Castro (1921-07-31)31 July 1921 (aged 32) 1   Defensor

AustriaEdit

Head coach: Walter Nausch

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Kurt Schmied (captain) (1926-06-14)14 June 1926 (aged 28) 1   First Vienna FC
2 2DF Gerhard Hanappi (1929-02-16)16 February 1929 (aged 25) 37   Rapid Wien
3 3MF Ernst Happel (1925-11-29)29 November 1925 (aged 28) 39   Rapid Wien
4 2DF Leopold Barschandt (1925-08-12)12 August 1925 (aged 28) 2   Wiener Sportclub
5 2DF Ernst Ocwirk (1926-03-07)7 March 1926 (aged 28) 44   Austria Wien
6 3MF Karl Koller (1929-02-08)8 February 1929 (aged 25) 7   First Vienna FC
7 4FW Robert Körner (1924-08-21)21 August 1924 (aged 29)   Rapid Wien
8 4FW Walter Schleger (1929-09-19)19 September 1929 (aged 24) 8   Austria Wien
9 4FW Theodor Wagner (1927-08-06)6 August 1927 (aged 26) 28   Wacker Wien
10 3MF Erich Probst (1927-12-05)5 December 1927 (aged 26) 8   Rapid Wien
11 4FW Alfred Körner (1926-02-14)14 February 1926 (aged 28)   Rapid Wien
12 3MF Karl Stotz (1927-03-27)27 March 1927 (aged 27) 10   Austria Wien
13 3MF Walter Kollmann (1932-06-17)17 June 1932 (aged 21) 3   Wacker Wien
14 3MF Karl Giesser (1928-10-29)29 October 1928 (aged 25) 1   Rapid Wien
15 1GK Franz Pelikan (1925-11-06)6 November 1925 (aged 28) 3   Wacker Wien
16 1GK Walter Zeman (1927-05-01)1 May 1927 (aged 27) 38   Rapid Wien
17 3MF Alfred Teinitzer (1929-07-29)29 July 1929 (aged 24) 0   Linzer ASK
18 3MF Johann Riegler (1929-07-17)17 July 1929 (aged 24) 3   Rapid Wien
19 4FW Robert Dienst (1928-03-01)1 March 1928 (aged 26) 16   Rapid Wien
20 2DF Paul Halla (1931-04-10)10 April 1931 (aged 23) 3   Rapid Wien
21 4FW Ernst Stojaspal (1925-01-14)14 January 1925 (aged 29) 27   Austria Wien
22 4FW Walter Haummer (1928-11-22)22 November 1928 (aged 25) 4   Wacker Wien

CzechoslovakiaEdit

Head coach: Karol Borhy

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Theodor Reimann (1921-02-10)10 February 1921 (aged 33) 4   Slovan Bratislava
2 2DF František Šafránek (1931-01-02)2 January 1931 (aged 23) 10   ÚDA Prague
3 3MF Svatopluk Pluskal (1930-10-28)28 October 1930 (aged 23) 3   ÚDA Prague
4 2DF Ladislav Novák (captain) (1931-12-05)5 December 1931 (aged 22) 11   ÚDA Prague
5 2DF Jiří Trnka (1926-12-02)2 December 1926 (aged 27) 20   ÚDA Prague
6 3MF Michal Benedikovič (1923-05-31)31 May 1923 (aged 31) 7   Slovan Bratislava
7 4FW Ladislav Hlaváček (1925-06-26)26 June 1925 (aged 28) 13   ÚDA Prague
8 4FW Otto Hemele (1926-01-22)22 January 1926 (aged 28) 8   ÚDA Prague
9 4FW Anton Malatinský (1920-01-15)15 January 1920 (aged 34) 10   Baník Handlová
10 4FW Emil Pažický (1927-10-14)14 October 1927 (aged 26) 14   Slovan Bratislava
11 4FW Jiří Pešek (1927-06-04)4 June 1927 (aged 27) 4   Spartak Praha Sokolovo
12 2DF Anton Krásnohorský (1925-10-22)22 October 1925 (aged 28) 9   Iskra Žilina
13 3MF Jiří Hledík (1929-04-19)19 April 1929 (aged 25) 3   Křídla vlasti Olomouc
14 3MF Jan Hertl (1929-01-23)23 January 1929 (aged 25) 6   ÚDA Prague
15 4FW Ladislav Kačáni (1931-04-01)1 April 1931 (aged 23) 7   CH Bratislava
16 3MF Zdeněk Procházka (1928-01-12)12 January 1928 (aged 26) 1   Spartak Praha Sokolovo
17 4FW Tadeáš Kraus (1932-10-22)22 October 1932 (aged 21) 5   Křídla vlasti Olomouc
18 4FW Josef Majer (1925-06-08)8 June 1925 (aged 29) 0   Baník Kladno
19 4FW Jaroslav Košnar (1930-08-17)17 August 1930 (aged 23) 1   CH Bratislava
20 4FW Kazimír Gajdoš (1934-03-28)28 March 1934 (aged 20) 0   Tatran Prešov
21 1GK Imrich Stacho (1931-11-04)4 November 1931 (aged 22) 6   Tankista Praha
22 1GK Viliam Schrojf (1931-08-02)2 August 1931 (aged 22) 1   Křídla vlasti Olomouc

ScotlandEdit

Head coach: Andy Beattie (quit after first match; remaining match was managed by a selection committee)[citation needed]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Fred Martin (1929-05-13)13 May 1929 (aged 25) 2   Aberdeen
2 2DF Willie Cunningham (captain) (1925-02-22)22 February 1925 (aged 29) 3   Preston North End
3 2DF Jock Aird (1926-02-18)18 February 1926 (aged 28) 2   Burnley
4 2DF Bobby Evans (1927-07-16)16 July 1927 (aged 26) 17   Celtic
5 2DF Tommy Docherty (1928-08-24)24 August 1928 (aged 25) 5   Preston North End
6 3MF Jimmy Davidson (1925-11-08)8 November 1925 (aged 28) 2   Partick Thistle
7 3MF Doug Cowie (1926-05-01)1 May 1926 (aged 28) 6   Dundee
8 4FW John Mackenzie (1925-09-04)4 September 1925 (aged 28) 4   Partick Thistle
9 4FW George Hamilton (1917-12-07)7 December 1917 (aged 36) 5   Aberdeen
10 4FW Allan Brown (1926-10-12)12 October 1926 (aged 27) 11   Blackpool
11 4FW Neil Mochan (1927-04-06)6 April 1927 (aged 27) 1   Celtic
12 4FW Willie Fernie (1928-11-22)22 November 1928 (aged 25) 1   Celtic
13 4FW Willie Ormond (1927-02-23)23 February 1927 (aged 27) 3   Hibernian
14 1GK John Anderson* (1929-12-08)8 December 1929 (aged 24) 1   Leicester City
15 4FW Bobby Johnstone* (1929-09-07)7 September 1929 (aged 24) 11   Hibernian
16 4FW Jackie Henderson* (1932-01-17)17 January 1932 (aged 22) 4   Portsmouth
17 3MF David Mathers* (1931-10-25)25 October 1931 (aged 22) 1   Partick Thistle
18 2DF Alex Wilson* (1933-10-29)29 October 1933 (aged 20) 1   Portsmouth
19 4FW Jimmy Binning* (1927-07-25)25 July 1927 (aged 26) 0   Queen of the South
20 4FW Bobby Combe* (1924-02-29)29 February 1924 (aged 30) 3   Hibernian
21 4FW Ernie Copland* (1927-04-15)15 April 1927 (aged 27) 0   Raith Rovers
22 4FW Ian McMillan* (1931-03-18)18 March 1931 (aged 23) 3   Airdrieonians
  • Only 13 members of the squad travelled to Switzerland for the 1954 tournament. Anderson, Henderson, Mathers, Wilson, Binning, Combe, Copland and McMillan were not required to travel and stayed at home on reserve. Johnstone originally travelled with the squad but returned home injured before the tournament started and was replaced by Hamilton.[1][2]

Group 4Edit

EnglandEdit

Head coach: Walter Winterbottom

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Gil Merrick (1922-01-26)26 January 1922 (aged 32) 20   Birmingham City
2 2DF Ron Staniforth (1924-04-13)13 April 1924 (aged 30) 3   Huddersfield Town
3 2DF Roger Byrne (1929-02-08)8 February 1929 (aged 25) 3   Manchester United
4 3MF Billy Wright (captain) (1924-02-06)6 February 1924 (aged 30) 58   Wolverhampton Wanderers
5 3MF Syd Owen (1922-02-28)28 February 1922 (aged 32) 2   Luton Town
6 3MF Jimmy Dickinson (1925-04-24)24 April 1925 (aged 29) 35   Portsmouth
7 4FW Stanley Matthews (1915-02-01)1 February 1915 (aged 39) 36   Blackpool
8 4FW Ivor Broadis (1922-12-18)18 December 1922 (aged 31) 11   Newcastle United
9 4FW Nat Lofthouse (1925-08-27)27 August 1925 (aged 28) 19   Bolton Wanderers
10 4FW Tommy Taylor (1932-01-29)29 January 1932 (aged 22) 3   Manchester United
11 4FW Tom Finney (1922-04-05)5 April 1922 (aged 32) 51   Preston North End
12 1GK Ted Burgin (1927-04-29)29 April 1927 (aged 27) 0   Sheffield United
13 2DF Ken Green (1924-04-27)27 April 1924 (aged 30) 0   Birmingham City
14 3MF Bill McGarry (1927-06-10)10 June 1927 (aged 27) 0   Huddersfield Town
15 4FW Dennis Wilshaw (1926-03-11)11 March 1926 (aged 28) 1   Wolverhampton Wanderers
16 3MF Albert Quixall (1933-08-09)9 August 1933 (aged 20) 3   Sheffield Wednesday
17 4FW Jimmy Mullen (1923-01-06)6 January 1923 (aged 31) 11   Wolverhampton Wanderers
18 3MF Allenby Chilton* (1918-09-16)16 September 1918 (aged 35) 2   Manchester United
19 3MF Ken Armstrong* (1924-06-03)3 June 1924 (aged 30) 0   Chelsea
20 4FW Bedford Jezzard* (1927-10-19)19 October 1927 (aged 26) 1   Fulham
21 4FW Johnny Haynes* (1934-10-17)17 October 1934 (aged 19) 0   Fulham
22 4FW Harry Hooper* (1933-06-14)14 June 1933 (aged 21) 0   West Ham United
  • Only 17 of the 22 squad members travelled to Switzerland for the 1954 tournament. Five players—Ken Armstrong, Allenby Chilton, Johnny Haynes, Harry Hooper and Bedford Jezzard—were put on reserve status and remained at home awaiting a call if the need arose. It did not.[3]

SwitzerlandEdit

Head coach:   Karl Rappan

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Walter Eich (1925-05-27)27 May 1925 (aged 29)   Young Boys Bern
2 1GK Eugene Parlier (1930-12-05)5 December 1930 (aged 23)   Servette FC
3 1GK Georges Stuber (1925-05-11)11 May 1925 (aged 29)   Lausanne Sports
4 3MF Roger Bocquet (captain) (1921-04-09)9 April 1921 (aged 33)   Lausanne Sports
5 2DF Marcel Flückiger (1929-06-20)20 June 1929 (aged 24)   Young Boys Bern
6 2DF Roger Mathis (1921-04-04)4 April 1921 (aged 33)   Lausanne Sports
7 2DF André Neury (1921-09-03)3 September 1921 (aged 32)   Servette FC
8 3MF Heinz Bigler (1925-12-21)21 December 1925 (aged 28)   Young Boys Bern
9 3MF Charles Casali (1923-04-27)27 April 1923 (aged 31)   Young Boys Bern
10 3MF Oliver Eggimann (1921-08-06)6 August 1921 (aged 32)   FC La Chaux-de-Fonds
11 3MF Norbert Eschmann (1933-03-19)19 March 1933 (aged 21)   Lausanne Sports
12 3MF Gilbert Fesselet (1928-04-16)16 April 1928 (aged 26)   FC La Chaux-de-Fonds
13 3MF Ivo Frosio (1930-04-27)27 April 1930 (aged 24)   Grasshopper Club Zürich
14 2DF Willy Kernen (1929-08-06)6 August 1929 (aged 24)   FC La Chaux-de-Fonds
15 4FW Charles Antenen (1929-11-03)3 November 1929 (aged 24)   FC La Chaux-de-Fonds
16 4FW Robert Ballaman (1926-06-21)21 June 1926 (aged 27)   Grasshopper Club Zürich
17 4FW Jacques Fatton (1925-12-19)19 December 1925 (aged 28)   Servette FC
18 4FW Josef Hügi (1930-01-23)23 January 1930 (aged 24)   FC Basel
19 4FW Marcel Mauron (1929-03-25)25 March 1929 (aged 25)   FC La Chaux-de-Fonds
20 4FW Eugen Meier (1930-04-30)30 April 1930 (aged 24)   Young Boys Bern
21 4FW Ferdinando Riva (1930-07-03)3 July 1930 (aged 23)   FC Chiasso
22 4FW Roger Vonlanthen (1929-02-13)13 February 1929 (aged 25)   Grasshopper Club Zürich

ItalyEdit

Head coach:   Lajos Czeizler

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Giorgio Ghezzi (1930-07-10)10 July 1930 (aged 23) 1   Internazionale
2 2DF Guido Vincenzi (1932-07-14)14 July 1932 (aged 21) 1   Internazionale
3 2DF Giovanni Giacomazzi (1928-01-18)18 January 1928 (aged 26) 1   Internazionale
4 2DF Maino Neri (1924-06-30)30 June 1924 (aged 29) 6   Internazionale
5 3MF Omero Tognon (1924-03-03)3 March 1924 (aged 30) 11   Milan
6 3MF Fulvio Nesti (1925-06-08)8 June 1925 (aged 29) 2   Internazionale
7 4FW Ermes Muccinelli (1927-07-28)28 July 1927 (aged 26) 9   Juventus
8 4FW Egisto Pandolfini (1926-02-19)19 February 1926 (aged 28) 14   Roma
9 4FW Carlo Galli (1931-03-06)6 March 1931 (aged 23) 2   Roma
10 4FW Gino Cappello (1920-06-02)2 June 1920 (aged 34) 10   Bologna
11 4FW Benito Lorenzi (1925-12-20)20 December 1925 (aged 28) 11   Internazionale
12 1GK Giovanni Viola (1926-06-26)26 June 1926 (aged 27) 0   Juventus
13 2DF Ardico Magnini (1928-10-21)21 October 1928 (aged 25) 4   Fiorentina
14 2DF Sergio Cervato (1929-03-22)22 March 1929 (aged 25) 11   Fiorentina
15 2DF Giacomo Mari (1924-10-17)17 October 1924 (aged 29) 7   Juventus
16 3MF Rino Ferrario (1926-12-07)7 December 1926 (aged 27) 1   Juventus
17 4FW Armando Segato (1930-05-03)3 May 1930 (aged 24) 3   Fiorentina
18 3MF Gino Pivatelli (1933-03-27)27 March 1933 (aged 21) 0   Bologna
19 4FW Giampiero Boniperti (captain) (1928-07-04)4 July 1928 (aged 25) 22   Juventus
20 3MF Guido Gratton (1932-09-23)23 September 1932 (aged 21) 1   Fiorentina
21 4FW Amleto Frignani (1932-03-05)5 March 1932 (aged 22) 6   Milan
22 1GK Leonardo Costagliola (1921-10-27)27 October 1921 (aged 32) 3   Fiorentina

BelgiumEdit

Head coach:   Doug Livingstone

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Léopold Gernaey (1927-02-25)25 February 1927 (aged 27) 7   A.S.V. Oostende K.M.
2 2DF Marcel Dries (1929-09-19)19 September 1929 (aged 24) 7   Berchem Sport
3 2DF Alfons Van Brandt (1927-06-24)24 June 1927 (aged 26) 18   Lierse
4 2DF Constant Huysmans (1928-10-11)11 October 1928 (aged 25) 5   Royal Beerschot AC
5 3MF Louis Carré (1925-01-07)7 January 1925 (aged 29) 39   Royal FC Liegeois
6 3MF Victor Mees (1927-01-26)26 January 1927 (aged 27) 31   Royal Antwerp FC
7 3MF Jozef Vliers (1932-12-18)18 December 1932 (aged 21) 0   Royal Beerschot AC
8 4FW Denis Houf (1932-02-16)16 February 1932 (aged 22) 0   Standard Liège
9 4FW Henri Coppens (1930-04-29)29 April 1930 (aged 24) 32   Royal Beerschot AC
10 4FW Léopold Anoul (1922-08-19)19 August 1922 (aged 31) 45   Royal FC Liegeois
11 4FW Joseph Mermans (captain) (1922-02-16)16 February 1922 (aged 32) 45   RSC Anderlechtois
12 1GK Charles Geerts (1930-10-29)29 October 1930 (aged 23) 0   Royal Beerschot AC
13 2DF Henri Dirickx (1927-07-07)7 July 1927 (aged 26) 13   Union St. Gilloise
14 3MF Robert Van Kerkhoven (1924-10-01)1 October 1924 (aged 29) 5   Daring Club
15 4FW Hippolyte Van Den Bosch (1926-04-30)30 April 1926 (aged 28) 2   RSC Anderlechtois
16 4FW Pieter Van Den Bosch (1927-10-31)31 October 1927 (aged 26) 0   RSC Anderlechtois
17 1GK Raymond Ausloos (1928-05-15)15 May 1928 (aged 26) 0   White Star
18 2DF Jef Van Der Linden (1927-11-02)2 November 1927 (aged 26) 0   Royal Antwerp FC
19 3MF Jo Backaert (1921-08-05)5 August 1921 (aged 32) 0   Charleroi SC
20 3MF Robert Maertens (1930-01-24)24 January 1930 (aged 24) 11   Royal Antwerp FC
21 3MF Jean Van Steen (1929-06-02)2 June 1929 (aged 25) 5   RSC Anderlechtois
22 4FW Luc Van Hoyweghen (1929-01-07)7 January 1929 (aged 25) 0   Daring Club

Players no. 17-22 did not travel to Switzerland.

NotesEdit

Each national team had to submit a squad of 22 players. All the teams included 3 goalkeepers, except Yugoslavia, Mexico, South Korea, Uruguay, Scotland and England who only called two.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rafferty p96
  2. ^ "Unlucky 13 for Scots". Evening Telegraph. 23 December 2004. Archived from the original on 6 August 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  3. ^ 1954 Squad at englandfootballonline.com

ReferencesEdit

  • Rafferty, John (1973). One Hundred Years of Scottish Football (Paperback). Pan. ISBN 0-330-23654-7.