1954 FIFA World Cup squads

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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).

Group 1[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Head coach: Zezé Moreira

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

Yugoslavia[edit]

Head coach: Aleksandar Tirnanić

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

France[edit]

Head coach: Pierre Pibarot

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

Mexico[edit]

Head coach: Spain Antonio López Herranz

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

Group 2[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Head coach: Gusztáv Sebes

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

West Germany[edit]

Head coach: Sepp Herberger

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

Turkey[edit]

Head coach: Italy Sandro Puppo

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Turgay Şeren (captain) (1932-05-15)15 May 1932 (aged 22) 11 Turkey Galatasaray S.K.
2 2DF Rıdvan Bolatlı (1928-12-02)2 December 1928 (aged 25) 2 Turkey MKE Ankaragücü SK
3 2DF Basri Dirimlili (1929-06-07)7 June 1929 (aged 25) 3 Turkey Fenerbahçe SK
4 2DF Mustafa Ertan (1926-04-21)21 April 1926 (aged 28) 4 Turkey MKE Ankaragücü SK
5 3MF Çetin Zeybek (1932-09-12)12 September 1932 (aged 21) 2 Turkey Kasımpaşa SK
6 3MF Rober Eryol (1930-12-21)21 December 1930 (aged 23) 5 Turkey Galatasaray S.K.
7 4FW Erol Keskin (1927-03-02)2 March 1927 (aged 27) 1 Turkey Adalet SK Istanbul
8 4FW Suat Mamat (1930-11-08)8 November 1930 (aged 23) 2 Turkey Galatasaray S.K.
9 4FW Feridun Buğeker (1933-04-05)5 April 1933 (aged 21) 3 Turkey Fenerbahçe SK
10 4FW Burhan Sargun (1929-02-11)11 February 1929 (aged 25) 5 Turkey Fenerbahçe SK
11 4FW Lefter Küçükandonyadis (1925-12-22)22 December 1925 (aged 28) 3 Turkey Fenerbahçe SK
12 1GK Şükrü Ersoy (1934-01-14)14 January 1934 (aged 20) 3 Turkey MKE Ankaragücü SK
13 1GK Bülent Eken (1923-10-26)26 October 1923 (aged 30) 0 Turkey Galatasaray S.K.
14 2DF Ali Beratlıgil (1931-10-21)21 October 1931 (aged 22) 2 Turkey Galatasaray S.K.
15 3MF Mehmet Dinçer (1924-01-01)1 January 1924 (aged 30) 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe SK
16 2DF Nedim Günar (1932-01-02)2 January 1932 (aged 22) 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe SK
17 2DF Naci Erdem (1931-01-28)28 January 1931 (aged 23) 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe SK
18 2DF Kaçmaz Akgün (1935-02-19)19 February 1935 (aged 19) 1 Turkey Fenerbahçe SK
19 2DF Ahmet Berman (1932-01-01)1 January 1932 (aged 22) 0 Turkey Fatih Karagümrük
20 4FW Necmi Onarıcı (1925-11-02)2 November 1925 (aged 28) 0 Turkey Adalet SK Istanbul
21 4FW Kadri Aytaç (1931-08-06)6 August 1931 (aged 22) 0 Turkey Galatasaray S.K.
22 4FW Coşkun Taş (1935-04-23)23 April 1935 (aged 19) 2 Turkey Beşiktaş J.K.

South Korea[edit]

Head coach: South Korea Kim Yong-sik

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Hong Deok-young (1921-05-05)5 May 1921 (aged 33) South Korea Chosun Textile Company FC
2 2DF Park Kyu-chung (1924-06-12)12 June 1924 (aged 30) South Korea Army Logistics Command FC
3 2DF Park Jae-seung (1923-04-01)1 April 1923 (aged 31) South Korea Counterintelligence Corps FC
4 3MF Kang Chang-gi (1928-08-28)28 August 1928 (aged 25) South Korea Chosun Textile Company FC
5 3MF Lee Sang-yi (1922-01-01)1 January 1922 (aged 32) South Korea Chosun Textile Company FC
6 2DF Min Byung-dae (c) (1918-02-20)20 February 1918 (aged 36) South Korea Counterintelligence Corps FC
7 4FW Lee Soo-nam (1927-02-02)2 February 1927 (aged 27) South Korea Counterintelligence Corps FC
8 4FW Choi Chung-min (1930-08-30)30 August 1930 (aged 23) South Korea Counterintelligence Corps FC
9 4FW Woo Sang-kwon (1928-02-02)2 February 1928 (aged 26) South Korea Army Provost Marshal Headquarters FC
10 4FW Sung Nak-woon (1926-02-02)2 February 1926 (aged 28) South Korea Army Logistics Command FC
11 3MF Chung Nam-sik (1917-02-16)16 February 1917 (aged 37) South Korea Counterintelligence Corps FC
12 1GK Ham Heung-chul (1930-11-17)17 November 1930 (aged 23) South Korea Army Provost Marshal Headquarters FC
13 2DF Li Jong-kap (1920-03-18)18 March 1920 (aged 34) South Korea Counterintelligence Corps FC
14 2DF Han Chang-wha (1922-11-03)3 November 1922 (aged 31) South Korea Counterintelligence Corps FC
15 3MF Kim Ji-sung (1924-11-07)7 November 1924 (aged 29) South Korea Counterintelligence Corps FC
16 3MF Chu Yung-kwang (1931-07-15)15 July 1931 (aged 22) South Korea Navy FC
17 4FW Park Il-kap (1926-03-21)21 March 1926 (aged 28) South Korea Counterintelligence Corps FC
18 4FW Choi Yung-keun (1923-02-08)8 February 1923 (aged 31) South Korea Navy FC
19 4FW Li Ki-joo (1926-11-12)12 November 1926 (aged 27) South Korea Chosun Textile Company FC
20 4FW Chung Kook-chin (1917-01-02)2 January 1917 (aged 37) South Korea Navy FC
  • Only 20 players in South Korea squad.

Group 3[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Head coach: Juan López

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

Austria[edit]

Head coach: Walter Nausch

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

Czechoslovakia[edit]

Head coach: Karol Borhy

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

Scotland[edit]

Head coach: Andy Beattie (quit after first match; remaining matches were managed by a selection committee)

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Fred Martin (1929-05-13)13 May 1929 (aged 25) 2 Scotland Aberdeen
2 2DF Willie Cunningham (captain) (1925-02-22)22 February 1925 (aged 29) 3 England Preston North End
3 2DF Jock Aird (1926-02-18)18 February 1926 (aged 28) 2 England Burnley
4 2DF Bobby Evans (1927-07-16)16 July 1927 (aged 26) 17 Scotland Celtic
5 2DF Tommy Docherty (1928-08-24)24 August 1928 (aged 25) 5 England Preston North End
6 3MF Jimmy Davidson (1925-11-08)8 November 1925 (aged 28) 2 Scotland Partick Thistle
7 3MF Doug Cowie (1926-05-01)1 May 1926 (aged 28) 6 Scotland Dundee
8 4FW John Mackenzie (1925-09-04)4 September 1925 (aged 28) 4 Scotland Partick Thistle
9 4FW George Hamilton (1917-12-07)7 December 1917 (aged 36) 5 Scotland Aberdeen
10 4FW Allan Brown (1926-10-12)12 October 1926 (aged 27) 11 England Blackpool
11 4FW Neil Mochan (1927-04-06)6 April 1927 (aged 27) 1 Scotland Celtic
12 4FW Willie Fernie (1928-11-22)22 November 1928 (aged 25) 1 Scotland Celtic
13 4FW Willie Ormond (1927-02-23)23 February 1927 (aged 27) 3 Scotland Hibernian
14 1GK John Anderson* (1929-12-08)8 December 1929 (aged 24) 1 England Leicester City
15 4FW Bobby Johnstone* (1929-09-07)7 September 1929 (aged 24) 11 Scotland Hibernian
16 4FW Jackie Henderson* (1932-01-17)17 January 1932 (aged 22) 4 England Portsmouth
17 3MF David Mathers* (1931-10-25)25 October 1931 (aged 22) 1 Scotland Partick Thistle
18 2DF Alex Wilson* (1933-10-29)29 October 1933 (aged 20) 1 England Portsmouth
19 4FW Jimmy Binning* (1927-07-25)25 July 1927 (aged 26) 0 Scotland Queen of the South
20 4FW Bobby Combe* (1924-02-29)29 February 1924 (aged 30) 3 Scotland Hibernian
21 4FW Ernie Copland* (1927-04-15)15 April 1927 (aged 27) 0 Scotland Raith Rovers
22 4FW Ian McMillan* (1931-03-18)18 March 1931 (aged 23) 3 Scotland Airdrieonians
  • Only 13 members of the squad actually 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 4[edit]

England[edit]

Head coach: Walter Winterbottom

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Gil Merrick (1922-01-26)26 January 1922 (aged 32) 20 England Birmingham City
2 2DF Ron Staniforth (1924-04-13)13 April 1924 (aged 30) 3 England Huddersfield Town
3 2DF Roger Byrne (1929-02-08)8 February 1929 (aged 25) 3 England Manchester United
4 2DF Billy Wright (captain) (1924-02-06)6 February 1924 (aged 30) 58 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
5 3MF Syd Owen (1922-02-28)28 February 1922 (aged 32) 2 England Luton Town
6 3MF Jimmy Dickinson (1925-04-24)24 April 1925 (aged 29) 35 England Portsmouth
7 4FW Stanley Matthews (1915-02-01)1 February 1915 (aged 39) 36 England Blackpool
8 4FW Ivor Broadis (1922-12-18)18 December 1922 (aged 31) 11 England Newcastle United
9 4FW Nat Lofthouse (1925-08-27)27 August 1925 (aged 28) 19 England Bolton Wanderers
10 4FW Tommy Taylor (1932-01-29)29 January 1932 (aged 22) 3 England Manchester United
11 4FW Tom Finney (1922-04-05)5 April 1922 (aged 32) 51 England Preston North End
12 1GK Ted Burgin (1927-04-29)29 April 1927 (aged 27) 0 England Sheffield United
13 2DF Ken Green (1924-04-27)27 April 1924 (aged 30) 0 England Birmingham City
14 3MF Bill McGarry (1927-06-10)10 June 1927 (aged 27) 0 England Huddersfield Town
15 4FW Dennis Wilshaw (1926-03-11)11 March 1926 (aged 28) 1 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
16 3MF Albert Quixall (1933-08-09)9 August 1933 (aged 20) 3 England Sheffield Wednesday
17 4FW Jimmy Mullen (1923-01-06)6 January 1923 (aged 31) 11 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
18 2DF Allenby Chilton* (1918-09-16)16 September 1918 (aged 35) 2 England Manchester United
19 3MF Ken Armstrong* (1924-06-03)3 June 1924 (aged 30) 0 England Chelsea
20 3MF Bedford Jezzard* (1927-10-19)19 October 1927 (aged 26) 1 England Fulham
21 3MF Johnny Haynes* (1934-10-17)17 October 1934 (aged 19) 0 England Fulham
22 4FW Harry Hooper* (1933-06-14)14 June 1933 (aged 21) 0 England West Ham United
  • Only 17 of the 22 official squad members actually 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]

Switzerland[edit]

Head coach: Austria Karl Rappan

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

Italy[edit]

Head coach: Hungary Lajos Czeizler

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

Belgium[edit]

Head coach: Scotland Doug Livingstone

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

Notes[edit]

  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

References[edit]

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