LONDON    1955-58
      Fairs Cup

The London v Frankfurt fixture was the first match at Wembley to be played under floodlights. It was another 8 years - on 20th November 1963 when England beat Northern Ireland 8-3 - before England played  a whole 90 minutes at a floodlit Wembley.


A Representative side flew the flag for London in the first Inter Cities Fairs Cup tournament. 

1st Round 
Group D Sat Jun 4 1955 Basle XI (Switzerland) Away Won 5-0
Group D Wed Oct 26 1955 Frankfurt XI (West Germany) Home Won 3-2
Group D Fri May 4 1956 Basle XI Home Won 1-0
Group D Wed Mar 27 1957 Frankfurt XI Away Lost 0-1
London topped Group D and qualified for the semi-finals. Full Group results and table (and home match venues).
1st Leg Mon Sep 16 1957 Lausanne Sports (Switzerland) Away Lost 1-2
2nd Leg Wed Oct 23 1957 Lausanne Sports Home Won 2-0
Won 3-2 on aggregate.
1st Leg Wed Mar 5 1958 Barcelona (Spain) Home Drew 2-2
2nd Leg Thu May 1 1958 Barcelona Away Lost 0-6
Lost 2-8 on aggregate.