Bio
William Ling
Born: 1908-08-01
Intl. since:
Hometown: Stapleford
Country: England
Speaks: English
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Bill Ling took charge of the 1954 World Cup final and the final of the 1948 Olympic football tournament.

puskas

The final in 1954 was between West-Germany and the seemingly unbeatable Hungarians. The most famous Hungarian, Major Ferenc Puskas scored an off-side goal in the 86th minute, flagged by Welsh lines man Griffith. Instead of a hand shake, Bill Ling received an angry push by goalie Grosics after the match.

Did you know
FINALS

  • Nobody expected the Germans to win the final in 1954. There were rumours the German players had been taking amphetamines because they seemed very fit all of a sudden and a few weeks after the match many players suffered an attack of hepatitis.
Statistics
Statistics for WILLIAM LING
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 4 1 5
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1 3 4
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.17 0.04 0.11
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.04 0.13 0.09
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.04 0.02

Based on 23 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR WILLIAM LING
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
British Championship
WalesScotland1954-10-160 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1954
finalGermany FRHungary1954-07-043 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageHungaryGermany FR1954-06-208 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1952
1/2 finalsHungary OTSweden OT1952-07-286 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundFinland OTAustria OT1952-07-193 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
friendly tournament
SwitzerlandItaly1951-11-251 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1950 qualifiers
IrelandSweden1949-11-131 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1948
gold medalSweden OTYugoslavia OT1948-08-131 - 3 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundDenmark OTItaly OT1948-08-055 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundSweden OTAustria OT1948-08-023 - 0 2 (1-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
Soviet UnionGermany FR1955-08-213 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
NetherlandsBelgium1953-10-251 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandSweden1953-05-061 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumNetherlands1952-10-192 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
FranceAustria1951-11-012 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
IrelandGermany FR1951-10-173 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandAustria1950-12-130 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwedenNetherlands1950-06-084 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandFrance1949-04-272 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SpainItaly1949-03-271 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumNetherlands1948-11-211 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumNetherlands1948-11-211 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandBelgium1948-04-282 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)