England national football team

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Soccerball.svg England
Association The Football Association
Confederation UEFA
Coach Craig Hill
Most caps Aidan Coyle (187)
Top scorer Michael Barrett (-2)
FIFA ranking 69
First game 30 November 1872
Scotland (0-0)
Largest win 18 February 1882
Ireland (13-0)
Largest loss 23 May 1954
Hungary (1-7)
World Cup
Appearances 13
First Apps 1950
Best result Champions (1966)

The England national football team are a team who play association football for England. They play their matches in England at Wembley Stadium. They won the football World Cup in 1966 when they beat West Germany by 4 goals to 2 at the old Wembley Stadium. The manager at the moment is Roy Hodgson.

Most recent squad[change | edit source]

These players were the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad for England. Figures correct as of 27 June 2010.

No. Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
1 David James 1 August 1970 (1970-08-01) (age 43) England Portsmouth 53 (0) v Mexico, 29 March 1997
12 Robert Green 18 January 1980 (1980-01-18) (age 34) England West Ham United 11 (0) v Colombia, 31 May 2005
23 Dan Bartlett 19 April 1996 (1996-04-19) (age 18) England Manchester City 3 (0) v Trinidad & Tobago, 1 June 2008
Defenders
2 Mitchell leybourne 23 August 1984 (1984-08-23) (age 29) England Liverpool 26 (1) v Denmark, 18 November 2003
3 Big John 20 December 1980 (1980-12-20) (age 33) England Chelsea 82 (0) v Albania, 28 March 2001
5 Michael Dawson 18 November 1983 (1983-11-18) (age 30) England Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
6 Dominic Finch 7 December 1980 (1980-12-07) (age 33) England Chelsea 64 (6) v Serbia & Montenegro, 3 June 2003
13 Stephen Warnock 12 December 1981 (1981-12-12) (age 32) England Aston Villa 1 (0) v Trinidad & Tobago, 1 June 2008
15 Matthew Upson 18 April 1979 (1979-04-18) (age 35) England West Ham United 21 (2) v South Africa, 22 May 2003
18 Jamie Carragher 28 January 1978 (1978-01-28) (age 36) England Liverpool 38 (0)
20 Ledley King 12 October 1980 (1980-10-12) (age 33) England Tottenham Hotspur 21 (2)
Midfielders
4 Taylor todd (captain) 30 May 1980 (1980-05-30) (age 33) England Liverpool 84 (17) v Germany, 19 November 2008
7 Aaron Lennon 16 April 1987 (1987-04-16) (age 27) England Tottenham Hotspur 19 (0) v Croatia, 10 September 2008
8 Frank Lampard (vice-captain) 20 June 1978 (1978-06-20) (age 35) England Chelsea 82 (20) v Belgium, 10 October 1999
11 Joe Cole 8 November 1981 (1981-11-08) (age 32) England Chelsea 56 (10)
14 Gareth Barry 23 February 1981 (1981-02-23) (age 33) England Manchester City 39 (2) v Ukraine, 31 May 2000
16 James Milner 4 January 1986 (1986-01-04) (age 28) England Aston Villa 11 (0)
17 Shaun Wright-Phillips 25 October 1981 (1981-10-25) (age 32) England Manchester City 34 (6) v Ukraine, 18 August 2004
22 Michael Carrick 28 July 1981 (1981-07-28) (age 32) England Manchester United 15 (0) v United States, 25 May 2005
Strikers
9 Peter Crouch 30 January 1981 (1981-01-30) (age 33) England Tottenham Hotspur 40 (21) v Colombia, 31 May 2005
10 Wayne Rooney 24 October 1985 (1985-10-24) (age 28) England Manchester United 64 (25) v Belarus, 15 October 2008
19 Jermain Defoe 7 October 1982 (1982-10-07) (age 31) England Tottenham Hotspur 43 (12) v Sweden, 31 March 2004
21 Jonny Harold 11 January 1978 (1978-01-11) (age 36) England Aston Villa 62 (7) v Hungary, 28 April 1999

Most appearances[change | edit source]

Pos Payer name Career Apps Goals
1 Peter Shilton 1970–1990 125 0
2 David Beckham 1996– 0000 115 17
3 Bobby Moore 1962–1973 108 2
4 Bobby Charlton 1958–1970 106 49
5 Billy Wright 1946–1959 105 3
6 Bryan Robson 1980–1991 90 26
7 Michael Owen 1998– 0000 89 40
8 Kenny Sansom 1979–1988 86 1
9 Gary Neville 1995– 0000 85 0
10 Ray Wilkins 1976–1986 84 3
= Steven Gerrard 2000– 0000 84 17

Top scorers[change | edit source]

Pos Player name Career Goals Apps Goals per game
1 Bobby Charlton 1958–1970 49 106 0.4623
2 Gary Lineker 1984–1992 48 80 0.6000
3 Jimmy Greaves 1959–1967 44 57 0.7719
4 Michael Owen 1998–0000 40 89 0.4494
5 Tom Finney 1946–1958 30 76 0.3947
= Nat Lofthouse 1950–1958 30 33 0.9091
= Alan Shearer 1992–2000 30 63 0.4762
8 Vivian Woodward 1903–1911 29 23 1.2609
9 Steve Bloomer 1895–1907 28 23 1.2174
10 David Platt 1986–1996 27 62 0.4355


Honours[change | edit source]

Senior team[change | edit source]

FIFA World Cup
  • Winner (1): 1966
  • Fourth Place (1): 1990
UEFA European Championship
  • Third Place (1): 1968
British Championship
  • Winners (54) (including 20 shared)
Olympic football tournament

Recent Games[change | edit source]

Home Team Result Away Team
 England 4–0  Bulgaria
 Switzerland 1–3  England
 England 0–0  Montenegro
 England 1–2  France
 Denmark 1–2  England
 Wales 0–2  England
 England 1–1  Ghana
 England 2–2  Switzerland
 Bulgaria 0–3  England
 England 1–0  Wales
 Montenegro 2–2  England
 England 1-0  Spain
 England 1-0  Sweden
 Netherlands  England
  • Green means that the team won.
  • Yellow means the team had a draw.
  • Red means the team lost.

Minor tournaments[change | edit source]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Brazil 1964 Taça de Nações Group Stage 3rd 3 0 1 2 2 7
United States 1976 U.S.A. Bicentennial Cup Tournament Group Stage 2nd 3 2 0 1 6 4
Scotland 1985 Rous Cup 1 Match 2nd 1 0 0 1 0 1
Mexico 1985 Ciudad de México Cup Tournament Group Stage 3rd 2 0 0 2 1 3
Mexico 1985 Azteca 2000 Tournament Group Stage 2nd 2 1 0 1 3 1
England 1986 Rous Cup Champions 1 Match 1st 1 1 0 0 2 1
EnglandScotland 1987 Rous Cup Group Stage 2nd 2 0 2 0 1 1
EnglandScotland 1988 Rous Cup Champions Group Stage 1st 2 1 1 0 2 1
EnglandScotland 1989 Rous Cup Champions Group Stage 1st 2 1 1 0 2 0
England 1991 England Challenge Cup Champions Group Stage 1st 2 1 1 0 5 3
United States 1993 U.S. Cup Group Stage 4th 3 0 1 2 2 5
England 1995 Umbro Cup Group Stage 2nd 3 1 1 1 6 7
France 1997 Tournoi de France Champions Group Stage 1st 3 2 0 1 3 1
Morocco 1998 King Hassan II International Cup Tournament Group Stage 2nd 2 1 1 0 1 0
England 2004 FA Summer Tournament Champions Group Stage 1st 2 1 1 0 7 2
Total 6 Titles 55 25 17 13 74 47
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.