England national football team

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Soccerball.svg England
Association The Football Association
Confederation UEFA
Nickname The Three Lions
Coach Gareth Southgate
Most caps Peter Shilton (125)
Top scorer Wayne Rooney (53)
FIFA ranking 12 Increase (June 2018)
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 15
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. On the 13th June 2017, England lost a friendly match 3-2 away to France.

Most appearances[change | change source]

As of 16 November 2018
# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Peter Shilton 1970–1990 125 0
2 Wayne Rooney 2003–2018 120 53
3 David Beckham 1996–2009 115 17
4 Steven Gerrard 2000–2014 114 21
5 Bobby Moore 1962–1973 108 2
6 Ashley Cole 2001–2014 107 0
7 Bobby Charlton 1958–1970 106 49
Frank Lampard 1999–2014 106 29
9 Billy Wright 1946–1959 105 3
10 Bryan Robson 1980–1991 90 26

Top scorers[change | change source]

Rooney in 2006.
As of 9 October 2017
# Name Career Goals Caps Average
1 Wayne Rooney 2003–2018 53 120 0.4416
2 Bobby Charlton 1958–1970 49 106 0.4622
3 Gary Lineker 1984–1992 48 80 0.6000
4 Jimmy Greaves 1959–1967 44 57 0.7719
5 Michael Owen 1998–2008 40 89 0.4494
6 Nat Lofthouse 1950–1958 30 33 0.9090
Alan Shearer 1992–2000 30 63 0.4762
Tom Finney 1946–1958 30 76 0.3947
9 Vivian Woodward 1903–1911 29 23 1.2609
Frank Lampard 1999–2014 29 106 0.2735

Honours[change | change source]

Senior team[change | change source]

FIFA World Cup
UEFA European Championship
  • Third Place (1): 1968
  • Semi-finals (1): 1996
British Championship
  • Winners (54) (including 20 shared)
Olympic football tournament

Recent Games[change | change source]

Date Type of Game Home Team Result Away Team
27 March 2018 Friendly  England 1–1  Italy
2 June 2018 Friendly  England 2–1  Nigeria
7 June 2018 Friendly  England 2–0  Costa Rica
18 June 2018 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G  Tunisia 1–2  England
24 June 2018 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G  England 6–1  Panama
28 June 2018 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G  England 0–1  Belgium
3 July 2018 2018 FIFA World Cup R16  Colombia 1–1 (3–4p)  England
7 July 2018 2018 FIFA World Cup QF  Sweden 0–2  England
11 July 2018 2018 FIFA World Cup SF  Croatia 2–1 (aet)  England
14 July 2018 2018 FIFA World Cup 3rd  Belgium 2–0  England


  • Green means that the team won.
  • Yellow means the team had a draw.
  • Red means the team lost.


Minor tournaments[change | change 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.