England national football C team

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England C
Nickname(s) The Three Lions, Non-League Lions
Association The Football Association
Head coach Paul Fairclough
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Website http://www.TheFA.com/England/England-C

The England national football C team (previously known as the England National Game XI and the England Semi-Pro national team) is the football team that represents England at non-league level.

Formed in 1979 as the England Non-League team, it features players who play for clubs outside the Premier League and English Football League. Currently, the majority of selected players are full-time professionals with National League clubs.

Home matches are played at various League and non-league grounds around the country. Friendly matches are played with equivalent teams from other nations, and between 1979 and 2008, competed in the Four Nations Tournament each season, along with Scotland, Wales and the full Gibraltar teams. They have more recently begun playing against under-23 teams from the likes of Belgium and Turkey which have included players capped at full international level.

They won the Four Nations tournament for the seventh time in May 2008, winning all three of their matches without conceding a goal. Since January 2003, the team has been managed by Paul Fairclough, who used to manage Barnet until he left the club by mutual consent in December 2008.

The team has played in three International Challenge Trophy finals.

Seasons

2019–20 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
Friendly Nepal n/aCancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic25 May 2020
Friendly Wales C n/aCancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic24 March 2020

2018–19 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
Friendly Estonia U23 0–2 [1] 5 June 2019
Friendly Wales C 2–2 [2] Nathan Peate (o.g.), Kurt Willoughby20 March 2019
Friendly Estonia U23 1–0 [3] Alfie Pavey 10 October 2018

2017–18 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
Friendly Irish Amateurs 2–4 Luke Pennell, Tom Walker 27 May 2018
Friendly Wales C 3–2 Fejiri Okenabirhie (3)20 March 2018
2015–17 International Challenge Trophy Slovakia U23 0–48 November 2017

2016–17 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
Friendly Jersey 1–1 (p) Fejiri Okenabirhie 30 May 2017
Friendly Panjab 2–1 Darren McQueen 28 May 2017
2015–17 International Challenge Trophy Estonia U23 2–1 Elliott Whitehouse, Jamal Lowe 15 November 2016

2015–16 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
2015–17 International Challenge Trophy Slovakia U23 3–4Jack Holland, Louis John (2)5 June 2016
2015–17 International Challenge Trophy Ukraine U20 2–0 Kurtis Guthrie, Kayden Jackson22 March 2016

2014–15 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
Friendly Cyprus U21 1–2 Andy Yiadom 17 February 2015
Friendly Estonia U23 4–2 Omar Bogle, Harry Beautyman, Andy Yiadom, Kingsley James 19 November 2014
Friendly Turkey A2 0–214 September 2014

2013–14 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
Friendly Hungary U192–4 Matty Pearson, Matty Taylor28 May 2014
2013–15 International Challenge Trophy Slovakia U230–124 May 2014
Friendly Sparta Prague B 2–2Matty Taylor (2)21 May 2014
Friendly Jordan U23 1–0Luke Berry4 March 2014 [4]
Friendly Czech Republic U21 2–2 Fraser Franks, James Norwood (pen)19 November 2013 [5]
Friendly Latvia U230–110 September 2013 [6]

2012–13 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
Friendly Bermuda 6–1 Antoni Sarcevic, Marlon Jackson, James Norwood (3), Andre Gray 4 June 2013
2011–13 International Challenge Trophy Turkey A2 0–15 February 2013
2011–13 International Challenge Trophy Belgium U23 2–1 Scott Spencer, Andre Gray 12 September 2012 [7]

2011–12 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
2011–13 International Challenge Trophy Russia U23 0–45 June 2012 [8]
2011–13 International Challenge Trophy Italy Lega Pro 1–1Adam Watkins28 February 2012 [9]
Friendly Gibraltar 1–3 Connor Jennings 15 November 2011 [10]

2010–11 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
2009–11 International Challenge Trophy Portugal U23 0–119 May 2011 [11]
2009–11 International Challenge Trophy Belgium U231–0 Matthew Barnes-Homer 9 February 2011 [12]
2009–11 International Challenge Trophy Estonia U23 1–0 Jake Howells 12 October 2010 [13]
Friendly Wales Semi-Pro 2–2 Kyle McFadzean, Alex Rodman 14 September 2010 [14]

2009–10 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
2009–11 International Challenge Trophy Republic of Ireland U23 2–1 Andrew Fleming, Max Porter 26 May 2010
Friendly † East of Scotland League XI 1–0 Max Porter 22 May 2010
Friendly Poland U23 2–1 Chris Holroyd, Matthew Barnes-Homer 17 November 2009
FriendlyHungary U231–1 Louis Briscoe 15 September 2009

2008–09 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
2007–09 International Challenge Trophy Belgium U21 0–119 May 2009
Friendly Malta 4–0 Paul Brown, Lee Tomlin, Sean Newton, Shaun Densmore17 February 2009
2007–09 International Challenge Trophy Italy Lega Pro 2–2 Josh Simpson, James Constable 12 Nov 2008
Friendly Bosnia and Herzegovina B 2–6 Luke Moore, Jon Shaw 16 September 2008

2007–08 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
2007–09 International Challenge Trophy Finland2–0 Michael Morrison, Matthew Tubbs 15 Nov 2007
2007–09 International Challenge Trophy Wales Semi-Pro 2–1 Mitchell Cole, Michael Morrison 21 Feb 2008
Four Nations Tournament Gibraltar 1–0 Mitchell Cole 20 May 2008
Four Nations TournamentScotland1–0 Steve Morison 22 May 2008
Four Nations TournamentWales3–0 Andy Burgess, Michael Morrison, Shaun Harrad 24 May 2008
Friendly Grenada 1–1 Steve Morison 31 May 2008
Friendly Barbados 2–0 Jon Shaw, Russell Penn 2 Jun 2008

2006–07 results

CompetitionOpponentsScoreEngland goalscorersDate
2005–06 European Challenge Trophy N'lands Amateurs U-234–1 Steve Morison, Kieran Charnock, George Boyd, Craig Mackail-Smith 29 Nov 2006
International FriendlyNorthern Ireland1–3 Paul Benson 13 Feb 2007
Four Nations TournamentRepublic of Ireland5–0 Mitchell Cole (3), Glen Southam, Matthew Tubbs 22 May 2007
Four Nations TournamentScotland3–0 Andy Burgess, John Grant, Jon Ashton 25 May 2007
Four Nations TournamentWales3–0 Gareth Seddon (2), Mitchell Cole 27 May 2007
International FriendlyFinland1–0 Mitchell Cole 1 June 2007

Players

Current squad

The following squad was selected for a friendly fixture against Wales C on 24 March 2020. [16]

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Ben Killip (1995-11-24) 24 November 1995 (age 25)30 Flag of England.svg Hartlepool United
1 GK Craig King (1997-07-01) 1 July 1997 (age 23)00 Flag of England.svg Oxford City

2 DF Sam Austin (1996-12-19) 19 December 1996 (age 24)00 Flag of England.svg Kidderminster Harriers
2 DF Patrick Brough (1996-02-20) 20 February 1996 (age 25)00 Flag of England.svg Barrow
2 DF Ben Goodliffe (1999-06-19) 19 June 1999 (age 22)00 Flag of England.svg Sutton United
2 DF Kane Smith (1996-02-07) 7 February 1996 (age 25)00 Flag of England.svg Boreham Wood
2 DF Will Smith (1998-11-04) 4 November 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of England.svg Harrogate Town

3 MF Wesley Fonguck (1997-07-16) 16 July 1997 (age 23)20 Flag of England.svg Barnet
3 MF Greg Olley (1996-02-02) 2 February 1996 (age 25)10 Flag of England.svg Gateshead
3 MF Lewis Hardcastle (1998-04-07) 7 April 1998 (age 23)00 Flag of England.svg Barrow
3 MF Josh Kay (1997-01-30) 30 January 1997 (age 24)00 Flag of England.svg Barrow
3 MF Sorba Thomas (1999-08-22) 22 August 1999 (age 21)00 Flag of England.svg Boreham Wood

3 MF Kurt Willoughby (1997-07-15) 15 July 1997 (age 23)31 Flag of England.svg AFC Fylde
4 FW Liam Mandeville (1997-02-17) 17 February 1997 (age 24)00 Flag of England.svg Chesterfield
4 FW Kabongo Tshimanga (1997-09-22) 22 September 1997 (age 23)00 Flag of England.svg Boreham Wood
4 FW Josh Walker (1997-12-28) 28 December 1997 (age 23)00 Flag of England.svg Barnet

1Added to squad as replacement
2Withdrew

Managers

Notable players

See also Category:England semi-pro international footballers

Honours

See also

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