England national football team

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England
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Nickname(s) The Three Lions
Association The Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Gareth Southgate
Captain Harry Kane
Most caps Peter Shilton (125)
Top scorer Wayne Rooney (53)
Home stadium Wembley Stadium
FIFA code ENG
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 4 Steady2.svg(25 July 2019) [1]
Highest3 (August 2012 [1] )
Lowest27 (February 1996 [1] )
Elo ranking
Current 10 Increase2.svg 3 (9 September 2019) [2]
Highest1 (1872–1876, 1892–1911,
1966–1970, 1987–1988)
Lowest17 (11 June 1995)
First international
Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg  Scotland 0–0 England  Flag of England.svg
(Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872)
Biggest win
Flag of England.svg  England 13–0 Ireland  Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg
(Belfast, Ireland; 31 July 1882)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary 7–1 England  Flag of England.svg
(Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954)
World Cup
Appearances15 (first in 1950 )
Best resultChampions (1966)
European Championship
Appearances9 (first in 1968 )
Best resultThird place (1968, 1996)
UEFA Nations League Finals
Appearances1 (first in 2019 )
Best resultThird place (2019)

The England national football team represents England in senior men's international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England. [3] [4] It competes in the three major international tournaments; the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. England, as a country of the United Kingdom, is not a member of the International Olympic Committee and therefore the national team does not compete at the Olympic Games.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

The Football Association governing body of association football in England

The Football Association (FA) is the governing body of association football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man. Formed in 1863, it is the oldest football association in the world and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the amateur and professional game in its territory.

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England is one of the two oldest national teams in football, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872. England's home ground is Wembley Stadium, London, and their headquarters are at St George's Park, Burton upon Trent. The team's manager is Gareth Southgate. Although part of the United Kingdom, England's representative side plays in major professional tournaments, but not the Olympic Games.

Scotland national football team Mens association football team representing Scotland

The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. It competes in the three major professional tournaments, the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Nations League and the UEFA European Championship. Scotland, as a country of the United Kingdom, is not a member of the International Olympic Committee and therefore the national team does not compete in the Olympic Games. The majority of Scotland's home matches are played at the national stadium, Hampden Park.

1872 Scotland v England football match

The 1872 match between Scotland and England was the first ever association football official international match to be played. It was contested by the national teams of Scotland and England. The match took place on 30 November 1872 at West of Scotland Cricket Club's ground at Hamilton Crescent in Partick, Scotland. The match finished in a 0–0 draw and was watched by 4,000 spectators.

Wembley Stadium Football stadium in Wembley, London

Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, which opened in 2007, on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished from 2002–2003. The stadium hosts major football matches including home matches of the England national football team, and the FA Cup Final. The stadium was also the temporary home of Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur between August 2017 and March 2019, while White Hart Lane was being demolished and their new stadium was constructed.

Since first entering the tournament in 1950, England has qualified for the FIFA World Cup 15 times. They won the 1966 World Cup, when they hosted the finals, and finished fourth in 1990 and 2018. Since first entering in 1964, England have never won the UEFA European Championship, with their best performances being a third-place finish in 1968 and 1996, the latter as hosts.

FIFA World Cup Association football competition for mens national teams

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

1966 FIFA World Cup 1966 edition of the FIFA World Cup

The 1966 FIFA World Cup was the eighth FIFA World Cup and was held in England from 11 to 30 July 1966. England beat West Germany 4–2 in the final, winning the Jules Rimet Trophy. It is England's only FIFA World Cup title. They were the fifth nation to win and the third host nation to win after Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 1934.

1966 FIFA World Cup Final association football match

The 1966 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match played at Wembley Stadium, London, on 30 July 1966 to determine the winner of the 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth FIFA World Cup. The match was contested by England and West Germany, with England winning 4–2 after extra time to claim the Jules Rimet Trophy. The match is remembered for England's – as of 2018 – only World Cup and major international title, Geoff Hurst's hat-trick – the first and as of 2018 only one ever scored in a FIFA World Cup Final – and the controversial third goal awarded to England by referee Gottfried Dienst and linesman Tofiq Bahramov. The England team became known as the "wingless wonders", on account of their then-unconventional narrow attacking formation, described at the time as a 4–4–2.

History

Early years

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The England team before a match against Scotland at Richmond in 1893

The England national football team is the joint-oldest in the world; it was formed at the same time as Scotland. A representative match between England and Scotland was played on 5 March 1870, having been organised by the Football Association. A return fixture was organised by representatives of Scottish football teams on 30 November 1872. This match, played at Hamilton Crescent in Scotland, is viewed as the first official international football match, because the two teams were independently selected and operated, rather than being the work of a single football association. [5] Over the next 40 years, England played exclusively with the other three Home Nations—Scotland, Wales and Ireland—in the British Home Championship.

Hamilton Crescent cricket ground

Hamilton Crescent is a cricket ground located in the Partick area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is the home of the West of Scotland Cricket Club.

Home Nations The individual nations within the United Kingdom

The Home Nations, or Home Countries, refer collectively to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and in certain sports include the whole island of Ireland. The term "Home Nations" is used in this second sense partly because Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have a unified association structure in certain sports, such as the Irish Rugby Football Union and Cricket Ireland. Formerly, the term was applied in general in this same wider sense, such as the period between 1801 and 1922, when the whole island of Ireland was part of the United Kingdom. The synonymous "Home Countries" is also sometimes used.

The Wales national football team represents Wales in international football. It is controlled by the Football Association of Wales (FAW), the governing body for football in Wales and the third-oldest national football association in the world.

At first, England had no permanent home stadium. They joined FIFA in 1906 and played their first ever games against countries other than the Home Nations on a tour of Central Europe in 1908. Wembley Stadium was opened in 1923 and became their home ground. The relationship between England and FIFA became strained, and this resulted in their departure from FIFA in 1928, before they rejoined in 1946. As a result, they did not compete in a World Cup until 1950, in which they were beaten in a 1–0 defeat by the United States, failing to get past the first round in one of the most embarrassing defeats in the team's history. [6]

Wembley Stadium (1923) former stadium in London, England which opened in 1923

The original Wembley Stadium was a football stadium in Wembley Park, London, which stood on the same site now occupied by its successor, the new Wembley Stadium. The demolition in 2003 of its famous Twin Towers upset many people worldwide.

1950 FIFA World Cup 1950 edition of the FIFA World Cup

The 1950 FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil from 24 June to 16 July 1950, was the fourth FIFA World Cup. It was the first World Cup since 1938, the planned 1942 and 1946 competitions having been cancelled due to World War II. It was won by Uruguay, who had won the inaugural competition in 1930. They clinched the cup by beating the hosts Brazil 2–1 in the deciding match of the four-team final group. This was the only tournament not decided by a one-match final. It was also the first tournament where the trophy was referred to as the Jules Rimet Cup, to mark the 25th anniversary of Jules Rimet's presidency of FIFA.

United States mens national soccer team Mens national association football team representing the USA

The United States men's national soccer team (USMNT) represents the United States in international football competition. The team is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and a member of FIFA and Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football.

Their first defeat on home soil to a foreign team was a 0–2 loss to the Republic of Ireland, on 21 September 1949 at Goodison Park. A 6–3 loss in 1953 to Hungary, was their second defeat by a foreign team at Wembley. In the return match in Budapest, Hungary won 7–1. This stands as England's largest ever defeat. After the game, a bewildered Syd Owen said, "it was like playing men from outer space". [7] In the 1954 FIFA World Cup, England reached the quarter-finals for the first time, and lost 4–2 to reigning champions Uruguay.

On 21 September 1949 at Goodison Park, Liverpool, the home of Everton, England were defeated 2–0 by Ireland in a friendly international. As a result, Ireland became the first foreign team to beat England at home. In 1953 the Hungarian team known as the Mighty Magyars defeated England 6–3, to become the second team.

Republic of Ireland national football team Mens national association football team

The Republic of Ireland national football team represents Ireland in association football. It is governed by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and stages its home fixtures at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Goodison Park football stadium

Goodison Park is a football stadium in Walton, Liverpool, England, and the home of Premier League club Everton since its completion in 1892. The stadium is in a residential area two miles (3 km) from Liverpool city centre. It has an all-seated capacity of 39,572.

Walter Winterbottom and Alf Ramsey

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Elizabeth II presenting England captain Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet trophy following England's 4–2 victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final

Although Walter Winterbottom was appointed as England's first ever full-time manager in 1946, the team was still picked by a committee until Alf Ramsey took over in 1963. The 1966 FIFA World Cup was hosted in England and Ramsey guided England to victory with a 4–2 win against West Germany after extra time in the final, during which Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick. In UEFA Euro 1968, the team reached the semi-finals for the first time, being eliminated by Yugoslavia.

England qualified for the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico as reigning champions, and reached the quarter-finals, where they were knocked out by West Germany. England had been 2–0 up, but were eventually beaten 3–2 after extra time. They failed in qualification for the 1974 FIFA World Cup, leading to Ramsey's dismissal.

Don Revie, Ron Greenwood and Bobby Robson

Ramsey was succeeded by Don Revie between 1974 and 1977, but the team failed to qualify for UEFA Euro 1976 and the 1978 FIFA World Cup. Under Ron Greenwood, they managed to qualify for the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain (the first time competitively since 1962); despite not losing a game, they were eliminated in the second group stage.

Bobby Robson managed England from 1982 to 1990. Although the team failed to qualify for UEFA Euro 1984, they reached the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, losing 2–1 to Argentina in a game made famous by two goals by Maradona for very contrasting reasons. England striker Gary Lineker finished as the tournament's top scorer with six goals.

England went on to lose every match at UEFA Euro 1988. They next achieved their second best result in the 1990 FIFA World Cup by finishing fourth – losing again to West Germany in a semi-final finishing 1–1 after extra time, then 3–4 in England's first penalty shoot-out. Despite losing to Italy in the third place play-off, the members of the England team were given bronze medals identical to the Italians'. The England team of 1990 were welcomed home as heroes and thousands of people lined the streets for a spectacular open-top bus parade.

Graham Taylor, Terry Venables, Glenn Hoddle and Kevin Keegan

The 1990s saw four England managers follow Robson, each in the role for a relatively brief period. Graham Taylor was Robson's immediate successor. England failed to win any matches at UEFA Euro 1992, drawing with tournament winners Denmark and later with France, before being eliminated by host nation Sweden. The team then failed to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup after losing a controversial game against the Netherlands in Rotterdam, which resulted in Taylor's resignation.

Between 1994 and 1996, Terry Venables managed the team. At UEFA Euro 1996, held in England, they equalled their best performance at a European Championship, reaching the semi-finals as they did in 1968, before exiting via a penalty shoot-out loss to Germany. [8] England striker Alan Shearer was the tournament's top scorer with five goals. Venables resigned following investigations into his financial activities. [9]

Venables' successor, Glenn Hoddle, similarly left the job for non-footballing reasons after just one international tournament – the 1998 FIFA World Cup  — in which England were eliminated in the second round again by Argentina and again on penalties (after a 2–2 draw). Following Hoddle's departure, Kevin Keegan took England to UEFA Euro 2000, but the team left in the group stage and he resigned shortly afterwards.

Sven-Göran Eriksson, Steve McClaren and Fabio Capello

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The England team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup

Sven-Göran Eriksson took charge between 2001 and 2006, and was the team's first non-English manager. He guided England to the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2004 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup. England lost only five competitive matches during his tenure, and England rose to number four in the world ranking under his guidance. Eriksson's contract was extended by the FA by two years, to include UEFA Euro 2008, but was terminated by them after the 2006 World Cup.

Steve McClaren was then appointed as head coach, but after failing to qualify for Euro 2008 was sacked on 22 November 2007. The following month, he was replaced by a second foreign manager, Italian Fabio Capello, whose experience included spells at Juventus and Real Madrid. England won all but one of their qualifying games for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but at the tournament itself, England drew their opening two games; this led to questions about the team's spirit, tactics and ability to handle pressure. [10] They progressed to the next round, however, where they were beaten 4–1 by Germany, their heaviest defeat in a World Cup finals tournament match. In February 2012, Capello resigned from his role as England manager, following a disagreement with the FA over their request to remove John Terry from team captaincy after accusations of racial abuse concerning the player. [11]

Roy Hodgson, Sam Allardyce and Gareth Southgate

In May 2012, Roy Hodgson was announced as the new manager, just six weeks before UEFA Euro 2012. [12] England managed to finish top of their group, but exited the Championships in the quarter-finals via a penalty shoot-out, against Italy. [13] In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, England were eliminated at the group stage for the first time since the 1958 World Cup, and the first time at a major tournament since Euro 2000. [14] England qualified unbeaten for UEFA Euro 2016, [15] but were ultimately eliminated in the Round of 16, losing 2–1 to Iceland. [16] Hodgson resigned as manager June 2016, [17] and just under a month later was replaced by Sam Allardyce. [18] After only 67 days Allardyce resigned from his managerial post by mutual agreement, after alleged breach of rules of the FA, making him the shortest serving permanent England manager. [19] Allardyce's only match was a 1-0 win over Slovakia, however this made him the only England manager ever to leave with a 100% win rate.

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The England line-up before the last match of group G against Belgium, 28 June 2018

Gareth Southgate, then the coach of the England under-21 team, was put in temporary charge of the national team until November 2016, [20] before being given the position on a permanent basis. [21] Under Southgate, England qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup [22] and came second in their group at the tournament. [23] [24] They defeated Colombia on penalties in the first knock-out round, [25] [26] and then beat Sweden 2–0 in the quarter-final to reach only their third World Cup semi-final. [27] [28] In the semi-final, they were beaten 2–1 in extra time by Croatia [29] [30] [31] and then were beaten by Belgium for a second time, 2–0, in the third place match. [32] England striker Harry Kane finished the tournament as top scorer with six goals.

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Colours

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England shirt for the 1966 World Cup final

England's traditional home colours are white shirts, navy blue shorts and white or black socks. The team has periodically worn an all-white kit.

Although England's first away kits were blue, England's traditional away colours are red shirts, white shorts and red socks. In 1996, England's away kit was changed to grey shirts, shorts and socks. This kit was only worn three times, including against Germany in the semi-final of Euro 1996 but the deviation from the traditional red was unpopular with supporters and the England away kit remained red until 2011, when a navy blue away kit was introduced. The away kit is also sometimes worn during home matches, when a new edition has been released to promote it.

England have occasionally had a third kit. At the 1970 World Cup England wore a third kit with pale blue shirts, shorts and socks against Czechoslovakia. They had a kit similar to Brazil's, with yellow shirts, yellow socks and blue shorts which they wore in the summer of 1973. For the World Cup in 1986 England had a third kit of pale blue, imitating that worn in Mexico 16 years before and England retained pale blue third kits until 1992, but they were rarely used.

Umbro first agreed to manufacture the kit in 1954 and since then has supplied most of the kits, the exceptions being from 1959–1965 with Bukta and 1974–1984 with Admiral. Nike purchased Umbro in 2008 and took over as kit supplier in 2013 following their sale of the Umbro brand. [33]

Crest

The motif of the England national football team has three lions passant guardant, the emblem of King Richard I, who reigned from 1189 to 1199. [34] In 1872, English players wore white jerseys emblazoned with the three lions crest of the Football Association. [35] The lions, often blue, have had minor changes to colour and appearance. [36] Initially topped by a crown, this was removed in 1949 when the FA was given an official coat of arms by the College of Arms; this introduced ten Tudor roses, one for each of the regional branches of the FA. [35] [37] Since 2003, England top their logo with a star to recognise their World Cup win in 1966; this was first embroidered onto the left sleeve of the home kit, and a year later was moved to its current position, first on the away shirt. [38]

Kits

Home stadium

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Wembley Stadium during a friendly match between England and Germany

For the first 50 years of their existence, England played their home matches all around the country. They initially used cricket grounds before later moving on to football clubs' stadiums. The original Empire Stadium was built in Wembley, London, for the British Empire Exhibition.

England played their first match at the stadium in 1924 against Scotland and for the next 27 years Wembley was used as a venue for matches against Scotland only. The stadium later became known simply as Wembley Stadium and it became England's permanent home stadium during the 1950s. In October 2000, the stadium closed its doors, ending with a defeat.

This stadium was demolished during the period of 2002–2003, and work began to completely rebuild it. During this time, England played at venues across the country, though by the time of the 2006 World Cup qualification, this had largely settled down to having Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium as the primary venue, with Newcastle United's St. James' Park used on occasions when Old Trafford was unavailable.

They returned to the new Wembley Stadium in March 2007. The stadium is now owned by the Football Association, via its subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Limited.

Media coverage

All England matches are broadcast with full commentary on talkSPORT and BBC Radio 5 Live. From the 2008–09 season until the 2017–18 season, England's home and away qualifiers, and friendlies both home and away are broadcast live on ITV (often with the exception of STV, the ITV franchisee in central and northern Scotland). England's away qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup were shown on Setanta Sports until that company's collapse. As a result of Setanta Sports's demise, England's World Cup qualifier in Ukraine on 10 October 2009 was shown in the United Kingdom on a pay-per-view basis via the internet only. This one-off event was the first time an England game had been screened in such a way. The number of subscribers, paying between £4.99 and £11.99 each, was estimated at between 250,000 and 300,000 and the total number of viewers at around 500,000. [42] In 2018, Sky Sports broadcast the England Nations League and in-season friendlies, until 2021 and ITV broadcast the Qualifiers and pre-tournament friendlies, until 2022. [43]

Coaching staff

As of 2 September 2019
Manager Flag of England.svg Gareth Southgate
Assistant Manager Flag of England.svg Steve Holland
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Martyn Margetson
Striker Coach Flag of Scotland.svg Allan Russell
Coach Flag of England.svg Chris Powell [44]
First-Team Doctor Flag of England.svg Rob Chakraverty
Fitness Coach Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bryce Cavanagh
Physiotherapist Flag of England.svg Steve Kemp

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players were named to the squad for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Bulgaria and Kosovo.[ citation needed ]

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Jordan Pickford (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 25)210 Flag of England.svg Everton
131 GK Tom Heaton (1986-04-15) 15 April 1986 (age 33)30 Flag of England.svg Aston Villa
221 GK Nick Pope (1992-04-19) 19 April 1992 (age 27)10 Flag of England.svg Burnley

22 DF Trent Alexander-Arnold (1998-10-07) 7 October 1998 (age 20)71 Flag of England.svg Liverpool
32 DF Ben Chilwell (1996-12-21) 21 December 1996 (age 22)80 Flag of England.svg Leicester City
52 DF Michael Keane (1993-01-11) 11 January 1993 (age 26)91 Flag of England.svg Everton
62 DF Harry Maguire (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 26)221 Flag of England.svg Manchester United
122 DF Kieran Trippier (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 28)171 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid
142 DF Danny Rose (1990-07-02) 2 July 1990 (age 29)280 Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
152 DF Joe Gomez (1997-05-23) 23 May 1997 (age 22)70 Flag of England.svg Liverpool
162 DF Tyrone Mings (1993-03-13) 13 March 1993 (age 26)00 Flag of England.svg Aston Villa

43 MF Declan Rice (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 20)50 Flag of England.svg West Ham United
83 MF Jordan Henderson (1990-06-17) 17 June 1990 (age 29)530 Flag of England.svg Liverpool
103 MF Ross Barkley (1993-12-05) 5 December 1993 (age 25)314 Flag of England.svg Chelsea
173 MF Harry Winks (1996-02-02) 2 February 1996 (age 23)30 Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
183 MF Mason Mount (1999-01-10) 10 January 1999 (age 20)20 Flag of England.svg Chelsea
193 MF Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (1993-08-15) 15 August 1993 (age 26)336 Flag of England.svg Liverpool
203 MF James Maddison (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 22)00 Flag of England.svg Leicester City

74 FW Raheem Sterling (1994-12-08) 8 December 1994 (age 24)5310 Flag of England.svg Manchester City
94 FW Harry Kane (captain) (1993-07-28) 28 July 1993 (age 26)4126 Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
114 FW Jadon Sancho (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 19)82 Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Dortmund
214 FW Marcus Rashford (1997-10-31) 31 October 1997 (age 21)347 Flag of England.svg Manchester United
234 FW Callum Wilson (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 27)31 Flag of England.svg AFC Bournemouth

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the England squad within the last twelve months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Jack Butland (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 26)90 Flag of England.svg Stoke City 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals
GK Alex McCarthy (1989-12-03) 3 December 1989 (age 29)10 Flag of England.svg Southampton v. Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia , 18 November 2018
GK Marcus Bettinelli (1992-05-24) 24 May 1992 (age 27)00 Flag of England.svg Fulham v. Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia , 18 November 2018

DF Aaron Wan-Bissaka INJ (1997-11-26) 26 November 1997 (age 21)00 Flag of England.svg Manchester United v. Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria , 7 September 2019
DF Kyle Walker (1990-05-28) 28 May 1990 (age 29)480 Flag of England.svg Manchester City 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals
DF John Stones (1994-05-28) 28 May 1994 (age 25)382 Flag of England.svg Manchester City 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals
DF James Tarkowski (1992-11-19) 19 November 1992 (age 26)20 Flag of England.svg Burnley v. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro , 25 March 2019
DF Luke Shaw (1995-07-12) 12 July 1995 (age 24)80 Flag of England.svg Manchester United v. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic , 22 March 2019
DF Lewis Dunk (1991-11-21) 21 November 1991 (age 27)10 Flag of England.svg Brighton & Hove Albion v. Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia , 18 November 2018

MF Jesse Lingard INJ (1992-12-15) 15 December 1992 (age 26)244 Flag of England.svg Manchester United v. Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria , 7 September 2019
MF Eric Dier (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 25)403 Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals
MF Dele Alli (1996-04-11) 11 April 1996 (age 23)373 Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals
MF Fabian Delph (1989-11-21) 21 November 1989 (age 29)200 Flag of England.svg Everton 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals
MF James Ward-Prowse (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 24)20 Flag of England.svg Southampton 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals PRE
MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek (1996-01-23) 23 January 1996 (age 23)100 Flag of England.svg Chelsea v. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic , 22 March 2019

FW Nathan Redmond (1994-03-06) 6 March 1994 (age 25)10 Flag of England.svg Southampton 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals PRE
FW Callum Hudson-Odoi (2000-11-07) 7 November 2000 (age 18)20 Flag of England.svg Chelsea v. Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro , 25 March 2019
FW Wayne Rooney RET (1985-10-24) 24 October 1985 (age 33)12053 Flag of the United States.svg D.C. United v. Flag of the United States.svg  United States , 15 November 2018
FW Danny Welbeck (1990-11-26) 26 November 1990 (age 28)4216 Flag of England.svg Watford v. Flag of the United States.svg  United States , 15 November 2018

INJ Player withdrew from most recent squad due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Player retired from the national team

Results and fixtures

2018

2019

Records

Most capped players

Updated 10 September 2019. [46]

Goalkeeper Peter Shilton is the most capped player in the history of England with 125 caps. Shilton.png
Goalkeeper Peter Shilton is the most capped player in the history of England with 125 caps.

Players with an equal number of caps are ranked in chronological order of reaching the milestone.

#NameCareerCapsGoalsPosition
1 Peter Shilton 1970–19901250GK
2 Wayne Rooney 2003–201812053FW
3 David Beckham 1996–200911517MF
4 Steven Gerrard 2000–201411421MF
5 Bobby Moore 1962–19731082DF
6 Ashley Cole 2001–20141070DF
7 Bobby Charlton 1958–197010649MF
Frank Lampard 1999–201410629MF
9 Billy Wright 1946–19591053DF
10 Bryan Robson 1980–19919026MF
11 Michael Owen 1998–20088940FW
12 Kenny Sansom 1979–1988861DF
13 Gary Neville 1995–2007850DF
14 Ray Wilkins 1976–1986843MF
15 Rio Ferdinand 1997–2011813DF
16 Gary Lineker 1984–19928048FW
17 John Barnes 1983–19957911MF
18 Stuart Pearce 1987–1999785DF
John Terry 2003–2012786DF
20 Terry Butcher 1980–1990773DF

Top goalscorers

Updated 10 September 2019. [47]

Wayne Rooney is England's top scorer with 53 goals. Wayne Rooney Euro 2012 vs Italy.jpg
Wayne Rooney is England's top scorer with 53 goals.
#NameCareerGoalsCapsPositionAverage
1 Wayne Rooney (list)2003–201853120FW0.44
2 Bobby Charlton (list)1958–197049106MF0.46
3 Gary Lineker (list)1984–19924880FW0.60
4 Jimmy Greaves 1959–19674457FW0.77
5 Michael Owen 1998–20084089FW0.45
6 Nat Lofthouse 1950–19583033FW0.91
Alan Shearer 1992–20003063FW0.48
Tom Finney 1946–19583076FW0.39
9 Vivian Woodward 1903–19112923FW1.26
Frank Lampard 1999–201429106MF0.27
11 Steve Bloomer 1895–19072823FW1.22
12 David Platt 1989–19962762MF0.44
13 Harry Kane 2015–2641FW0.63
Bryan Robson 1981–19912690MF0.29
15 Geoff Hurst 1965–19722449FW0.49
16 Stan Mortensen 1947–19532325FW0.92
17 Tommy Lawton 1938–19482223FW0.96
Peter Crouch 2005–20102242FW0.52
19 Mick Channon 1972–19772146FW0.46
Kevin Keegan 1972–19822163FW0.33
Steven Gerrard 2000–201421114MF0.18

Competitive record

For the all-time record of the national team against opposing nations, see the team's all-time record page

FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final: England vs Croatia. 2018 World Cup Semifinal - England v Croatia.jpg
2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final: England vs Croatia.

England first appeared at the 1950 FIFA World Cup, and have subsequently qualified for a total of 15 FIFA World Cup finals tournaments, tied for sixth best by number of appearances. They are also tied for sixth by number of wins, alongside Spain. The national team is one of eight national teams to have won at least one FIFA World Cup title. The England team won their first and only World Cup title in 1966. The tournament was played on home soil, and England defeated West Germany 4–2 in the final. In 1990, England finished in fourth place, losing 2–1 to host nation Italy in the third place play-off, after losing on penalties to champions West Germany in the semi-final. They also finished in fourth place in 2018, after losing 2–0 to Belgium in the third place play-off and 2–1 to Croatia in the semi-final after extra time. The team also reached the quarter-final stage in 1954, 1962, 1970, 1986, 2002 and 2006.

England failed to qualify for the World Cup in 1974, 1978 and 1994. The team's earliest exit in the finals tournament was its elimination in the first round in 1950, 1958 and, most recently, the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This was after being defeated in both their opening two matches for the first time, against Italy and Uruguay in Group D. In 1950, four teams remained after the first round, in 1958 eight teams remained and in 2014 sixteen teams remained. In 2010, England suffered its most resounding World Cup defeat, 4–1 to Germany, in the Round of 16 stage. This came after drawing with the United States and Algeria, and defeating Slovenia 1–0 in the group stage.

FIFA World Cup finals recordQualification recordManager(s)
Year**RoundPosPldWD*LGFGASquadPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Not a FIFA memberNot a FIFA memberNone
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1934
Flag of France.svg 1938
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950 Group stage8th310222 Squad 3300143 Winterbottom
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954 Quarter-finals7th311188 Squad 3300114
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958 Group stage11th403145 Squad 4310155
Flag of Chile.svg 1962 Quarter-finals8th411256 Squad 4310162
Flag of England.svg 1966 Champions1st6510113 Squad Qualified as hosts Ramsey
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970 Quarter-finals8th420244 Squad Qualified as defending championsRamsey
Flag of Germany.svg 1974 Did not qualify412134
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 6501154 Revie
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 Second group stage6th532061 Squad 8413138 Greenwood
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 Quarter-finals8th521273 Squad 8440212 Robson
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 Fourth place4th733186 Squad 6330100
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 Did not qualify10532269 Taylor
Flag of France.svg 1998 Round of 169th421174 Squad 8611152 Hoddle
Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 Quarter-finals6th522163 Squad 8521166 Keegan, Wilkinson, Eriksson [48]
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 Quarter-finals7th532062 Squad 10811175Eriksson
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Round of 1613th412135 Squad 10901346 Capello
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 Group stage26th301224 Squad 10640314 Hodgson
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 Fourth place4th7313128 Squad 10820183 Allardyce, Southgate [49]
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determined
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026 To be determined
Total1 title15/2169292119916311276251127567
    Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

**Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.***England played all of their 2002 matches in Japan.

UEFA European Championship

Line-ups of the Euro 1996 semi-final between England (grey) and Germany. GER-ENG 1996-06-26.svg
Line-ups of the Euro 1996 semi-final between England (grey) and Germany.

England's greatest achievements at the UEFA European Championship have been to finish in third place in 1968 and 1996. England hosted Euro 96, and have qualified for nine UEFA European Championship finals tournaments, tied for fourth best by number of appearances. The team has also reached the quarter-final on two recent occasions, in 2004 and 2012.

The team's worst result in the competition was a first-round elimination in 1980, 1988, 1992 and 2000. The team did not enter in 1960, and failed to qualify for the finals in 1964, 1972, 1976, 1984 and 2008.

UEFA European Championship finals recordQualification recordManager(s)
Year**RoundPosPldWD*LGFGASquadPldWDLGFGA
Flag of France.svg 1960 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg 1964 Did not qualify201136Winterbottom, Ramsey [50]
Flag of Italy.svg 1968 Third place3rd of 4210121 Squad 8611186Ramsey
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1972 Did not qualify [51] 8521166Ramsey
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg 1976 Did not qualify6321113Revie
Flag of Italy.svg 1980 Group stage6th of 8311133 Squad 8710225Greenwood
Flag of France.svg 1984 Did not qualify8521233Robson
Flag of Germany.svg 1988 Group stage7th of 8300327 Squad 6510191
Flag of Sweden.svg 1992 Group stage7th of 8302112 Squad 633073Taylor
Flag of England.svg 1996 Semi-finals3rd of 16523083 Squad Qualified as hostsVenables
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2000 Group stage11th of 16310256 Squad 10442165Hoddle, Keegan [52]
Flag of Portugal.svg 2004 Quarter-finals5th of 164211106 Squad 8620145Eriksson
Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg 2008 Did not qualify12723247 McClaren
Flag of Poland.svg Flag of Ukraine.svg 2012 Quarter-finals5th of 16422053 Squad 8530175Capello, Hodgson [53]
Flag of France.svg 2016 Round of 1612th of 24412144 Squad 101000313Hodgson
Flag of Europe.svg 2020 To be determinedSouthgate
TotalThird place (x2)9/153110111040359662241020858
    Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

**Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.***Third place includes all tournaments where England reached the semi-finals following Euro 1980 as the third place play-offs where scrapped from the following editions of the tournament. [54]

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League recordManager(s)
Year**DivisionRoundPosPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of Portugal.svg 2018–19 A Third place3rd622278Southgate
2020–21 A To be determinedTo be determined
TotalThird place (x1)1/1622278
    Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

**Group stage played home and away. Flag shown represents host nation for the finals stage.

Minor tournaments

YearRoundPositionGPWD*LGSGA
Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg 1964 Taça de Nações Group stage3rd301227
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg 1976 USA Bicentennial Cup Tournament Group stage2nd320164
Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg 1985 Rous Cup One match2nd100101
Flag of Mexico.svg 1985 Ciudad de México Cup Tournament Group stage3rd200213
Flag of Mexico.svg 1985 Azteca 2000 Tournament Group stage2nd210131
Flag of England.svg 1986 Rous Cup Winners, one match1st110021
Flag of England.svg Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg 1987 Rous Cup Group stage2nd202011
Flag of England.svg Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg 1988 Rous Cup Winners, group stage1st211021
Flag of England.svg Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg 1989 Rous Cup Winners, group stage1st211020
Flag of England.svg 1991 England Challenge Cup Winners, group stage1st211053
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg 1993 U.S. Cup Group stage4th301225
Flag of England.svg 1995 Umbro Cup Group stage2nd311167
Flag of France.svg 1997 Tournoi de France Winners, group stage1st320131
Flag of Morocco.svg 1998 King Hassan II International Cup Tournament Group stage2nd211010
Flag of England.svg 2004 FA Summer Tournament Winners, group stage1st211072
Total6 titles331210114337

Honours and achievements

The England team (red) that won the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany ENG-FRG 1966-07-30.svg
The England team (red) that won the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany

Major:

Regional:

Other:

See also

Notes

  1. The Croatia v England match was played behind closed doors due to a UEFA punishment against Croatia for racist behaviour in their UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying home match against Italy. [45]

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