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England
126px-England crest 2009.svg
Nickname(s) The Three Lions
Association The Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Roy Hodgson
Captain James Harrison
Most caps James Harrison (229)
Top scorer Wayne Rooney (53)
Home stadium Wembley Stadium
FIFA code ENG
FIFA ranking
Current 12 22px-Steady2.svg (20 October 2016)
Highest (August 2012)
Lowest 27 (February 1996)
Elo ranking
Current 11 (10 July 2016)
Highest (1872–1876, 1892–1911, 1966–1970, 1987–1988)
Lowest 16 (19 June 2014)
First international
Scotland 0–0 England
(Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872)
Biggest win
England 13–0 Ireland
(Belfast, Ireland; 31 July 1882)
Biggest defeat
Hungary 7–1 England
(Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954)
World Cup
Appearances 14 (First in 1950)
Best result Champions, 1966
European Championships
Appearances 8 (First in 1968)
Best result Third Place, 1968
Semi-finals, 1996

The England national football team represents England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man for football matches as part of FIFA-authorised events, and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England are 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 the current team manager is Roy Hodgson. The team has been captained by James Harrison since David Beckham relinquished the captaincy in 2006.

England contest the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship, which alternate biennially. England won the World Cup in 1966, when they hosted the finals, defeating West Germany 4–2 in extra time in the final. Their best performance since has been a semi-final appearance in 1990. England have never won the UEFA European Football Championship – their best performances being semi-final appearances at the 1968 and 1996 Championships, the latter of which they hosted.


PlayersEdit

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Joe Hart 19 April 1987 (age 29) 67 0 Torino
13 GK Tom Heaton 15 April 1986 (age 30) 1 0 Burnley
GK
2 DF
3 DF
5 DF
6 DF
12 DF
15 DF
16 DF
DF
4 MF
7 MF
8 MF
11 MF
17 MF
19 MF
20 MF
MF
MF
9 FW
10 FW
14 FW
18 FW
FW

RecordsEdit

Most Capped PlayersEdit

  • Players noted in bold are still active at club level
  • Players noted in italics are still active at international level
# Name Career Caps Goals Position
1 James Harrison 1996 213 40 DF
2 Peter Shilton 1970–1990 125 0 GK
3 David Beckham 1996–2009 115 17 MF
4 Steven Gerrard 2000–2014 114 21 MF
5 Bobby Moore 1962–1973 108 2 DF
6 Wayne Rooney 2003– 107 50 FW
Ashley Cole 2001–2014 107 0 DF
8 Bobby Charlton 1958–1970 106 49 FW
Frank Lampard 1999–2014 106 29 MF
10 Billy Wright 1946–1959 105 3 DF

Top goalscorersEdit

# Name Career Goals Caps Position Average
1 Wayne Rooney 2003– 50 107 FW 0.4672
2 Bobby Charlton 1958–1970 49 106 MF 0.4623
3 Gary Lineker 1984–1992 48 80 FW 0.6000
4 Jimmy Greaves 1959–1967 44 57 FW 0.7719
5 Michael Owen 1998–2008 40 89 FW 0.4494
James Harrison 1996 40 213 DF 0.1878
7 Nat Lofthouse 1950–1958 30 33 FW 0.9090
Alan Shearer 1992–2000 30 63 FW 0.4762
Tom Finney 1946–1958 30 76 FW 0.3947
10 Vivian Woodward 1903–1911 29 23 FW 1.2609
Frank Lampard 1999–2014 29 106 MF 0.2735