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ENGLAND FOOTBALL HISTORY

The England national football team represents England at football 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 is one of the United Kingdom's Home Nations, meaning that it is permitted by FIFA to maintain its own national side. England's home ground is Wembley Stadium, London, and the current team manager is Roy Hodgson.

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 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. Over the next forty years, England played exclusively with the other three Home Nations—Scotland, Wales and Ireland—in the British Home Championship.

To begin with, 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. Their first ever 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 still stands as England's worst ever defeat. After the game, a bewildered Syd Owen said, "it was like playing men from outer space".

In the 1954 World Cup, two goals by Ivor Broadis saw him become the first England player to score two goals in a game at the World Cup finals. He beat Nat Lofthouse by 30 minutes when both scored 2 each in a thrilling 4–4 draw against Belgium. After reaching the quarter-finals for the first time, England lost 4–2 to Uruguay.

The 1990s saw four England managers, each in the role for a relatively brief period. Graham Taylor was Robson's successor, but left after England failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup. At Euro 96, held in England, Terry Venables led England to their best performance at a European Championship, reaching the semifinals. He resigned following investigations into his financial activities.[citation needed] His successor, Glenn Hoddle, similarly left the job for non-footballing reasons after just one international tournament – the 1998 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 Euro 2000, but performances were disappointing and he resigned shortly afterwards.

 

ENGLAND FOOTBALL TEAM

Fifa  Non-Fifa 
Name  D. o. B.  Position  Current club 
Hart, Joe 1987-04-19 Goalkeeper   Manchester City 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cahill, Gary 1985-12-19 Centre Back   Chelsea FC 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cole, Ashley 1980-12-20 Left Back   Chelsea FC 1 0 0 0 0 0
Johnson, Glen 1984-08-23 Right Back   Liverpool FC 1 0 0 0 0 0
Smalling, Chris 1989-11-22 Centre Back   Manchester United 1 0 0 0 0 0
Shaw, Luke 1995-07-12 Left Back   Southampton FC 0 1 0 0 0 0
Gerrard, Steven 1980-05-30 Centre Midfielder   Liverpool FC 1 0 0 0 0 0
Henderson, Jordan 1990-06-17 Centre Midfielder   Liverpool FC 1 0 0 0 0 0
Wilshere, Jack 1992-01-01 Centre Midfielder   Arsenal FC 1 0 0 0 0 0
Lallana, Adam 1988-05-10 Left Midfielder   Southampton FC 0 1 0 0 0 0
Milner, James 1986-01-04 Right Midfielder   Manchester City 0 1 0 0 0 0
Sturridge, Daniel 1989-09-01 Centre Forward   Liverpool FC 1 0 1 0 0 0
Rooney, Wayne 1985-10-24 Secondary striker   Manchester United 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sterling, Raheem 1994-12-08 Left Winger   Liverpool FC 1 0 0 0 0 0
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alex 1993-08-15 Right Winger   Arsenal FC 0 1 0 0 0 0
Townsend, Andros 1991-07-16 Left Winger   Tottenham Hotspur 0 1 0 0 0 0
Welbeck, Danny 1990-11-26 Centre Forward   Manchester United 0 1 0 0 0 0

 

WORLDCUP HISTORY

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record Manager(s)
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
 1930 Did Not Enter
 1934
 1938
 1950 Group Round 8th 3 1 0 2 2 2 3 3 0 0 14 3 Winterbottom
 1954 Quarter-final 6th 3 1 1 1 8 8 3 3 0 0 11 4 Winterbottom
 1958 Group Round 11th 4 0 3 1 4 5 4 3 1 0 15 5 Winterbottom
 1962 Quarter-final 8th 4 1 1 2 5 6 4 3 1 0 16 2 Winterbottom
 1966 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 11 3 Qualified as Hosts Ramsey
 1970 Quarter-final 8th 4 2 0 2 4 4 Qualified as defending champions Ramsey
 1974 Did Not Qualify 4 1 2 1 3 4 Ramsey
 1978 6 5 0 1 15 4 Revie
 1982 Group Round 2 6th 5 3 2 0 6 1 8 4 1 3 13 8 Greenwood
 1986 Quarter-final 8th 5 2 1 2 7 3 8 4 4 0 21 2 Robson
 1990 Fourth Place 4th 7 3 3 1 8 6 6 3 3 0 10 0 Robson
 1994 Did Not Qualify 10 5 3 2 26 9 Taylor
 1998 Round of 16 9th 4 2 1 1 7 4 8 6 1 1 15 2 Hoddle
  2002 Quarter-final 6th 5 2 2 1 6 3 8 5 2 1 16 6 Keegan, Wilkinson, Eriksson
 2006 7th 5 3 2 0 6 2 10 8 1 1 17 5 Eriksson
 2010 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 3 5 10 9 0 1 34 6 Capello
 2014 Qualified 10 6 4 0 31 4 Hodgson
 2018 To be determined
 2022
Total 1 title 14/20 59 26 19 14 77 52 102 68 23 11 257 64


 

ENGLAND FOOTBALL PLAYERS RECORD

TOP CAPS

 

# Name Career Caps Goals Position
1 Peter Shilton 1970–1990 125 0 GK
2 David Beckham 1996–2009 115 17 MF
3 Steven Gerrard 2000– 109 21 MF
4 Bobby Moore 1962–1973 108 2 DF
5 Ashley Cole 2001–2014 107 0 DF
6 Bobby Charlton 1958–1970 106 49 FW
7 Billy Wright 1946–1959 105 3 DF
8 Frank Lampard 1999– 103 29 MF
9 Bryan Robson 1980–1991 90 26 MF
10 Michael Owen 1998–2008 89 40 FW
Wayne Rooney 2003– 89 38 FW
12 Kenny Sansom 1979–1988 86 1 DF
13 Gary Neville 1995–2007 85 0 DF
14 Ray Wilkins 1976–1986 84 3 MF
15 Rio Ferdinand 1997–2011 81 3 DF
16 Gary Lineker 1984–1992 80 48 FW
17 John Barnes 1983–1995 79 11 MF
18 Stuart Pearce 1987–1999 78 5 DF
John Terry 2003–2012 78 6 DF
20 Terry Btcher 1980–1990 77 3 DF

 

TOP GOAL SCORERS

 

# Name Career Goals Caps Position Average
1 Sir Bobby Charlton 1958–1970 49 106 FW 0.4623
2 Gary Lineker 1984–1992 48 80 FW 0.6000
3 Jimmy Greaves 1959–1967 44 57 FW 0.7719
4 Michael Owen 1998–2008 40 89 FW 0.4494
5 Wayne Rooney 2003– 38 89 FW 0.4368
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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
8 Vivian Woodward 1903–1911 29 23 FW 1.2609
Frank Lampard 1999– 29 103 MF 0.2816
10 Steve Bloomer 1895–1907 28 23 FW 1.2174
11 David Platt 1989–1996 27 62 MF 0.4355
12 Bryan Robson 1981–1989 26 90 MF 0.2889
13 Geoff Hurst 1965–1972 24 49 FW 0.4898
14 Stan Mortensen 1947–1953 23 25 FW 0.9200
15 Tommy Lawton 1938–1948 22 23 FW 0.9565
Peter Crouch 2005–2010 22 42 FW 0.5238
17 Mick Channon 1972–1977 21 46 FW 0.4565
Kevin Keegan 1972–1982 21 63 FW 0.3333
Steven Gerrard 2000– 21 109 MF 0.1923

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