England 1966 World Cup winners

England’s men will play their 1,000th match when they face Montenegro on 14 November.

Within the 147 years since their opening sport in opposition to Scotland the Three Lions bag won 568 conditions, scored 2,188 targets and misplaced on 189 times.

The 19 managers bag chosen 1,244 gamers – but who would you would possibly bag in the all-time XI?

BBC Sport journalists – including chief soccer writer Phil McNulty, BBC Radio 5 Are residing’s soccer correspondent John Murray, senior soccer reporter Ian Dennis and BBC Sport are residing text commentator Tom Rostance – bag chosen a lengthy list under, so bag a read through each player’s England credentials, then take your formation and occupy your team of workers at the underside of this net page.

The implications will be published in a various programme on BBC Radio 5 Are residing on Wednesday, 13 November from 19: 00 GMT with a panel of pals discussing your choices.

Easiest teams chosen sooner than 10: 00 GMT on Wednesday, 13 November will depend in opposition to the final entire, but you would possibly be in a feature to tranquil occupy an XI for stress-free after that point.


Gordon Banks Career span: (1963-72). Caps/targets: 73/0. Predominant tournaments (in squad) World Cups (WC) 66, 70. European Championships (EU) 68

The ultimate keeper of all of them? World Cup winner who saved 35 gorgeous sheets for England and made ‚that‘ put from Pele. Named Fifa goalkeeper of the year six years in a row from 1966 onwards.

Ray Clemence (1972-83). 61/0. WC 82. EU 80

Won five league titles with Liverpool in the 1970s but never tasted such success on the worldwide stage. A lengthy-time length rival with Peter Shilton for the no 1 space, he went on to be phase of England’s backroom personnel.

Joe Hart (2008-17) 75/0. WC 10, 14. EU 12, 16

Made his global debut at the age of 21 and won his first six suits. A world for a decade but overwhelmed with out complications by Gareth Bale and Iceland’s Kolbeinn Sigthorsson at Euro 2016 and neglected of the squad for the final World Cup.

David Seaman (1988-2002). 75/0. WC 90, 98, 02. EU 96, 00

Piece of the Italia 90 squad sooner than coming dwelling with injury, famed in Euro 96. Saved a penalty from Scotland’s Gary McAllister but became overwhelmed from lengthy, lengthy fluctuate by Ronaldinho in 2002…

Peter Shilton (1970-90). 125/0. WC 82, 86, 90. EU 80, 88

England’s most-capped player, who retired after the semi-final defeat of 1990. Didn’t produce his World Cup debut unless 32 but has played more games in the finals than someone else for England (17).


Tony Adams (1987-2000). 66/5. WC 98. EU 88, 96, 00

First player to signify England who became born after the World Cup recall in 1966. Played in tournaments in three separate a protracted time and scored the final England intention at the ‚feeble‘ Wembley. Captain on 15 times, including at Euro 96.

Jimmy Armfield (1959-66). 43/0. WC 62, 66

Voted most efficient excellent-back on the planet after the 1962 World Cup in Chile, Armfield captained England on 15 times sooner than occurring to be a noteworthy-cherished broadcaster and pundit. Didn’t play in the 1966 finals but became awarded a winning medal at Downing Facet road in 2009.

Viv Anderson (1978-88). 30/2. WC 82, 86. EU 80, 88

The first unlit player to play for England when he made his debut in opposition to Czechoslovakia in 1978, Anderson won two European Cups with Nottingham Forest and went to 2 World Cups – even though he did now not kick a ball at either match.

Terry Butcher (1980-90). 77/3. WC 82, 86, 90

Captained England on seven times and made his debut at – of all locations – the MCG, the fabled Australian cricket ground. Famously bled for the trigger in Sweden after receiving a prick to the highest at some point of a World Cup qualifier in September 1989; overlooked Euro 88 with a broken leg.

Sol Campbell (1996-2007). 73/1. WC 98, 02, 06. EU 96, 00, 04

If exclusively that header had counted in opposition to Argentina in 1998… Campbell became the first player to characteristic for England in six consecutive main tournaments. The most fresh Southend boss became captain on thrice.

Jack Charlton (1965-70). 35/6. WC 66, 70. EU 68

Bobby’s older brother did now not produce his debut unless he became 29 but tranquil managed to recall the World Cup, building a ambitious centre-back pairing with Bobby Moore. Easiest misplaced twice in an England shirt.

Ashley Cole (2001-14). 107/0. WC 02, 06, 10. EU 04, 12

No outfield player has played more conditions for England with out scoring – the left-back became in actuality world class for the massive majority of his time in the white shirt. Easiest Peter Shilton has played in more World Cup finals games for the Three Lions.

Rio Ferdinand (1997-2011) 81/2. WC 98, 02, 06, 10

Used to be the youngest defender to play for England when he made his debut in 1997, one in every of exclusively three gamers to be named in four World Cup squads but never played at a Euros – he sat out Euro 2004 after lacking a treatment test.

Bobby Moore (1962-73) 108/2. WC 62, 66, 70. EU 68

An icon. Used to be England’s youngest captain at the age of 22 and went on to handbook the team of workers on 90 times – a file shared with Billy Wright. Lifted the World Cup at Wembley in 1966.

Kenny Sansom (1979-88) 86/1. WC 82, 86. EU 80, 88

Used to be England’s most-capped elephantine-back unless overtaken by Ashley Cole. The left-back played in 37 consecutive games for England.

Gary Neville (1995-2007) 85/0. WC 98, 06. EU 96, 00, 04.

At dwelling in a back three in his early profession or more on a in fashion basis at excellent-back, and became first alternative for greater than a decade. England’s finest excellent-back?

Stuart Pearce (1987-99) 78/5. WC 90, EU 92, 96.

Supplied one in every of England’s most memorable moments with his penalty in opposition to Spain in 1996, six years after lacking in the World Cup 90 semi-final shootout in opposition to West Germany. Third-oldest outfield player to play for England when he faced Poland in 1999 at the age of 37 years and 137 days. Captain on 10 times.

John Terry (2003-12) 78/6. WC 06, 10. EU 04, 12

Nudged sooner than Sol Campbell to partner Rio Ferdinand at Euro 2004, and became captain on 32 times over the next 9 years. Had his off-self-discipline disorders – became stripped of the captaincy twice.

Des Walker (1988-93). 59/0. WC 90, EU 92.

Considered some of the celebrities of England’s march to the semi-finals in 1990, but became overwhelmed for flow by Marc Overmars in a a will deserve to bag qualifier in opposition to the Netherlands three years later and never played for England all yet again after Graham Taylor became sacked.

Ray Wilson (1960-68). 63/0. WC 62, 66. EU 68

England’s World Cup-winning left-back and, at 31, the oldest member of the team of workers which beat West Germany in 1966. Retired to change into an undertaker in Huddersfield.

Billy Wright (1946-59). 105/3. WC 50, 54, 58.

England captain on 90 times, a tag exclusively matched by Bobby Moore. Used to be the first player on the planet to attain 100 caps and overlooked three suits in 13 seasons.


Alan Ball (1965-75). 72/8. WC 66, 70. EU 68

Easiest 21 when he played a key phase in England’s World Cup recall in 1966, and earned himself a file switch of £112,000 to Everton after the match. Captain on six times and suitable the second man to be sent off for England.

John Barnes (1983-95). 79/11. WC 86, 90. EU 88, 92

Per chance never reached the heights of his club profession with Liverpool but tranquil a key player for a decade and scored one in every of the tall particular person targets in Brazil in 1984. Played up entrance alongside Gary Lineker at conditions.

David Beckham (1996-2009). 115/17. WC 98, 02, 06. EU 00, 04.

Went from the ignominy of being sent off in France in 1998 to carrying England to the next World Cup almost about single-handed. Scored in three World Cups – the first Englishman to perform so. Captain on 59 times which locations him fourth on the final list.

Bobby Charlton (1958-70). 106/49. WC 58, 62, 66, 70. EU 68.

Considered one of three men to be picked in four World Cup squads and became England’s file look holder and goalscorer when he retired after the 1970 World Cup. Made his England debut two months after surviving the Munich air effort – won the Ballon d’Or in 1966.

Tom Finney (1946-58). 76/30. WC 50, 54, 58.

Became England’s leading goalscorer in 1958 – breaking Vivian Woodward’s 47-year-feeble file. The oldest England player to rating a penalty at 36 years and 58 days, Liverpool manager Invoice Shankly even handed him to be the final note player to ever play the game.

Paul Gascoigne (1988-98) 57/10. WC 90. EU 96.

The finest player of his know-how? ‚Gazza‘ became a exact celeb who captured a nation’s hearts in 1990. Easiest played in two tournaments and misplaced a semi-final in a shootout to German opposition in both. Iconic player who scored one in every of England’s finest ever targets in opposition to Scotland in 1996.

Steven Gerrard (2000-14) 114/21. WC 06, 10, 14. EU 00, 04, 12

Uncared for the 2002 World Cup through injury but tranquil England’s fourth most-capped player. Didn’t lose in his first 21 games, scored at two World Cups and a Euros. Would you take him alongside Frank Lampard?

Glenn Hoddle (1979-88) 53/8. WC 82, 86. EU 80, 88

Fewer caps for England than Glen Johnson, supremely talented midfielder who on the entire failed to suit genuine into a inflexible intention. Wasn’t picked for final three years of his profession with Monaco, went on to place up England at some point of World Cup 98.

Frank Lampard (1999-2014) 106/29. WC 06, 10, 14. EU 04, 12

The most fresh Chelsea manager took almost about five years to cement himself in the England team of workers – and then became almost about ever-convey for a decade. Easiest eight men bag scored more targets for his or her country and no one has scored more penalties than his 9.

Stanley Matthews (1934-57) 54/11. WC 50, 54.

The wizard of dribble. With a world profession spanning a barely believable 23 years, Matthews is England’s oldest player and goalscorer, and became also the youngest player to rating on his debut in 1934. He became 42 when he played his final sport and won the inaugural Ballon d’Or at the age of 41.

Martin Peters (1966-74) 67/20. WC 66, 70. EU 68

The exclusively man apart from West Ham team of workers-mate Geoff Hurst to rating in a World Cup final for England. Had exclusively won three caps sooner than the 1966 World Cup, and scored in opposition to West Germany all yet again in the 1970 quarter-final defeat.

David Platt (1989-96) 62/27. WC 90, EU 92, 96

Alongside Gascoigne as the breakout player from World Cup 90, he also played a key phase in England’s speed to the Euro semi-finals six years later. Captain for 19 games in the early 1990s, Platt became a prolific goalscorer from midfield.

Bryan Robson (1980-91) 90/26. WC 82, 86, 90. EU 88

So on the entire injured at key conditions, ‚captain marvel‘ led the team of workers for 65 of his 90 caps. Scored what became the then fastest intention in World Cup history when he struck after 27 seconds in opposition to France in 1982.

Paul Scholes (1997-2004) 66/14. WC 98, 02. EU 00, 04

Any other tall who England did now not get per chance the most efficient out of? Marginalised on the left at some point of the latter stage of his global profession but tranquil scored at Euro 2000 and 2004, as nicely as at the World Cup of 1998.

Chris Shuffle (1985-91). 62/6. WC 86, 90. EU 88.

Hit the crossbar and the put up in opposition to West Germany in the 1990 World Cup semi-final – and then overlooked the decisive penalty. The third-costliest player on the planet when Marseille paid Tottenham £4.5m in 1989, Shuffle became an feeble-unusual winger who played centrally at conditions.

Ray Wilkins (1976-86) 84/3. WC 82, 86. EU 80

Scored an attractive solo intention at Euro 80 and sent off at the World Cup of 1986. Love a host of Wilkins‘ contemporaries, there would possibly be a recommendation that England did now not spy per chance the most efficient of him.


Peter Beardsley (1986-96) 59/9. WC 86, 90. EU 88

Easiest scored 9 targets but that would now not order the entire epic – became on the entire the foil to the prolific Gary Lineker. Made a leisurely comeback for England under Terry Venables and became named in the provisional squad for Euro 96 at the age of 35.

Steve Bloomer (1895-1907) 23/28.

A striker from the Victorian know-how, Bloomer topped the England goalscoring list for 58 years and scored greater than a intention per sport. Scored in all of his first 10 caps – a file – managing 19 targets in that point.

Jimmy Greaves (1959-67) 57/44. WC 62, 66

Scored on his debut at the age of 19 and barely stopped – firing six hat-programs at some point of his profession. Injured at some point of the 1966 World Cup and misplaced his space to Geoff Hurst for the final. Used to be England’s top scorer when he stopped playing and is exclusively in the back of Wayne Rooney, Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker to for the time being.

Johnny Haynes (1954-62) 56/18. WC 58, 62

The first England player to characteristic at every stage from schoolboy upwards when he made his debut, the Fulham forward became also the first £100-a-week player. Captained England 22 conditions but his global profession became prick short by a automobile rupture on Blackpool shuffle.

Geoff Hurst (1966-72) 49/24. WC 66, 70. EU 68

Easiest made his England debut in February 1966 but came into the aspect for the World Cup quarter-final in opposition to Argentina after an injury to Jimmy Greaves. Scored in that sport and then got a hat-trick in the final – tranquil the exclusively player to perform so.

Harry Kane (2015-) 43/28. WC 18, EU 16

The second English man to recall the Golden Boot with his six targets at World Cup 2018 – Kane scored in each of his first eight games as captain and has 23 aggressive targets already – exclusively Rooney and Owen bag more.

Kevin Keegan (1972-82) 63/21. WC 82, EU 80

England struggled to qualify for main tournaments at some point of noteworthy of Keegan’s global profession, then went out at the Euro 80 team of workers stage. His England days ended with a header wide in a match in opposition to Spain in 1982 as Ron Greenwood’s aspect overlooked out on a World Cup semi-final space. Captained England on 31 times and managed them temporarily in 1999-2000.

Tommy Lawton (1938-48). 23/22.

Scored on his debut as a 19-year-feeble but misplaced noteworthy of the peak of his profession to World Battle Two. Silent scored 22 targets in 23 caps sooner than falling out of favour after a row with manager Walter Winterbottom about his smoking behavior. Played for England as a Third Division player, and became known as ‚the final note header of a ball ever‘ by Stanley Matthews.

Gary Lineker (1984-92) 80/48. WC 86, 90. EU 88, 92

Golden Boot winner at the 1986 World Cup, the place he scored a hat-trick in opposition to Poland, and scored four more in Italy four years later. His World Cup entire of 10 targets is exclusively bettered by seven gamers in history. Ended his profession one intention timid of Bobby Charlton’s file and is now third on the nation’s all-time scoring list. The oldest player to rating a hat-trick for England.

Nat Lofthouse (1950-58) 33/30. WC 54

The first player to rating twice in its place for England, Lofthouse became 25 when he made his debut and became thoroughly prolific for his country, scoring 30 targets in suitable 33 games. He’s tranquil joint sixth on the all-time list.

Stan Mortensen (1947-53) 25/23. WC 1950

Scored four targets on his England debut as they thrashed Portugal 10-0 and scored England’s first World Cup finals intention as they beat Chile in Rio in 1950.

Michael Owen (1998-2008) 89/40. WC 98, 02, 06 EU 00, 04

Few England gamers bag announced themselves on a world stage rather admire Michael Owen did at France 98. His intention in opposition to Argentina in the final 16 ranks as one in every of England’s finest and for see you later he seemed certain to place files. He became exclusively 27 when he scored his 40th and final intention for his country as his get and fitness tailed off. Scored in four consecutive main tournaments – a file – sooner than injury ended his World Cup in Germany. Easiest Rooney has more aggressive targets.

Wayne Rooney (2003-18) 120/53. WC 06, 10, 14. EU 04, 12, 16

England’s file goalscorer and file outfield look maker. Captained them on 22 times and is their youngest goalscorer at the age of 17 years, 317 days.

Per chance peaked as early as Euro 2004 when he scored four conditions sooner than deciding on up an injury. He exclusively scored three conditions in his five subsequent main tournaments, ending his days in midfield at Euro 2016.

Alan Shearer (1992-2000) 63/30. WC 98. EU 92, 96, 00

Scored on his debut alongside Gary Lineker and on his final look alongside Michael Owen. Captained England at his exclusively World Cup and became top scorer at Euro 96.

Raheem Sterling (2012-) 55/12. WC 14, 18. EU 16

Has exclusively scored 12 conditions for England but 10 of those bag attain in his previous 10 appearances. Has 55 caps at the age of 24, striking him in the highest 50 for appearances already. At 19, he became youngest player to be sent off for England.

Vivian Woodward (1903-14) 23/28.

Injured in World Battle One and won gold medals at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics – no longer your life like footballer. Used to be England’s file goalscorer for 47 years.

All stats suitable as of 10 November 2019.

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