The England Football Team is the oldest national football team in the world, playing their first official match against Scotland in 1872, resulting in a 0 – 0 draw. Over the next 140 years, the national side would play more than 900 matches and select nearly 1,200 players to represent their country.
Selecting a Top 100 is not an easy task, although there are those who were virtually guaranteed their place, including the seven players to have reached the centurion mark (Billy, Wright, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Peter Shilton, David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole) or those with phenomenal goal scouring records such as Jimmy Greaves, Michael Own and Frank Lampard. Here, however are those that made the grade.
Each entry includes date and place of birth, details of their career, who they made their debut against and the total number of appearances (and goals), together with a brief biography. A must have book for any England football fan!