England national football team records

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This article lists various football records in relation to the England national football team. The page is updated where necessary after each England match, and is correct as of 18 November 2014.

Appearances[edit]

Most appearances
Peter Shilton, 125, 25 November 1970 – 7 July 1990
Other centurions
David Beckham, 115, 1 September 1996 – 14 October 2009
Steven Gerrard, 114, 31 May 2000 – 24 June 2014[1]
Bobby Moore, 108, 20 May 1962 – 14 November 1973
Ashley Cole, 107, 28 March 2001 – 5 March 2014
Bobby Charlton, 106, 19 April 1958 – 14 June 1970
Frank Lampard, 106, 10 October 1999 – 24 June 2014
Billy Wright, 105, 28 September 1946 – 28 May 1959
Wayne Rooney, 101, 12 February 2003 – 18 November 2014[2]
First player to reach 100 appearances
Billy Wright, 11 April 1959, 1-0 vs. Scotland
Fastest to reach 100 appearances
Bobby Moore, 10 years 271 days, 20 May 1962, 4-0 vs. Peru – 14 February 1973, 5-0 vs Scotland
Most consecutive appearances[3]
Billy Wright, 70, 3 October 1951 – 28 May 1959
Most appearances as a substitute
Jermain Defoe, 34, 31 March 2004 – 15 November 2013[4]
Most consecutive appearances as a substitute
Owen Hargreaves, 14, 1 June 2004 – 10 June 2006
Most appearances as a substitute without ever starting a game[5]
Carlton Cole, 7, 11 January 2009 – 3 March 2010
Most appearances without ever playing a complete game[6]
Danny Murphy, 9, 10 November 2001 – 16 November 2003[7]
Most appearances in competitive matches (World Cup, European Championship and qualifiers)[8]
Steven Gerrard, 69, 17 June 2000 – 24 June 2014
Longest England career
Stanley Matthews, 22 years 228 days, 29 September 1934 – 15 May 1957
Shortest England career[9]
Martin Kelly, 2 minutes, 26 May 2012, 1-0 vs. Norway[10]
Most consecutive appearances comprising entire England career
Roger Byrne, 33, 3 April 1954 – 27 November 1957[11]
Youngest player
Theo Walcott, 17 years 75 days, 30 May 2006, 3-1 vs. Hungary[12]
Oldest player
Stanley Matthews, 42 years 103 days, 15 May 1957, 4-1 vs. Denmark
Oldest debutant[13]
Alexander Morten, 41 years 113 days, 8 March 1873, 4-2 vs. Scotland
Oldest outfield debutant
Leslie Compton, 38 years 64 days, 15 November 1950, 4-2 vs. Wales
Most appearances at the World Cup finals[14]
Peter Shilton, 17, 16 June 1982 – 7 July 1990
Most appearances without ever playing at the World Cup finals
Dave Watson, 65, 3 April 1974 – 2 June 1982[15]
Appearances at three World Cup final tournaments[16]
Tom Finney, 1950, 1954 and 1958
Billy Wright, 1950, 1954 and 1958
Bobby Charlton, 1962, 1966 and 1970[17]
Bobby Moore, 1962, 1966 and 1970
Peter Shilton, 1982, 1986 and 1990
Bryan Robson, 1982, 1986 and 1990
Terry Butcher, 1982, 1986 and 1990
David Beckham, 1998, 2002 and 2006
Michael Owen, 1998, 2002 and 2006
Sol Campbell, 1998, 2002 and 2006
Ashley Cole, 2002, 2006 and 2010
Steven Gerrard, 2006, 2010 and 2014
Wayne Rooney, 2006, 2010 and 2014
Most non-playing selections for the World Cup finals[18]
Alan Hodgkinson, 2, 1958 and 1962[19]
George Eastham, 2, 1962 and 1966
Viv Anderson, 2, 1982 and 1986
Chris Woods, 2, 1986 and 1990
Nigel Martyn, 2, 1998 and 2002
Martin Keown, 2, 1998 and 2002
David James, 2, 2002 and 2006
Oldest player to feature at the World Cup finals
Peter Shilton, 40 years, 292 days, 7 July 1990, 1-2 vs. Italy
Oldest outfield player to feature at the World Cup finals[20]
Stanley Matthews, 39 years, 145 days, 26 June 1954, 2-4 vs. Uruguay
Youngest player to feature at the World Cup finals[21]
Michael Owen, 18 years, 183 days, 15 June 1998, 2-0 vs. Tunisia
Oldest player to feature in a World Cup qualifying match
Stanley Matthews, 42 years, 103 days, 5 May 1957, 4-1 vs. Denmark[22]
Youngest player to feature in a World Cup qualifying match
Wayne Rooney, 18 years, 351 days, 9 October 2004, 2-0 vs. Wales
First player to debut at the World Cup finals
Laurie Hughes, 25 June 1950, 2-0 vs. Chile[23]
Last player to debut at the World Cup finals[24]
Allan Clarke, 7 June 1970, 1-0 vs. Czechoslovakia
Most appearances at the European Championship finals
Gary Neville, 11, 8 June 1996 – 24 June 2004[25]
Most consecutive appearances at the European Championship finals
Stuart Pearce, 8, 11 June 1992 – 26 June 1996[26]
Alan Shearer, 8, 8 June 1996 – 20 June 2000[27]
Ashley Cole, 8, 13 June 2004 – 24 June 2012[28]
Steven Gerrard, 8, 13 June 2004 – 24 June 2012[29]
Most appearances without ever playing at the European Championship finals[30]
Rio Ferdinand, 81, 15 November 1997 – 4 June 2011[31]
Appearances at three European Championship final tournaments[32]
Tony Adams, 1988, 1996 and 2000[33]
Alan Shearer, 1992, 1996 and 2000
Gary Neville, 1996, 2000 and 2004
Sol Campbell, 1996, 2000 and 2004
Steven Gerrard, 2000, 2004 and 2012
Most non-playing selections for the European Championship finals[34]
Tony Dorigo, 2, 1988 and 1992
Ian Walker, 2, 1996 and 2004
Oldest player to feature at the European Championship finals
Peter Shilton, 38 years, 271 days, 15 June 1988, 1-3 vs. Netherlands
Oldest outfield player to feature at the European Championship finals
Stuart Pearce, 34 years, 63 days, 26 June 1996, 1-1 vs. Germany
Youngest player to feature at the European Championship finals 
Wayne Rooney, 18 years, 232 days, 13 June 2004, 1-2 vs. France
Oldest player to feature in a European Championship qualifying match
David Seaman, 39 years, 27 days, 16 October 2002, 2-2 vs. Macedonia
Oldest outfield player to feature in a European Championship qualifying match
Stuart Pearce, 37 years, 137 days, 8 September 1999, 0-0 vs. Poland
Youngest player to feature in a European Championship qualifying match
Wayne Rooney, 17 years, 156 days, 29 March 2003, 2-0 vs. Liechtenstein
First player to debut at the European Championship finals[35]
Tommy Wright, 8 June 1968, 0-1 vs. Yugoslavia
Most appearances on aggregate at the World Cup and European Championship finals[36]
Ashley Cole, 22, 2 June 2002 – 24 June 2012
Most appearances without ever playing at the World Cup finals or the European Championship finals
Emlyn Hughes, 62, 5 November 1969 – 24 May 1980[37]
Fewest appearances while still playing at the World Cup finals and European Championship finals
Tommy Wright, 11, 8 June 1968 – 7 June 1970[38]
Most appearances without ever being in a World Cup or European Championship finals squad
Mick Channon, 46, 11 October 1972 – 7 September 1977[39]
Most appearances without featuring in a competitive match[40]
George Eastham, 19, 8 May 1963 – 3 July 1966[41]
Most Home International (British Championship) appearances[42]
Billy Wright, 38, 28 September 1946 – 11 April 1959
Most appearances without ever playing on a losing team[43]
David Rocastle, 14, 14 September 1988 – 17 May 1992
Most appearances without ever playing on a winning team[44]
Tommy Banks, 6, 18 May 1958 – 4 October 1958
Most appearances against a single opponent
Billy Wright, 13 vs. Ireland/Northern Ireland, 28 September 1946 – 4 October 1958 and vs. Scotland, 12 April 1947 – 11 April 1959
Most appearances against a single non-British opponent
Alan Ball, 8 vs. West Germany, 12 May 1965 – 12 March 1975
Most appearances at the old Wembley
Peter Shilton, 52, 25 November 1970 – 22 May 1990
Most appearances at the new Wembley
Steven Gerrard, 31, 1 June 2007 – 30 May 2014[45]
Most appearances at a single non-English ground
Billy Wright, 7, Windsor Park, Belfast, 28 September 1946 – 4 October 1958
Most appearances at a single non-British ground[46]
Glenn Hoddle, 5, Azteca Stadium, Mexico City, 6 June 1985 – 22 June 1986
Kenny Sansom, 5, Azteca Stadium, Mexico City, 6 June 1985 – 22 June 1986
Most consecutive years of appearances[47]
David Seaman, 15, 1988 to 2002 inclusive
Rio Ferdinand, 15, 1997 to 2011 inclusive
Most appearances in a single calendar year[48]
Jack Charlton, 16, 1966
Longest wait between appearances
Ian Callaghan, 11 years 49 days, 20 July 1966, 2-0 vs. France – 7 September 1977, 0-0 vs. Switzerland[49]
Most internationals missed in career[50]
Michael Carrick, 116, 25 May 2001 – 15 October 2013[51]
Most tournaments appeared in consecutively[52]
Sol Campbell, 6, 1996 European Championships2006 World Cup
Appearances in three separate decades
Sam Hardy, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s
Jesse Pennington, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s
Stanley Matthews, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Bobby Charlton, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Emlyn Hughes, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Peter Shilton, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Tony Adams, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
David Seaman, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Wes Brown, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Jamie Carragher, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Rio Ferdinand, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Emile Heskey, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
David James, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Frank Lampard, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
First player to make tournament appearances in three separate decades
Tony Adams, 1988 European Championships; 1996 European Championships and 1998 World Cup; 2000 European Championships[53]
Most appearances on aggregate by a set of brothers
Gary and Philip Neville, 144, 1995 – 2007[54]
Most appearances in the same team by a set of brothers
Gary and Philip Neville, 31, 23 May 1996 – 7 February 2007
Most consecutive appearances by an unchanged team[55]
6, 23 July 1966 – 16 November 1966
Appearances under most different managers[56]
Gareth Barry, 8, 31 May 2000 – 26 May 2012[57]
First appearance by a player who had never played for an English club[58]
Joe Baker, of Hibernian, 18 November 1959, 2-1 vs. Northern Ireland
First player to debut as a substitute
Norman Hunter, 8 December 1965, 2-0 vs. Spain
Last appearance by a player from outside the top division of a country
Wilfried Zaha, 14 November 2012, 2-4 vs. Sweden[59]
Most appearances by a player from outside the top division of a country[60]
Johnny Haynes, 32, 2 October 1954 – 28 May 1959
Most appearances by a player from outside the top two divisions[61]
Reg Matthews, 5, 14 April 1956 – 6 October 1956[62]
Most appearances by a player from outside the English League system
David Beckham, 55, 20 August 2003 – 14 October 2009[63]
Club providing the most England internationals in total
Aston Villa, 73 (as of 3 September 2014)[64]
Most appearances per English club[65]
Club Player Caps (total) First cap – last cap
Arsenal Kenny Sansom 77 (86) 10 September 1980 – 18 June 1988[66]
Aston Villa Gareth Southgate 42 (57) 12 December 1995 – 25 May 2001
Barnsley George Utley 1 15 February 1913
Birmingham City Harry Hibbs 25 20 November 1929 – 5 February 1936
Blackburn Rovers Bob Crompton 41 3 March 1902 – 4 April 1914
Blackpool Jimmy Armfield 43 13 May 1959 – 26 June 1966
Bolton Wanderers Nat Lofthouse 33 22 November 1950 – 26 November 1958
Bradford City Evelyn Lintott 4 (7) 13 February 1909 – 31 May 1909
Brentford Billy Scott 1 17 October 1936
Leslie Smith 1 24 May 1939
Brighton and Hove Albion Steve Foster 3 23 February 1982 – 25 June 1982
Bristol City William Wedlock 26 16 February 1907 – 16 March 1914
Bristol Rovers Geoff Bradford 1 2 October 1955
Burnley Bob Kelly 11 (14) 10 April 1920 – 4 April 1925
Bury Jimmy Settle 3 (6) 18 February 1899 – 8 April 1899
Norman Bullock 3 19 March 1923 – 20 October 1926
Charlton Athletic Luke Young 7 28 May 2005 – 12 November 2005
Chelsea Frank Lampard 104(106) 15 August 2001 – 24 June 2014
Coventry City Reg Matthews 5 14 April 1956 – 6 October 1956
Crewe Alexandra John Pearson 1 5 March 1892
Crystal Palace Kenny Sansom 9 (86) 23 May 1979 – 15 June 1980[66]
Geoff Thomas 9 1 May 1991 – 19 February 1992
Derby County Peter Shilton 34 (125) 9 September 1987 – 7 July 1990[66]
Everton Alan Ball 39 (72) 22 October 1966 – 1 December 1971
Fulham Johnny Haynes 56 2 October 1954 – 10 June 1962
Grimsby Town Jackie Bestall 1 6 February 1935
George Tweedy 1 2 December 1936
Harry Betmead 1 20 May 1937
Huddersfield Town Ray Wilson 30 (63) 9 April 1960 – 6 June 1964
Ipswich Town Terry Butcher 45 (77) 31 May 1980 – 22 June 1986[67]
Leeds United Jack Charlton 35 10 April 1965 – 11 June 1970
Leicester City Gordon Banks 37 (73) 6 April 1963 – 15 April 1967[66]
Leyton Orient Owen Williams 2 21 October 1922 – 5 March 1923
John Townrow 2 4 April 1925 – 1 March 1926[68]
Liverpool Steven Gerrard 114 31 May 2000 – 24 June 2014
Luton Town Robert Hawkes 5 16 February 1907 – 13 June 1908
Paul Walsh 5 12 June 1983 – 2 May 1984
Manchester City Colin Bell 48 22 May 1968 – 30 October 1975
Joe Hart 48 1 June 2008 – 15 November 2014[69]
Manchester United Bobby Charlton 106 19 April 1958 – 14 June 1970
Middlesbrough Wilf Mannion 26 28 September 1946 – 3 October 1951
Millwall Leonard Graham 2 28 February 1925 – 4 April 1925
Reg Smith 2 9 November 1938 – 16 November 1938
Newcastle United Alan Shearer 35 (63) 1 September 1996 – 20 June 2000
Norwich City Dave Watson 6 (12) 10 June 1984 – 23 April 1986[70]
Nottingham Forest Stuart Pearce 76 (78) 19 May 1987 – 4 June 1997
Notts County Henry Cursham 8 15 March 1880 – 23 February 1884
Oldham Athletic John Hacking 3 22 October 1928 – 13 April 1929
Portsmouth Jimmy Dickinson 48 18 May 1949 – 5 December 1956
Preston North End Tom Finney 76 28 September 1946 – 22 October 1958
Queens Park Rangers Terry Fenwick 19 (20) 2 May 1984 – 22 June 1986
Reading Herbert Smith 4 27 March 1905 – 19 March 1906
Sheffield United Ernest Needham 16 7 April 1894 – 3 March 1902
Sheffield Wednesday Ron Springett 33 18 November 1959 – 29 June 1966
Southampton Peter Shilton 49 (125) 22 September 1982 – 19 May 1987[66]
Stockport County Harry Hardy 1 8 December 1924
Stoke City Gordon Banks 36 (73) 21 October 1967 – 27 May 1972[66]
Sunderland Dave Watson 14 (65) 3 April 1974 – 24 May 1975[71]
Swindon Town Harold Fleming 11 3 April 1909 – 4 April 1914
Tottenham Hotspur Jermain Defoe 49 (55) 31 March 2004 – 15 November 2013[72]
Walsall Alf Jones 2 (3) 11 March 1882 – 13 March 1882
Watford John Barnes 31 (79) 28 May 1983 – 19 May 1987
West Bromwich Albion Jesse Pennington 25 18 March 1907 – 10 April 1920
West Ham United Bobby Moore 108 20 May 1962 – 14 November 1973
Wigan Athletic Emile Heskey 7 (62) 8 September 2007 – 15 October 2008
Wolverhampton Wanderers Billy Wright 105 28 September 1946 – 28 May 1959
Most appearances with non-English clubs[73]
Club Country Player Caps (total) First cap – last cap
Barcelona Spain Gary Lineker 24 (80) 15 October 1986 – 7 June 1989
Bari Italy David Platt 10 (62) 11 September 1991 – 17 June 1992[74]
Bayern München Germany Owen Hargreaves 39 (42) 15 August 2001 – 28 Mar 2007[75]
Bursaspor Turkey Scott Carson 1 (4) 15 November 2011
Cardiff City[76] Wales Jay Bothroyd 1 17 November 2010
Celtic Scotland Fraser Forster 2 15 November 2013 – 7 June 2014[77]
Köln Germany Tony Woodcock 18 (42) 22 November 1979 – 5 July 1982
Hamburger SV Germany Kevin Keegan 25 (63) 8 June 1977 – 18 June 1980[78]
Hibernian Scotland Joe Baker 5 (8) 18 November 1959 – 22 May 1960[79]
Internazionale Italy Paul Ince 17 (53) 27 March 1996 – 10 June 1997
Juventus Italy David Platt 10 (62) 9 September 1992 – 19 June 1993[74]
Lazio Italy Paul Gascoigne 12 (57) 14 October 1992 – 11 June 1995
L.A. Galaxy United States David Beckham 14 (115) 22 August 2007 – 14 October 2009[74][80]
Marseille France Chris Waddle 18 (62) 6 September 1989 – 16 October 1991
Milan Italy Ray Wilkins 22 (84) 12 September 1984 – 12 November 1986
AS Monaco France Glenn Hoddle 9 (53) 9 September 1987 – 18 June 1988
Rangers Scotland Terry Butcher 32 (77) 10 September 1986 – 4 July 1990[67]
Real Madrid Spain David Beckham 36 (115) 20 August 2003 – 6 June 2007[74]
Sampdoria Italy Trevor Francis 20 (52) 22 September 1982 – 23 April 1986
Werder Bremen Germany Dave Watson 2 (65) 12 September 1979 – 17 October 1979[81]
England starting XI based on appearances
# Position Name Caps Years
1 Goalkeeper Peter Shilton 125 1970 – 1990
2 Right back Gary Neville 85 1995 – 2007
5 Central defence Billy Wright 105 1946 – 1959
6 Central defence Bobby Moore 108 1962 – 1973
3 Left back Ashley Cole 107 2001 – 2014
7 Midfield David Beckham 115 1996 – 2009
4 Midfield Steven Gerrard 114 2000 – 2014
8 Midfield Frank Lampard 106 1999 – 2014
9 Forward Bobby Charlton 106 1958 – 1970
10 Forward Wayne Rooney[82] 101 2003 –
11 Forward Michael Owen 89 1998 – 2008

Goals[edit]

First goal
William Kenyon-Slaney, 8 March 1873, 4-2 vs. Scotland[83]
Most goals[84]
Bobby Charlton, 49, 19 April 1958 – 21 May 1970
Most goals in competitive matches (World Cup, European Championship and qualifiers)
Wayne Rooney, 32, 6 September 2003 – 15 November 2014[85][2]
Most goals in a match[86]
Howard Vaughton, Steve Bloomer, Willie Hall and Malcolm Macdonald, all 5[87]
Four goals or more in a single match on the greatest number of occasions[88]
Steve Bloomer, Vivian Woodward, Tommy Lawton, Jimmy Greaves and Gary Lineker, twice each
Three goals or more in a single match on the greatest number of occasions[89]
Jimmy Greaves, six times
Scoring in most consecutive internationals[90]
Tinsley Lindley, 6, 5 February 1887 – 7 April 1888
Jimmy Windridge, 6, 16 March 1908 – 13 June 1908
Tommy Lawton, 6, 22 October 1938 – 13 May 1939
Scoring in most consecutive appearances[91]
Steve Bloomer, 10, 9 March 1895 – 20 March 1899[92]
Most goals on debut[93]
Howard Vaughton, 5, 18 February 1882, 13-0 vs Ireland
Most goals in a single World Cup tournament
Gary Lineker, 6, 1986 World Cup
Most goals in total at World Cup tournaments
Gary Lineker, 10, 11 June 1986 – 4 July 1990
Most goals in a single World Cup qualifying campaign
Wayne Rooney, 9, 2010 World Cup qualifying, 2008–09
Most goals in a single World Cup finals match[94]
Geoff Hurst, 3, 30 July 1966, 4-2 vs. West Germany
Gary Lineker, 3, 11 June 1986, 3-0 vs. Poland
Most goals in a single World Cup qualifying match
Jack Rowley, 4, 15 October 1949, 9-2 vs. Northern Ireland
David Platt, 4, 17 February 1993, 6-0 vs. San Marino
Ian Wright, 4, 17 November 1993, 7-1 vs. San Marino
First goal in a World Cup finals match
Stan Mortensen, 25 June 1950, 2-0 vs. Chile
First goal in a World Cup qualifying campaign 
Stan Mortensen, 15 October 1949, 4-1 vs. Wales
Oldest goalscorer at the World Cup finals
Tom Finney, 36 years, 64 days, 8 June 1958, 2-2 vs. USSR
Youngest goalscorer at the World Cup finals
Michael Owen, 18 years, 190 days, 22 June 1998, 1-2 vs. Romania
Oldest goalscorer in a World Cup qualifying match
Teddy Sheringham, 35 years, 187 days, 6 October 2001, 2-2 vs. Greece
Youngest goalscorer in a World Cup qualifying match
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 19 years, 58 days, 12 October 2012, 5-0 vs. San Marino
Most goals in a single European Championship tournament
Alan Shearer, 5, 1996 European Championship
Most goals in total at European Championship tournaments
Alan Shearer, 7, 8 June 1996 – 20 June 2000
Most goals in a single European Championship qualifying campaign
Kevin Keegan, 7, 1980 European Championship qualifying, 1978–80
Most goals in a single European Championship finals match
Alan Shearer, 2, 18 June 1996, 4-1 vs. Netherlands
Teddy Sheringham, 2, 18 June 1996, 4-1 vs. Netherlands
Wayne Rooney, 2, 17 June 2004, 3-0 vs. Switzerland
Wayne Rooney, 2, 21 June 2004, 4-2 vs. Croatia
Most goals in a single European Championship qualifying match
Malcolm Macdonald, 5, 16 April 1975, 5-0 vs. Cyprus
First goal in a European Championship finals match
Bobby Charlton, 8 June 1968, 2-0 vs. USSR
First goal in a European Championship qualifying campaign
Ron Flowers, 3 October 1962, 1-1 vs. France
Oldest goalscorer at the European Championship finals
Trevor Brooking, 31 years, 260 days, 18 June 1980, 2-1 vs. Spain
Youngest goalscorer at the European Championship finals
Wayne Rooney, 18 years, 236 days, 17 June 2004, 3-0 vs. Switzerland
Oldest goalscorer in a European Championship qualifying match
Dave Watson, 33 years, 48 days, 22 November 1979, 2-0 vs. Bulgaria
Youngest goalscorer in a European Championship qualifying match
Wayne Rooney, 17 years, 317 days, 6 September 2003, 2-1 vs. Macedonia
Most Home International (British Championship) goals
Steve Bloomer, 28, 9 March 1895 – 6 April 1907[95]
Most goals in a single calendar year[96]
George Hilsdon, 12, 1908
Dixie Dean, 12, 1927
Most goals in an English season[97]
Jimmy Greaves, 13, 1960-61
Most goals against a single opponent[98]
Steve Bloomer, 12 vs. Wales, 16 March 1896 – 18 March 1901
Most goals against a single non-British opponent[99]
Vivian Woodward, 8 vs. Austria, 6 June 1908 – 1 June 1909
Most goals scored from penalties[100]
Frank Lampard, 9, 8 October 2005 – 11 September 2012
Most penalty goals scored in a match
Tom Finney, 2, 14 May 1950, 5-2 vs. Portugal[101]
Geoff Hurst, 2, 13 March 1969, 5-0 vs. France[102]
Gary Lineker, 2, 1 July 1990, 3-2 vs. Cameroon[103]
Most goals in penalty shoot-outs[104][105]
Michael Owen, David Platt and Alan Shearer, 3
Most goals scored by a defender
Jack Charlton, 6, 10 April 1965 – 10 December 1969
John Terry, 6, 3 June 2003 – 1 April 2009
Oldest goalscorer
Stanley Matthews, 41 years, 248 days, 6 October 1956, 1-1 vs. Northern Ireland
Youngest goalscorer
Wayne Rooney, 17 years, 317 days, 6 September 2003, 2-1 vs. Macedonia
First goal by a substitute
Jimmy Mullen, 18 May 1950, 4-1 vs. Belgium
Fastest goal from kickoff
Tommy Lawton, 17 seconds, 25 May 1947, 10-0 vs. Portugal
Fastest goal at Wembley
Bryan Robson, 38 seconds, 13 December 1989, 2-1 vs. Yugoslavia
Fastest goal at the World Cup finals
Bryan Robson, 27 seconds, 16 June 1982, 3-1 vs. France
Fastest goal at the European Championship finals
Michael Owen, 2 minutes 24 seconds, 24 June 2004, 2-2 vs. Portugal[106]
Fastest goal by a substitute
Teddy Sheringham, 15 seconds, 6 October 2001, 2-2 vs. Greece, 2002 World Cup qualifier
First player to score hat-trick
Digger Brown or Howard Vaughton, 18 February 1882, 13-0 vs Ireland[107]
Oldest player to score hat-trick
Gary Lineker, 30 years, 194 days, 12 June 1991, 4-2 vs Malaysia
Youngest player to score hat-trick
Theo Walcott, 19 years, 178 days, 10 September 2008, 4-1 vs Croatia
Most appearances for an outfield player without ever scoring
Ashley Cole, 107, 28 March 2001 – 5 March 2014
Most different goalscorers in one match
7, 15 December 1982, 9-0 vs. Luxembourg[108]
7, 22 March 2013, 8-0 vs. San Marino[109]
Goals in three separate decades[110]
Stanley Matthews, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Bobby Charlton, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Most consecutive goalscoring tournaments
Michael Owen, 4, v Romania and Argentina, 1998 World Cup; v Romania, 2000 European Championships; v Denmark and Brazil, 2002 World Cup; v Portugal, 2004 European Championships
Longest wait between goals
Tony Adams, 11 years 196 days, 16 November 1988, 1-1 vs. Saudi Arabia – 31 May 2000, 2-0 vs Ukraine
Last England goalscorer at the old Wembley[111]
Tony Adams, 31 May 2000, 2-0 vs Ukraine
First England goalscorer at the new Wembley
John Terry, 1 June 2007, 1-1 vs Brazil
Highest goals to games average[112]
George Camsell, 18 goals in 9 games, average 2.0 goals per game.
Most goals by a player from outside the top division of a country[113]
Vivian Woodward, 29, 14 February 1903 – 3 March 1911
Most goals by a player from outside the top two divisions[114]
Tommy Lawton, Joe Payne and Peter Taylor, all 2[115]
Most goals by a player from outside the English League system
David Platt, 19, 17 May 1992 – 8 June 1995[116]
Most goals per English club[117]
Club Player Goals (total) First goal – last goal
Arsenal Cliff Bastin 12 13 May 1933 – 26 May 1938
Aston Villa Billy Walker 9 23 October 1920 – 12 Feb 1927
Birmingham City Joe Bradford 7 20 October 1923 – 22 November 1930
Blackburn Rovers Bryan Douglas 11 19 April 1958 – 5 June 1963
Blackpool Stan Mortensen 23 25 May 1947 – 25 November 1953
Bolton Wanderers Nat Lofthouse 30 22 November 1950 – 22 October 1958
Bristol City John Atyeo 5 30 November 1955 – 19 May 1957
Bristol Rovers Geoff Bradford 1 2 October 1955
Burnley Bob Kelly 6 (8) 10 April 1920 – 22 October 1924
Bury Jimmy Settle 4 (6) 18 February 1899 – 8 April 1899
Charlton Athletic Harold Miller 1 24 May 1923
Harold Hobbis 1 9 May 1936
Don Welsh 1 24 May 1939
Chelsea Frank Lampard 29 20 August 2003 – 29 May 2013
Crystal Palace Peter Taylor 2 24 March 1976 – 8 May 1976
Derby County Steve Bloomer 27 (28) 9 March 1895 – 25 February 1905
Everton Dixie Dean 18 12 February 1927 – 9 December 1931
Fulham Johnny Haynes 18 2 October 1954 – 15 April 1961
Huddersfield Town George Brown 5 20 October 1926 – 26 May 1927
Ipswich Town Paul Mariner 13 12 October 1977 – 16 November 1983
Leeds United Allan Clarke 10 11 June 1970 – 17 October 1973
Leicester City Ernie Hine 4 17 November 1928 – 18 November 1931
Liverpool Michael Owen 26 (40) 27 May 1998 – 24 June 2004[118]
Luton Town Joe Payne 2 20 May 1937
Manchester City Eric Brook 10 14 October 1933 – 23 October 1937
Francis Lee 10 12 March 1969 – 29 April 1972
Manchester United Bobby Charlton 49 19 April 1958 – 20 May 1970
Middlesbrough George Camsell 18 9 May 1929 – 9 May 1936
Millwall Reg Smith 2 9 November 1938
Newcastle United Alan Shearer 20 (30) 1 September 1996 – 20 June 2000
Nottingham Forest Stuart Pearce 5 25 April 1990 – 15 November 1995
Notts County Henry Cursham 5 18 February 1882 – 23 February 1884
Portsmouth Jack Smith 4 17 October 1931 – 9 December 1931
Preston North End Tom Finney 30 28 September 1946 – 4 October 1958
Queens Park Rangers Gerry Francis 3 24 May 1975 – 11 May 1976
Les Ferdinand 3 (5) 17 February 1993 – 17 November 1993
Sheffield United Ernest Needham 3 29 March 1897 – 18 March 1901
Colin Grainger 3 9 May 1956 – 26 May 1956
Sheffield Wednesday Fred Spiksley 5 13 March 1893 – 3 March 1894
Southampton Mick Channon 21 14 February 1973 – 4 June 1977
Stoke City Stanley Matthews 8 (11) 29 September 1934 – 16 November 1938
Freddie Steele 8 17 April 1937 – 20 May 1937
Sunderland George Holley 8 15 March 1909 – 23 March 1912
Swindon Town Harold Fleming 9 29 May 1909 – 4 April 1914
Tottenham Hotspur Jimmy Greaves 28 (44) 20 May 1962 – 24 May 1967
Watford Luther Blissett 3 15 December 1982
John Barnes 3 (11) 10 June 1984 – 14 November 1984
West Bromwich Albion Billy Bassett 8 23 February 1889 – 4 April 1896[119]
Derek Kevan 8 6 April 1957 – 28 May 1959
West Ham United Geoff Hurst 24 2 April 1966 – 1 December 1971
Wolverhampton Wanderers Dennis Wilshaw 10 10 October 1953 – 20 May 1956
Ron Flowers 10 28 May 1959 – 3 October 1962
Most goals with non-English clubs[120]
Club Country Player Goals (total) First goal – last goal
Barcelona Spain Gary Lineker 17 (48) 15 October 1986 – 7 June 1989
Bari Italy David Platt 4 (27) 17 May 1992 – 17 June 1992[121]
Köln Germany Tony Woodcock 5 (16) 26 March 1980 – 25 May 1982
Hamburger SV Germany Kevin Keegan 12 (21) 16 November 1977 – 13 May 1980[122]
Hibernian Scotland Joe Baker 1 (3) 18 November 1959
Internazionale Italy Gerry Hitchens 2 (5) 9 May 1962 – 10 June 1962
Juventus Italy David Platt 9 (27) 14 October 1992 – 19 June 1993[121]
Lazio Italy Paul Gascoigne 4 (10) 18 November 1992 – 8 September 1993
Marseille France Trevor Steven 1 (4) 29 April 1992
Milan Italy Mark Hateley 8 (9) 17 October 1984 – 24 May 1986
Rangers Scotland Paul Gascoigne 4 (10) 23 May 1996 – 10 September 1997
Real Madrid Spain David Beckham 6 (17) 20 August 2003 – 25 June 2006
Michael Owen 6 (40) 18 August 2004 – 31 May 2005[118]
Sampdoria Italy David Platt 6 (27) 9 March 1994 – 8 June 1995[121]

Captains[edit]

First captain
Cuthbert Ottaway, 30 November 1872, 0-0 vs. Scotland
Most appearances as captain
Billy Wright and Bobby Moore, both 90
Youngest captain
Bobby Moore, 22 years 47 days, 29 May 1963, 4-2 vs. Czechoslovakia
Oldest captain[123]
Alexander Morten, 41 years 113 days, 8 March 1873, 4-2 vs. Scotland

Discipline[edit]

Most yellow cards
David Beckham, 17[124]
Most red cards
David Beckham, 2
Wayne Rooney, 2
List of all England players sent off
Player Date Against Location Result Type of Game
Alan Mullery[125] 5 June 1968 Yugoslavia Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence 0 - 1 1968 European Championship
Alan Ball 6 June 1973 Poland Silesian Stadium, Chorzów 0 - 2 1974 World Cup Qualifier
Trevor Cherry[126] 12 June 1977 Argentina Buenos Aires 1 - 1 Friendly
Ray Wilkins 6 June 1986 Morocco Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey 0 - 0 1986 FIFA World Cup
David Beckham 30 June 1998 Argentina Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne 2 - 2 1998 World Cup
Paul Ince[127] 5 September 1998 Sweden Råsunda Stadium, Solna Municipality 1 - 2 2000 European Championship Qualifier
Paul Scholes 5 June 1999 Sweden Wembley Stadium, London 0 - 0 2000 European Championship Qualifier
David Batty[128] 8 September 1999 Poland Wembley Stadium, London 0 - 0 2000 European Championship Qualifier
Alan Smith 16 October 2002 Macedonia St Mary's Stadium, Southampton 2 - 2 2004 European Championship Qualifier
David Beckham[129] 8 October 2005 Austria Old Trafford, Manchester 1 - 0 2006 World Cup Qualifer
Wayne Rooney 1 July 2006 Portugal Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen 0 - 0 2006 World Cup
Robert Green[130] 10 October 2009 Ukraine Dnipro-Arena, Dnipropetrovsk 0 - 1 2010 World Cup Qualifier
Wayne Rooney 7 October 2011 Montenegro Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica 2 - 2 2012 European Championship Qualifier
Steven Gerrard[131] 11 September 2012 Ukraine Wembley Stadium, London 1 - 1 2014 World Cup Qualifier
Raheem Sterling 4 June 2014 Ecuador Sun Life Stadium, Miami 2 - 2 Friendly

Team records[edit]

Biggest victory[132]
13-0 vs Ireland, 18 February 1882
Heaviest defeat
1-7 vs Hungary, 23 May 1954
Biggest home victory
13-2 vs Ireland, 18 February 1899
Biggest home defeat
1-6 vs Scotland, 12 March 1881
First defeat to a non-British team
3-4 vs. Spain, 15 May 1929
First defeat to a non-British team on home soil
0-2 vs. Republic of Ireland, 21 September 1949
Most consecutive victories[133]
10, 6 June 1908 vs. Austria – 1 June 1909 vs. Austria
Most consecutive matches without defeat[134]
20, 15 March 1890 vs. Wales – 16 March 1896 vs. Wales
Most consecutive defeats 
3, Achieved on six occasions, most recently 12 June 1988 vs. Republic of Ireland – 18 June 1988 vs. USSR[135]
Most consecutive matches without victory
7, 11 May 1958 vs. Yugoslavia – 4 October 1958 vs. Northern Ireland[136]
Most consecutive draws
4, Achieved on three occasions, most recently 7 June 1989 vs. Denmark – 15 November 1989 vs. Italy
Most consecutive matches without a draw[137]
21, 16 May 1936 vs. Austria – 15 April 1939 vs. Scotland
Most consecutive matches scoring[138]
52, 17 March 1884 vs. Wales – 30 March 1901 vs. Scotland
Most consecutive matches without scoring
4, 29 April 1981 vs. Romania – 23 May 1981 vs. Scotland
Most consecutive matches conceding a goal
13, 6 May 1959 vs. Italy – 8 October 1960 vs. Northern Ireland
Most consecutive matches without conceding a goal[139]
6, Achieved on four occasions, most recently 25 June 2006 vs. Ecuador – 7 October 2006 vs. Macedonia

Miscellaneous[edit]

First substitute
Jimmy Mullen (for Jackie Milburn), 18 May 1950, 4-1 vs. Belgium
Players appearing both before and after World War II
Raich Carter, Tommy Lawton, Stanley Matthews
Non-English club providing the most England internationals in total[140]
Rangers, 7 (as of 12 August 2009)
Club providing the most players in a single match
Starting XI - Arsenal, 7, 14 November 1934 vs Italy[141]
Including substitutes - Manchester United, 7, 28 March 2001 vs Albania[142]
Major tournament - Liverpool, 6, 19 June 2014 vs Uruguay[143]
Club providing the most players in a major tournament squad
Liverpool, 6, 1980 European Championships, 2012 European Championships, 2014 World Cup (3 separate occasions)[144]
Most appearances on aggregate from one club's players[145]
Manchester United, 1179 (as of 18 November 2014)
Most goals on aggregate from one club's players[146]
Manchester United, 217 (as of 18 November 2014)
Last amateur to appear
Bernard Joy, 9 May 1936, 2-3 vs. Belgium
Most consecutive clean sheets
Gordon Banks, 7, 26 June 1966 – 23 July 1966[147]
Most penalty saves[148]
Ron Springett, 2, from Jimmy McIlroy of Northern Ireland, 18 November 1959 and from Oscar Montalvo of Peru, 20 May 1962
Most penalty saves in shoot outs
David Seaman, 2, from Miguel Angel Nadal of Spain, 22 June 1996 and from Hernán Crespo of Argentina, 30 June 1998
Most penalty misses[149]
Ernest Needham, Roger Byrne, Francis Lee, David Beckham and Frank Lampard, all 2
Shortest player
Fanny Walden, 5 ft. 2ins., 4 April 1914, vs. Scotland
Tallest player
Peter Crouch, 6 ft. 7ins., 31 May 2005, vs. Colombia
Fraser Forster, 6 ft. 7ins., 15 November 2013, vs. Chile
Heaviest player 
probably Bill 'Fatty' Foulke, probably between 15 and 21 stone, 29 March 1897, 4-0 vs. Wales
Longest-lived player
Dick Pym, 95 years 238 days, 2 February 1893 – 16 September 1988[150]
Oldest living player
Ivor Broadis, 92 years, 0 days, born 18 December 1922
Shortest-lived player
Duncan Edwards, 21 years 143 days, 1 October 1936 – 21 February 1958[151]
Father and son both capped
George Eastham, Sr., (1 cap, 1935) and George Eastham (19 caps, 1963 – 66)
Brian Clough (2 caps, 1959) and Nigel Clough (14 caps, 1989 – 93)
Frank Lampard, Sr. (2 caps, 1972 – 80) and Frank Lampard (106 caps, 1999 – 2014)
Ian Wright (33 caps, 1991 – 98) and Shaun Wright-Phillips[152] (36 caps, 2004 – )
Mark Chamberlain (8 caps, 1982 – 84) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain[153] (20 caps, 2012 – )
Grandfather and grandson both capped
Bill Jones, (2 caps, 1950) and Rob Jones (8 caps, 1992 – 95)
Most clubs represented by one player in an England career
Peter Shilton, 5, Leicester City, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Derby County, 25 November 1970 – 7 July 1990
Dave Watson, 5, Sunderland, Manchester City, Werder Bremen, Southampton and Stoke City, 3 April 1974 – 2 June 1982
David Platt, 5, Aston Villa, Bari, Juventus, Sampdoria and Arsenal, 15 November 1989 – 26 June 1996
David James, 5, Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham United, Manchester City and Portsmouth, 29 March 1997 – 27 June 2010
Emile Heskey, 5, Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa, 28 April 1999 – 27 June 2010
Scott Parker, 5, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur, 16 November 2003 – 22 March 2013[154]
England players who later became manager/head coach
Alf Ramsey, 32 appearances as a player, 1948 – 1953, 113 matches as manager, 1963 – 1974
Joe Mercer, 5 appearances as a player, 1938 – 1939, 7 matches as manager, 1974[155]
Don Revie, 6 appearances as a player, 1954 – 1956, 29 matches as manager, 1974 – 1977
Bobby Robson, 20 appearances as a player, 1957 – 1962, 95 matches as manager, 1982 – 1990
Terry Venables, 2 appearances as a player, 1964, 23 matches as head coach, 1994 – 1996
Glenn Hoddle, 53 appearances as a player, 1979 – 1988, 28 matches as manager, 1996 – 1999
Kevin Keegan, 63 appearances as a player, 1972 – 1982, 18 matches as manager, 1999 – 2000
Peter Taylor, 4 appearances as a player, 1976, 1 match as manager, 2000[156]
Stuart Pearce, 78 appearances as a player, 1987 – 1999, 1 match as manager, 2012[157]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All of Steven Gerrard's appearances were made while playing for Liverpool and he holds the record for most appearances with one club.
  2. ^ a b Wayne Rooney remains an active international, and this record may extend as a consequence.
  3. ^ Billy Wright's consecutive appearances were the last 70 of his international career. He had a further streak of 33 consecutive appearances at the start of his career, a total only exceeded by Ron Flowers (40) and Kenny Sansom (37), and equalled by Roger Byrne and Dave Watson.
  4. ^ Jermain Defoe remains an active England international, and this record may extend as a consequence. He has made an additional 21 appearances as a starter and has himself been substituted in all except two of them.
  5. ^ Carlton Cole remains an active England international, and this record may extend as a consequence. If Cole ultimately starts a match, the record would revert to Ugo Ehiogu who played 4 times as a substitute without starting a match.
  6. ^ Jermain Defoe did not play a complete 90 minutes until his 51st appearance for England.
  7. ^ Eight of Danny Murphy's appearances were as a substitute. In his only start, he was substituted at half-time.
  8. ^ If Home International appearances are included as 'competitive', Peter Shilton holds the record with 71 appearances (53 World Cup, European Championship and qualifiers, and 18 Home Internationals).
  9. ^ Of players who are no longer active internationals, the shortest career is 6 minutes, by Peter Ward, whose only appearance was as an 85th minute substitute on 31 May 1980 vs. Australia. Jim Barrett appeared once for England, against Ireland on 22 October 1928. He was injured after four minutes and left the field shortly after.
  10. ^ Martin Kelly remains an active international and may relinquish this record as a consequence.
  11. ^ Roger Byrne was killed in the Munich Air Disaster in February 1958.
  12. ^ Theo Walcott made his England debut before he had made his debut for Arsenal, who had signed him four months earlier from Southampton but chosen to introduce him to the top-flight game on a gradual basis.
  13. ^ There is some dispute about Alexander Morten's date of birth, which is usually cited as 15 November 1831. If Morten is excluded, the oldest England debutant is Leslie Compton (q.v.).
  14. ^ Peter Shilton played in every World Cup finals match of his career, and his record also stands as the most consecutive World Cup finals appearances. Five other players, Billy Wright, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole, have also played in every England match at three (consecutive) World Cups, Wright appearing in 10 matches, Gerrard 12, and the remaining players each appearing in 14.
  15. ^ Dave Watson won his 65th England cap in the penultimate warm-up game before the 1982 World Cup but was then left out of the final squad, and was not recalled afterwards.
  16. ^ David Seaman was in the squads at three World Cup tournaments, but only made appearances at the latter two. He was sent home from his first tournament with an injury before the competition began. Rio Ferdinand was in the squads at four World Cup tournaments, but only made appearances at the middle two and was replaced after suffering a pre-tournament injury at the latter. Joe Cole was in the squad at three World Cup tournaments but only made appearances at the latter two.
  17. ^ Bobby Charlton was also in the squad for the 1958 World Cup but did not make an appearance. He remains the only England player selected for four World Cup squads
  18. ^ Of these players, only David James played in a World Cup finals match at any other tournament, when he featured at the 2010 competition. All bar Alan Hodgkinson and George Eastham featured at some stage at the European Championship finals. Hodgkinson and Eastham's international careers were over by the time England had qualified for their first tournament in 1968. Viv Anderson and Nigel Martyn were also selected to a European Championship finals squad without playing.
  19. ^ Alan Hodgkinson was a non-travelling reserve in 1958. However, FIFA's official World Cup records include him in the squad.
  20. ^ This is significant as it is rare for an outfield player of such age to be selected for a World Cup finals squad. The closest any player has coming to matching Stanley Matthews' record of more than 50 years' standing is Teddy Sheringham, who was 36 when he appeared at the 2002 World Cup.
  21. ^ Theo Walcott was 17 years old when he was selected for the 2006 World Cup squad but did not get on to the pitch during the tournament.
  22. ^ This was Stanley Matthews' last international match, and therefore the oldest anyone has appeared for England.
  23. ^ Laurie Hughes has an international record which is unlikely to be equalled - all of his England's games were at the World Cup finals. He was uncapped prior to the 1950 tournament, featured in all three group games and was not recalled after England's exit.
  24. ^ Allan Clarke also scored England's goal on his debut. Including Hughes and Clarke, a total of eight players have made their debuts at the World Cup finals. The others are Eddie Baily and Bill Eckersley (1950), Bill McGarry (1954), Peter Brabrook and Peter Broadbent (1958) and Alan Peacock (1962). Only one entirely uncapped outfield player has been selected for a World Cup since 1970, when Michael Dawson featured in the squad for the 2010 squad, but did not play.
  25. ^ Gary Neville only missed one European Championship finals match during his entire career, due to suspension.
  26. ^ Stuart Pearce missed both the 1988 and 2000 European Championship finals through injury.
  27. ^ Alan Shearer also played one match in the 1992 finals, but then missed the next one at the same tournament.
  28. ^ England did not qualify for the 2008 European Championships. Ashley Cole did not miss a European Championship finals match over his entire career.
  29. ^ England did not qualify for the 2008 European Championships. Steven Gerrard also played one match in the 2000 finals, but then missed the next one at the same tournament.
  30. ^ Billy Wright made 105 appearances for England, but all prior to the founding of the European Championships.
  31. ^ Rio Ferdinand was an England player during the period when the team qualified for the 2000 and 2004 European Championship finals, but he was not selected for the 2000 squad and missed the 2004 finals due to a suspension for failing to take a drugs test. England failed to qualify for the 2008 finals. He was subsequently not selected for the 2012 squad
  32. ^ Philip Neville was in the squads at three European Championship tournaments, but only made appearances at the latter two. He also has the unusual honour of featuring in three European Championship squads without ever being selected for a World Cup.
  33. ^ Tony Adams was denied a place in England's 1992 European Championship squad by UEFA after the ruling body said his call-up as a replacement for an injured player was too late.
  34. ^ After Stuart Pearce withdrew with injury, Tony Dorigo was selected very late as a back-up player for the 1988 squad when he had never played for England. It would take until the end of 1989 before he finally made his debut.
  35. ^ Tommy Wright's achievement has yet to be equalled. Three other players, Gordon West in 1968, Tony Dorigo in 1988 and Jack Butland in 2012 have gone to a European Championship tournament without a cap to their name, but were not selected to play during the tournament.
  36. ^ Ashley Cole did not miss a tournament game for which he was available from his debut to his retirement from international soccer.
  37. ^ Emlyn Hughes was in the England squads at the 1970 World Cup and the 1980 European Championships, but did not make an appearance at either.
  38. ^ Tommy Wright made his England debut in the third-place play-off match at the 1968 European Championships and won his last cap at the 1970 World Cup.
  39. ^ England did not qualify for the final stages of three tournaments during Mick Channon's five-year international career.
  40. ^ 'Competitive matches' include World Cup, European Championship and qualifiers. Bob Crompton appeared 41 times for England (3 March 1902 – 4 April 1914), but all before their first competitive match in October 1949. If Home International appearances are included as 'competitive', Tim Flowers (13 June 1993 – 27 May 1998) holds the record with 11 appearances. If Flowers is excluded because of participation in minor tournaments, Kevin Phillips (28 April 1999 – 13 February 2002) holds the record with 8 appearances.
  41. ^ George Eastham was selected for the squads for both the 1962 and 1966 FIFA World Cup finals, but featured in neither competition. His debut occurred after England had been eliminated in the qualifying stage of the 1964 European Championships. As hosts, England played no qualifying matches for the 1966 World Cup
  42. ^ Six of Billy Wright's Home International appearances were also qualifiers for the 1950 and 1954 World Cups. The record for 'non-qualifier' Home International appearances is 34, by Bob Crompton (3 March 1902 – 4 April 1914).
  43. ^ The record for most appearances before playing on a losing team is held by Steven Gerrard who appeared in 21 internationals before featuring in a loss to Sweden on 31 March 2004.
  44. ^ The record for most appearances before playing on a winning team is held by Steve McMahon who appeared in 8 internationals before featuring in a victory over Yugoslavia on 13 December 1989.
  45. ^ Steven Gerrard's international career was already seven years old when England played their first international match at the new Wembley Stadium. He also played in one international at the old Wembley Stadium.
  46. ^ Glenn Hoddle and Kenny Sansom played in the same 5 international matches at the Azteca Stadium. Only one of the matches was against Mexico, as the matches were either preparation for, or part of the 1986 FIFA World Cup. The most appearances at a single non-British ground against a non-neutral team is 3. This has been accomplished once by a number of players, and twice by Bobby Charlton (v Brazil at the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro 13 May 1959 – 12 June 1969 and v Spain at the Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 15 May 1960 – 8 May 1968.)
  47. ^ David Seaman and Rio Ferdinand's records are based on their winning at least one cap in each of the years stated. Peter Shilton played for England between 1970 and 1990, but was not selected for any games in 1976, leaving him with a record of 14 consecutive years of playing at least one match, one below Seaman and Ferdinand's, although the 20 calendar years total in which he played is a record. Stanley Matthews spent 24 calendar years as an England player (1934-1957) but played no games during the World War II years of 1940 to 1945 inclusive, nor in 1936, 1946 or 1952.
  48. ^ England played 17 matches in 1966; in no other year have they played more than 15. Gary Lineker and Des Walker appeared in all 15 of England's internationals in 1990.
  49. ^ England played 108 internationals between these two appearances, Ian Callaghan's second and third caps. This is also a record.
  50. ^ This record concerns the number of internationals in which a player did not appear, from that player's debut to his final appearance.
  51. ^ Michael Carrick appeared in 31 of England's 147 internationals played during this period. Carrick remains an active international, and this total may extend as a consequence.
  52. ^ The only other England player to appear in six major tournaments is Steven Gerrard. However, Gerrard's tournament appearances were not consecutive, his having missed the 2002 World Cup through injury.
  53. ^ Tony Adams holds this record exclusively.
  54. ^ Gary Neville made 85 and Philip Neville 59 of their collective 144 appearances.
  55. ^ The eleven players in question were Gordon Banks, George Cohen, Ray Wilson, Nobby Stiles, Jack Charlton, Bobby Moore, Alan Ball, Geoff Hurst, Bobby Charlton, Roger Hunt and Martin Peters. The sequence was broken in 1967 when Jimmy Greaves was recalled in place of Hunt, and subsequently the eleven players never again played together for England. During this unbroken sequence of unchanged sides, England won the World Cup.
  56. ^ Only David Seaman has appeared under six non-caretaker (appointed) managers. These were Bobby Robson, Graham Taylor, Terry Venables, Glenn Hoddle, Kevin Keegan and Sven-Goran Eriksson.
  57. ^ Three of the managers under whom Gareth Barry appeared were caretaker managers only appointed for a single game (Howard Wilkinson, Peter Taylor and Stuart Pearce). He additionally appeared 4 times under Kevin Keegan, twice under Sven-Goran Eriksson, 8 times under Steve McClaren, 35 times under Fabio Capello and once to date under Roy Hodgson. Barry remains an active England international and this record may extend as a consequence.
  58. ^ Only Owen Hargreaves has since matched this achievement. Baker eventually played for an English club only after his international career had begun. Hargreaves also did so in the autumn of 2007 following his transfer to Manchester United.
  59. ^ Wilfried Zaha was playing for Crystal Palace in the second tier of English football at the time of this appearance.
  60. ^ Johnny Haynes played in the Second Division for Fulham from his debut in 1954 until Fulham were promoted at the end of the 1958-59 season. The longest career composed entirely of appearances while playing outside the top-flight is 23, by Gil Merrick of Birmingham City (1951-54). Coincidentally Haynes' debut came in the match following Merrick's last appearance.
  61. ^ Between the introduction of the Second Division in 1894 and the introduction of the four division system in 1921 the following players made five or more England appearances while playing for a professional club outside the league system - Vivian Woodward (Tottenham Hotspur, 15), Harold Fleming (Swindon Town, 11), Jack Robinson (New Brighton Tower and Southampton, 9) and Bob Hawkes (Luton Town, 5). Woodward and Hawkes were amateurs but played for professional clubs which would later join the league.
  62. ^ Reg Matthews, a goalkeeper, played for Coventry City in the Third Division (South). These five appearances comprised his entire England career.
  63. ^ David Beckham's caps were as follows – 36 with Real Madrid, 14 with L.A. Galaxy and 5 while on loan from L.A. Galaxy to Milan.
  64. ^ Arthur Brown was Aston Villa's first England player in 1882, and the 73rd was Fabian Delph in 2014. No fewer than 21 of Villa's 73 England internationals played just once for the national team during their time at the club, and 13 of these had only a single cap in their careers. In these statistical records, Scott Carson in 2007 also goes on to the record of Aston Villa players who have turned out for England, despite being on loan from Liverpool at the time.
  65. ^ Only English clubs which remain in existence to this day have been included. Numerous now-defunct or franchised clubs have also provided England international players.
  66. ^ a b c d e f Peter Shilton (Derby County and Southampton) and Gordon Banks (Leicester City and Stoke City) are the only players to hold the record for England appearances with two different English clubs outright. Kenny Sansom holds one outright at Arsenal, and one jointly at Crystal Palace.
  67. ^ a b Terry Butcher (Ipswich Town and Rangers) and Dave Watson (Sunderland and Werder Bremen) are the only players to hold the record for England appearances with both an English and a non-English club.
  68. ^ Leyton Orient was known as Clapton Orient during the period when their two players were capped by England.
  69. ^ Joe Hart remains an active international, and this record may extend and become his alone as a consequence.
  70. ^ The Dave Watson who made the most appearances for England while playing for Norwich City and the Dave Watson who made the most appearances while playing for Sunderland and Werder Bremen are two different players.
  71. ^ This is the Dave Watson who also holds Werder Bremen's record for England appearances, not the player of the same name at Norwich City. Terry Butcher and Dave Watson both hold the record for England appearances with one English club (Ipswich Town and Sunderland respectively) and one non-English club.
  72. ^ While Jermain Defoe remains an active international, he no longer plays for Tottenham Hotspur. His career with them was in two separate spells; he played six internationals while with Portsmouth in the middle of his career.
  73. ^ These are all of the non-English clubs which have supplied England international players.
  74. ^ a b c d David Platt (Bari and Juventus) and David Beckham (Real Madrid and L.A. Galaxy) are the only two players to hold an appearances record for England with two different non-English clubs.
  75. ^ Owen Hargreaves is also England's most capped player with one single non-English club.
  76. ^ Cardiff City is a Welsh club operating within the English league system.
  77. ^ While Fraser Forster remains an active international, he no longer plays for Celtic.
  78. ^ Kevin Keegan's first appearance after joining Hamburger SV was also the first by any player representing a non-British side.
  79. ^ Joe Baker's first appearance was the first by any player who had never represented an English club.
  80. ^ This record does not include 5 caps attained while David Beckham was on loan from L.A. Galaxy to Milan.
  81. ^ This is the Dave Watson who also holds Sunderland's record for England appearances, not the player of the same name at Norwich City. Terry Butcher and Dave Watson both hold the record for England appearances with one English club (Ipswich Town and Sunderland respectively) and one non-English club.
  82. ^ Still available for selection.
  83. ^ http://www.englandfootballonline.com/Seas1872-00/1872-73/M0002Sco1873.html
  84. ^ Vivian Woodward scored 29 goals for England between 1903 and 1911, and a further 44 goals for England Amateurs between 1906 and 1914, giving an overall total of 73. While the Football Association only recognizes Woodward's goals for the full England team, the FAs of each of the Amateur team's opponents recognize those fixtures as full internationals. See http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/woodward-intl.html
  85. ^ Wayne Rooney's first goal in competitive football for England was against Macedonia in a qualifier for the 2004 European Championships and his 32nd was against Slovenia in a qualifier for the 2016 European Championships.
  86. ^ Playing for England Amateurs, Stanley Harris scored seven goals against France on 1 November 1906 and Vivian Woodward scored six against Netherlands on 11 December 1909. While not recognized by the Football Association, these matches are considered full internationals by the Dutch and French FAs.
  87. ^ Of these players, only Malcolm Macdonald scored 5 in a competitive match, a European Championship qualifier against Cyprus.
  88. ^ None of these players scored 4 times in a competitive match. Other than Malcolm MacDonald, only Jack Rowley, David Platt and Ian Wright have scored 4 goals in a competitive international for England. Vivian Woodward scored four goals in a match on three other occasions for England Amateurs in fixtures recognized as full internationals by their opponents' FAs.
  89. ^ Only one of Jimmy Greaves' hat-tricks came in a competitive match. Gary Lineker holds the record for most competitive hat-tricks, with three. Vivian Woodward scored four hat-tricks for England and a further six for England Amateurs in fixtures recognized as full internationals by their opponents' FAs.
  90. ^ This record is for scoring in consecutive England international games. The post-war record is 5, shared by Jimmy Greaves, Tommy Lawton, Nat Lofthouse and Bobby Smith.
  91. ^ This record is for scoring in consecutive appearances by the player for England. George Camsell played 9 internationals between 9 May 1929 and 9 May 1936 and scored in all of them. The post-war record is 5, shared by Tom Finney, Jimmy Greaves, Frank Lampard, Tommy Lawton, Nat Lofthouse, Paul Mariner, Wayne Rooney and Bobby Smith.
  92. ^ Steve Bloomer scored 19 goals in these 10 games, and scored in three of his next four appearances.
  93. ^ The post-war record is 4, by Stan Mortensen in the 10-0 defeat of Portugal on 25 May 1947. The only other player to score four goals on debut was Digger Brown, in the same game in which Howard Vaughton set the record.
  94. ^ Gary Lineker's hat-trick came in regulation time, whereas two of Geoff Hurst's trio came in a 30-minute period of extra-time. Lineker therefore is the only player to score a World Cup finals hat-trick during a regular 90 minute period.
  95. ^ All of Steve Bloomer's international appearances and goals were in the Home International Championships.
  96. ^ The post-war record is held by Peter Crouch who scored 11 goals in 2006. Vivian Woodward scored 21 goals in the calendar years 1908 and 1909.
  97. ^ To ensure tournament matches in July are included in the leading season, a season is assumed to run from August 1 to July 31 of the next year.
  98. ^ The post-war record is held by Jimmy Greaves who scored 10 goals against Northern Ireland between 1960 and 1964.
  99. ^ The post-war record is 6, held jointly by Tom Finney vs. Portugal (1947 – 1951) and Gary Lineker vs. Poland (1986 – 1991) and Turkey (1985 – 1987).
  100. ^ Frank Lampard's successful kicks in penalty shoot-outs do not count. He has taken eleven penalties (also a record), missing two. Lampard remains an active international, and this record may extend as a consequence. Of players who never missed a penalty for England, the top-scorer is Ron Flowers who converted all 6 of his attempts.
  101. ^ Tom Finney scored two other goals in this match.
  102. ^ Geoff Hurst scored a penalty in each of his subsequent two internationals. His overall total of four penalties were scored in 59 days.
  103. ^ Gary Lineker's brace were the only ones scored in a competitive match, the World Cup quarter final. His second penalty was the only one earned or converted during extra-time.
  104. ^ Goals scored in penalty shoot-outs do not count on a player's overall scoring tally.
  105. ^ One of Michael Owen's penalty shootout goals was scored in a friendly tournament, the 1998 King Hassan II International Cup Tournament. All of David Platt and Alan Shearer's penalty shootout goals were scored in either World Cup or European Championship finals matches.
  106. ^ This game ended in defeat for England after a penalty shoot-out.
  107. ^ Digger Brown scored 4 and his Aston Villa colleague Howard Vaughton 5 in this game. However, contemporary reports do not record the timing of the goals so it is not possible to say who achieved the hat-trick first.
  108. ^ The goalscorers were Luther Blissett (3), Tony Woodcock, Steve Coppell, Glenn Hoddle, Mark Chamberlain, Phil Neal and Marcel Bossi, a Luxembourg player who scored an own goal.
  109. ^ The goalscorers were Jermain Defoe (2), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ashley Young, Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Allesandro Della Valle, a San Marino player who scored an own goal.
  110. ^ Tony Adams scored goals in non-consecutive decades (1980s and 2000s) but failed to score in the 1990s. He scored in his last game of the 1980s and in his first game of the 2000s.
  111. ^ Dietmar Hamann was the last player to score at the old Wembley when Germany defeated England 1-0 later in 2000.
  112. ^ George Camsell's record is for players who have appeared more than once for England. Five pre-World War I players, Albert Allen, John Yates, Walter Gilliat, John Veitch and Frank Bradshaw each scored three goals in a single appearance for England. Five additional players, William Kenyon-Slaney, Harold Halse, Billy Moore, Joe Payne and John Haines each scored twice on their sole England appearance.
  113. ^ All of Vivian Woodward's 29 England goals were scored from outside the First Division. His first 16 goals were scored when Tottenham Hotspur were a non-league club. After Tottenham's election to the Second division in 1908, Woodward scored a further 11 England goals while a Tottenham player, and a further 2 after being transferred to Second Division Chelsea prior to the 1909-10 season. The player with the most goals from outside the top tier since the introduction of the four division system in 1921 is Mick Channon, who scored 14 of his 21 England goals while Southampton were a Second Division club.
  114. ^ Between the introduction of the Second Division in 1894 and the introduction of the four division system in 1921 both Vivian Woodward of Tottenham Hotspur and Harold Fleming of Swindon Town scored two or more goals for England while playing for professional clubs outside the league system, Woodward, an amateur, scoring 16 and Fleming 9.
  115. ^ Tommy Lawton played for Notts County, Joe Payne for Luton Town and Peter Taylor for Crystal Palace. These were Payne and Taylor's only England goals.
  116. ^ David Platt's goals were as follows – 4 while with Bari, 9 while with Juventus and 6 while with Sampdoria.
  117. ^ Only English clubs which remain in existence to this day, and have provided at least one international goalscorer have been included. Numerous now-defunct or franchised clubs have also provided England international goalscorers.
  118. ^ a b Michael Owen is the only player to hold this record with an English club (Liverpool) and a non-English club (Real Madrid, jointly with David Beckham). No player holds the record with multiple English clubs.
  119. ^ Some authorities (e.g. englandfootballonline.com) credit Billy Bassett with 7 goals, only counting one in the 3-2 defeat by Scotland on 13 April 1889.
  120. ^ These are all of the non-English clubs which have supplied England international goalscorers.
  121. ^ a b c David Platt uniquely holds this record with three non-English clubs, Bari, Juventus and Sampdoria.
  122. ^ Kevin Keegan's first goal after joining Hamburger SV was also the first by any player representing a non-British side.
  123. ^ There is some dispute about Alexander Morten's date of birth, which is usually cited as 15 November 1831. If Morten is excluded, the oldest player to captain England is Peter Shilton, who was aged 40 years and 292 days when he captained in his final international match against Italy on 7 July 1990.
  124. ^ Until the introduction of the red and yellow card system in 1970, records of players being booked are sketchy and unreliable. David Beckham's total does not include the two yellow cards which led to his red card against Austria in 2005.
  125. ^ Alan Mullery was the first England player to be sent off, and also the first and remains the only player to be sent off in the European Championship finals.
  126. ^ Trevor Cherry was the first player to be sent off in a friendly international.
  127. ^ Paul Ince's red card meant that players had been sent off in two consecutive England internationals for the first time.
  128. ^ David Batty was the first and only England player to be sent off on his final international appearance.
  129. ^ With this red card, David Beckham became the first player to be sent off twice while playing for England.
  130. ^ Robert Green was the first goalkeeper to be sent off while playing for England.
  131. ^ Steven Gerrard was the first England player to be sent off at the new Wembley Stadium.
  132. ^ England's two largest victories (13-0 away and 13-2 at home) coincidentally both occurred on 18 February, against Ireland. Four of England's five largest margins of victory occurred away from home. As well as the 13-0 victory, they defeated Austria 11-1 in 1908, Portugal 10-0 in 1947 and The USA 10-0 in 1964.
  133. ^ The post-war record is 8, achieved on two occasions : 29 March 2003 vs. Liechtenstein – 10 September 2003 vs. Liechtenstein and 8 October 2005 vs. Austria – 15 June 2006 vs. Trinidad & Tobago.
  134. ^ The post-war record is 19, 10 November 1965 vs. Northern Ireland – 16 November 1966 vs. Wales. These games included England's 1966 World Cup victory.
  135. ^ These games occurred in the group stages of the 1988 European Championship.
  136. ^ These games included England's participation in the 1958 World Cup.
  137. ^ The post-war record is 19, 19 October 1948 vs. Northern Ireland – 15 November 1950 vs. Wales. These games included England's participation in the 1950 World Cup.
  138. ^ The post-war record is 18, 7 October 1950 vs. Northern Ireland – 18 April 1953 vs. Scotland.
  139. ^ England were defeated in a penalty shoot-out to Portugal in the second of these games, the 2006 World Cup Quarter-final. The previous occasion was 30 March 1983 vs. Greece – 15 June 1983 vs. Australia.
  140. ^ The players in question were Terry Butcher, Chris Woods, Gary Stevens, Trevor Steven, Mark Walters, Mark Hateley and Paul Gascoigne. Butcher was Rangers' first England player in 1986, and the seventh was Gascoigne in 1995. No player from Rangers has been called up to an England squad since Gascoigne's departure in 1997.
  141. ^ The players in question were Frank Moss, George Male, Eddie Hapgood, Wilf Copping, Ray Bowden, Ted Drake and Cliff Bastin
  142. ^ Five Manchester United players started: Gary Neville, David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Andrew Cole. Wes Brown (29 min) and Teddy Sheringham (84 min) came on as substitutes.
  143. ^ The players in question were Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge, who started the match, and Rickie Lambert who came on as an 87th minute substitute.
  144. ^ Liverpool have achieved this feat of having six players in a squad three times; no other team has achieved this even once. Everton provided five players to the 1968 European Championships squad and Tottenham Hotspur provided five players to the 2010 World Cup squad. The Liverpool players in question were: (1980 European Championships) - Ray Clemence, David Johnson, Ray Kennedy, Terry McDermott, Phil Neal and Phil Thompson; (2012 European Championships) - Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly; (2014 World Cup) - Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson, Rickie Lambert, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge
  145. ^ Manchester United's total remains over 100 ahead of second-placed Liverpool as England games continue, although they have used three fewer players (64 vs 67 as of November 2014). This can be attributed to the 106 caps won by Bobby Charlton, the 85 attained by Gary Neville and the 84 won by Wayne Rooney as a Manchester United player, whereas only Steven Gerrard has won a similar number of caps while playing for Liverpool. Charlie Roberts made the first England appearance by a Manchester United player in 1905, and the 1177th to 1179th were made by Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling on 18 November 2014. The total does not include 2 England appearances by Kieran Richardson in 2005 while on loan at West Bromwich Albion, one appearance by Ben Foster in 2007 while on loan at Watford or one appearance by Danny Welbeck in 2011 while on loan at Sunderland.
  146. ^ Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have alternated the holding of this record for several years. England's most prolific goalscorer, Bobby Charlton, scored all of his England goals while a Manchester United player, while the second and third most prolific goalscorers, Jimmy Greaves and Gary Lineker, scored a sizeable number of their England goals while Tottenham players. George Wall scored the first England goal by a Manchester United player in 1909, and the 217th was scored by Wayne Rooney on 18 November 2014.
  147. ^ Gordon Banks did not concede a goal for 721 minutes during this run, from Jimmy Johnstone's 81st minute goal for Scotland on 2 April 1966 to Eusébio's 82nd minute penalty for Portugal in the World Sup semi-final on 26 July 1966. England did concede a goal to Norway during this run but Banks did not play in that match.
  148. ^ This record is specific to penalties 'saved' rather than 'not scored'. Two goalkeepers, Harry Hibbs and David Seaman, have faced three penalties from which the opposition failed to score. Each only actually saved one of the penalties faced, however. In both cases, one of the remaining penalties hit the crossbar and the other was sent wide.
  149. ^ Of these five players, only David Beckham missed his kicks in competitive internationals - a European Championship qualifier and a group match at a European Championship finals. Ernest Needham, Roger Byrne, Francis Lee and Frank Lampard's kicks were not in tournament or qualifying matches, although both of Needham's and one of Lee's occurred in Home International matches. This statistic does not include misses in penalty shoot-outs, as they do not go on a player's overall record. For that, Beckham and Lampard have also missed a kick in a shoot-out, though no player has ever missed in more than one shoot-out. In total, England have missed twelve shoot-out penalties, taken by twelve different players, in competitive internationals. These have been, in sequence, Stuart Pearce, Chris Waddle (1990 World Cup v West Germany), Gareth Southgate (1996 European Championship v Germany), Paul Ince, David Batty (1998 World Cup v Argentina), David Beckham, Darius Vassell (2004 European Championship v Portugal), Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher (2006 World Cup v Portugal), Ashley Young, Ashley Cole (2012 European Championship v Italy). In addition, Robert Lee and Les Ferdinand missed shoot-out penalties in the minor 1998 King Hassan II International Cup Tournament v Belgium.
  150. ^ Dick Pym, a goalkeeper, played in three England internationals from 1925 to 1926.
  151. ^ Duncan Edwards died as a result of injuries sustained in the Munich Air Disaster in February 1958.
  152. ^ Shaun Wright-Phillips remains an active international, and this record may extend as a consequence.
  153. ^ Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains an active international, and this record may extend as a consequence.
  154. ^ Scott Parker played for his fifth club, Tottenham Hotspur, in only his seventh international appearance. Uniquely, his first four appearances were with four different clubs. He now plays for another club and remains an active international, and therefore could claim this record outright as a consequence.
  155. ^ Joe Mercer was appointed on a temporary basis between the dismissal of Alf Ramsey and the appointment of Don Revie.
  156. ^ Peter Taylor was appointed on a temporary basis between the resignation of Kevin Keegan and the appointment of Sven-Göran Eriksson.
  157. ^ Stuart Pearce was appointed on a temporary basis between the resignation of Fabio Capello and the appointment of Roy Hodgson.

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