England national football C team

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England C
Nickname(s) The Three Lions
Association The Football Association
Head coach Paul Fairclough
First colours
Second colours
Website http://www.TheFA.com/England/England-C

The England national football C team (previously known as the England National Game XI and the England Semi-Pro national team) is the football team that represents England at non-league level.

Formed in 1979 as the England Non-League team, it features players who play for clubs outside the Football League. Currently, the majority of selected players are full-time professionals with National League clubs.

Home matches are played at various League and non-league grounds around the country. Friendly matches are played with equivalent teams from other nations, and between 1979 and 2008, competed in the Four Nations Tournament each season, along with Scotland, Wales and the full Gibraltar teams. They have more recently begun playing against under-23 teams from the likes of Belgium and Turkey which have included players capped at full international level.

They won the tournament for the seventh time in May 2008, winning all three of their matches without conceding a goal. Since January 2003, the team has been managed by Paul Fairclough, who used to manage Barnet until he left the club by mutual consent in December 2008.

The team has played in three International Challenge Trophy finals.

Seasons[edit]

2018–19 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
Friendly Estonia U23 1–0 Alfie Pavey 10 October 2018

2017–18 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
Friendly Irish Amateurs 2–4 Luke Pennell, Tom Walker 27 May 2018
Friendly Wales C 3–2 Fejiri Okenabirhie (3) 20 March 2018
2015–17 International Challenge Trophy Slovakia U23 0–4 8 November 2017

2016–17 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
Friendly Jersey 1–1 (p) Fejiri Okenabirhie 30 May 2017
Friendly Panjab 2–1 Darren McQueen 28 May 2017
2015–17 International Challenge Trophy Estonia U23 2–1 Elliott Whitehouse, Jamal Lowe 15 November 2016

2015–16 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2015–17 International Challenge Trophy Slovakia U23 3–4 Jack Holland, Louis John (2) 5 June 2016
2015–17 International Challenge Trophy Ukraine U20 2–0 Kurtis Guthrie, Kayden Jackson 22 March 2016

2014–15 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
Friendly Cyprus U21 1–2 Andy Yiadom 17 February 2015
Friendly Estonia U23 4–2 Omar Bogle, Harry Beautyman, Andy Yiadom, Kingsley James 19 November 2014
Friendly Turkey A2 0–2 14 September 2014

2013–14 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
Friendly Hungary 2–4 Matty Pearson, Matty Taylor 28 May 2014
2013–15 International Challenge Trophy Slovakia U23 0–1 24 May 2014
Friendly Sparta Prague B 2–2 Matty Taylor (2) 21 May 2014
Friendly Jordan U23 1–0 Luke Berry 4 March 2014[1]
Friendly Czech Republic U21 2–2 Fraser Franks, James Norwood (pen) 19 November 2013 [2]
Friendly Latvia U23 0–1 10 September 2013 [3]

2012–13 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
Friendly Bermuda 6–1 Antoni Sarcevic, Marlon Jackson, James Norwood (3), Andre Gray 4 June 2013
2011–13 International Challenge Trophy Turkey A2 0–1 5 February 2013
2011–13 International Challenge Trophy Belgium U23 2–1 Scott Spencer, Andre Gray 12 September 2012 [4]

2011–12 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2011–13 International Challenge Trophy Russia U23 0–4 5 June 2012 [5]
2011–13 International Challenge Trophy Italy Lega Pro 1–1 Adam Watkins 28 February 2012 [6]
Friendly Gibraltar 1–3 Connor Jennings 15 November 2011 [7]

2010–11 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2009–11 International Challenge Trophy Portugal U23 0–1 19 May 2011 [8]
2009–11 International Challenge Trophy Belgium U23 1–0 Matthew Barnes-Homer 9 February 2011 [9]
2009–11 International Challenge Trophy Estonia U23 1–0 Jake Howells 12 October 2010 [10]
Friendly Wales Semi-Pro 2–2 Kyle McFadzean, Alex Rodman 14 September 2010[11]

2009–10 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2009–11 International Challenge Trophy Republic of Ireland U23 2–1 Andrew Fleming, Max Porter 26 May 2010
Friendly † East of Scotland League XI 1–0 Max Porter 22 May 2010
Friendly Poland U23 2–1 Chris Holroyd, Matthew Barnes-Homer 17 November 2009
Friendly Hungary U23 1–1 Louis Briscoe 15 September 2009
  • † Team appeared as FA Representative XI.[12]

2008–09 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2007–09 International Challenge Trophy Belgium U21 0–1 19 May 2009
Friendly Malta 4–0 Paul Brown, Lee Tomlin, Sean Newton, Shaun Densmore 17 February 2009
2007–09 International Challenge Trophy Italy Lega Pro 2–2 Josh Simpson, James Constable 12 Nov 2008
Friendly Bosnia and Herzegovina B 2–6 Luke Moore, Jon Shaw 16 September 2008

2007–08 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2007–09 International Challenge Trophy Finland 2–0 Michael Morrison, Matthew Tubbs 15 Nov 2007
2007–09 International Challenge Trophy Wales Semi-Pro 2–1 Mitchell Cole, Michael Morrison 21 Feb 2008
Four Nations Tournament Gibraltar 1–0 Mitchell Cole 20 May 2008
Four Nations Tournament Scotland 1–0 Steve Morison 22 May 2008
Four Nations Tournament Wales 3–0 Andy Burgess, Michael Morrison, Shaun Harrad 24 May 2008
Friendly Grenada 1–1 Steve Morison 31 May 2008
Friendly Barbados 2–0 Jon Shaw, Russell Penn 2 Jun 2008

2006–07 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2005–06 European Challenge Trophy The Netherlands 4–1 Steve Morison, Kieran Charnock, George Boyd, Craig Mackail-Smith 29 Nov 2006
International Friendly Northern Ireland 1–3 Paul Benson 13 Feb 2007
Four Nations Tournament Republic of Ireland 5–0 Mitchell Cole (3), Glen Southam, Matthew Tubbs 22 May 2007
Four Nations Tournament Scotland 3–0 Andy Burgess, John Grant, Jon Ashton 25 May 2007
Four Nations Tournament Wales 3–0 Gareth Seddon (2), Mitchell Cole 27 May 2007
International Friendly Finland 1–0 Mitchell Cole 1 June 2007

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was selected for a friendly fixture against Estonia U23 in October 2018.[13]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ryan Huddart (1997-03-06) 6 March 1997 (age 21) 1 0 England Boreham Wood
1GK Ben Killip (1995-11-24) 24 November 1995 (age 22) 1 0 England Braintree Town

2DF Jerome Binnom-Williams (1995-03-07) 7 March 1995 (age 23) 1 0 England Chesterfield
2DF Marvin Ekpiteta (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 23) 1 0 England Leyton Orient
2DF Laurence Maguire (1997-02-08) 8 February 1997 (age 21) 1 0 England Chesterfield
2DF Jon Mellish (1997-09-19) 19 September 1997 (age 21) 1 0 England Gateshead
2DF Luke Pennell1 (1996-01-26) 26 January 1996 (age 22) 2 1 England Dagenham & Redbridge
2DF Robbie Tinkler (1996-07-23) 23 July 1996 (age 22) 1 0 England Gateshead

3MF Ryan Croasdale (1994-09-26) 26 September 1994 (age 24) 5 0 England AFC Fylde
3MF Wesley Fonguck (1997-07-16) 16 July 1997 (age 21) 1 0 England Barnet
3MF James Hardy (1996-05-11) 11 May 1996 (age 22) 3 0 England AFC Fylde
3MF Josh Taylor (1995-04-30) 30 April 1995 (age 23) 1 0 England Sutton United
3MF Tom Walker1 (1995-12-12) 12 December 1995 (age 22) 2 1 England Salford City
3MF Ed Williams (1995-07-20) 20 July 1995 (age 23) 1 0 England Kidderminster Harriers

4FW Josh Koroma2 (1998-11-09) 9 November 1998 (age 19) 1 0 England Leyton Orient
4FW Luke James2 (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 23) 0 0 England Hartlepool United
4FW Alfie Pavey1 (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 23) 1 1 England Havant & Waterlooville
4FW Kurt Willoughby (1997-07-15) 15 July 1997 (age 21) 1 0 England FC United of Manchester
4FW Tommy Wright2 (1996-11-17) 17 November 1996 (age 21) 1 0 England Sutton United

1Added to squad as replacement
2Withdrew

Managers[edit]

Notable players[edit]

See also Category:England semi-pro international footballers

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luke Berry nets only goal as England C beat Jordan U23s". 4 March 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Norwood snatches late draw". 19 November 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Narrow defeat for C team". The Football Association. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Gray grabs late winner". The Football Association. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Russia prove too much for C". The Football Association. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  6. ^ http://www.dunstabletoday.co.uk/sport/football/local-football/watkins_earns_england_c_a_point_against_italy_1_3574091
  7. ^ "England rocked by Gibraltar". The FA. 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  8. ^ "Lions lose out to single goal". The FA. 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-05-20.
  9. ^ "Matt the Hatter sees off Belgium". The FA. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-05-20.
  10. ^ "England C into ICT semis". The FA. 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2010-10-13.
  11. ^ "Bayliss blasts England selectors". North West Evening Mail. 7 October 2010.
  12. ^ "Narrow win for Rep side". The FA. 2010-05-22. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  13. ^ "England C squad announced for clash with Estonia U23 next month". The Non-League Paper. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.

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