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 of the Football League.

Many players who have been capped at non-league level have gone on to play at a higher level[citation needed]. Currently, the majority of selected players are full-time professionals with Conference Premier 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.

James Norwood, last player to score a hat-trick for The Three Lions (in 2013)

Seasons[edit]

2015–16 results[edit]

Competition Opponents Score England goalscorers Date
2015–17 International Challenge Trophy Ukraine U20 2–0 Kurtis Guthrie, Kayden Jackson 22 March 2016
2015–17 International Challenge Trophy Slovakia U21 3–4 Jack Holland, Louis John (2) 5 June 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 the friendly match against Slovakia U21 on 5 June 2016.[13]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Brandon Hall (1993-03-27) 27 March 1993 (age 23) 3 0 England Woking
13 1GK Jamie Butler (1992-05-18) 18 May 1992 (age 24) 0 0 England Braintree Town

2 2DF James Bolton (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 22) 2 0 England Gateshead
3 2DF Sam Habergham (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992 (age 24) 2 0 England Lincoln City
4 2DF Ben Heneghan (1993-09-19) 19 September 1993 (age 22) 3 0 Scotland Motherwell
5 2DF Jack Holland (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 24) 2 1 England Bromley
16 2DF Louis John (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 22) 1 2 England Sutton United

6 3MF Jake Gallagher (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 (age 23) 5 0 England Aldershot Town
7 3MF Joe Leesley (1994-05-29) 29 May 1994 (age 22) 1 0 England Harrogate Town
8 3MF Alex Woodyard (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 23) 3 0 England Lincoln City
10 3MF Elliott Whitehouse (1993-10-27) 27 October 1993 (age 22) 1 0 England Nuneaton Town
11 3MF John Goddard (1993-06-02) 2 June 1993 (age 23) 2 0 England Swindon Town
14 3MF Dan Wishart (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 24) 1 0 England Sutton United
15 3MF Dan Sweeney (1994-04-25) 25 April 1994 (age 22) 1 0 England Maidstone United

9 4FW Dayle Southwell (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 22) 1 0 England Wycombe Wanderers
12 4FW Jordan Williams (1992-12-13) 13 December 1992 (age 23) 1 0 England Barrow

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". The National League. 18 May 2016. 

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