^Jermain Defoe remains an active England international, and this record may extend as a consequence. He has made an additional 22 appearances as a starter and has himself been substituted in all except two of them.
^Carlton Cole remains eligible for international callup, and may extend or relinquish this record 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.
^Jermain Defoe did not play a complete 90 minutes until his 51st appearance for England.
^Eight of Danny Murphy's appearances were as a substitute. In his only start, he was substituted at half-time.
^Of players who are no longer active internationals, the shortest career is six minutes, by Peter Ward, whose only appearance was as an 85th-minute substitute on 31 May 1980 vs. Australia.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.
^Martin Kelly remains available for selection and may relinquish this record as a consequence.
^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.
^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.).
^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.
^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.
^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 fourth. Joe Cole was in the squad at three World Cup tournaments but only made appearances at the latter two.
^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
^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.
^Alan Hodgkinson was a non-travelling reserve in 1958. However, FIFA's official World Cup records include him in the squad.
^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.
^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.
^This was Stanley Matthews' last international match, and therefore the oldest anyone has appeared for England.
^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.
^Gary Neville only missed one European Championship finals match during his entire career, due to suspension.
^Stuart Pearce missed both the 1988 and 2000 European Championship finals through injury.
^Alan Shearer also played one match in the 1992 finals, but then missed the next one at the same tournament.
^England did not qualify for the 2008 European Championships. Ashley Cole did not miss a European Championship finals match over his entire career.
^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.
^Billy Wright made 105 appearances for England, but all prior to the founding of the European Championships.
^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
^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.
^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.
^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.
^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.
^Ashley Cole did not miss a tournament game for which he was available from his debut to his retirement from international soccer.
^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.
^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.
^England did not qualify for the final stages of three tournaments during Mick Channon's five-year international career.
^'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. Sixteen additional players accumulated more than 19 caps during this period. 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.
^George Eastham was selected for the squads for both the 1962 and 1966 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
^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).
^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.
^The record for most appearances before playing on a winning team is held by Steve McMahon, who appeared in eight internationals before featuring in a victory over Yugoslavia on 13 December 1989.
^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.
^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.
^England played 108 internationals between these two appearances, Ian Callaghan's second and third caps. This is also a record.
^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. Although Wayne Rooney's six tournament appearances were for consecutive tournaments for which England qualified, they were not for consecutive tournaments played, as England failed to qualify for the 2008 European Championships.
^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.
^Jack Butland was playing for Stoke in the second tier of English football at the time of this appearance.
^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.
^This is the David Watson who also holds Werder Bremen's record for England appearances, not the player of the same name at Norwich City
^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.
^These are all of the non-English clubs which have supplied England international players.
^Wayne Rooney's first goal in competitive football for England was against Macedonia in a qualifier for the 2004 European Championships and his 37th was against Iceland in the 2016 European Championships.
^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.
^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.
^All of Steve Bloomer's international appearances and goals were in the Home International Championships.
^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.
^To ensure tournament matches in July are included in the leading season, a season is assumed to run from 1 August to 31 July of the next year.
^Frank Lampard's successful kicks in penalty shoot-outs do not count. He took eleven penalties (also a record), missing two. Of players who never missed a penalty for England, the top-scorer is Wayne Rooney who converted all 7 of his attempts. Rooney remains an active international, and this record may extend as a consequence.
^This game ended in defeat for England after a penalty shoot-out.
^Digger Brown scored four 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.
^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.
^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.
^Jamie Vardy remains an active international, and this record may extend as a consequence.
^Kevin Keegan's first goal after joining Hamburger SV was also the first by any player representing a non-British side.
^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.
^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.
^Robert Green was the first goalkeeper to be sent off while playing for England.
^Steven Gerrard was the first England player to be sent off at the new Wembley Stadium.
^England's two largest victories (13–0 away and then 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 United States 10–0 in 1964.
^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.
^England's most prolific goalscorer, Wayne Rooney, scored 42 of his 53 England goals while a Manchester United player, while the second most prolific goalscorer, Bobby Charlton, scored all 49 of his England goals while at the club.
^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 Cup semi-final on 26 July 1966. England did concede a goal to Norway during this run but Banks did not play in that match.
^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.