Top 10 English Football Players

A list of 10 of the greatest English football players of all time.

Bobby Moore (1941-1993) 108 Caps for England (2 goals)
Clubs: West Ham, Fulham
Awards: World Cup (1966)

Gary Linekar – (1960 – ) 80 caps (48 goals)
Clubs: Leicester City, Barcelona, Tottenham
Awards: Golden boot during 1986 World Cup.

Gordon Banks (1937 – ) 73 Caps (0 goals)
Clubs: Leicester City, Stoke
Awards: World Cup (1966) League Cup

Bobby Charlton (1937) 106 caps (49 goals)
Clubs: Manchester United
Awards: World Cup (1966), Football League, European Cup

Stanley Matthews (1915-2000) 54 caps (11 goals) + wartime team and GB
Clubs: Stoke City, Blackpool
Awards: FA Cup (1953) European player of the year (1956) Oldest player to represent England.

Bryan Robson (1957 – )90 caps (26 goals)
Clubs: West Brom, Manchester United
Trophies: 3* FA Cups, 2* Premierships, European cup winners cup.

David Beckham – 115 Caps (17 goals)
Won league title in 4 different countries (Manchester United, Real Madrid, L.A. Galaxy, Paris St Germain.

Wayne Rooney 83 Caps for England (37 goals)
Clubs: Everton and Manchester United
5* Premier division titles + UEFA champions League

Jimmy Greaves (1940 -) 57 Caps for England (44 goals)
Clubs include: Chelsea, Milan and Tottenham

Kevin Keegan (1951)61 Caps for England (21 goals)
Clubs include: Liverpool F.C. and Hamburg, Southampton and Newcastle.
Awards (3* 1st division titles, 2 UEFA cups and 1 European cup.

Top 10 England Goalscorers

  1. Bobby Charlton 1958–1970 49 – (106) 0.4623
  2. Gary Lineker 1984–1992 48 - (80) 0.6000
  3. Jimmy Greaves 1959–1967 44 - (57) 0.7719
  4. Michael Owen 1998– 40 (89) 0.4494
  5. Wayne Rooney 2003– 40 (95) 0.4543
  6. Tom Finney 1946–1958 30 (76) 0.3947
  7. Nat Lofthouse 1950–1958 30 (33) 0.9091
  8. Alan Shearer 1992–2000 30 (63) 0.4762
  9. Frank Lampard 1999 0 29 (106)0.28
  10. Vivian Woodward 1903–1911 29 (23) 1.2609
  11. Steve Bloomer 1895–1907 28 (23) 1.2174
  12. David Platt 27 (62)
  13. Bryan Robson 26 (90)
  14. Geoff Hurst 24 (49)

Goals in bold. (Appearance in brackets)

Top 10 Capped Players

  1. Peter Shilton 1970–1990 125
  2. David Beckham 1996– 115
  3. Steven Gerrard 2000– 114
  4. Bobby Moore 1962–1973 108
  5. Ashley Cole 2001– 107
  6. Frank Lampard 1999– 106
  7. Bobby Charlton 1958–1970 – 106
  8. Billy Wright 1946–1959 – 105
  9. Wayne Rooney (2003- ) – 95
  10. Bryan Robson 1980–1991 – 90
  11. Michael Owen 1998 – 89

Correct Aug, 2014

Other Great Players

  • Paul Gascoigne
  • Tom Finney
  • Glen Hoddle
  • Geoff Hurst
  • Nat Lofthouse
  • Alan Shearer
  • Peter Shilton
  • Dixie Dean
  • Ian Wright

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