David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard among most capped England players as Three Lions play 1000th game

14 Nov

England are set to pass an historic milestone this week when they play their 1000th game.

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions take on Montenegro at Wembley on Thursday knowing a point will see them qualify for Euro 2020 next summer.

Man United great Wayne Rooney is England’s most capped outfield player
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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is the most capped player in the current England squad and he’ll make his 56th international appearance if he faces the Montenegrins.

But Henderson and the rest of his teammates are way off England’s most capped players, many of whom will be celebrated on Thursday night.

While some like Francis Jeffers, David Nugent and Neil Ruddock have only ever pulled on a Three Lions shirt once, others have done so more than 100 times.


Legendary goalkeeper Peter Shilton has won the most caps for England and played a staggering one eighth of their games all time.

Manchester United great Wayne Rooney is the most capped outfield player, while David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Bobby Moore are not far behind.

 

Top ten England most capped players

Peter Shilton, 125 caps – Debut on 25 November 1970 vs East Germany

Wayne Rooney, 120 caps – Debut on 12 February 2003 vs Australia

David Beckham, 115 caps – Debut on 1 September 1996 vs Moldova

Steven Gerrard, 114 caps – Debut on 31 May 2000 vs Ukraine

Bobby Moore, 108 caps – Debut on 20 May 1962 vs Peru

Ashley Cole, 107 caps – Debut on 28 March 2001 vs Albania

Bobby Charlton, 106 caps – Debut on 19 April 1958 vs Scotland

Frank Lampard, 106 caps – Debut on 10 October 1999 vs Belgium

Billy Wright, 105 caps – Debut on 28 September 1946 vs Ireland

Bryan Robson, 90 caps – Debut on 6 February 1980 vs Republic of Ireland

England star Gary Lineker

England all-time top goalscorers

Wayne Rooney – 53 goals in 120 caps

Bobby Charlton – 49 goals in 106 caps

Gary Lineker – 48 goals in 80 caps

Jimmy Greaves – 44 goals in 57 caps

Michael Owen – 40 goals in 89 caps

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