England Legends

England World Cup Legends

The England national side has produced quite a few players over the years that could be classed as legends, the majority of them coming from the 1966 World Cup winning side that has seen the majority of Knighted by the Queen. However the term legend can be very subjective but here is what we feel is quite a definitive list of some England Legends.

Bobby Moore

Bobby Moore was captain of the England 1966 world cup winning side that brought football home to its birthplace.

Geoff Hurst

Geoff Hurst was one of the centre forwards on the 1966 World Cup final, who scored a hat trick in the most famous game in English world cup history.

Bobby Charlton

One of the Busby babes and one of the most successful and respected footballers of all time Bobby Charlton played for in four Gordon Banks was part of the 1966 team and perhaps one of the best goal keepers of all time to emerge from England.

Peter Shilton

England's most capped player with a record 125 caps, Peter Shilton played for England from 1970 until 1990. He also participated in 1005 league games, playing until he was 47.

Gary Lineker

Footballer, advertising star and the face of the BBC 1 show Match of the Day and a great player for England, Gary Lineker deserves his place in England's list of great players.

Paul Gascoigne

Known internationally as 'Gazza', Paul Gascoigne, is one of the most skillful players of the modern game but sadly has become more famous for his non football related antics but will always be remembered for his performances at Italia 90.

David Beckham

One of the most famous and instantly recognisable footballers in the world, David Beckham has captained England a two World Cups. He is likely to be named in the England 2010 Squad, which will be his fourth World Cup in an England shirt.

Michael Owen

A legend at Liverpool and a liability for Newcastle United, Michael Owen is one of the most respected goal scorers in the game today and his performances for his current club Manchester United will determine whether he is included in the plans of Fabio Capello for South Africa.