The Ten Most Significant Figures In The History Of The England Football Team


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Forgive what must seem a ridiculous question, but I’m both an American and new to football — what are “caps?” International appearances? International wins?

  2. 200percent says:

    Exactly right – international appearances. They’re not literally given them any more for every match, but are for tournament finals and friendly matches.

  3. Boro Betting Boy says:

    I would have expected Sir Bobby Charlton to get in there given that he is England’s top scorer to date! Or the much-capped Peter Shilton? It seems to focus on negative aspects of England’s history rather than the positive apart from Sir Alf Ramsey’s inclusion.

  4. Gracchi says:

    Great article- one slight mistake can I pull up which is that there is one other manager who has won the English league title with two different clubs- Daglish won it with Liverpool and Blackburn.

    Overall though great article- it’d be interesting to assess Winterbottom’s influence as well though- I’ve always thought that one of the real sadnesses for England is the 1958 world cup after the Munich air crash.

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