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England team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.15CET
England, the only European nation to have won the FIFA World Cup but not lifted the Henri Delaunay Cup, could have had more recent success had it not been for penalty shoot-outs.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.15CET

England team profile

England, the only European nation to have won the FIFA World Cup but not lifted the Henri Delaunay Cup, could have had more recent success had it not been for penalty shoot-outs.

Best result: semi-finals 1968, 1996
Coach: Roy Hodgson
Leading scorers: all-time – Bobby Charlton (49); current – Wayne Rooney (38)
Most appearances: all-time – Peter Shilton (125); current – Steven Gerrard (108)
Association formed: 1863
Nickname: Three Lions
Where they play: Wembley, London

England's recent record in major tournaments could have looked very different had it not been for penalty shoot-outs. Since losing on spot kicks to West Germany in the semi-finals of the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, they have been eliminated by that method from five further tournaments – three UEFA European Championships (1996, 2004 and 2012) and two World Cups (1998, 2006). It means the 1966 World Cup triumph on home soil remains their only final appearance, although they qualified unbeaten and as group winners for Brazil 2014.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P117 W65 D33 L19 F226 A86
Final tournament: P27 W9 D9 L9 F36 A31
Qualifying: P90 W56 D24 L10 F190 A55

England are alone among Europe's World Cup-winning nations in failing to capture the Henri Delaunay Cup. Indeed, they are yet to reach a UEFA European Championship final, having come closest in 1996, when they hosted the event, only to be denied by Germany in a semi-final penalty shoot-out defeat at Wembley. They also reached the last four – as world champions – in 1968, but otherwise the competition has brought few happy memories.

In the four eight-team final tournaments from 1980 to 1992, England were unable to reach the knockout phase, failing to qualify altogether for the 1984 edition in France. EURO '96 apart, they have also struggled to make an impression in the 16-team finals, going out at the group stage in 2000 and suffering elimination in qualifying for the 2008 tournament. On the other two occasions, in 2004 and 2012, respective quarter-finals with Portugal and Italy both ended in shoot-out disappointments.

Memorable EURO matches
21/06/04: Croatia 2-4 England, UEFA EURO 2004 group stage
Two Wayne Rooney goals helped England come from behind to book a quarter-final berth.

18/06/96: Netherlands 1-4 England, EURO '96 group stage
Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham both scored twice in a famous Wembley win.

11/11/87: Yugoslavia 1-4 England, 1988 UEFA European Championship qualifying
England struck four times in the opening 25 minutes in Belgrade to earn a decisive victory.

Did you know?
England have only ever won one knockout fixture at a EURO final tournament – ironically on penalties, against Spain after a 0-0 draw on home soil at Wembley in 1996.

*Last updated on 07/01/2014

Last updated: 13/02/14 23.23CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/03/2014 00:54 CET
15 August 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
England2-1Italy
Referee: Sascha Kever (SUI)
06/12/2013 08:57:34
Moldova0-5England
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED) – Stadium: Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA)
04/18/2013 22:14:06
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group H)
England1-1Ukraine
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
04/18/2013 22:14:06
England5-0San Marino
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU) – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
04/18/2013 22:14:06
Poland1-1England
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) – Stadium: National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw (POL)
04/18/2013 22:14:21
14 November 2012 - Friendlies 2012-14
Sweden4-2England
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) – Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
03/10/2014 04:40:40
6 February 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
England2-1Brazil
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR) – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
06/12/2013 08:56:37
San Marino0-8England
Referee: Alain Bieri (SUI) – Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (SMR)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
Montenegro1-1England
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) – Stadium: Stadion Podgorica, Podgorica (MNE)
05/28/2013 11:07:36
29 May 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
England1-1Republic of Ireland
Referee: William Collum (SCO) – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
06/12/2013 08:56:08
2 June 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
Brazil2-2England
Referee: Wilmar Roldan (COL) – Stadium: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
06/12/2013 08:56:04
14 August 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
England3-2Scotland
Referee: not available – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
08/27/2013 15:28:45
England4-0Moldova
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK) – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
09/11/2013 07:13:56
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group H)
Ukraine0-0England
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR) – Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv
09/10/2013 21:36:18
England4-1Montenegro
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
12/16/2013 12:42:24
England2-0Poland
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
12/16/2013 12:42:38
15 November 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
England0-2Chile
Referee: not available – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
12/03/2013 10:59:26
19 November 2013 - Friendlies 2012-14
England0-1Germany
Referee: not available – Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
12/09/2013 14:05:00
05 March 2014 - Friendlies 2010-12
England - Denmark
Referee: TBD
30 May 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
England - Peru
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 04:02:09
4 June 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
Ecuador - England
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 04:02:09
7 June 2014 - Friendlies 2012-14
England - Honduras
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 04:02:09
EnglandItaly
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Arena Amazonia, Manaus (BRA)
01/10/2014 15:33:08
UruguayEngland
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (BRA)
01/10/2014 15:35:25
Costa RicaEngland
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (BRA)
01/10/2014 15:37:39
8 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
SwitzerlandEngland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 01:14:09
9 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
EnglandSan Marino
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 02:02:40
12 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
EstoniaEngland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 02:57:21
15 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
EnglandSlovenia
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 09:58:36
EnglandLithuania
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 01:33:35
SloveniaEngland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 00:35:22
5 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
San MarinoEngland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 02:18:40
8 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
EnglandSwitzerland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 01:29:45
9 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
EnglandEstonia
Referee: TBD
04/02/2014 16:46:58
12 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group E)
LithuaniaEngland
Referee: TBD
02/26/2014 01:38:15

General info

  • Founded : 1863
  • Stadium : Wembley Stadium
  • Currently playing : European Championship , World Cup 2012/2014, Friendly matches 2012/2014

Trophy cabinet

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    15/12/1982, England 9-0 Luxembourg, London
  • Biggest defeat:
    27/02/1963, France 5-2 England, Paris
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 14
  • Player with most appearances: 30
    Steven Gerrard (ENG)
  • Top scorers: 13
    Alan Shearer (ENG)
    Michael Owen (ENG)
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