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Coady's guide to England's champions

Published: Sunday 30 May 2010, 20.17CET
Conor Coady became the first England captain to lift the UEFA European Under-17 Championship trophy on Sunday and gave UEFA.com an insight into his squad-mates.
by Paul Saffer
from Vaduz
Coady's guide to England's champions
England captain Conor Coady ©Sportsfile
Published: Sunday 30 May 2010, 20.17CET

Coady's guide to England's champions

Conor Coady became the first England captain to lift the UEFA European Under-17 Championship trophy on Sunday and gave UEFA.com an insight into his squad-mates.

1 Samuel Johnstone (Manchester United FC, goalkeeper)
Sam's a brilliant goalkeeper. A very lively person who lights up the whole team, a very good person to have around the camp.

2 Bruno Pilatos (Middlesbrough FC, defender)
Bruno's a funny kid! He can be a bit gormless in the head sometimes but he's a top, top player and has done well for us in this tournament playing every game, he's a brilliant player at right-back.

3 Luke Garbutt (Everton, defender)
He's had a run-out for Everton's first team and done really well for us at this tournament. He's a reliable defender who'll always do a job for you and brilliant to have in the camp as well.

4 Conor Coady (Liverpool FC, midfielder)
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5 Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea FC, defender)
He's only 15, he's absolutely brilliant for his age. He comes in and does a job for us in every single game. He's very solid at the back, big built for his age and very strong, he can live up to any expectation you give him.

6 Andre Wisdom (Liverpool FC, midfielder)
Andre plays for the same club as me so I'm with him every single day. He's a brilliant lad and a great mate to have. He's solid on the pitch and very demanding, and you know if he says something you've got to listen to him – and he's right.

7 William Keane (Manchester United FC, winger)
Keano's very quiet around the team. He's a quiet lad on the camp but on the pitch he shows how good he is. He's a brilliant player and he shows it for Manchester United and England.

8 George Thorne (West Bromwich Albion FC, midfielder)
George is funny around the camp, he livens up the team. He makes it a great team spirit, he's a very good player on the pitch and very gifted technically.

9 Benik Afobe (Arsenal FC, forward)
Benik is a fantastic player to have, you know he'll always score goals for you and do a job up front. He's brilliant to have in the team and in and around the hotel he's a very funny player to have with you, he's a great friend.

10 Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion FC, forward)
Saido came in late but he's been a very big bonus to the team. He helps everyone around the team and he's a great laugh. He's a brilliant player when he gets on, he scored a goal so very good for him.

11 Robert Hall (West Ham United FC, winger)
He's still in school. He's a brilliant player, very nippy, very good on the ball, and when it comes to being around the hotel he's a good player to have.

12 Benjamin Gibson (Middlesbrough FC, defender)
Ben came in late, he's been an extreme bonus to the team. He's very good around the hotel and when he played the other night he did a really good job, you can rely on him.

13 Jack Butland (Birmingham City FC, goalkeeper)
He's had some storming games. He's been brilliant around the hotel, he's fantastic to have, a great friend to talk to.

14 Thomas Thorpe (Manchester United FC, defender)
Tom's quite quiet around the hotel, on the pitch he shows how good he is. He's a brilliant player to have in defence, you can always rely on him.

15 Joshua McEachran (Chelsea FC, midfielder)
Technically Josh is really, really good. He's funny in and around the hotel, he likes to have a laugh with you and a little joke, but on the pitch he shows what he's really about.

16 Ross Barkley (Everton, midfielder)
Ross is the joker of the team I'd say. You can just laugh at him, he comes out with some cracking jokes, on and off the pitch he's brilliant.

17 Connor Wickham (Ipswich Town FC, forward)
I think people see him as a target man but I don't think he is. You give him the ball and he can do anything with it, as he showed against France scoring two goals. Brilliant to have around the hotel as well.

18 Luke Williams (Middlesbrough FC, winger)
Luke's quite quiet but he just gets on with his job. When he played against Turkey he did a job for us and you can rely on him. He's done brilliantly.

Last updated: 30/05/10 23.07CET

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