(Photo : Clive Rose/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – Wayne Rooney of England is offered with the Golden Boot by Sir Bobby Charlton after breaking his file of 49 targets previous to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E qualifying match between England and Estonia at Wembley on October 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
The England nationwide soccer crew has but to raise a significant trophy after their 1966 FIFA World Cup victory, however their historical past is simply as wealthy as any soccer nation.
They are projected to be enormous once more in Euro 2024 as they proceed their unbeaten run within the Euro Qualifiers. Manager Gareth Southgate even set a excessive normal for the crew – concentrating on the World no. 1 rating.
Players ought to get used to this excessive normal set for the Three Lions. After all, they’re one of the vital historic groups in soccer. They additionally boast the very best gamers within the historical past of the game.
Here are the Top 3 gamers within the Three Lions History. The checklist is trimmed right down to the variety of targets and appearances.
1. Sir Bobby Charlton – 106 Caps, 49 targets
Bobby Charlton is not only the unofficial best English soccer participant of all time. He can be thought of the greatest on this planet throughout his peak.
The Manchester United legend was a part of the World Cup-winning squad in 1966. He can be simply one of many 9 gamers who gained the FIFA World Cup, the European Cup, and the Ballon d’Or.
He was named the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball in 1966 and was a part of the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team in that very same occasion.
His file as England’s high goalscorer stood for a very long time till it was damaged by Wayne Rooney after which by Harry Kane.
What’s extra fascinating about Sir Bobby is that he additionally performed with finesse, getting cautioned simply two occasions in his lengthy profession.
2. Harry Kane – 89 caps (Ongoing), 62 targets
Harry Kane has moved on from the Premier League as second within the high scorer checklist, however he continues to serve the England nationwide soccer crew to the very best of his skill.
He has scored eight targets within the Euro Qualification and is trying so as to add extra. He collected his 62 targets with effectivity, as he solely wanted 89 video games.
The solely purpose he isn’t above Charlton is his lack of trophies, which is why he transferred to Bundesliga’s Bayern Munich, the place his dominance continues.
Individually, he’s simply pretty much as good as anybody. He is a mainstay of the PFA Premier League Team of the Year (six occasions) and gained the Premier League Golden Boot 3 times.
3. Wayne Rooney – 120 caps, 53 targets
Another Manchester United legend on the checklist is Wayne Rooney, who retired in 2021.
Rooney is taken into account the most effective gamers of his time, which Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, one other former Red Devil, dominated.
Rooney, who was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2022, performed 120 video games for England and scored 53 targets. He can be Manchester United’s high goalscorer of all time.
He excelled individually however was not that fortunate as a part of the Three Lions, as he by no means obtained near lifting a trophy.
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