The England team, the cradle of football, the founding nation of the most beloved sport, we have to go back to the late nineteenth century, more specifically to 1872 when two nations of the British Isles ingratiated themselves to play the first game between national teams: England and Scotland. This time a cricket ground in Glasgow prepared for the match.

But the ideal framework of the time for international matches to be played was produced at the Olympic Games, more specifically at the 1908 London Olympics where the first international championship of our favorite sport was held. England would dictate its superiority over all rivals, dominance that did not end until 1920.

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England National Football Team 1908

Apart from the Olympic Games, with few exceptions such as the games played against Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia in 1908, the meetings between the nations of the British Isles continued until before the start of the First World War.

Due to divergences with Fifa, England did not play in the 1930 or 1934 World Cups until 1950 when it did participate in the World Cup and since then the effort to qualify and win in this international competition has been recurring.


Let us recap their victories, efforts in the Olympic Games, European Championships, and World Cups that will give us a reliable image of the competitive capacity of this team. We will include his soccer feats in the quarterfinals, semi-finals, and finals.

As we will see, it will be a team that has always fought for titles, reaching almost always the quarterfinals, but lacking the final push to win more titles deserved by their great legendary players, the passion and involvement of English fans and tradition. of its long history. His great victory having won the 1966 World Cup playing at home. His thorn nailed; not having won any Europan Championship.

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Bobby Moore raising the 1966 World Cup trophy


1954 Swiss World Cup: Quarter Finals

1962 Chile World Cup: Quarter Finals

England World Cup 1966: Champion. He will play the final against Federal Germany, winning the title of champion by winning 4-2 after 120 minutes of play.

1970 World Cup in Mexico: Quarterfinals

World Cup Mexico 1986: Quarterfinals

World Cup Italy 1990: Fourth place in the table

1998 France World Cup: Round of 16

World Cup South Korea Japan 2002: Quarter Finals

World Cup Germany 2006: Quarter Finals

South Africa World Cup 2010: Round of 16

Russia World Cup 2018: Fourth position in the table


1968 European Championship Italy: Semifinals rising to 3rd position in the table

England Euro 1996: Semifinals taking 3rd place in the table

Euro 2004 Portugal: Quarterfinals

Euro Cup Poland and Ukraine 2012: Quarter Finals


1900 Olympics: Gold Medal

Olympics 1908: Gold Medal winning the final against Denmark 2-0

Olympic Games 1912: Gold Medal Gold Medal again winning the final against Denmark 4 to 2

Olympics 1936: reached the quarterfinals

Olympic Games 1948: Fourth position

1956 Olympics: Quarter Finals

Subsequently, it will not qualify or play until the 2012 Games where it will reach the quarterfinals.


We are going to give you some names from the sauteed history of English football and some more detailed references to the great football figures of all time.

40s and 50s

Billy Wright, born in 1924, is a historic player in the English team for having played more than 100 times with the English team and being a legendary team captain, who took the team to the 1950s World Cups of great importance to the imagination. of English football fans for being the first in which the team participated. He played mainly in the midfielder position and was never reprimanded for what is considered a true defense knight. He played for his entire life for the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, the West Middlands Club, a team that has dedicated a statue to him outside the Stadium for being a true legend. In 1957 he was second after Di Stefano to take the Ballon d'Or.


Bobby Charlton, born in 1937, the great lord of English football. With the English team, he has scored 49 goals in 106 games. And he was one of the architects of the victory of the English team in the soccer World Cup played in England in 1966. A milestone that will always be linked to his name and for which he took the Ballon d'Or in 1966. The club where he made Almost his entire career is Manchester United with which he took numerous titles including the 1968 European Cup. Center-forward with an impressive shot on goal, high speed, good game organizer, and nose to make super successful passes to his playmates.

Bobby Moore, born in 1941, is one of the best defenders in the history of English football. He was captain of the English team for 90 games. He played fair and for this, he will always be remembered, he played ahead of his attacking rivals. His historic participation in the victory of the 1966 England World Cup reserved for himself a place in the history of British Isles soccer. The team where he spent most of his career was West Ham United where he played for almost twenty years.

Jimmy Greaves, born in 1940. He is England's third-highest scorer of all time after Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker with 44 goals in 57 games. A record. He played for Chelsea, Milan but the Club of his loves was Tottenham Hotspur FC where he played throughout the 1960s. In that decade he was one of the great scorers in the English League up to six times and still holds the title Tottenham Hotspur FC's top scorer. Among other feats, he participated in the legendary 1966 World Cup that the English team won.


Bryan Robson, born in 1957 was one of the best players of his time. His career with the English team extends throughout the 80s where he played 90 games with the Three Lions where he was captain and played in the World Cups of 1982, 1986, and 1990. During the 80s and early 90s, he played in Manchester United where he was also an iconic captain at Old Trafford although he started at West Bromwich Albion and ended his career at Middlesborough.

Gary Lineker, born in 1960, is well known in Spain for his time in Barcelona in the 80s where he won the 1989 European Cup Winners' Cup. He is one of the most famous center forwards of his time. He was Silver Ball in 1986 and Golden Boot as top scorer after scoring 6 goals in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico and is also the second great scorer for the English team. He started his career at Leicester City, passing through Everton, FC Barcelona among others. He had an instinct for the goal, he was everywhere that drove the opponent crazy, he moved like a mouse all over the field, and as he was a great auctioneer and also a great header, the goals always came.

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Gary LIneker in 1990

Other great players from the 80s: John Barnes who played for England between 1983 and 1995, Kevin Keegan, Paul Gascoigne or Glenn Hoddle.


In the 90s we found players like Alan Shearer or the ultra-famous David Beckham who extended his career from 1996 to 2009.


Some memorable names from the 2000s; Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Cole

The English national team shirts are the second skin of all these players, the symbol that has gone through all these times. We invite you to browse the section of our website dedicated to the English team.

Among the shirts you can find, we highlight the England 1966 Shirt for being the shirt with which the English players proclaimed themselves world champions. A shirt that embodies all the values of English football. The Three Lions and the Tudor Roses on the shield are impressive. Or the 1982 England retro shirt in white and red, a replica of the one worn by English players including Bryan Robson, Kevin Keegan and Glenn Hoddle where they had to return home without having lost a single match. The shirt is spectacular, one of the most beautiful of all time.

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Engand National Football Team in 1982

The most tangible things about this king sport that we love so much are its shirts, so don't miss out on feeling the most exciting football history on your own skin, a gift full of love for football.