Is that this England’s best ever XI?
After England’s Nation League video games towards Iceland and Denmark final week, it’s regular to start out pondering in the direction of subsequent years Euro’s – and immediately begin to surprise about how properly we might or might not do throughout the large worldwide competitions, dreaming of watching the Three Lions carry a trophy once more like most England followers do yearly.
In soccer, trophies translate to success, and England has didn’t win a significant trophy because the 1966 World Cup, the international locations solely main trophy up to now.
When remembering the England greats, it’s straightforward to only take into consideration England’s golden era or the almost groups of the ’80s and ’90s – however that is no extra.
Right here, we’re going to piece collectively England’s best ever XI of capped internationals…
GK – Gordon Banks
A straightforward omission in objective for me, Gordan Banks was the international locations World Cup-winning goalkeeper in ’66 and is commonly thought to be one of many best to play the sport in his place. Banks performed 73 video games for England between 1963-72, and was named the 2nd finest goalkeeper within the historical past of the sport, behind Lev Yashin and forward of Dino Zoff.
His save towards Pelé within the 1970 World Cup has been thought to be the best save in footballing historical past by Pelé himself and is a second that went down in English soccer folklore.