15 Greatest England National Football Players of All-Time

England may not be the most successful footballing nation in history, but it has produced a number of famous players over the years.

15. Bobby Charlton

With 49 goals, Charlton is England's all-time best goal scorer. He was a member of the 1966 World Cup-winning side.

14. Bobby Moore

Under the guidance of manager Alf Ramsey, Moore guided England to their first and only World Cup victory on home soil.

13. Peter Shilton

After Gordon Banks was forced to retire in 1972, Shilton was named as England's first-choice goalkeeper.

12. Bryan Robson

Most people consider Robson to be the best English player of his generation. The midfielder was a part of the generation that won the World Cup.

11. Gary Lineker

Lineker won the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup after scoring six goals in that tournament, followed by four more goals in the 1990 World Cup.

10. David Beckham

Beckham made his international debut in 1996, and during his illustrious career with the national team, he collected 115 caps.

9. Steven Gerrard

Since 2000, Steven Gerrard has been a regular in England's starting lineup, and he is on his way to becoming seventh player to reach 100 caps Three Lions.

8. Michael Owen

Owen rose to prominence in England while playing for Liverpool, and he made his debut in the country in 1998.

7. Wayne Rooney

With his two-goal effort against Switzerland at Euro 2004, Rooney made his international debut.

6. John Barne

From 1983 to 1995, John Barnes was a member of the England national team.In his 12-year career withThree Lions, made 79 appearances on the left wing.

5. Ashley Cole

Since his international debut in 2001, Ashley Cole has been a steady force in the England defence.

4. Jimmy Greave

Jimmy Greaves was one of the most prolific strikers in English history. Greaves holds the record for most goals scored at Tottenham.

3. Billy Wright

Wright played at a time when World War II had an impact on international competition, and teams did not play as many games as they do now.

2. Stuart Pearce

Pearce is best renowned for his two penalty kicks, a football discipline that the English have long struggled with.

1. Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer was a prolific goal scorer at club level, and his knack for scoring continued when he represented England.