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English national football team

The English national football team's moment of greatest triumph was in 1966 when the side led by Bobby Moore under the managership of Alf Ramsey[?] won the World Cup. In the final, England beat the German national football[?] team by 4 goals to 2, with 3 goals from Geoff Hurst and one from Martin Peters[?].

In 2001, Sven Goran Eriksson[?] became the first foreign[?] national to become the manager of England. They qualified for the Football World Cup 2002 (held in Japan and Korea) in a tense finale on the 6th October 2001, with the final goal which gave them the much-needed draw against Greece coming from David Beckham in the dying seconds of the game. This result ensured automatic qualification above Germany on goal difference. In the World Cup itself, England reached the quarter-finals before being beaten by eventual tournament winners Brazil 2-1.

The first national manager, Walter Winterbottom, died in February 2002.

England is a member of UEFA.

Top England goalscorers

Player When No. of Games No. of Goals
Bobby Charlton 1958-70 106 49
Gary Lineker 1984-92 80 48
Jimmy Greaves 1959-67 57 44
Tom Finney 1946-58 76 30
Nat Lofthouse 1950-58 33 30
Alan Shearer 1992-2000 63 30
Viv Woodward 1903-11 23 29
Steve Bloomer 1895-1907 23 28
David Platt 1989-96 62 27
Bryan Robson 1979-91 90 26
Geoff Hurst 1966-72 49 24
Stan Mortensen 1947-53 25 23
Michael Owen 1998-2003 50 22
Tommy Lawton 1938-48 23 22
Mick Channon 1972-77 46 21
Kevin Keegan 1972-82 63 21
Martin Peters 1966-74 77 20
George Camsell 1929-36 9 18
Dixie Dean 1927-32 16 18
Johnny Haynes 1954-62 56 18
Roger Hunt 1962-69 34 18

England managers

Manager Years in charge
Sir Walter Winterbottom 1946-1962
Sir Alf Ramsey[?] 1963-1974
Joe Mercer[?] 1974
Don Revie[?] 1974-1977
Ron Greenwood[?] 1977-1982
Bobby Robson 1982-1990
Graham Taylor[?] 1990-1993
Terry Venables[?] 1993-1996
Glenn Hoddle[?] 1996-1999
Howard Wilkinson[?] 1999
Kevin Keegan[?] 1999-2000
Peter Taylor[?] 2000
Sven Goran Eriksson[?] 2001 - present

Honours



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