Premier League legends who you could’ve sworn made 20 England caps

Tom Dunstan

The 90s was a wonderful time for football across Europe, it saw the development of the next generation of superstars, and England was no different. 

For the first time in over two decades, the Three Lions genuinely believed that they had a group of players that could win a major tournament. With competition strong from one to eleven, this meant, only the elite were going to be called upon. So, what would make you part of the elite? Maybe a few league titles, a Golden Boot? Even the odd Champions League medal?

Logically, we would all assume that with any of them on your CV, it would most likely make you a shoe-in for a call-up. But, in the case of a select few, your domestic pedigree didn’t mean anything when it came to the international game. Here are a few Premier League legends that didn’t even reach 20 England caps.

Now, in an era that saw England’s best performance coming at the 1996 European Championships, it is hard to deny the fact that England’s squad was brimming with talent, but, for these six Premier League legends they will no doubt feel a little hard done by. Especially knowing the likes of Darius Vassell, Wes Brown & Kieron Dyer all have more international experience than you!

Let’s all hope that sometime soon, very soon, England will be back to having the perfect headache when it comes to team selection.

We can all dream.

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