The top TEN players who never quite ‘made it’ with England

With the international fixtures taking main focus this weekend it’s time for another England based top ten but unlike the previous list that focused on the worst players to wear the Three Lions, this one is a little more interesting. Whilst some players failed to deliver or left fans wondering why on earth they were picked, there’s quite a few quality players over the last few decades who did not get enough chances playing for England.

There are a number of reasons why this might be, whether it was down to injuries at the wrong time or were just out of favour with the England manager in charge. In some cases, the players may have been capped a number of times but were played out of position and not used to their strengths and the team’s advantage. Or maybe it was down to the player’s mentality that prevented them from taking their limited opportunity in the England shirt, playing week in and week out regularly for your club may be comfortable for some to perform but others fail in new surroundings.

This list in particular is one of the favourite Top Ten’s I’ve made, particularly because of personal interest as an England fan and how I wished that some of these players got more of a chance to play for their country. Who knows, things could’ve been so different if they had.

Click on Sir Les below to see the Top TEN

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List compiled by Matt Freebody

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