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International A-Z

Exploring the vast number of countries our players have represented on a letter-by-letter basis. The series continues with letter ‘E’ and looks at individuals to have won between 38 and 49 caps for England while under contract with us.


Int_SheringhamOften playing as a ‘second striker’ for England behind an out-and-out forward, Teddy Sheringham netted 11 times in 51 matches for his country and made numerous assists for team-mates. Signing for us from Nottingham Forest during the 1992-93 season, Sheringham’s international debut came against Poland on May 29, 1993. His first England goal, meanwhile, was against Sweden on June 8, 1995.

Sheringham (pictured, right) was included in Three Lions squads for the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and 2002 and UEFA Euro ‘96. Of those tournaments, his performances at Euro ’96 stand out as he proved a perfect foil for fellow front man Alan Shearer.

He partnered the then-Blackburn Rovers forward in all of England’s matches against Switzerland, Scotland, Holland, Spain and Germany, netting twice against the Netherlands on June 18, 1996.

Prior to his transfer to Manchester United in the summer of 1997, Sheringham had won 28 caps for England.

He would return to us in 2001, going on to gain another 10 caps during his second spell at White Hart Lane through to 2003. That included four substitute appearances for the Three Lions at the 2002 World Cup in matches with Argentina, Nigeria, Denmark and Brazil.

Gary Lineker also won 38 caps for England as a Spurs player and was covered in part six of this feature.

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