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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 one and two caps for England while under contract with us.


Int_AlsfordAt the time of writing, a total of 70 of our players have been capped at full international level for England.

Among those players with just one cap to their name is Wally Alsford (pictured, right), who made 90 appearances for us between 1930 and 1936. He played only once for the national team against Scotland on April 6, 1935.

David Bentley’s sole appearance for England as a Spurs player came as a substitute against Czech Republic on August 20, 2008. His other seven caps came while at other clubs.

Like Alsford, Herbert ‘Bert’ Bliss’ only England cap came against Scotland on April 9, 1921. He appeared alongside three other Spurs players that day in the shape of Jimmy Dimmock, Arthur Grimsdell and Bert Smith.

Harry Clarke’s only international appearance also came against the ‘Auld Enemy’, when he took to the field at Hampden Park in the Home International Championship on April 4, 1954.

Our former central defender Steven Caulker scored on his only appearance for England to date in a 4-2 away defeat in Sweden. The friendly match will be best remembered for Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s four goals and long-range bicycle-kick. Two years ago, Scotland expressed an interest in Caulker – who would qualify through his grandmother – playing international football for them. As he has yet to play a competitive match for England, he would still be permitted to change his allegiance.

Terry Fenwick won 20 England caps between 1984 and 1988, but was only a Spurs player when receiving one of those against Israel on February 11, 1988 – his final international appearance. Our former defender Anthony Gardner’s one and only appearance for the Three Lions came as a substitute for John Terry in a match against Sweden on March 31, 2004.

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