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International A-Z

Andy Greeves explores 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 21 and 30 caps for England while under contract with us.



Had it not been for injuries, Ledley King (pictured, above) would have surely won far more than the 21 caps for England he gained between 2002 and 2010. The central defender played matches for the Three Lions at both the UEFA European Championships in 2004 and the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and scored twice for his country against Portugal on February 18, 2004, and Mexico on May 24, 2010. His England debut came against Italy on March 27, 2002, while his last appearance came in the 1-1 draw with the USA at the World Cup on June 12, 2010.

Aaron Lennon has made 21 appearances for England to date, having first played for his country at full international level against Jamaica on June 2, 2006. The midfielder was named in England’s squad for the 2006 World Cup and went on as a substitute in their 2-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago. He also went on in the quarter-final match with Portugal, replacing the injured David Beckham.

In addition, Lennon made it into the final 23-man squad for England’s 2010 World Cup campaign, starting in the opening group games against the United States and Algeria. His most recent appearance came in a 2-1 friendly win over Brazil on February 9, 2013.

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