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England captains - a Spurs history

Posted on 10 June 2017  - 12:00

Harry Kane joins an illustrious group of Spurs players to captain England.


The striker and back-to-back Golden Boot winner in the Premier League will lead the Three Lions in the World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Hampden Park this evening (5pm).

The first Spurs player to wear the armband for England was all-time great Vivian Woodward, who led the country 14 times between 1908-1911, 12 as a Spurs player. Woodward won 23 caps between 1903-11, scored 29 goals and remains the England striker with the best goals-per-game ratio (1.26).

The last Spurs player to captain England was Scott Parker against Holland on February 28, 2012, the only time he'd wear the armband in his 18 caps.

Harry, still only 23, now leads the Three Lions out on what will be his 18th cap.


Vivian Woodward - captain 14 times between 1908-11, 12 as a Spurs player - capped 23 times
Arthur Grimsdell - captain three times in 1921, 1922, 1923, all as a Spurs player - capped six times
Alf Ramsey - captain three times 1950, 1951, all as a Spurs player - capped 32 times
Alan Mullery - captain once in 1971 - capped 35 times
Martin Peters - captain four times 1971, 1973, 1974, all as Spurs player - capped 67 times
Gary Lineker - captain 18 times 1990-92, all as Spurs player - capped 80 times
Sol Campbell - captain three times in 1998, 2005, twice as a Spurs player - capped 73 times
Scott Parker - captain once in 2012 - capped 18 times
Harry Kane - will captain v Scotland - capped 17 times