This blogger Artur Yanturin of Russia copied many of my blog teams. This blog was one of them. It was my Russia All-Time Team here. His team was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014. His Spartak Moscow All-Time team entry of was published in October 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2017. His entry of the Dutch-German rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014. He also copied many many of my blog entries.
Ireland/Northern Ireland combined team,
Ireland, Northern Ireland,
|Kalvin Philips and Raheem Sterling
In 1978, Viv Anderson became the first Black player to play for the English senior national team. He would earn 30 caps between 1978 and 1988. He was on two World Cup team: 1982 and 1986, and two European Championship team: 1980 and 1988. He was a part of Brian Clough's Nottingham Forrest team that won back-to-back European Cup in 1979 and 1980. He also played for Arsenal, Manchester United and and Sheffield Wednesday.
Kyle Walker started with boyhood club Sheffield United and made his name with Tottenham Hotspurs after loan spells with Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa. In 2017, he joined Manchester City for one of the most expensive fees. He won the treble in 2023. At the time of writing, he has over 81 caps. He went to the European Championship in 2016 and 2020 and the World Cup Finals in 2018 and 2022.
Sol Campbell was one of the greatest English defenders. He was a member of Arsenal's "Invincibles" that went undefeated in 2003-2004 season. At the club level, he spent 9 seasons for Tottenham Hotspurs and served as its captain before moving to its rival Arsenal on a free transfer that sparked a controversy. He later played for Portsmouth. For England, he earned 73 caps in 11 years. He went to three World Cup Finals: 1998, 2002 and 2006.
Young started his career at Watford. In January 2007, he transferred to Aston Villa. He established himself in the first team at Villa Park and won the PFA Young Player of the Year award in 2009. In 2011, Young signed for Manchester United for an undisclosed fee. He has gone on to win every trophy available in English football. He also played for Everton, Inter Milan and Aston Villa. He played 39 times for England between 2007 and 2018.
Danny Rose was a youth product with Leeds United in 2006, but never played for them. He played for Tottenham Hotspur between 2007 and 2021. He had loan spells with Watford, Peterborough United, Bristol City and Sunderland. In 2022, he joined Watford. Rose earned his first senior cap in a 3–2 victory against Germany in 2016. He played 26 times between 2016 and 2019. He played in Euro 2016 and the World Cup Finals in 2018. He was a part of the Team GB at the London Olympics.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek began his career with Chelsea in 2014. For his first three seasons, he was mainly a backup player. In 2017, he was sent on a loan to Crystal Palace. He returned to Chelsea, and then, another loan move to Fulham in 2020. In 2023, he left Chelsea for AC Milan. In 2017, he made his national team debut with England. He was capped 10 times. He played a single match at the 2018 World Cup Finals.
Walcott, then 17 years old was a surpassingly named in Sven-Goran Ericsson's squad for the 2006 World Cup, despite having only made 13 appearances in senior football and none in the Premier League. He made no appearance in Germany. Fabio Capello did not take him to South Africa 2010 and an injury kept him from Brazil 2014. At the time of writing, he made 47 caps for England. Except for a loan spell, he has only played for Arsenal and Everton.
Raheem Sterling broke into the Liverpool lineup as a 17 years old in 2012, where he became their star players until 2015. In the spring of 2015, he had a contract disputes with the club. He moved to Manchester City for 44 million pounds. He made his national team debut in 2012. He played at the World Cup Finals in 2014, and Euro 2016 and 2020. In 2019, he won the FWA Player of the Year. Liked John Barnes, he was born in Jamaica. Since 2012, he played 82 times for England.
Wright was a legendary striker with Arsenal. Before joining Arsenal, he was a hero with Crystal Palace. At the time of writing, he was their highest goal scorer since the War. In 1991, he joined Arsenal. He spent 7 seasons with them, winning all three domestic trophies and the Cup Winners' Cup in 1994. Despite being a top scorer in the domestic league(he scored over 20 goals every season from 1991 to 1998), he only played 33 times for England and was never selected for any of the major tournaments.
|John Barnes and Des Walker