|Cuthbert Ottaway and Robert Barker played in the first ever international match in 1872|
Black English players
United Kingdom World Cup 1970
United Kingdom World Cup 1982
England World Cup 1974
England After 1966 All-Time Team
Ditchburn made his senior debut for the Spurs in a wartime league match in 1940. At the end of the war, he returned to Tottenham. He went on to play in an unbroken run of 247 matches between April 1948 and March 1954. Tottenham won promotion as Division Two champions in 1949–50 and the First division league title the following year. Capped 6 times and went to the WC Finals in 1950.
Woodley signed for Chelsea in 1931, making his debut the same year. Woodley was a member of the glamorous Chelsea side of the 1930s, playing alongside the likes of Hughie Gallacher, Alex Jackson and Alec Cheyne. Woodley won nineteen caps for England - all consecutive, a record at the time - and in an era when there was stiff competition from Harry Hibbs, George Tweedy and Frank Swift.
David Sadler started his career with Maidstone United, but signed a professional contract with Manchester United in 1963, helping the club win the 1965 and 1967 First Division Football League championships as well as the 1968 European Cup. He left United in 1974 after scoring 27 goals for the club to join Preston North End, who were being managed by Sadler's former team-mate Bobby Charlton. Capped 4 times.
Mick Mills holds the record for appearance with Ipswich Town. He became the captain of Ipswich in 1971, where he formed a close relationship with manager Bobby Robson. It was Ipswich's greatest era, winning the 1978 FA Cup and the 1981 UEFA Cup. He also played with Southampton and Stoke City. Mills was capped 42 times between 1972 and 1982. He played both rightback and left back for England. He captained England at the 1982 World Cup Finals.
His father, grandfather and three brothers were all professional footballers as well. His brother Dave, played international football for Wales. From 1963 to 1975, he played for Chelsea. He later played for Arsenal. He made 714 First Division appearances, an English top division record for an outfield player and second only to goalkeeper Peter Shilton. He was only capped once.
Bobby Tambling was Chelsea's all-time top scorer for 47 years, with 202 goals in all competitions until Frank Lampard surpassed this total on 11 May 2013. Tambling remains Chelsea's all-time top scorer in league competition with 164 goals. After enjoying a successful career in the Football League during the 1960s and early 1970s, Tambling moved to Ireland. He subsequently played for several Irish clubs. Capped 3 times.
Currie started with Watford in 1967. He was transferred to Sheffield United in 1968 and went on to score 54 goals in 313 appearances and was also made captain by manager Ken Furphy in March 1974. In September 2014, as part of the club's 125th Anniversary celebrations, he was named Sheffield United's Greatest Ever Player. In 1976, he moved to Leeds United. His curling shot against Southampton F.C. In 1978 won ITV's The Big Match Goal of the Season that year. Capped 17 times.
Osgood was a legend with Chelsea. He helped them to win the Cup Winners' Cup in 1970. Despite his successes with Chelsea, he only earned 4 caps. Sir Ramsey is rumoured to dislike him for his playboy lifestyle. He was a member of the 1970 World Cup squad, making two appearances against Czechoslovakia and Romania as a substitute. Near the end of his career, he played for Southampton, Norwich, Philadelphia Fury and a return to Chelsea.
From 1962 to 1966, Martin Chivers played with Southampton. He moved to Tottenham Hotspurs in 1968, breaking the tran sager record at the time. During the 1971–72 campaign, Chivers hit the best form of his career, netting 44 times in 64 first team appearances. He scored eight times in 11 UEFA Cup matches in 1972, in which Tottenham became champion. He was indicted to Tottenham's Hall of Fame. Chivers was capped 24 times for England.