England national football team (The Three Lions)

Founded: 1863
Manager: Gareth Southgate
Address: The Football Association
25 Soho Square
London W1D 4FA
Website: www.theFA.com

England's first-ever match was against Scotland in Glasgow on 30 November 1872. An estimated crowd of 3,500 at the West of Scotland Cricket Ground in Partick saw a 0-0 draw that Bell`s Life described as:

...one of the jolliest, one of the most spirited and most pleasant matches that have ever been played according to Association rules.

England was late to participate in the World Cup, but the team`s greatest victory was undoubtedly the World Cup Final victory in 1966 which was their 409th match.

All-time totals on this page are in agreement with the Football Association but may differ from some other sources due to these famous anomalies:

  • Argentina v England in Buenos Aires in 1953 was abandoned after 21 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch but the respective FAs agreed that the 0-0 score should stand as a final result.
  • Republic of Ireland v England in Dublin in 1995 was abandoned after 27 minutes due to crowd trouble and didn't have a final result - but caps were awarded.
  • Scotland v England in Glasgow on 5 April 1902, at which there were fatalities after part of a stand collapsed, was declared void.

England 'A' international all-time totals

Games won: 606
Games drawn: 242
Games lost: 203
Goals for: 2312
Goals against: 1012
Average goals for: 2.20
Average goals against: 0.96

Venue: Wembley Stadium