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List of the best soccer players from England. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from England, along with photos when available. This list of best British soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous British soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

List is made up of a variety of players, including Charlie Twissell and Austin Hayes.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best British footballers?" and "Who is the greatest British soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of England in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular British soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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149 55
Bobby Charlton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bobby Charlton Forward, Midfielder

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124 48
Bobby Moore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bobby Moore Defender

3
175 73
Steven Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Steven Gerrard Midfielder

4
133 57
Alan Shearer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Alan Shearer Forward

5
100 36
Gary Lineker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Gary Lineker Forward

6
185 105
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
David Beckham Midfielder

7
127 62
Frank Lampard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Frank Lampard Midfielder

8
133 73
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Paul Scholes Midfielder

9
144 78
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Wayne Rooney Forward

10
85 38
Gordon Banks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Gordon Banks Goalkeeper

11
77 33
Sir Stanley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Sir Stanley Matthews Outside forward, Midfielder

12
78 36
Michael Owen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
azbats added Michael Owen Forward

13
73 36
Kevin Keegan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Kevin Keegan Forward, Center Forward, Midfielder

14
63 27
Jimmy Greaves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Jimmy Greaves Forward

15
58 30
Geoff Hurst is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Geoff Hurst Forward

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67 43
Gary Neville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Gary Neville Defender

17
57 36
Tom Finney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Tom Finney Outside forward, Forward

18
34 24
Peter Shilton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
azbats added Peter Shilton Goalkeeper

19
31 17
Matthew Le Tissier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
jackslee2 added Matthew Le Tissier Forward, Midfielder

20
63 47
John Terry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
John Terry Defender

21
52 36
Billy Wright is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Billy Wright Defender

22
52 42
Rio Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Rio Ferdinand Defender

23
53 44
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Ashley Cole Defender

24
10 3
Jamie Carragher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
paulyb added Jamie Carragher Defender

25
24 18
Bobby Robson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bobby Robson Inside forward, Midfielder

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11 2
Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Harry Kane Forward

27
37 35
Andrew Cole is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Andrew Cole Forward

28
20 18
Bryan Robson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bryan Robson Midfielder

29
5 0
Paul Gascoigne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Chris4242 added Paul Gascoigne Midfielder

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17 15
Stuart Pearce is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
azbats added Stuart Pearce Defender

31
25 19
Adam Lallana is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Adam Lallana Midfielder

32
10 6
Brian Clough is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Brian Clough Forward

33
5 3
Steve McManaman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
paulyb added Steve McManaman Midfielder

34
10 7
Allan Clarke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Allan Clarke Forward

35
25 26
Alan Ball, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Alan Ball, Jr. Midfielder

36
4 2
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
scruffenstein added Sol Campbell Defender

37
9 7
Brian Labone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Brian Labone Defender

38
24 24
Adebayo Akinfenwa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
dylanwalters19 added Adebayo Akinfenwa Forward

39
6 4
Bill Foulkes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bill Foulkes Defender

40
5 3
Bob Crompton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bob Crompton Defender

41
4 2
Colin Bell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Colin Bell Midfielder

42
10 9
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Chris Waddle Midfielder

43
12 9
Bob Wilson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bob Wilson Goalkeeper

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4 4
Dixie Dean is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Dixie Dean Forward

45
10 7
Alec Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Alec Chamberlain Goalkeeper

46
9 6
Austin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Austin Hayes Midfielder

47
7 4
Billy Bonds is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Billy Bonds Defender, Midfielder

48
4 3
Robin Friday is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
jackslee2 added Robin Friday Forward

49
13 11
Andy Gray is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Andy Gray

50
12 10
Ashley Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Ashley Williams Defender