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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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154 57
Bobby Charlton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bobby Charlton Forward, Midfielder

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2
126 48
Bobby Moore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bobby Moore Defender

3
181 74
Steven Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Steven Gerrard Midfielder

4
136 58
Alan Shearer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Alan Shearer Forward

5
101 38
Gary Lineker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Gary Lineker Forward

6
134 63
Frank Lampard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Frank Lampard Midfielder

7
190 107
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
David Beckham Midfielder

8
138 76
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Paul Scholes Midfielder

9
149 80
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Wayne Rooney Forward

10
88 38
Gordon Banks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Gordon Banks Goalkeeper

11
79 34
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
76 36
Kevin Keegan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Kevin Keegan Forward, Center Forward, Midfielder

13
80 38
Michael Owen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
azbats added Michael Owen Forward

14
64 29
Jimmy Greaves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Jimmy Greaves Forward

15
59 31
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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68 44
Gary Neville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Gary Neville Defender

17
58 38
Tom Finney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Tom Finney Outside forward, Forward

18
68 47
John Terry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
John Terry Defender

19
33 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
36 25
Peter Shilton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
azbats added Peter Shilton Goalkeeper

21
58 44
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Ashley Cole Defender

22
55 42
Rio Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Rio Ferdinand Defender

23
52 38
Billy Wright is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Billy Wright Defender

24
12 4
Jamie Carragher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
paulyb added Jamie Carragher Defender

25
26 19
Bobby Robson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bobby Robson Inside forward, Midfielder

26
24 18
Bryan Robson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bryan Robson Midfielder

27
8 1
Paul Gascoigne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Chris4242 added Paul Gascoigne Midfielder

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12 3
Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Harry Kane Forward

29
12 6
Brian Clough is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Brian Clough Forward

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39 37
Andrew Cole is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Andrew Cole Forward

31
7 3
Steve McManaman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
paulyb added Steve McManaman Midfielder

32
27 20
Adam Lallana is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Adam Lallana Midfielder

33
18 16
Stuart Pearce is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
azbats added Stuart Pearce Defender

34
6 3
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
scruffenstein added Sol Campbell Defender

35
6 5
Dixie Dean is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Dixie Dean Forward

36
22 24
Peter Crouch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
scruffenstein added Peter Crouch Forward

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7 5
Bill Foulkes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bill Foulkes Defender

38
6 4
Bob Crompton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bob Crompton Defender

39
25 28
Alan Ball, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Alan Ball, Jr. Midfielder

40
10 9
Allan Clarke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Allan Clarke Forward

41
25 26
Adebayo Akinfenwa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
dylanwalters19 added Adebayo Akinfenwa Forward

42
11 8
Alec Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Alec Chamberlain Goalkeeper

43
7 6
Emile Heskey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
scruffenstein added Emile Heskey Forward

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8 5
Billy Bonds is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Billy Bonds Defender, Midfielder

45
7 4
Brian Kidd is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Brian Kidd Forward, Midfielder

46
11 11
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Chris Waddle Midfielder

47
13 11
Ashley Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Ashley Williams Defender

48
9 9
Brian Labone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Brian Labone Defender

49
28 31
Jack Wilshere is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
dylanwalters19 added Jack Wilshere Midfielder

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4 4
Colin Bell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Colin Bell Midfielder