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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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157 60
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
133 49
Bobby Moore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bobby Moore Defender

3
189 75
Steven Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Steven Gerrard Midfielder

4
142 60
Alan Shearer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Alan Shearer Forward

5
140 64
Frank Lampard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Frank Lampard Midfielder

6
103 40
Gary Lineker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Gary Lineker Forward

7
197 111
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
David Beckham Midfielder

8
92 39
Gordon Banks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Gordon Banks Goalkeeper

9
141 79
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Paul Scholes Midfielder

10
81 37
Kevin Keegan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Kevin Keegan Forward, Center Forward, Midfielder

11
153 85
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Wayne Rooney Forward

12
85 39
Michael Owen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
azbats added Michael Owen Forward

13
81 37
Sir Stanley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Sir Stanley Matthews Outside forward, Midfielder

14
67 31
Jimmy Greaves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Jimmy Greaves Forward

15
61 35
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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16
41 26
Peter Shilton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
azbats added Peter Shilton Goalkeeper

17
68 49
Gary Neville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Gary Neville Defender

18
36 18
Matthew Le Tissier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
jackslee2 added Matthew Le Tissier Forward, Midfielder

19
71 51
John Terry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
John Terry Defender

20
59 43
Tom Finney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
BaruchLalaev added Tom Finney Outside forward, Forward

21
58 45
Rio Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Rio Ferdinand Defender

22
16 5
Jamie Carragher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
paulyb added Jamie Carragher Defender

23
60 49
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Ashley Cole Defender

24
52 42
Billy Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Billy Wright Defender

25
16 6
Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Harry Kane Forward

26
11 5
Steve McManaman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
paulyb added Steve McManaman Midfielder

27
10 3
Paul Gascoigne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Chris4242 added Paul Gascoigne Midfielder

28
26 22
Bobby Robson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bobby Robson Inside forward, Midfielder

29
8 3
Sol Campbell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
scruffenstein added Sol Campbell Defender

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30
13 7
Brian Clough is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Brian Clough Forward

31
24 21
Bryan Robson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bryan Robson Midfielder

32
9 5
Dixie Dean is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Dixie Dean Forward

33
29 23
Adam Lallana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Adam Lallana Midfielder

34
39 41
Andrew Cole is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Andrew Cole Forward

35
18 18
Stuart Pearce is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
azbats added Stuart Pearce Defender

36
24 25
Peter Crouch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
scruffenstein added Peter Crouch Forward

37
8 4
Brian Kidd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Brian Kidd Forward, Midfielder

38
12 11
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Chris Waddle Midfielder

39
26 27
Adebayo Akinfenwa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
dylanwalters19 added Adebayo Akinfenwa Forward

40
11 8
Alec Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Alec Chamberlain Goalkeeper

41
25 29
Alan Ball, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Alan Ball, Jr. Midfielder

42
7 6
Bill Foulkes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bill Foulkes Defender

43
6 5
Bob Crompton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Bob Crompton Defender

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

45
10 10
Allan Clarke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Allan Clarke Forward

46
5 2
Cliff Bastin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Cliff Bastin Outside forward, Midfielder

47
9 9
Brian Labone is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Brian Labone Defender

48
10 8
Alan Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Alan Kennedy Defender

49
4 4
Colin Bell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Colin Bell Midfielder

50
13 12
Ashley Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from England
Ashley Williams Defender