Is this England’s greatest ever XI?

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After England’s Nation League games against Iceland and Denmark last week, it is normal to start thinking towards next years Euro’s – and instantly start to wonder about how well we may or may not do during the big international competitions, dreaming of watching the Three Lions lift a trophy again like most England fans do every year.

In football, trophies translate to success, and England has failed to win a major trophy since the 1966 World Cup, the countries only major trophy to date.

When remembering the England greats, it is easy to just think about England’s golden generation or the nearly teams of the ’80s and ’90s – but this is no more.

Here, we’re going to piece together England’s greatest ever XI of capped internationals…

GK – Gordon Banks

An easy omission in goal for me, Gordan Banks was the countries World Cup-winning goalkeeper in ’66 and is often regarded as one of the greatest to play the game in his position. Banks played 73 games for England between 1963-72, and was named the 2nd best goalkeeper in the history of the game, behind Lev Yashin and ahead of Dino Zoff.

His save against Pelé in the 1970 World Cup has been regarded as the greatest save in footballing history by Pelé himself and is a moment that went down in English football folklore.

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