FIFA released a list of 100 best players of all time according to the legendary footballer Pele in 2004. In that list there were 9 British men. David Beckham featured in that list. Beckham was a prodigy from Manchester United and is currently the richest British footballer. He had an illustrious career from Manchester United to Real Madrid and from there to Los Angeles Galaxy. He also captained England in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The only British goalkeeper that finds a mention is Gordon Banks. He was England’s first choice goal keeper in the 1966 world cup winning squad. Sir Bobby Charlton is an undisputable legend. He was one man who would change the football score single-handedly.
Michael Owen also finds a mention, who has won accolades for Liverpool FC, England and more recently Manchester United. Alan Shearer is an outstanding player whose games for Newcastle United and England were simply exemplary, similarly the great Kevin Keegan. Ironically, both these men went on to also coach Newcastle United. Gary Lineker was also one of the stars of the English team with a record 10 goals in a FIFA World Cup Finals. The lone Scott who finds a mention is the legendary Liverpool striker Kenny Dalgish. Northern Ireland produced a gem by the name of George Best, another brilliant footballer that played at Old Trafford.
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National Teams of UK football
England is represented in association football by the England national football team and it is controlled by the Football Association which is the primary governing body for football in all of England. Along with Scotland, England shares the distinction of being one of the oldest football playing nations in the world. The first ever international football match in the world was played between Scotland and England in 1872. Fabio Capello is the current head coach of the English side. The home ground of the English side is the Wembley Stadium in London.
There have only been eight nations in the world which hold the distinction of being the winner of the FIFA World Cup and England is one of those elite eight. They managed to win the finals against West Germany in the 1966 when they were the host to the game. They managed to beat West Germany 4-2. However their football scores have not been as impressive during the world cups since with their best performance being a fourth place finish in the 1990 World Cup. Before the termination of the competition in 1984, the English side were the most successful of the Home Nations in the British Home Championship.
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