Joey Barton won his only England cap in 2007

Can you name these England players?

Words: JJ Dunning
Photo: Laurence Griffiths / Getty

Here are eleven players who’ve only played for England once. Take our quiz to see how many you remember…

For a footballer, making your International début is a very proud moment. Recognition at the highest level makes all the hard work – those after-hours training sessions, adhering to your strict diet, receiving all those millions of pounds a year – suddenly seem worth it.

  • Burnley ‘keeper Tom Heaton is the only one-capper in the current England squad
  • Three of the XI in our quiz have played for England manager Sam Allardyce at club level

Of course, winning your first cap doesn’t guarantee a lengthy International career. Sometimes, as is the case with the subjects of our quiz (below), you never get selected again.

Here are eleven players who did the difficult bit by breaking into the England squad, but never managed to kick on. How many do you recognise?

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