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England's 90 BME Players
in Order of First Appearance
Most Capped
 
 
Ply.
No.
Player Birthdate Clubs pos Strts
subs
App Gls mins years time
3 BME players given their debut by Ron Greenwood
936 Viv Anderson 29 July 1956 Nottingham Forest, Arsenal, Manchester United RB 30
0
30 2 1350 1978-88 9 years
177 days
938 Laurie Cunningham 8 March 1956
15 July 1989
West Bromwich Albion, Real Madrid OR 3
3
6 0 328 1979-80 1 year
145 days
955 Cyrille Regis 9 February 1958 West Bromwich Albion,
Coventry City
CF 2
3
5 0 173 1982-87 5 years
233 days
12 BME players given their debut by Bobby Robson
958 Ricky Hill 5 March 1959 Luton Town M 1
2
3 0 111 1982-86 3 years
98 days
960 Luther Blissett 1 February 1958 Watford, Milan F 8
6
14 3 768 1982-84 1 year
243 days
962 Mark Chamberlain 19 November 1961 Stoke City OR 5
3
8 1 471 1982-84 1 year
306 days
966 John Barnes 7 November 1963 Watford, Liverpool OL 65
14
79 10 5714 1983-95 12 years
101 days
967 Danny Thomas 12 November 1961 Coventry City RB 1
1
2 0 tbc 1983 7 days
975 Brian Stein 19 October 1957 Luton Town F 1
0
1 0 90 1984 90 min
994   Danny Wallace 21 January 1964 Southampton OL 1
0
1 1 90 1986 90 min
1004 David Rocastle 2 May 1970
31 March 2001
Arsenal RM 10
4
14 0 899 1988-92 3 years
244 days
1005   Des Walker 26 November 1965 Nottingham Forest, Sampdoria, Sheffield Wednesday CD 56
3
59 0 tbc 1988-93 tbc
1009 Michael Thomas 24 August 1967 Arsenal CD 2
0
2 0 tbc 1988-89 tbc
1012 Paul Parker 4 April 1964 Queen's Park Rangers,
Manchester United
CD 18
1
19 0 1725 1989-94 4 years
317 days
1014 John Fashanu 18 September 1962 Wimbledon CF 2
0
2 0 101 1989 4 days
12 BME players given their debut by Graham Taylor
1022   Ian Wright 3 November 1963 Crystal Palace, Arsenal, West Ham United F 17
16
33 9 tbc 1991-98 tbc
1028 John Salako 11 February 1969 Crystal Palace OL 3
2
5 0 312 1991 102 days
1029 Earl Barrett 28 April 1967 Oldham Athletic, Aston Villa CD 3
0
3 0 270 1991-93 2 years
16 days
1030   Mark Walters 2 June 1964 Rangers OL 1
0
1 0 70 1991 70 min
1031 Brian Deane 7 February 1968 Sheffield United CF 1
2
3 0 100 1991-92 1 year
99 days
1032 Gary Charles 13 April 1970 Nottingham Forest RB 2
0
2 0 180 1991 4 days
1035 Andy Gray 22 February 1964 Crystal Palace M 1
0
1 0 45 1991 45 min
1037 Tony Daley 18 October 1967 Aston Villa M 4
3
7 0 398 1991-92 216 days
1041 Keith Curle 14 November 1963 Manchester City CD 2
1
3 0 134 1992 42 days
1042 Carlton Palmer 5 December 1965 Sheffield Wednesday D 14
4
18 1 1281 1992-93 1 year
167 days
1044 Paul Ince 21 October 1967 Manchester United, Internazionale Milano, Liverpool, Middlesbrough M 50
3
53 2 4406 1992-2000 7 years
284 days
1047 Les Ferdinand 8 December 1966 Queen's Park Rangers, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur F 13
4
17 5 1115 1993-98 5 years
100 days
4 BME players given their debut by Terry Venables
1063 Andrew Cole 15 October 1971 Manchester United F 9
6
15 1 920 1995-2001 6 years
191 days
1067 Stan Collymore 22 January 1971 Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa F 1
2
3 0 84 1995-97 2 years
99 days
1074 Sol Campbell 18 September 1974 Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Portsmouth CD 67
6
73 1 5752 1996-2007 11 years
186 days
1077 Ugo Ehiogu 3 November 1972
21 April 2017
Aston Villa, Middlesbrough FB 0
4
4 1 144 1996-2002 5 years
308 days
3 BME players given their debut by Glenn Hoddle
1080 David James 1 August 1970 Liverpool, Aston Villa,
West Ham United, Manchester City,  Portsmouth
GK 43
10
53 0 3846 1997-2010 13 years
91 days
1083 Rio Ferdinand 7 November 1978 West Ham United, Leeds United, Manchester United CD 75
6
81 2 6317 1997-2011 13 years
200 days
1085 Dion Dublin 22 April 1969 Coventry City, Aston Villa F 3
1
4 0 380 1998 280 days
3 BME players given their debut by Kevin Keegan
1090 Wes Brown 13 October 1979 Manchester United LB/
CD
16
7
23 1 1574 1999-2010 10 years
309 days
1094 Emile Heskey 11 January 1978 Leicester City, Liverpool,  Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa M/F 40
22
62 7 3407 1999-2010 11 years
60 days
1096 Kieron Dyer 29 December 1978 Newcastle United, West Ham United M 8
25
33 0 1067 1999-2007 6 years
352 days
16 BME players given their debut by Sven-Göran Eriksson
1103 Chris Powell 8 September 1969 Charlton Athletic LB 2
3
5 0 270 2001-02 350 days
1106 Ashley Cole 20 December 1980 Arsenal, Chelsea LB 106
1
107 0 8637 2001-14 12 years
281 days
1112 Trevor Sinclair 2 March 1973 West Ham United,
Manchester City
M 6
6
12 0 686 2001-03 1 year
281 days
1115 Michael Ricketts 4 December 1978 Bolton Wanderers F 1
0
1 0 45 2002 45 min
1116 Darius Vassell 13 June 1980 Aston Villa F 6
16
22 6 861 2002-04 2 years
132 days
1117 Ledley King 12 October 1980 Tottenham Hotspur CD 12
9
21 1 1250 2002-10 8 years
77 days
1123 Jermaine Jenas 18 February 1983 Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur M 5
16
21 1 757 2003-09 6 years
273 days
1128 Glen Johnson 23 August 1984 Chelsea, Portsmouth,
Liverpool
RB 49
5
54 1 4484 2003-14 10 years
215 days
1131 Jermain Defoe 7 October 1982 Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland CF 22
35
57 20 2402 2004-17 13 years
71 days
1132 Anthony Gardner 19 September 1980 Tottenham Hotspur CD 0
1
1 0 45 2004 45 min
1133   Shaun Wright-Phillips 25 October 1981 Manchester City, Chelsea,
Manchester City
AM 15
21
36 6 1695 2004-10 tbc
1136 Kieran Richardson 21 October 1981 Manchester United M 1
7
8 2 168 2005-06 1 year
171 days
1137 Zat Knight 2 May 1980 Fulham CD 1
1
2 0 135 2005 3 days
1141 Darren Bent 6 February 1984 Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Aston Villa F 8
5
13 4 595 2006-11 5 years
260 days
1142 Theo Walcott 16 March 1989 Arsenal M/F 30
17
47 8 2417 2006-16 10 years
169 days
1143 Aaron Lennon 16 April 1987 Tottenham Hotspur M 10
21
21 0 992 2006-13 6 years
248 days
3 BME players given their debut by Steve McClaren
1145 Micah Richards 24 June 1988 Manchester City LB 10
3
13 1 958 2006-12 5 years
106 days
1151 Joleon Lescott 16 August 1982 Everton, Manchester City CD 20
6
26 1 2090 2007-13 5 years
164 days
1153 Ashley Young 9 July 1985 Aston Villa, Manchester United AM
/LWB
24
15
39 7 2344 2007-18 10 years
237 days
10 BME players given their debut by Fabio Capello
1158 Gabriel Agbonlahor 13 October 1986 Aston Villa AM 3
0
3 0 218 2008-09 328 days
1159 Carlton Cole 12 November 1983 West Ham United F 0
7
7 0 133 2009-10 1 year
20 days
1161 Tom Huddlestone 28 December 1986 Tottenham Hotspur M 1
3
4 0 97 2009-12 3 years
0 days
1165 Kieran Gibbs 26 September 1989 Arsenal LB 7
3
10 0 716 2010-15 5 years
98 days
1166 Bobby Zamora 16 January 1981 Fulham F 1
1
2 0 45 2010-11 1 year
96 days
1172 Jay Bothroyd 5 May 1982 Cardiff City CF 0
1
1 0 18 2010 18 min
1174 Danny Welbeck 26 November 1990 Sunderland, Manchester United, Arsenal F 26
16
42 16 2365 2011-18 7 years
166 days
1175 Chris Smalling 22 November 1989 Manchester United RB/
CD
28
3
31 1 2450 2011-17 5 years
281 days
1178 Kyle Walker 28 May 1990 Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City RB/D 42
6
48 0 4032 2011-19 7 years
209 days
1179 Daniel Sturridge 1 September 1989 Chelsea, Liverpool F 17
9
26 8 1619 2011-17 5 years
327 days
1 BME player given their debut by Stuart Pearce
1180 Fraizer Campbell 13 September 1987 Sunderland F 0
1
1 0 10 2012 10 min
12 BME players given their debut by Roy Hodgson
1181 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 15 August 1993 Arsenal, Liverpool M 20
12
32 6 1776 2012-18 5 years
306 days
1186 Jake Livermore 14 November 1989 Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion M 5
2
7 0 459 2012-17 5 years
91 days
1187 Ryan Bertrand 5 August 1989 Chelsea, Southampton LB 14
5
19 0 1188 2012-17 5 years
91 days
1189 Steven Caulker 29 December 1991 Tottenham Hotspur CD 1
0
1 1 90 2012 90 min
1190 Raheem Sterling 8 December 1994 Liverpool, Manchester City F 43
8
51 8 3543 2012-19 6 years
207 days
1194 Wilfried Zaha 10 November 1992 Crystal Palace, Manchester United F 0
2
2 0 23 2012-13 273 days
1197 Andros Townsend 16 July 1991 Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace M 4
9
13 3 519 2013-16 3 years
35 days
1204 Fabian Delph 21 November 1989 Aston Villa, Manchester City M 15
5
20 0 1254 2014-19 4 years
279 days
1206 Nathaniel Clyne 5 April 1991 Southampton, Liverpool RB 12
2
14 0 1051 2014-16 2 years
1210 Dele Alli 11 April 1996 Tottenham Hotspur M 26
11
37 3 2413 2015-19 3 years
243 days
1213 Danny Rose 2 July 1990 Tottenham Hotspur LB/
LWB
19
8
27 0 1791 2016-19 3 years
75 days
1215 Marcus Rashford 31 October 1997 Manchester United F 15
17
32 7 1569 2016-19 3 years
10 days
11 BME players given their debut by Gareth Southgate
1217 Jesse Lingard 15 December 1992 Manchester United F 14
10
24 4 1485 2016-19 2 years
244 days
1220 Nathan Redmond 6 March 1994 Southampton M 0
1
1 0 24 2017 24 min
1226 Ruben Loftus-Cheek 23 January 1996 Crystal Palace, Chelsea M 7
3
10 0 582 2017-18 1 year
5 days
1227 Tammy Abraham 2 October 1997 Swansea City F 1
1
2 0 155 2017 4 days
1228 Joe Gomez 23 May 1997 Liverpool CD 6
1
7 0 542 2017-19 1 year
211 days
1230 Dominic Solanke 14 September 1997 Liverpool F 0
1
1 0 15 2017 15 min
1233 Trent Alexander-Arnold 7 October 1998 Liverpool RWB
/RB
5
1
6 1 447 2018-19 1 year
2 days
1236 Jadon Sancho 25 March 2000 Borussia Dortmund F 3
3
6 0 285 2018-19 240 days
1237 Nathaniel Chalobah 12 December 1994 Watford M 0
1
1 0 0 2018 0 min
1239 Callum Wilson 27 February 1992 Bournemouth F 1
2
3 0 131 2018-19 206 days
1242 Callum Hudson-Odoi 7 November 2000 Chelsea F 1
1
2 0 110 2019 3 days

 

 

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