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England's 103 BME Players
One BME Player Used for Less Than a Single Match
 
 
Most capped BME Players Chronological BME Players Most BME starting Most BME used per match Most BME used at same time Most BME used % No BME used since 1978 Least BME used

Since the first BME player featured in 1978, there have been numerous matches that have only just featured a BME player. This is a list of the 26 matches where the single BME player has played for less than ninety minutes.

1978-79

Friendly match
1 533 13 June 1979 - Austria 4 England 3 [3-1]
Praterstadion, Wien (31,000/60,000)
Laurie Cunningham became the first BME substitute, after 70 minutes. AL 1/14 20 min

1979-80

Friendly match
2 538 26 March 1980 - Spain 0 England 2 [0-1]
Nou Estadi del FC Barcelona, Barcelona (50,000)
Laurie Cunningham wins his fifth cap as a 77th minute substitute. AW 1/13 13 min
European Championship Finals in Italy
3
546
18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2 [0-1]
Stadio San Paolo, Napoli (14,440 to 15,000)
Viv Anderson became the first BME player to be capped at the Finals of a major tournament.  Also the first to be substituted after 83 minutes. NW
1/13
83 min

1980-81

World Cup preliminary match  
4 548 15 October 1980 - Romania 2 England 1 [1-0]
Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti (75,000/80,000)
Laurie Cunningham comes on after 65 minutes. AL 1/13 25 min

1981-82

Home International Championship  
5 560 27 April 1982 - Wales 0 England 1 [0-0]
Ninian Park, Cardiff (23,927)
Cyrille Regis wins his second cap as an 80th minute substitute. AW 1/13 10 min

1982-83

European Championship preliminary matches
6 570 22 September 1982 -
Denmark 2 England 2 [0-1]
Idrætsparken, København (44,300/45,400)
Ricky Hill becomes the fourth BME player capped, and Bobby Robson's first, as an 83rd minute substitute. AD 1/12 7 min
7 575 30 March 1983 - England 0 Greece 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley
(44,051)
Luther Blissett wins his fourth cap as a 72nd minute substitute. HD 1/13 18 min
Home International Championship
8 578 1 June 1983 - England 2 Scotland 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (83,000)
Luther Blissett came on as a half-time substitute. HW 1/13 45 min

1983-84

European Championship preliminary matches
9 583 12 October 1983 - Hungary 0 England 3 [0-3]
Népstadion, Budapest (19,956)
Luther Blissett started, substituted in the 74th minute. AW 1/12 74 min
10 584 16 November 1983 -
Luxembourg 0 England 4 [0-2]
Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg (5,400/12,000)
John Barnes was a 24th minute substitute. AW 1/12 66 min
Home International Championship
11 587 2 May 1984 - Wales 1 England 0 [1-0]
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (14,250)
Luther Blissett was a 77th minute substitute. AL 1/13 13 min

1984-85

Ciudad de México Cup
12 601 6 June 1985 - Italy 2 England 1 [0-0]
Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México (8,000)
John Barnes was a 69th minute substitute. NL 1/14 21 min
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13 603 12 June 1985 -
England 3
West Germany 0
[1-0]
Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México (8,000/10,000)
John Barnes was a 59th minute substitute. NW 1/13 31 min

1985-86

World Cup preliminary match
14 605 11 September 1985 -
England
1 Romania 1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (59,500)
John Barnes was a 69th minute substitute. HD 1/13 21 min
Friendly matches
15 609 26 February 1986 - Israel 1 England 2 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Tel Aviv (30,000)
John Barnes was a 80th minute substitute. AW 1/13 10 min
16 613 24 May 1986 - Canada 0 England 1 [0-0]
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby (8,150)
John Barnes was a 73rd minute substitute. AW 1/15 17 min
World Cup Finals in Mexico
17 618 22 June 1986 - Argentina 2 England 1 [0-0]
Estadio Azteca,  ciudad de México (114,580)
John Barnes was a 73rd minute substitute. NL 1/13 17 min

1993-94

Friendly match  
18 704 17 May 1994 - England 5 Greece 0 [3-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (23,659)
Ian Wright was a 70th minute substitute. HW 1/14 20 min

1994-95

Umbro Cup matches
19 711 3 June 1995 - England 2 Japan 1 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (21,142)
Stan Collymore started. Substituted after 76 minutes. HW 1/14 14 min
20 712 8 June 1995 - England 3 Sweden 3 [1-2]
Elland Road, Leeds
(32,008)
John Barnes started. Substituted after 63 minutes. HD 1/14 28 min
21 713 11 June 1995 - England 1 Brazil 3 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (67,318)
Stan Collymore was a 90th minute substitute. HL 1/14 0 min

1995-96

Friendly matches
22 714 6 September 1995 -
England
0 Colombia 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (20,038)
John Barnes was a 74th minute substitute. HD 1/14 16 min
23 717 12 December 1995 -
England
1 Portugal
1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (28,592)
Les Ferdinand started, and substituted after 68 minutes. HD 1/15 68 min
24 721 23 May 1996 - China 0 England 3 [0-1]
Workers' Stadium, Beijing (65,000)
Ugo Ehiogu was a 77th minute substitute. AW 1/16 13 min

1999-2000

European Championship preliminary matches
25 760 4 September 1999 -
England
6 Luxembourg 0 [5-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (68,772)
Kieron Dyer started, and substituted at half-time. HW 1/14 45 min
26 761 8 September 1999 - Poland 0 England 0 [0-0]
Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa (14,000 to 17,000)
Kieron Dyer was a 79th minute substitute. AD 1/13 11
min

 
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