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England's Oldest Captains
30 years old and over

Youngest

 

Rank

Player
 Club

Birthdate Final Captain Date Match Age
41/42 years old..
1 Alec Morten
 Crystal Palace
1831 or 1832 8 March 1873 4-2 vs. Scotland, Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London & ? days
40 years old..
2 Peter Shilton
 Derby County
18 September 1949 7 July 1990 1-2 vs. Italy, Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy & 293 days
36 years old..
3 Jesse Pennington
 West Bromwich Albion
23 August 1883 10 April 1920 5-4 vs. Scotland, Hillsborough, Sheffield & 230 days
35 years old..
4 Frank Lampard
 Chelsea
20 June 1978 15 November 2013 0-2 vs. Chile, The National Stadium, Wembley, London & 148 days
5 Billy Wright
 Wolverhampton Wand
.
6 February 1924 28 May 1959 8-1 vs. USA, Wrigley Field, Los Angeles & 111 days
6 Billy Walker
 Aston Villa
29 October 1897 7 December 1932 4-3 vs. Austria, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London & 39 days
7 Stuart Pearce
 Nottingham Forest
24 April 1962 24 May 1997 2-1 vs. South Africa, Old Trafford, Trafford, Manchester & 31 days
34 years old..
8 Frank Swift
 Manchester City
24 December 1913 26 September 1948 0-0 vs. Denmark, Idrætsparken, København & 278 days
9 Dave Watson
 Southampton
5 October 1946 23 May 1981 0-1 vs. Scotland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London & 231 days
10 Bob Crompton
 
Blackburn Rovers
26 September 1879 4 April 1914 1-3 vs. Scotland, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow & 190 days
11 Joe McCall
 Preston North End
6 July 1886 23 October 1920 2-0 vs. Ireland, Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland & 109 days
12 Martin Keown
 
Arsenal
24 July 1966 11 October 2000 0-0 vs. Finland, Olympiastadion, Helsinki & 80 days
13 Bryan Robson
 Manchester United
11 January 1957 27 March 1991 1-1 vs. Republic of Ireland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London & 75 days
33 years old..
14 Tony Adams
 Arsenal
10 October 1966 7 October 2000 0-1 vs. Germany, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London & 364 days
15 David Seaman
 Arsenal
19 September 1963 10 September 1997 4-0 vs. Moldova, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London & 357 days
16 Steven Gerrard
 Liverpool
30 May 1980 5 March 2014 1-0 vs. Denmark, The National Stadium, Wembley, London & 279 days
17 David Jack
 Arsenal
3 April 1899 16 November 1932 0-0 vs. Wales, Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham & 228 days
18 Ephraim Longworth
 Liverpool
2 October 1887 21 May 1921 2-0 vs. Belgium, Oscar Bossaert Stadion, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Bruxelles & 232 days
19 Mick Mills
 
Ipswich Town
4 January 1949 5 July 1982 0-0 vs. Spain, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid & 183 days
20 David Beckham
 LA Galaxy
2 May 1975 1 June 2008 3-0 vs. Trinidad & Tobago, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain & 31 days
32 years old..
21 Ray Clemence
 Liverpool
5 August 1948 12 May 1981 0-1 vs. Brazil, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London & 281 days
22 Emlyn Hughes
 Liverpool
28 August 1947 20 May 1980 1-1 vs. Northern Ireland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London & 267 days
23 Bobby Moore
 West Ham United
12 April 1941 14 November 1973 0-1 vs. Italy, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London & 216 days
24 Bobby Charlton
 Manchester United
11 October 1937 21 April 1970 3-1 vs. Northern Ireland, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London & 193 days
25 George Wilson
 T
he Wednesday
14 January 1892 3 March 1924 1-2 vs. Wales, Ewood Park, Blackburn & 123 days
26 Ashley Cole
 Chelsea
20 December 1980 29 May 2013  1-1 vs. Republic of Ireland, The National Stadium, Wembley & 120 days
27 Trevor Cherry
 
Leeds United
23 February 1948 31 May 1980 2-1 vs. Australia, Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney & 99 days
28 Charles Alcock
 Wanderers
2 December 1842 6 March 1875 1-2 vs. Scotland, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow & 94 days
Alfred George Bower
 Corinthians
10 November 1895 12 February 1927 3-3 vs. Wales, Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham & 94 days
30 Jack Hill
Newcastle United
2 March 1897 15 May 1929 3-4 vs. Spain, Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid & 75 days
31 Arthur Knight
 Portsmouth
7 September 1887 25 October 1919 1-1 vs. Ireland, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast & 48 days
32 Rio Ferdinand
 Manchester United
7 November 1978 17 November 2010  1-2 vs. France, The National Stadium, Wembley & 11 days
31 years old..
33 Viv Woodward
 Chelsea
3 June 1879 13 March 1911 3-0 vs. Wales, The Den, Cold Blow Lane, New Cross, London & 284 days
34 Arthur Dunn
 Old Etonians &
 Corinthians
12 August 1860 2 April 1892 4-1 vs. Scotland, Ibrox Park, Copland Road, Glasgow & 234 days
Charlie Buchan
 Sunderland
22 September 1891 10 May 1923 4-1 vs. France, Stade Pershing, Paris & 234 days
36 Alf Strange
 Sheffield Wednesday
2 April 1900 18 November 1931 3-1 vs. Wales, Anfield Road, Liverpool & 231 days
37 Gary Lineker
 Tottenham Hotspur
30 November 1960 17 June 1992 1-2 vs. Sweden, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län & 201 days
38 Terry Butcher
 
Glasgow Rangers
28 December 1958 4 July 1990 1-1 vs. West Germany, Stadio Delle Alpi, Torino, Italy & 188 days
39 Charles Wreford-Brown
 Old Carthusians
&
 Corinthians
9 October 1866 2 April 1898 3-1 vs. Scotland, Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow & 176 days
40 Scott Parker
 Tottenham Hotspur
13 October 1980 29 February 2012 2-3 vs. Netherlands, The National Stadium, Wembley, London & 139 days
41 Alf Ramsey
 Tottenham Hotspur
22 January 1920 19 May 1951 5-2 vs. Portugal, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool & 119 days
42 Kevin Keegan
 Southampton
14 February 1951 3 June 1982 4-1 vs. Finland, Olympiastadion, Helsinki & 110 days
43 Phil Neal
 
Liverpool
20 February 1951 2 June 1982 1-1 vs. Iceland, Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík & 103 days
30 years old..
44 Ernie Blenkinsop
 Sheffield Wednesday
20 April 1902 1 April 1933 1-2 vs. Scotland, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow & 346 days
45 John Terry
 Chelsea
7 December 1980 15 November 2011 1-0 vs. Sweden, The National Stadium, Wembley, London & 344 days
46 Roy Goodall
 Huddersfield Town
31 December 1902 6 December 1933 4-1 vs. France, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London & 340 days
47 John Goodall
 Derby County
19 June 1863 7 April 1894 2-2 vs. Scotland, Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow & 293 days
48 Sol Campbell
 
Arsenal
18 September 1974 28 May 2005 2-1 vs. USA, Soldier Field, Near South Side, Chicago, Illinois & 253 days
49 Thomas Lucas
 Liverpool
20 September 1895 24 May 1926 5-3 vs. Belgium, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen & 246 days
50 Eddie Hapgood
 Arsenal
24 September 1908 18 May 1939 1-2 vs. Yugoslavia, Stadion Beogradski SK, Beograd & 236 days
51 Charles Wollaston
 
Wanderers
31 July 1849 13 March 1880 4-5 vs. Scotland, Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow & 225 days
52 Paul Ince
 Liverpool
21 October 1967 27 May 1998 1-0 vs. Morocco, Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca & 219 days
53 Jimmy Armfield
 
Blackpool
21 September 1935 26 June 1966 3-0 vs. Finland, Olympiastadion, Helsinki & 176 days
54 Martin Peters
 Tottenham Hotspur
8 November 1943 3 April 1974 0-0 vs. Portugal, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa & 147 days
55 Ron Flowers
 Wolverhampton Wand.
28 July 1934 9 December 1964 1-1 vs. Netherlands, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam & 135 days
56 Sam Wadsworth
 
Huddersfield Town
13 September 1896 20 October 1926 3-3 vs. Ireland, Anfield Road, Liverpool & 37 days
57 Gareth Barry
 Manchester City
23 February 1981 29 March 2011 1-1 vs. Ghana, The National Stadium, Wembley & 34 days
58 Alan Ball
 Arsenal
12 May 1945 24 May 1975 5-1 vs. Scotland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London & 13 days
 

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