6) Tony Adams
The rock at the heart of the national side’s defence for many years but it all started against Spain in 1987 partnering the living embodiment of the English lionheart; Terry Butcher.
It was such an impressive performance that the 21-year-old Arsenal man, who in the same year went on to become the Gunners youngest ever captain, was called-up again only two months after and was later part of the 1988 Euros squad
5) Darius Vassell
Ah that legendary front three of Heskey – Vassell – Rickets. What a strike force.
Though for all the guffawing and sniggering at that forward line, Vassell announced himself on the international stage with a quite unbelievable overhead kick against Holland in Amsterdam – winning the Man of the Match gong for his efforts.