England is one of the two oldest national teams in football, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872. England's home ground is Wembley Stadium, London, and their headquarters are at St George's Park, Burton upon Trent. The team's manager is Gareth Southgate. Although part of the United Kingdom, England's representative side plays in major professional tournaments, but not the Olympic Games.
Since first entering the tournament in 1950, England has qualified for the FIFA World Cup fifteen times. They won the 1966 World Cup, when they hosted the finals, and finished fourth in 1990 and 2018. Since first entering in 1964, England have never won the UEFA European Championship, with their best performances being a third place finish in 1968 and 1996, the latter as hosts.
|Nickname(s)||The Three Lions|
|Association||The Football Association|
|Head coach||Gareth Southgate|
|Most caps||Peter Shilton (125)|
|Top scorer||Wayne Rooney (53)|
|Home stadium||Wembley Stadium|
|Current||12 1 (7 June 2018)|
|Highest||3 (August 2012)|
|Lowest||27 (February 1996)|
|Current||5 3 (7 July 2018)|
|Lowest||17 (11 June 1995)|
Scotland 0–0 England |
(Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872)
England 13–0 Ireland |
(Belfast, Ireland; 31 July 1882)
Hungary 7–1 England |
(Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954)
|Appearances||15 (first in 1950)|
|Best result||Champions (1966)|
|Appearances||9 (first in 1968)|
|Best result||Third place (1968, 1996)|
The England national football team is the joint-oldest in the world; it was formed at the same time as Scotland. A representative match between England and Scotland was played on 5 March 1870, having been organised by the Football Association. A return fixture was organised by representatives of Scottish football teams on 30 November 1872.
This match, played at Hamilton Crescent in Scotland, is viewed as the first official international football match, because the two teams were independently selected and operated, rather than being the work of a single football association. Over the next forty years, England played exclusively with the other three Home Nations—Scotland, Wales and Ireland—in the British Home Championship.
At first, England had no permanent home stadium. They joined FIFA in 1906 and played their first ever games against countries other than the Home Nations on a tour of Central Europe in 1908. Wembley Stadium was opened in 1923 and became their home ground. The relationship between England and FIFA became strained, and this resulted in their departure from FIFA in 1928, before they rejoined in 1946. As a result, they did not compete in a World Cup until 1950, in which they were beaten in a 1–0 defeat by the United States, failing to get past the first round in one of the most embarrassing defeats in the team's history.
Their first ever defeat on home soil to a foreign team was a 0–2 loss to the Republic of Ireland, on 21 September 1949 at Goodison Park. A 6–3 loss in 1953 to Hungary, was their second defeat by a foreign team at Wembley. In the return match in Budapest, Hungary won 7–1. This stands as England's largest ever defeat. After the game, a bewildered Syd Owen said, "it was like playing men from outer space". In the 1954 FIFA World Cup, England reached the quarter-finals for the first time, and lost 4–2 to reigning champions Uruguay.
Although Walter Winterbottom was appointed as England's first ever full-time manager in 1946, the team was still picked by a committee until Alf Ramsey took over in 1963. The 1966 FIFA World Cup was hosted in England and Ramsey guided England to victory with a 4–2 win against West Germany after extra time in the final, during which Geoff Hurst famously scored a hat-trick. In UEFA Euro 1968, the team reached the semi-finals for the first time, being eliminated by Yugoslavia.
England qualified for the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico as reigning champions, and reached the quarter-finals, where they were knocked out by West Germany. England had been 2–0 up, but were eventually beaten 3–2 after extra time. They failed in qualification for the 1974, leading to Ramsey's dismissal, and 1978 FIFA World Cups. Under Ron Greenwood, they managed to qualify for the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain (the first time competitively since 1962); despite not losing a game, they were eliminated in the second group stage.
The team under Bobby Robson fared better as England reached the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, losing 2–1 to Argentina in a game made famous by two goals by Maradona for very contrasting reasons, before losing every match in UEFA Euro 1988. They next went on to achieve their second best result in the 1990 FIFA World Cup by finishing fourth – losing again to West Germany in a semi-final finishing 1–1 after extra time, then 3–4 in England's first penalty shoot-out.
Despite losing to Italy in the third place play-off, the members of the England team were given bronze medals identical to the Italians’. The England team of 1990 were welcomed home as heroes and thousands of people lined the streets, for a spectacular open-top bus parade. However, the team did not win any matches in UEFA Euro 1992, drawing with tournament winners Denmark, and later with France, before being eliminated by host nation Sweden.
The 1990s saw four England managers, each in the role for a relatively brief period. Graham Taylor was Robson's successor, but resigned after England failed to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. At UEFA Euro 1996, held in England, Terry Venables led England, equalling their best performance at a European Championship, reaching the semi-finals as they did in 1968, before exiting via a penalty shoot-out loss to Germany.
He resigned following investigations into his financial activities. His successor, Glenn Hoddle, similarly left the job for non-footballing reasons after just one international tournament – the 1998 FIFA World Cup — in which England were eliminated in the second round again by Argentina and again on penalties (after a 2–2 draw). Following Hoddle's departure, Kevin Keegan took England to UEFA Euro 2000, but performances were disappointing and he resigned shortly afterwards.
Sven-Göran Eriksson took charge of the team between 2001 and 2006, and was the first non-English manager of England. He guided England to the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2004, and the 2006 FIFA World Cup. England lost only five competitive matches during the Swede's tenure, and England rose to number four in the world ranking under his guidance. Eriksson's contract was extended by the Football Association by two years, to include UEFA Euro 2008. However, it was terminated by them at the 2006 World Cup's conclusion.
Steve McClaren was then appointed as head coach, and was sacked unanimously by The Football Association on 22 November 2007, after failing to get the team to Euro 2008. The following month, he was replaced by a second foreign manager, Italian Fabio Capello, whose experience included stints at Juventus and Real Madrid.
England won all but one of their qualifying games for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but at the tournament itself, England drew their opening two games; this led to questions about the team's spirit, tactics and ability to handle pressure. They progressed to the next round, however, where they were beaten 4–1 by Germany, their heaviest defeat in a World Cup finals tournament match.
In February 2012, Capello resigned from his role as England manager, following a disagreement with the FA over their request to remove John Terry from team captaincy after accusations of racial abuse concerning the player. Following this, there was media speculation that Harry Redknapp would take the job. However, on 1 May 2012, Roy Hodgson was announced as the new manager, just six weeks before UEFA Euro 2012. England managed to finish top of their group, winning two and drawing one of their fixtures, but exited the Championships in the quarter-finals via a penalty shoot-out, this time to Italy.
In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, England were eliminated at the group stage for the first time since the 1958 World Cup, and the first time at a major tournament since Euro 2000. England's points total of one from three matches was its worst ever in the World Cup, obtaining one point from drawing against Costa Rica in their last match. England qualified for UEFA Euro 2016, with 10 wins from 10 qualifying matches, but were ultimately eliminated in the Round of 16, losing 2–1 to Iceland. Hodgson resigned as manager immediately, and just under a month later was replaced by Sam Allardyce. After only 67 days Allardyce resigned from his managerial post by mutual agreement, after alleged breach of rules of the FA, making him the shortest serving permanent England manager. However, because his sole game as England manager was a 1–0 victory against Slovakia, he left the job with a 100% win rate, the best any England manager in history has ever had.
Gareth Southgate, then the coach of the England under-21 team, was put in temporary charge of the national team until November of that year., before being given the position on a permanent basis. Under Southgate, England finished 1st in the qualifying group for the FIFA World Cup 2018, remaining unbeaten in the process. At the tournament, held in Russia, England came second in their group, behind Belgium and ahead of Tunisia and debutants Panama. They defeated Colombia on penalties in the first knock-out round, and then beat Sweden 2-0 in the quarter-final to reach only their third World Cup semi-final. In the semi-final, they were beaten 2-1 in extra time by Croatia. England were beaten by Belgium, 2-0, in the third place match.
England's traditional home colours are white shirts, navy blue shorts and white or black socks. The team has periodically worn an all-white kit.
Although England's first away kits were blue, England's traditional away colours are red shirts, white shorts and red socks. In 1996, England's away kit was changed to grey shirts, shorts and socks. This kit was only worn three times, including against Germany in the semi-final of Euro 1996 but the deviation from the traditional red was unpopular with supporters and the England away kit remained red until 2011, when a navy blue away kit was introduced. The away kit is also sometimes worn during home matches, when a new edition has been released to promote it.
England have occasionally had a third kit. At the 1970 World Cup England wore a third kit with pale blue shirts, shorts and socks against Czechoslovakia. They had a kit similar to Brazil's, with yellow shirts, yellow socks and blue shorts which they wore in the summer of 1973. For the World Cup in 1986 England had a third kit of pale blue, imitating that worn in Mexico sixteen years before and England retained pale blue third kits until 1992, but they were rarely used.
Umbro first agreed to manufacture the kit in 1954 and since then has supplied most of the kits, the exceptions being from 1959–1965 with Bukta and 1974–1984 with Admiral. Nike purchased Umbro in 2008 and took over as kit supplier in 2013 following their sale of the Umbro brand.
The motif of the England national football team has three lions passant guardant, the emblem of King Richard I, who reigned from 1189 to 1199. In 1872, English players wore white jerseys emblazoned with the three lions crest of the Football Association. The lions, often blue, have had minor changes to colour and appearance. Initially topped by a crown, this was removed in 1949 when the FA was given an official coat of arms by the College of Arms; this introduced ten Tudor roses, one for each of the regional branches of the FA. Since 2003, England top their logo with a star to recognise their World Cup win in 1966; this was first embroidered onto the left sleeve of the home kit, and a year later was moved to its current position, first on the away shirt.
For the first fifty years of their existence, England played their home matches all around the country. They initially used cricket grounds before later moving on to football clubs' stadiums. The original Empire Stadium was built in Wembley, London, for the British Empire Exhibition.
England played their first match at the stadium in 1924 against Scotland and for the next 27 years Wembley was used as a venue for matches against Scotland only. The stadium later became known simply as Wembley Stadium and it became England's permanent home stadium during the 1950s. In October 2000, the stadium closed its doors, ending with a defeat.
This stadium was demolished during the period of 2002–2003, and work began to completely rebuild it. During this time, England played at venues across the country, though by the time of the 2006 World Cup qualification, this had largely settled down to having Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium as the primary venue, with Newcastle United's St. James' Park used on occasions when Old Trafford was unavailable.
They returned to the new Wembley Stadium in March 2007. The stadium is now owned by the Football Association, via its subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Limited.
All England matches are broadcast with full commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live. From the 2008–09 season until the 2017–18 season, England's home and away qualifiers, and friendlies both home and away are broadcast live on ITV (often with the exception of STV, the ITV franchisee in central and northern Scotland). England's away qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup were shown on Setanta Sports until that company's collapse. As a result of Setanta Sports's demise, England's World Cup qualifier in Ukraine on 10 October 2009 was shown in the United Kingdom on a pay-per-view basis via the internet only. This one-off event was the first time an England game had been screened in such a way. The number of subscribers, paying between £4.99 and £11.99 each, was estimated at between 250,000 and 300,000 and the total number of viewers at around 500,000.
|Assistant Manager||Steve Holland|
|First Team Coach||vacant|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Martyn Margetson|
|Striker Coach||Allan Russell|
|First-Team Doctor||Ian Beasley|
|Fitness Coach||Chris Neville|
The following players were called up to the England squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and preceding friendlies.
Caps and goals correct as of: 14 July 2018, after the match against Belgium.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Jordan Pickford||7 March 1994||10||0||Everton|
|13||GK||Jack Butland||10 March 1993||8||0||Stoke City|
|23||GK||Nick Pope||19 April 1992||1||0||Burnley|
|2||DF||Kyle Walker||28 May 1990||40||0||Manchester City|
|3||DF||Danny Rose||2 July 1990||23||0||Tottenham Hotspur|
|5||DF||John Stones||28 May 1994||33||2||Manchester City|
|6||DF||Harry Maguire||5 March 1993||12||1||Leicester City|
|12||DF||Kieran Trippier||19 September 1990||13||1||Tottenham Hotspur|
|15||DF||Gary Cahill||19 December 1985||61||5||Chelsea|
|16||DF||Phil Jones||21 February 1992||27||0||Manchester United|
|18||DF||Ashley Young||9 July 1985||39||7||Manchester United|
|22||DF||Trent Alexander-Arnold||7 October 1998||2||0||Liverpool|
|4||MF||Eric Dier||15 January 1994||32||3||Tottenham Hotspur|
|7||MF||Jesse Lingard||15 December 1992||18||2||Manchester United|
|8||MF||Jordan Henderson||17 June 1990||44||0||Liverpool|
|10||MF||Raheem Sterling||8 December 1994||44||2||Manchester City|
|17||MF||Fabian Delph||21 November 1989||15||0||Manchester City|
|20||MF||Dele Alli||11 April 1996||30||3||Tottenham Hotspur|
|21||MF||Ruben Loftus-Cheek||23 January 1996||8||0||Chelsea|
|9||FW||Harry Kane (Captain )||28 July 1993||30||19||Tottenham Hotspur|
|11||FW||Jamie Vardy||11 January 1987||26||7||Leicester City|
|14||FW||Danny Welbeck||26 November 1990||40||16||Arsenal|
|19||FW||Marcus Rashford||31 October 1997||25||3||Manchester United|
The following players have also been called up to the England squad within the last twelve months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Tom Heaton||15 April 1986||3||0||Burnley||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|GK||Joe Hart||19 April 1987||75||0||Manchester City||v. Italy, 27 March 2018|
|GK||Angus Gunn||22 January 1996||0||0||Southampton||v. Brazil, 14 November 2017|
|GK||Fraser Forster||17 March 1988||6||0||Southampton||v. Lithuania, 8 October 2017|
|DF||James Tarkowski||19 November 1992||1||0||Burnley||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE / INJ|
|DF||Joe Gomez||23 May 1997||3||0||Liverpool||v. Italy, 27 March 2018|
|DF||Alfie Mawson||19 January 1994||0||0||Swansea City||v. Italy, 27 March 2018|
|DF||Ryan Bertrand||5 August 1989||19||1||Southampton||v. Netherlands, 23 March 2018|
|DF||Michael Keane||11 January 1993||4||0||Everton||v. Brazil, 14 November 2017|
|DF||Chris Smalling||22 November 1989||31||1||Manchester United||v. Lithuania, 8 October 2017|
|DF||Aaron Cresswell||15 December 1989||3||0||West Ham United||v. Lithuania, 8 October 2017|
|MF||Adam Lallana||10 May 1988||34||3||Liverpool||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|MF||Jake Livermore||14 November 1989||7||0||West Bromwich Albion||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|MF||Lewis Cook||3 February 1997||1||0||Bournemouth||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|MF||Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain||15 August 1993||32||6||Liverpool||v. Italy, 27 March 2018|
|MF||Jack Wilshere||1 January 1992||34||2||West Ham United||v. Netherlands, 23 March 2018|
|MF||Jack Cork||25 June 1989||1||0||Burnley||v. Brazil, 14 November 2017|
|MF||Harry Winks||2 February 1996||1||0||Tottenham Hotspur||v. Germany, 10 November 2017|
|MF||Nathaniel Chalobah||12 December 1994||0||0||Watford||v. Slovakia, 4 September 2017|
|FW||Tammy Abraham||2 October 1997||2||0||Chelsea||v. Brazil, 14 November 2017|
|FW||Dominic Solanke||14 September 1997||1||0||Liverpool||v. Brazil, 14 November 2017|
|FW||Jermain Defoe||7 October 1982||57||20||Bournemouth||v. Lithuania, 8 October 2017|
|FW||Daniel Sturridge||1 September 1989||26||8||Liverpool||v. Lithuania, 8 October 2017|
INJ Withdrew from latest squad due to injury
|1 September 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||Malta||0–4||England||Ta' Qali, Malta|
|19:45 BST||Report||Kane 53', 90+2'
|Stadium: Ta' Qali National Stadium
Referee: Artur Dias Soares (Portugal)
|4 September 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||England||2–1||Slovakia||London, England|
|19:45 BST||Dier 37'
|Report||Lobotka 3'||Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
|5 October 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||England||1–0||Slovenia||London, England|
|19:45 BST||Kane 90+4'||Report||Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
|8 October 2017 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification||Lithuania||0–1||England||Vilnius, Lithuania|
|17:00 BST||Report||Kane 27' (pen.)||Stadium: LFF Stadium
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
|10 November 2017 Friendly||England||0–0||Germany||London, England|
|20:00 GMT||Gomez 45+1'
|Report||Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Referee: Pawel Raczkowski (Poland)
|14 November 2017 Friendly||England||0–0||Brazil||London, England|
|20:00 GMT||Livermore 54'||Report||Alves 56'||Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Referee: Artur Dias Soares (Portugal)
|23 March 2018 Friendly||Netherlands||0–1||England||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|19:45 GMT||Report||Lingard 59'||Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain)
|27 March 2018 Friendly||England||1–1||Italy||London, England|
|20:00 BST||Vardy 26'
|Report||Insigne 87' (pen.)||Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany)
|2 June 2018 Friendly||England||2–1||Nigeria||London, England|
|17:15 BST||Cahill 7'
|Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Referee: Marco Guida (Italy)
|7 June 2018 Friendly||England||2–0||Costa Rica||Leeds, England|
|20:00 BST||Rashford 13'
|Stadium: Elland Road
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)
|18 June 2018 2018 WC Group G||Tunisia||1–2||England||Volgograd, Russia|
|19:00 BST||Sassi 35' (pen.)||Report||Kane 11', 90+1'
|Stadium: Volgograd Arena
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
|24 June 2018 2018 WC Group G||England||6–1||Panama||Nizhny Novgorod, Russia|
|13:00 BST||Stones 8', 40'
Kane 22' (pen.), 45+1' (pen.), 62'
|Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
|28 June 2018 2018 WC Group G||England||0–1||Belgium||Kaliningrad, Russia|
|19:00 BST||Report||Tielemans 19'
|Stadium: Kaliningrad Stadium
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
|3 July 2018 2018 WC Round of 16||Colombia||1–1 (a.e.t.)
|19:00 BST||Mina 90+3'||Report||Kane 57' (pen.)||Stadium: Spartak Stadium
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
|7 July 2018 2018 WC Quarter-finals||Sweden||0–2||England||Samara, Russia|
|15:00 BST||Report||Maguire 30'
|Stadium: Cosmos Arena
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
|11 July 2018 2018 WC Semi-finals||Croatia||2–1 (a.e.t.)||England||Moscow, Russia|
|19:00 BST||Perišić 68'
|Report||Trippier 5'||Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
|14 July 2018 2018 WC 3rd place||Belgium||2–0||England||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|15:00 BST||Meunier 4'
E. Hazard 82'
|Report||Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
|8 September 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A||England||v||Spain||London, England|
|19:45 BST||Stadium: Wembley Stadium
|11 September 2018 Friendly||England||v||Switzerland||Leicester, England|
|Stadium: King Power Stadium
|12 October 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A||Croatia||v||England||Rijeka, Croatia|
|19:45 BST||Stadium: Stadion Rujevica
Attendance: 0 [a]
|15 October 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A||Spain||v||England||Seville, Spain|
|19:45 BST||Stadium: Estadio Benito Villamarín
|15 November 2018 Friendly||England||v||United States||London, England|
|Stadium: Wembley Stadium
|18 November 2018 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A||England||v||Croatia||London, England|
|14:00 GMT||Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Updated 9 October 2017.
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.
Players with an equal number of caps are ranked in chronological order of reaching the milestone.
Updated 9 October 2017.
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.
For the all-time record of the national team against opposing nations, see the team's all-time record page
England first appeared at the 1950 FIFA World Cup, and have subsequently qualified for a total of 15 FIFA World Cup Finals tournaments, tied for sixth best by number of appearances. They are also tied for sixth by number of wins, alongside France and Spain. The national team is one of eight national teams to have won at least one FIFA World Cup title. The England team won their first and only World Cup title in 1966. The tournament was played on home soil, and England defeated West Germany 4–2 in the final. In 1990, England finished in fourth place, losing 2–1 to host nation Italy in the third place play-off, after losing on penalties to champions West Germany in the semi-final. They also finished in fourth place in 2018. The team also reached the quarter-final stage in 1954, 1962, 1970, 1986, 2002 and 2006.
England failed to qualify for the World Cup in 1974, 1978 and 1994. The team's earliest exit in the finals tournament was its elimination in the first round in 1950, 1958 and, most recently, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, after being defeated in both their opening two matches for the first time, versus Italy and Uruguay in Group D. In 1950, four teams remained after the first round, in 1958 eight teams remained and in 2014 sixteen teams remained. In 2010, England suffered its most resounding World Cup defeat, 4–1 to Germany, in the Round of 16. This after drawing with the United States and Algeria, and defeating Slovenia 1–0, in the group stage.
Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record||Manager(s)|
|1930||Not a FIFA member||No qualification||None|
|1934||Not a FIFA member|
|1950||Group stage||8th of 13||3||1||0||2||2||2||3||3||0||0||14||3||Winterbottom|
|1954||Quarter-finals||7th of 16||3||1||1||1||8||8||3||3||0||0||11||4|
|1958||Group stage||11th of 16||4||0||3||1||4||5||4||3||1||0||15||5|
|1962||Quarter-finals||8th of 16||4||1||1||2||5||6||4||3||1||0||16||2|
|1966||Champions||1st of 16||6||5||1||0||11||3||Qualified as hosts||Ramsey|
|1970||Quarter-finals||8th of 16||4||2||0||2||4||4||Qualified as defending champions||Ramsey|
|1974||Did not qualify||4||1||2||1||3||4|
|1982||Second group stage||6th of 24||5||3||2||0||6||1||8||4||1||3||13||8||Greenwood|
|1986||Quarter-finals||8th of 24||5||2||1||2||7||3||8||4||4||0||21||2||Robson|
|1990||Fourth Place||4th of 24||7||3||3||1||8||6||6||3||3||0||10||0|
|1994||Did not qualify||10||5||3||2||26||9||Taylor|
|1998||Round of 16||9th of 32||4||2||1||1||7||4||8||6||1||1||15||2||Hoddle|
|2002||Quarter-finals||6th of 32||5||2||2||1||6||3||8||5||2||1||16||6||Keegan, Wilkinson, Eriksson|
|2006||7th of 32||5||3||2||0||6||2||10||8||1||1||17||5||Eriksson|
|2010||Round of 16||13th of 32||4||1||2||1||3||5||10||9||0||1||34||6||Capello|
|2014||Group stage||26th of 32||3||0||1||2||2||4||10||6||4||0||31||4||Hodgson|
|2018||Fourth Place||4th of 32||7||3||1||3||12||8||10||8||2||0||18||3||Allardyce, Southgate|
England's greatest achievements at the UEFA European Championship have been to finish in third place in 1968 and 1996. England hosted Euro 96, and have qualified for nine UEFA European Championship finals tournaments, tied for fourth best by number of appearances. The team has also reached the quarter-final on two recent occasions, in 2004 and 2012. The team's worst result in the competition was a first-round elimination in 1980, 1988, 1992 and 2000. The team did not enter in 1960, and failed to qualify for the finals in 1964, 1972, 1976, 1984, and 2008.
|UEFA European Championship record||UEFA European Championship qualification record||Manager(s)|
|1960||Did not enter||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1964||Did not qualify||2||0||1||1||3||6||Winterbottom, Ramsey|
|1968||Third place||3rd of 4||2||1||0||1||2||1||8||6||1||1||18||6||Ramsey|
|1972||Did not qualify||8||5||2||1||16||6||Ramsey|
|1976||Did not qualify||6||3||2||1||11||3||Revie|
|1980||Group stage||6th of 8||3||1||1||1||3||3||8||7||1||0||22||5||Greenwood|
|1984||Did not qualify||8||5||2||1||23||3||Robson|
|1988||Group stage||7th of 8||3||0||0||3||2||7||6||5||1||0||19||1|
|1992||Group stage||7th of 8||3||0||2||1||1||2||6||3||3||0||7||3||Taylor|
|1996||Semi-finals||3rd of 16||5||2||3||0||8||3||Qualified as hosts||Venables|
|2000||Group stage||11th of 16||3||1||0||2||5||6||10||4||4||2||16||5||Hoddle, Keegan|
|2004||Quarter-finals||5th of 16||4||2||1||1||10||6||8||6||2||0||14||5||Eriksson|
|2008||Did not qualify||12||7||2||3||24||7||McClaren|
|2012||Quarter-finals||5th of 16||4||2||2||0||5||3||8||5||3||0||17||5||Capello, Hodgson|
|2016||Round of 16||12th of 24||4||1||2||1||4||4||10||10||0||0||31||3||Hodgson|
|2020||To be determined||TBD|
|Total||Third place (x2)||9/15||31||10||11||10||40||35||96||62||24||10||208||58|
|1964 Taça de Nações||Group stage||3rd||3||0||1||2||2||7|
|1976 USA Bicentennial Cup Tournament||Group stage||2nd||3||2||0||1||6||4|
|1985 Rous Cup||One match||2nd||1||0||0||1||0||1|
|1985 Ciudad de México Cup Tournament||Group stage||3rd||2||0||0||2||1||3|
|1985 Azteca 2000 Tournament||Group stage||2nd||2||1||0||1||3||1|
|1986 Rous Cup||Winners, one match||1st||1||1||0||0||2||1|
|1987 Rous Cup||Group stage||2nd||2||0||2||0||1||1|
|1988 Rous Cup||Winners, group stage||1st||2||1||1||0||2||1|
|1989 Rous Cup||Winners, group stage||1st||2||1||1||0||2||0|
|1991 England Challenge Cup||Winners, group stage||1st||2||1||1||0||5||3|
|1993 U.S. Cup||Group stage||4th||3||0||1||2||2||5|
|1995 Umbro Cup||Group stage||2nd||3||1||1||1||6||7|
|1997 Tournoi de France||Winners, group stage||1st||3||2||0||1||3||1|
|1998 King Hassan II International Cup Tournament||Group stage||2nd||2||1||1||0||1||0|
|2004 FA Summer Tournament||Winners, group stage||1st||2||1||1||0||7||2|