|Heskey and Owen's partnership caused the best defenders problems|
An England cap has slowly decreased in value over the past ten years, Beckham got his 115 caps in 13 years while it took 20 years for Shilton to grab his 125. The sheer amount of friendlies that are organised nowadays mean that even the most average player can nab a cap (Messrs Ricketts, Jeffers, Bothroyd and Nugent). This makes Charlton, Moore, Shilton and Wrights 100 plus caps look quite incredible.
Hundreds have been capped but only a few have become legends. Just the seven have played over one hundred games and only one team have won a tournament. Many will argue for 'The Famous' in Beckham, 'The Legends' in Charlton and Moore, 'The Goalscorer' in Lineker, 'The Most Capped' in Shilton or 'The Sheer Craziness' in Gazza.
|Beckhams free kick against Greece in 2001|
|Gazza's famous Dentist chair celebration vs. Scotland in 96'|
|Lineker and Gascoigne played together for Spurs and England|
|England's captain Moore with the World Cup in 66'|
In a recent BBC documentary Sir Alex Ferguson stated that Bobby Charlton was the greatest player of all time. Top of the England goalscoring standings with 49 goals and reaching 106 caps for his country Charlton's performances for England were better than anyone else and not many (maybe only Pele) had a bigger influence for their country. He was blessed with a wonderful shooting ability and scored a wide range of goals some that beggar belief. His creativeness and versatility were other attributes that put him above the rest and in 1966 this was shown when he virtually played German legend Franz Beckenbauer out of the game.
|Charlton and Moore with the World Cup in 66'|
I simply can't spilt the two Bobby's, without either England wouldn't have won the World Cup in 66' and it would simply be unfair on whoever I placed second. Make up your own minds, maybe I've missed a legend, I doubt I've missed the greatest, and before the inevitable jokes and incredibly hilarious banter machines they call funny football fans comment I DEFINITELY DID NOT MISS EMILE HESKEY!!!
James Cartwright 19/02/13 Follow me on twitter @James_H_C