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England's World Cup Finals Goal

keepers

 
 


Goalkeepers at World Cup Final Tournaments 1950 - 2014 by Tournament

1950
Bert Williams (4 GA)
3 matches against
Chile, USA & Spain

1954

Gil Merrick (8 GA)

3 matches against
Belgium, Switzerland & Uruguay

1958
Colin McDonald (5 GA)
4 matches against
USSR (2), Brazil & Austria
1962
Ron Springett (6 GA)
4 matches against Hungary, Argentina, Bulgaria & Brazil
1966
Gordon Banks (3 GA)
6 matches against Uruguay, Mexico, France, Argentina, Portugal & West Germany

1970

Gordon Banks (1 GA)

3 matches against Romania, Brazil & Czechoslovakia

Peter Bonetti (3 GA)

1 match against West Germany

1982
Peter Shilton (1 GA)
5 matches against France, Czechoslovakia, Kuwait, West Germany & Spain
1986
Peter Shilton (3 GA)
5 matches against Portugal,  Morocco, Poland, Paraguay & Argentina
1990
Peter Shilton (6 GA)
7 matches against Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Egypt,  Belgium, Cameroon, West Germany & Italy

1998

David Seaman (4 GA)

4 matches against Tunisia, Romania, Colombia & Argentina

2002
David Seaman (3 GA)
5 matches against Sweden, Argentina, Nigeria, Denmark & Brazil
2006
Paul Robinson (2 GA)
5 matches against Paraguay, Trinidad & Tobago, Sweden, Ecuador & Portugal
2010
Rob Green (1 GA)
1 match against USA
David James (4 GA)
3 matches against Algeria, Slovenia & Germany

2014

 Joe Hart (2 GA)

 2 matches against Italy & Uruguay

Ben Foster (0 GA)
1 match against Costa Rica
2018
 
 
 
2022
 
 
 
 

Goalkeepers at World Cup Final Tournaments 1950 - 2014 by Name

 
Gordon Banks
1966 (6/3GA), 1970 (3/1GA)
 

Peter Bonetti

1966 unused, 1970 (1/3GA)

 
Ben Foster
2014 (1/0GA)
 
Rob Green
2010 (1/1GA)
 
Joe Hart
2010 unused, 2014 (2/2GA)
 
David James

2002 & 2006 unused, 2010 (4/3GA)
 
Colin McDonald
1958 (4/5GA)
 

Gil Merrick

1954 (6/3GA)

 
Paul Robinson
2006 (5/2GA)
 
David Seaman

1990 unused,
19
98 (4/4GA), 2002 (5/3GA)
 
Peter Shilton
1982 (5/1GA) 1986 (5/3GA) 1990 (7/6GA)
 

Ron Springett

1962 (4/6GA), 1966 unused

   
Bert Williams
1950 (2/3GA)

 

Goalkeepers at World Cup Final Tournaments 1950 - 2014 by Number
  Players' World Cup Final Tournaments Players' Totals
Player 1st 2nd 3rd Trns Apps Mins GA GA
min
CS Disc
Peter Shilton 1982 - 5/1GA 1986 - 5/3GA 1990 - 7/6GA 3 17 1620 10 162 10 --
Gordon Banks 1966 - 6/3GA 1970 - 3/1GA - 2 9 840 4 210 6 --
David Seaman 1990 - 0/0GA 1998 - 4/4GA 2002 - 5/3GA 2 9 840 7 120 5 1
Paul Robinson 2006 - 5/2GA - - 1 5 480 2 240 4 1
Colin McDonald 1958 - 4/5GA - - 1 4 360 5 72 1 --
Ron Springett 1962 - 4/6GA 1966 - 0/0GA - 1 4 360 6 60 1 --
Gil Merrick 1954 - 3/8GA - - 1 3 300 8 37.5 1 --
Bert Williams 1950 - 3/4GA - - 1 3 270 2 135 1 --
David James 1966 - 0/0GA 1966 - 0/0GA 2010 - 3/4GA 1 3 270 4 67.5 2 --
Joe Hart 2010 - 0/0GA 2014 - 2/2GA - 2 2 180 2 90 0 --
Peter Bonetti 1966 - 0/0GA 1970 - 1/3GA - 1 1 120 3 40 0 --
Ben Foster 2014 - 1/0GA - - 1 1 90 0 0 1 --
Rob Green 2010 - 1/1GA - - 1 1 90 1 90 0 --

Notes

Only thireteen men have kept goal for England in the fourteen World Cup final tournaments in which England have played, and three of these, Peter Bonetti, David James and Ben Foster, were mid-tournament replacements.  

Bonetti took over in goal for the 3-2 extra-time quarter-final loss to West Germany that sent England home from the 1970 tournament.  That was the first occasion on which England's first-choice goalkeeper failed to play every minute of every match at a World Cup final tournament. 

David James, although given the number one jersey, came into the 2010 Finals tournament as second choice to Rob Green.  His World Cup Finals debut ended disastrously after he let the ball slip through his hands, giving USA a vital equalising goal.  James then played the remaining Group matches, and then the round-of-16 match.

Ben Foster played in the final 2014 tournament group match after England had already been eliminated.

Only one keeper, Shilton, played at three final tournaments.  Two, Banks and Seaman, played at two tournaments.  Seaman was on the squads for three tournaments, but did not play at the first in 1990.  The remaining ten goalkeepers played at only one tournament.  David James was in the squad for three tournaments, but only played in his third, in 2010.  Ron Springett, Bonetti and Joe Hart were on the squads for two tournaments, but Springett did not play at his second tournament in 1966, Bonetti, who, as noted above, made only one appearance at the 1970 tournament, did not play at his first tournament in 1966. Hart also did not play in his first tournament in 2010, but was number one four years later.

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