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Black Players Index
 
Black Players under Sven-Göran Eriksson
England's Black Players
under Fabio Capello
Black Players under
Stuart Pearce
 
 
Fabio Capello Since his first match in charge, no. 861, Capello has used 22 different black players, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Jay Bothroyd, Wes Brown, Ashley Cole, Carlton Cole, Jermain Defoe, Rio Ferdinand, Keiron Gibbs, Emile Heskey, Tom Huddlestone, David James, Jermaine Jenas, Glen Johnson, Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Chris Smalling, Theo Walcott, Kyle Walker, Danny Welbeck, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Ashley Young and Bobby Zamora.  He used them on 260 different occasions.  Since the 16 players he used against Switzerland on 6 February 2008, Fabio Capello has used 640 players in his 42 matches in charge.  Capello's usage of black players make 42% of the total players used.

 
Matches in which Fabio Capello used Black Players
2007-08
Friendlies Black Players involved
1 861 6 February 2008 - England 2 Switzerland 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (86,857)
James, Brown, A.Cole, Ferdinand, Jenas start.  Wright-Phillips, Young subs. HW 7/16 43.8
2 862 26 March 2008 - France 1 England 0 [1-0]
Stade de France, ZAC du Cornillon Nord, Saint-Denis (78,500)
James, Brown, A.Cole, Ferdinand start.
  Lescott, Johnson were subs.
AL 6/17 35.3
3 863 28 May 2008 - England 2 USA 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (71,233)
James, Brown, A.Cole, Ferdinand, Defoe start. Johnson sub. HW 6/17 35.3
4 864 1 June 2008 - Trinidad & Tobago 0 England 3 [0-2]
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain (25,001)
James, Johnson, Ferdinand, Defoe start.
   Young and Walcott were subs.
AW 6/18 33.3
Season 2008-09
5 865 20 August 2008 - England 2 Czech Republic 2 [1-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (69,738)
James, Brown, A.Cole, Ferdinand, Defoe start. Heskey and Jenas were subs. HD 7/17 41.2
World Cup Preliminaries
6 866 6 September 2008 - Andorra 0 England 2 [0-0]
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc (10,300)
James, Johnson, A.Cole, Lescott, Walcott and Defoe started. Heskey was a sub. AW 7/14 50.0
7 867 10 September 2008 - Croatia 1 England 4 [0-1]
Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb (35,218)
James, Brown, A.Cole, Ferdinand, Walcott and Heskey started. Jenas was a sub. AW 7/14 50.0
8 868 11 October 2008 - England 5 Kazakhstan 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (89,107)
James, Brown, A.Cole, Captain FERDINAND, Walcott and Heskey start. Wright-Phillips and Defoe were subs. HW 8/14 57.1
9 869 15 October 2008 - Belarus 1 England 3 [1-1]
Dinamo Stadion, Lyeninski, Minsk (29,600)
James, Brown, FERDINAND, Walcott and Heskey start. Wright-Phillips was a sub. AW 6/14 42.9
Friendlies  
10 870 19 November 2008 - Germany 1 England 2 [0-1]
Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin (74,244)
James, Johnson, Wright-Phillips, Defoe start,  Aglonbahor debuts. Bent and Young were subs. AW 7/15 46.7
11 871 11 February 2009 - Spain 2 England 0 [1-0]
Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla (42,102)
James, Johnson, A.Cole, Wright-Phillips, Heskey and Aglonbahor start. C.Cole debuted as sub. AL 7/17 41.2
12 872 28 March 2009 - England 4 Slovakia 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (85,512)
James, Johnson, A.Cole, Lennon and Heskey start. C.Cole was a sub. HW 6/17 35.3
World Cup Preliminaries  
13 873 1 April 2009 - England 2 Ukraine 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (87,548)
 James, Johnson, A.Cole, Ferdinand and Lennon start. Wright-Phillips was as sub. HW 6/14 42.9
14 874 6 June 2009 - Kazakhstan 0 England 4 [0-2]
Ortalyk Tsentralnyi Stadium, Almaty (23,281)
 Johnson, A.Cole, Walcott and Heskey start. Wright-Phillips and Defoe were subs AW 6/14 42.9
15 875 10 June 2009 - England 6 Andorra 0 [3-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (57,897)
 Johnson, A.Cole, Lescott and Walcott start. Young and Defoe were subs. HW 6/14 42.9
Season 2009-10
Friendlies  
16 876 12 August 2009 - Netherlands 2 England 2 [2-0]
Amsterdam Arena, Bijlmer-Centrum, Amsterdam (49,000)
Johnson, A.Cole, Ferdinand, Heskey and Young start. Wright-Phillips and Defoe were subs. AD 8/17 47.1
17 877 5 September 2009 - England 2 Slovenia 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (67,232)
Johnson, A.Cole, Wright-Phillips and Heskey start. Lennon, Defoe, Lescott, C.Cole subs. HW 8/17 47.1
World Cup Preliminaries  
18 878 9 September 2009 - England 5 Croatia 1 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (87,319)
Johnson, A.Cole, Lennon and Heskey start. Defoe was a sub. HW 5/14 35.7
19 879 10 October 2009 - Ukraine 1 England 0 [1-0]
Stadion Dnepr-Arena, Kirovs'kyi, Dnepropetrovsk
(31,000)
Johnson, A.Cole, Ferdinand, Lennon and Heskey start. James and C.Cole were subs. AL 6/14 42.9
20 880 14 October 2009 - England 3 Belarus 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (76,897)
Johnson, Ferdinand, Lennon, Agbonlahor and Wright-Phillips start. C.Cole was a sub. HW 6/14 42.9
Friendlies  
21 881 14 November 2009 - Brazil 1 England 0 [0-0]
Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Dawḥa, Qatar (50,000)
Brown, Lescott, Wright-Phillips, Jenas and Bent start. Defoe, debuting Huddlestone and Young were subs. NL 8/15 53.3
22 882 3 March 2010 - England 3 Egypt 1 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (80,602)
Brown, Walcott and Defoe start. Wright-Phillips and C.Cole were subs. HW 5/15 33.3
23 883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1 [2-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (88,638)
Johnson, Ferdinand, King and Walcott start. Defoe, Huddlestone and Lennon were subs. HW 7/17 41.2
24 884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2 [1-0]
UPC-Arena, Liebenau, Graz, Styria, Austria (15,326)
James, Johnson, A.Cole, Huddlestone,  Ferdinand, Walcott, Bent and Lennon start. Wright-Phillips and Heskey were subs. NW 10/17 58.8
World Cup Finals in South Africa
25 Fabio Capello named a squad of thirty players, including Darren Bent, Ashley Cole, Jermain Defoe, Rio Ferdinand, Emile Heskey,   Tom Huddlestone, David James, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, Aaron Lennon, Theo Walcott and Shaun Wright Phillips, on 11 May 2010, for two warm-up games, against Mexico and Japan. With the squad preparing to fly out to South Africa for the tournament, seven players were removed from the list on June 1 including Bent, Huddlestone and Walcott. Then, on the very first day of training in South Africa (June 4), England captain, Rio Ferdinand damaged his knee ligaments and was ruled out of the tournament. 34.8% or one in three squad players were black.
25 885 12 June 2010 - England 1 USA 1 [1-1]
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng, Rustenburg (38,646)
Johnson, A.Cole, King, Lennon and Heskey start. Wright-Phillips was a sub. ND 6/14 42.9
26 886 18 June 2010 - England 0 Algeria 0 [0-0]
Kaapstad-stadion, Green Point, Kaapstad
, Wes-Kaap (64,100)
James, Johnson, A.Cole, Lennon and Heskey start. Wright-Phillips and Defoe were subs. ND 7/14 50.0
27 887 23 June 2010 - Slovenia 0 England 1 [0-1]
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, North End, Die Baai, Oos-Kaap (36,893)
James, Johnson, A.Cole and Defoe start. Heskey was a sub. NW 5/14 37.7
28 888 27 June 2010 -  Germany 4 England 1 [2-1]
Vodacom Park, Willows, Bloemfontein, Manguang, Vrystaat (40,510)
James, Johnson, A.Cole and Defoe start. Heskey and Wright-Phillips were subs. NL 6/14 42.9
Season 2010-11
Friendly  
29 889 11 August 2010 - England 2 Hungary 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (72,034)
Johnson, A.Cole and Walcott start. Debuting Gibbs and Zamora, and Young were subs. HW 6/17 35.3
European Championship Preliminaries  
30 890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (73,346)
Johnson, A.Cole, Walcott and Defoe start. Young was a sub. HW 5/14 37.7
31 891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3 [0-1]
Sankt-Jakob Park, Sankt Jakob, Basel (39,700)
Johnson, A.Cole, Lescott, Walcott and Defoe start. Bent and Wright-Phillips were subs. AW 7/14 50.0
32 892 12 October 2010 - England 0 Montenegro 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (73,451)
Johnson, A.Cole, FERDINAND, Lescott and Young start. Wright-Phillips was a sub. HD 6/13 50.0
Friendlies  
33 893 17 November 2010 - England 1 France 2 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (85,495)

Gibbs, FERDINAND, Lescott and Walcott start. Young, Richards and debuting Bothroyd were subs.

HL 7/17 41.2
34 894 9 February 2011 - Denmark 1 England 2 [1-1]
Parken Stadion, Indre Østerbro, København (21,523)

Johnson, A.Cole, Walcott and Bent start. Young was a sub.

AW 5/17 29.4
European Championship Preliminary  
35 895 26 March 2011 - Wales 0 England 2 [0-2]
Millennium Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff (68,959)

Johnson, A.Cole, Bent and Young start.

AW 4/14 28.6
Friendly  
36 896 29 March 2011 - England 1 Ghana 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (80,102)

Johnson and Young start. Lescott, Defoe and debuting Welbeck were subs.

HD 5/15 33.3
European Championship Preliminary  
37 897 4 June 2011 - England 2 Switzerland 2 [1-2]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (84,459)

 Johnson, A.Cole, Ferdinand, Walcott and Bent start. Young was a sub.

HD 6/14 42.9
Season 2011-12
European Championship Preliminaries  
38 898 2 September 2011 - Bulgaria 0 England 3 [0-3]
Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofija (36,521)

Debuting Smalling, A.Cole, Walcott and Young start.

AW 4/14 28.6
39 899 6 September 2011 - England 1 Wales 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (77,128)

Smalling, A.Cole and Young start.

HW 3/14 21.4
40 900 7 October 2011 - Montenegro 2 England 2 [1-2]
Stadion Pod Goricom, Centar, Podgorica (12,000)
A.Cole, Walcott, Bent and Young start. Welbeck was a sub. AD 5/14 37.7
Friendlies  
41 901 12 November 2011 - England 1 Spain 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (87,189)
Johnson, A.Cole, Lescott, Walcott and Bent start. Welbeck and debuting Walker were subs. HW 7/17 41.2
42 902 15 November 2011 - England 1 Sweden 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (48,876)
Walker, Walcott and Zamora start. Debuting Sturridge and Bent were subs. HW 5/15 33.3

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