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England's 76 Black Players
in Order of First Appearance
Most Capped
 
 
Ply.
No.
Player Birthdate Clubs pos Strts
subs
App Gls mins years time
3 black players given their debut by Ron Greenwood
936 Viv Anderson 29 July 1956 Nottingham Forest, Arsenal, Manchester United RB 30
0
30 2 1350 1978-88 9 years
177 days
938 Laurie Cunningham 8 March 1956
15 July 1989
West Bromwich Albion, Real Madrid OR 3
3
6 0 328 1979-80 1 year
145 days
955   Cyrille Regis 9 February 1958 West Bromwich Albion,
Coventry City
CF 2
3
5 0 tbc 1982-87 tbc
12 black players given their debut by Bobby Robson
958 Ricky Hill 5 March 1959 Luton Town M 1
2
3 0 111 1982-86 3 years
98 days
960 Luther Blissett 1 February 1958 Watford, Milan F 8
6
14 3 tbc 1982-84 1 year
243 days
962 Mark Chamberlain 19 November 1961 Stoke City OR 5
3
8 1 471 1982-84 1 year
306 days
966 John Barnes 7 November 1963 Watford, Liverpool OL 65
14
79 10 tbc 1983-95 12 years
101 days
967   Danny Thomas 12 November 1961 Coventry City RB 1
1
2 0 tbc 1983 7 days
975   Brian Stein 19 October 1957 Luton Town F 1
0
1 0 90 1984 90 min
994   Danny Wallace 21 January 1964 Southampton OL 1
0
1 1 90 1986 90 min
1004   David Rocastle 2 May 1970
31 March 2001
Arsenal RM 10
4
14 0 tbc 1988-92 tbc
1005   Des Walker 26 November 1965 Nottingham Forest, Sampdoria, Sheffield Wednesday CD 56
3
59 0 tbc 1988-93 tbc
1009   Michael Thomas 24 August 1967 Arsenal CD 2
0
2 0 tbc 1988-89 tbc
1012   Paul Parker 4 April 1964 Queen's Park Rangers,
Manchester United
CD 18
1
19 0 tbc 1989-94 tbc
1014 John Fashanu 18 September 1962 Wimbledon CF 2
0
2 0 101 1989 4 days
12 black players given their debut by Graham Taylor
1022   Ian Wright 3 November 1963 Crystal Palace, Arsenal, West Ham United F 17
16
33 9 tbc 1991-98 tbc
1028   John Salako 11 February 1969 Crystal Palace OL 3
2
5 0 tbc 1991 tbc
1029 Earl Barrett 28 April 1967 Oldham Athletic, Aston Villa CD 3
0
3 0 270 1991-93 2 years
16 days
1030   Mark Walters 2 June 1964 Glasgow Rangers OL 1
0
1 0 70 1991 70 min
1031 Brian Deane 7 February 1968 Sheffield United CF 1
2
3 0 100 1991-92 1 year
99 days
1032 Gary Charles 13 April 1970 Nottingham Forest RB 2
0
2 0 180 1991 4 days
1035 Andy Gray 22 February 1964 Crystal Palace M 1
0
1 0 45 1991 45 min
1037 Tony Daley 18 October 1967 Aston Villa M 4
3
7 0 398 1991-92 216 days
1041 Keith Curle 14 November 1963 Manchester City CD 2
1
3 0 134 1992 42 days
1042   Carlton Palmer 5 December 1965 Sheffield Wednesday D 14
4
18 1 tbc 1992-93 tbc
1044 Paul Ince 21 October 1967 Manchester United, Internazionale Milano, Liverpool, Middlesbrough M 50
3
53 2 4406 1992-2000 7 years
284 days
1047 Les Ferdinand 8 December 1966 Queen's Park Rangers, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur F 13
4
17 5 1115 1993-98 5 years
100 days
4 black players given their debut by Terry Venables
1063 Andrew Cole 15 October 1971 Manchester United F 9
6
15 1 920 1995-2001 6 years
191 days
1067 Stan Collymore 22 January 1971 Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa F 1
2
3 0 84 1995-97 2 years
99 days
1074 Sol Campbell 18 September 1974 Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Portsmouth CD 67
6
73 1 5752 1996-2007 11 years
186 days
1077 Ugo Ehiogu 3 November 1972 Aston Villa, Middlesbrough FB 0
4
4 1 144 1996-2002 5 years
308 days
3 black players given their debut by Glenn Hoddle
1080 David James 1 August 1970 Liverpool, Aston Villa,
West Ham United, Manchester City,  Portsmouth
GK 43
10
53 0 3846 1997-2010 13 years
91 days
1083 Rio Ferdinand 7 November 1978 West Ham United, Leeds United, Manchester United CD 75
6
81 2 6317 1997-2011 13 years
200 days
1085 Dion Dublin 22 April 1969 Coventry City, Aston Villa F 3
1
4 0 380 1998 280 days
3 black players given their debut by Kevin Keegan
1090 Wes Brown 13 October 1979 Manchester United LB/
CD
16
7
23 1 1574 1999-2010 10 years
309 days
1094 Emile Heskey 11 January 1978 Leicester City, Liverpool,  Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa M/F 40
22
62 7 3407 1999-2010 11 years
60 days
1096 Kieron Dyer 29 December 1978 Newcastle United, West Ham United M 8
25
33 0 1067 1999-2007 6 years
x days
16 black players given their debut by Sven-Göran Eriksson
1103   Chris Powell 8 September 1969 Charlton Athletic LB 2
3
5 0 270 2001-02 tbc
1106 Ashley Cole 20 December 1980 Arsenal, Chelsea LB 106
1
107 0 8637 2001-14 12 years
281 days
1112   Trevor Sinclair 2 March 1973 West Ham United,
Manchester City
M 6
6
12 0 686 2001-03 tbc
1115   Michael Ricketts 4 December 1978 Bolton Wanderers F 1
0
1 0 45 2002 45 min
1116   Darius Vassell 13 June 1980 Aston Villa F 6
16
22 6 861 2002-04 tbc
1117 Ledley King 12 October 1980 Tottenham Hotspur CD 12
9
21 1 1250 2002-10 tbc
1123 Jermaine Jenas 18 February 1983 Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur M 5
16
21 1 757 2003-09 6 years
273 days
1128 Glen Johnson 23 August 1984 Chelsea, Portsmouth,
Liverpool
RB 49
5
54 1 4484 2003-14 10 years
215 days
1131 Jermain Defoe 7 October 1982 Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur CF 21
34
55 19 2343 2004-13 9 years
229 days
1132 Anthony Gardner 19 September 1980 Tottenham Hotspur CD 0
1
1 0 45 2004 45 min
1133   Shaun Wright-Phillips 25 October 1981 Manchester City, Chelsea,
Manchester City
AM 15
21
36 6 1695 2004-10 tbc
1136   Kieran Richardson 21 October 1981 Manchester United M 1
7
8 2 168 2005-06 tbc
1137   Zat Knight 2 May 1980 Fulham CD 1
1
2 0 135 2005 3 days
1141 Darren Bent 6 February 1984 Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Aston Villa F 8
5
13 4 595 2006-11 5 years
260 days
1142   Theo Walcott 16 March 1989 Arsenal M 26
10
36 5 1986 2006-13 7 years
50 days
1143 Aaron Lennon 16 April 1987 Tottenham Hotspur M 10
21
21 0 992 2006-13 6 years
248 days
3 black players given their debut by Steve McClaren
1145   Micah Richards 24 June 1988 Manchester City LB 10
3
13 1 958 2006-12 tbc
1151 Joleon Lescott 16 August 1982 Everton, Manchester City CD 20
6
26 1 2090 2007-13 5 years
164 days
1153   Ashley Young 9 July 1985 Aston Villa, Manchester United AM 17
13
30 7 1717 2007-13 5 years
298 days
10 black players given their debut by Fabio Capello
1158 Gabriel Agbonlahor 13 October 1986 Aston Villa AM 3
0
3 0 218 2008-09 328 days
1159 Carlton Cole 12 November 1983 West Ham United F 0
7
7 0 133 2009-10 1 year
20 days
1161 Tom Huddlestone 28 December 1986 Tottenham Hotspur M 1
3
4 0 97 2009-12 3 years
0 days
1165 Kieran Gibbs 26 September 1989 Arsenal LB 3
3
6 0 358 2010-14 4 years
99 days
1166 Bobby Zamora 16 January 1981 Fulham F 1
1
2 0 45 2010-11 1 year
96 days
1172 Jay Bothroyd 5 May 1982 Cardiff City CF 0
1
1 0 18 2010 18 min
1174 Danny Welbeck 26 November 1990 Sunderland, Manchester United, Arsenal F 23
9
32 13 2057 2011-14 3 years
234 days
1175   Chris Smalling 22 November 1989 Manchester United RB/
CD
12
3
15 0 1101 2011-14 3 years
77 days
1178   Kyle Walker 28 May 1990 Tottenham Hotspur RB 9
1
10 0 815 2011-13 2 years
7 days
1179   Daniel Sturridge 1 September 1989 Chelsea, Liverpool F 11
5
16 5 1090 2011-14 2 years
292 days
1 black player given their debut by Stuart Pearce
1180 Fraizer Campbell 13 September 1987 Sunderland F 0
1
1 0 10 2012 10 min
9 black players given their debut by Roy Hodgson
1181 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 15 August 1993 Arsenal M 10
10
20 4 933 2012-14 2 years
176 days
1186 Jake Livermore 14 November 1989 Tottenham Hotspur M 0
1
1 0 21 2012 21 min
1187 Ryan Bertrand 5 August 1989 Chelsea D 0
2
2 0 29 2012 27 days
1189 Steven Caulker 29 December 1991 Tottenham Hotspur D 1
0
1 1 90 2012 90 min
1190 Raheem Sterling 8 December 1994 Liverpool M 8
5
13 0 783 2012-14 2 years
3 days
1194   Wilfried Zaha 10 November 1992 Crystal Palace, Manchester United F 0
2
2 0 23 2012-13 273 days
1197   Andros Townsend 16 July 1991 Tottenham Hotspur M 3
3
6 2 317 2013-14 363 days
1204 Fabian Delph 21 November 1989 Aston Villa M 2
1
3 0 172 2014 39 days
1206 Nathaniel Clyne 5 April 1991 Southampton RB 2
0
2 0 180 2014 3 days

 

 

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