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BME Players Index
 
 
England's 79 BME Players
Most BME Players to Start a Match
 
 
 

The significant mark of more BME players to start a match than white players was reached on 28 May 2005, when England played USA in Chicago.  Only five times has more BME players started a match than white.  The aforementioned USA match in 2005, and also as recent as March 2013, against San Marino and September 2008, against Andorra in Barcelona.  Eight started the match against Japan in May 2010.

 
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Friendlies BME Players involved
- 884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2 [1-0]
UPC-Arena, Graz (15,326)
James, Johnson, A.Cole, Huddlestone,  Ferdinand, Walcott, Bent and Lennon start. NW 10/17 58.8

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- 827 28 May 2005 - USA 1 England 2 [0-2]
Soldier Field, Chicago (42,637/47,637)
James, Campbell, Johnson, Cole, Brown, Jenas & Richardson start. AW 9/15 60.0

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World Cup Preliminaries
- 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 start. AW 7/14 50.0
- 867 10 September 2008 - Croatia 1 England 4 [0-1]
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (35,218)
James, Brown, A.Cole, Ferdinand, Walcott and Heskey start. AW 7/14 50.0
- 868 11 October 2008 - England 5 Kazakhstan 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (89,107)
James, Brown, A.Cole, Captain FERDINAND, Walcott and Heskey start. HW 8/14 57.1
Friendlies  
- 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. AL 7/17 41.2
World Cup Preliminaries  
- 917 22 March 2013 - San Marino 0 England 8 [0-5]
Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle
(4,952)
Walker, Lescott, Smalling, Oxlade, Defoe and Young start. AW 7/14 50.0
European Championship Finals in France  
- 959 27 June 2016 - England 1 Iceland 2 [1-2]
Allianz Riviera, Nice
(33,901)
Walker, Rose, Alli, Smalling, Sterling and Sturridge start. NL 7/14 50.0

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