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Index
England's 103 BME Players
Most BME Players to Start a Match
 
 
Most capped BME Players Chronological BME Players Most BME starting Most BME used per match Most BME used at same time Most BME used % No BME used since 1978 Least BME used
 

The significant mark of more BME players to start a match than non-BME players was reached on 28 May 2005, when England played United States in Chicago.  Only 18 times have more BME players started a match than non-BME. The aforementioned United States match in 2005, and up until as recent as November 2017 against Brazil.  A record eight started the match against Japan in May 2010.

 
 

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Friendly matches BME Players started
1 884 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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=2 827 28 May 2005 - United States 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
=2 975 23 March 2018 -
Netherlands 0 England 1
[0-0]
Johan Cruijff Arena
, Amsterdam (51,500)
Trippier, Rose, Walker, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rashford, Sterling and Lingard start. AW 10/17 58.8
=2 987 11 September 2018 -
England 1 Switzerland 0
[0-0]
King Power Stadium, Leicester
(30,256)
Alexander-Arnold, Rose, Walker, Loftus-Cheek, Welbeck, Rashford and Delph start. HW 8/17 47.1
=2 995 9 June 2019 - Switzerland 0 England 0 [0-0]
Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães (15,742)
Alexander-Arnold, Rose, Gomez, Lingard, Alli, Sterling and Delph start. ND 10/15 66.7
 
 

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World Cup preliminary matches
=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 start. AW 7/14 50.0
=6 867 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
=6 868 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
Friendly match  
=6 871 11 February 2009 - Spain 2 England 0 [1-0]
Estádio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla (42,102)
James, Johnson, A.Cole, Wright-Phillips, Heskey and Aglonbahor start. AL 7/17 41.2
World Cup preliminary matches  
=6 917 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  
=6 959 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
World Cup preliminary matches  
=6 961 8 October 2016 - England 2 Malta 0 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (81,781)
Walker, Bertrand, Walcott, Alli, Sturridge and the debuting Lingard start. HW 8/14 57.1
=6 962 11 October 2016 - Slovenia 0 England 0 [0-0]
Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (13,274)
Walker, Rose, Walcott, Alli, Sturridge and Lingard start. AD 8/14 57.1
=6 966 26 March 2017 - England 2 Lithuania 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (77,690)
Walker, Bertrand, Sterling, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Defoe and Alli start. HW 7/13 53.8
=6 967 10 June 2017 - Scotland 2 England 2 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Glasgow (48,520)
Walker, Bertrand, Smalling, Rashford, Livermore and Alli start. AD 9/14 64.3
=6 969 1 September 2017 - Malta 0 England 4 [0-0]
Stadium Nazzjonali,
Ħ'Attard
(16,994)
Walker, Bertrand, Sterling, Livermore, Alli  and Oxlade-Chamberlain start. AW 8/14 57.1
Friendly matches  
=6 974 14 November 2017 - England 0 Brazil 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (84,595)
Walker, Bertrand, Gomez, Livermore, Loftus-Cheek and Rashford start. HD 11/16 68.8
=6 990 15 November 2018 - England 3 United States 0 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley
(68,155)
Alexander-Arnold, DELPH, Sancho, debuting Wilson, Lingard and Alli start HW 8/17 47.1
World Cup preliminary matches  
=6 1023 5 September 2021 -
England 4 Andorra 0
[1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (67,171)
James, Alexander-Arnold, Mings, Bellingham, Lingard and Saka start. HW 6/14 42.9

 
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