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Index
England's Match Captains
1990-2000
with (caps) and club affiliations
1872-1914
1919-39
1946-60
1960-70
1970-80
1980-90
1990-2000
2000-10
2010-20
 
 
1990-91   Graham Taylor
665 12 September 1990 1-0 vs. Hungary, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Gary Lineker (59-61)
 Tottenham Hotspur
666 17 October 1990 2-0 vs. Poland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW
off 57
667 14 November 1990 1-1 vs. Republic of Ireland, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin AD  
668 6 February 1991 2-0 vs. Cameroon, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Sub off 70 Bryan Robson (88)
 Manchester United

For some time the F.A. yearbooks indicated that Bryan Robson captained England in these two successive matches at Wembley, and authoritative works on the England team agree.  More recent F.A. yearbooks, however, have credited Lineker with captaining England in these two matches.

669 27 March 1991 1-1 vs. Republic of Ireland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD Bryan Robson (89)
 Manchester United
670 1 May 1991 1-0 vs. Turkey, Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir TC AW Gary Lineker (64)
 Tottenham Hotspur
671 21 May 1991 3-1 vs. USSR, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Mark Wright (36)
 
Derby County
672 25 May 1991 2-2 vs. Argentina, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Gary Lineker (65-67)
 Tottenham Hotspur
673 1 June 1991 1-0 vs. Australia, Sydney Football Stadium, Moore Park, Sydney AW Sub off 81
674 3 June 1991 1-0 vs. New Zealand, Mount Smart Stadium, Penrose, Auckland AW
675 8 June 1991 2-0 vs. New Zealand, Athletic Park, Wellington AW Stuart Pearce (40)
 Nottingham Forest
676 12 June 1991 4-2 vs. Malaysia, Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur AW
Gary Lineker (68)
 Tottenham Hotspur
1991-92
677 12 September 1991 0-1 vs. Germany, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL   Gary Lineker (69-71)
 Tottenham Hotspur
678 16 October 1991 1-0 vs. Turkey, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW
679 13 November 1991 1-1 vs. Poland, Stadion Lecha, Poznań AD
680 19 February 1992 2-0 vs. France, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Stuart Pearce (44-45)
 Nottingham Forest
681 25 March 1992 2-2 vs. Czechoslovakia, Stadion Strahov, Praha AD
682 29 April 1992 2-2 vs. CIS, Central V.I. Lenin Stadium, Moskva AD Gary Lineker (74-80)
 Tottenham Hotspur
683 12 May 1992 1-0 vs. Hungary, Népstadion, Budapest AW Sub off 68
684 17 May 1992 1-1 vs. Brazil, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD  
685 3 June 1992 2-1 vs. Finland, Olympiastadion, Helsinki AW
686 11 June 1992 0-0 vs. Denmark, Malmö Stadion, Malmö, Sweden ECF ND
687 14 June 1992 0-0 vs. France, Malmö Stadion, Malmö, Sweden ND
688 17 June 1992 1-2 vs. Sweden, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län AL Sub off 64
1992-93
689 9 September 1992 0-1 vs. Spain, Estadio El Sardinero, Santander Fr AL   Stuart Pearce (51-53)
 Nottingham Forest
690 14 October 1992 1-1 vs. Norway, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HD
691 18 November 1992 4-0 vs. Turkey, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW
692 17 February 1993 6-0 vs. San Marino, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW
David Platt (36-40)
 Juventus
693 31 March 1993 2-0 vs. Turkey, Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir AW
694 28 April 1993 2-2 vs. Netherlands, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD
695 29 May 1993 1-1 vs. Poland, Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów AD  
696 2 June 1993 0-2 vs. Norway, Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo AL
697 9 June 1993 0-2 vs. USA, Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts TC AL Paul Ince (7-8)
 Manchester United
698 13 June 1993 1-1 vs. Brazil, Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, DC, USA ND Sub off 67
699 19 June 1993 1-2 vs. Germany, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, USA NL David Platt (42)
 Juventus
1993-94
700 8 September 1993 3-0 vs. Poland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Stuart Pearce (54)
 Nottingham Forest
701 13 October 1993 0-2 vs. Netherlands, Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam AL David Platt (44)
Sampdoria
702 17 November 1993 7-1 vs. San Marino, Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna, Italy AW Stuart Pearce (55)
 Nottingham Forest
  Terry Venables
703 9 March 1994 1-0 vs. Denmark, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW David Platt (46-48)
Sampdoria
704 17 May 1994 5-0 vs. Greece, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW
705 22 May 1994 0-0 vs. Norway, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD  
1994-95
706 7 September 1994 2-0 vs. USA, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW David Platt (49)
Sampdoria
707 12 October 1994 1-1 vs. Romania, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD Tony Adams (33)
 Arsenal
708 16 November 1994 1-0 vs. Nigeria, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW David Platt (50-55)
Sampdoria
709 15 February 1995 vs. Republic of Ireland, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin Aab ab
710 29 March 1995 0-0 vs. Uruguay, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD  
711 3 June 1995 2-1 vs. Japan, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London TC HW
712 8 June 1995 3-3 vs. Sweden, Elland Road, Leeds HD
713 11 June 1995 1-3 vs. Brazil, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL  
1995-96
714 6 September 1995 0-0 vs. Colombia, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Tony Adams (36-39)
 Arsenal
715 11 October 1995 0-0 vs. Norway, Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo AD
716 15 November 1995 3-1 vs. Switzerland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW
717 12 December 1995 1-1 vs. Portugal, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD
718 27 March 1996 1-0 vs. Bulgaria, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Stuart Pearce (63)
 Nottingham Forest
719 24 April 1996 0-0 vs. Croatia, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD   David Platt (57-58)
Arsenal
720 18 May 1996 3-0 vs. Hungary, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW
off 65
721 23 May 1996 3-0 vs. China, Workers' Stadium, Chaoyang District, Beijing AW Sub off 77 Tony Adams (40-45)
 Arsenal
722 8 June 1996 1-1 vs. Switzerland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECF HD
723 15 June 1996 2-0 vs. Scotland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW  
724 18 June 1996 4-1 vs. Netherlands, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW
725 22 June 1996 0-0 vs. Spain, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London AET HD
726 26 June 1996 1-1 vs. Germany, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London AET HD
1996-97   Glenn Hoddle
727 1 September 1996 3-0 vs. Moldova, Stadionul Republican, Chişinău WCP AW Alan Shearer (29-30)
 Newcastle United
728 9 October 1996 2-1 vs. Poland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW
729 9 November 1996 2-0 vs. Georgia, Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi AW Tony Adams (46)
 Arsenal
730 12 February 1997 0-1 vs. Italy, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL Alan Shearer (31)
 Newcastle United
731 29 March 1997 2-0 vs. Mexico, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Paul Ince (28)
Inter Milan
732 30 April 1997 2-0 vs. Georgia, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Alan Shearer (32)
 Newcastle United
733 24 May 1997 2-1 vs. South Africa, Old Trafford, Trafford, Manchester Fr HW Stuart Pearce (75)
 Nottingham Forest
734 31 May 1997 2-0 vs. Poland, Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów WCP AW Alan Shearer (33)
 Newcastle United
735 4 June 1997 2-0 vs. Italy, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes, France TC NW Paul Ince (31)
Inter Milan
736 7 June 1997 1-0 vs. France, Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier AW Alan Shearer (34-35)
 Newcastle United
737 10 June 1997 0-1 vs. Brazil, Parc des Princes, Paris, France NL  
1997-98
738 10 September 1997 4-0 vs. Moldova, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW GK David Seaman (37)
 Arsenal
739 11 October 1997 0-0 vs. Italy, Stadio Olimpico, Roma AD Paul Ince (34)
Liverpool

Recent F.A. yearbooks credit Tony Adams with captaining England that night, and some pick up that mistake.  It is an assertion belied by photographic evidence as well as contemporary match reports, and it is one Adams certainly does not make, as shown by the list in his fine autobiography, Addicted (1998), of England matches in which he served as captain.

740 15 November 1997 2-0 vs. Cameroon, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Paul Ince (35)
Liverpool
741 11 February 1998 0-2 vs. Chile, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL Tony Adams (49)
 Arsenal
742 25 March 1998 1-1 vs. Switzerland, Wankdorfstadion, Bern AD   Alan Shearer (37-39)
 Newcastle United
743 22 April 1998 3-0 vs. Portugal, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW
744 23 May 1998 0-0 vs. Saudi Arabia, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD Sub off 74
745 27 May 1998 1-0 vs. Morocco, Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca TC AW Paul Ince (39)
Liverpool
746 29 May 1998 0-0 vs. Belgium, Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca ND Sub off 76 Sol Campbell (16)
 Tottenham Hotspur
747 15 June 1998 2-0 vs. Tunisia, Le Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France WCF NW Alan Shearer (40-43)
 Newcastle United
748 22 June 1998 1-2 vs. Romania, Stade Municipal, Toulouse, France NL  
749 26 June 1998 2-0 vs. Colombia, Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens, France NW
750 30 June 1998 2-2 vs. Argentina, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France AET ND
1998-99
751 5 September 1998 1-2 vs. Sweden, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län ECP AL Alan Shearer (44-46)
 Newcastle United
752 10 October 1998 0-0 vs. Bulgaria, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD  
753 14 October 1998 3-0 vs. Luxembourg, Stade Josy Barthel, Stad Lëtzebuerg AW
754 18 November 1998 2-0 vs. Czech Republic, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Sol Campbell (24)
 Tottenham Hotspur
  Howard Wilkinson
755 10 February 1999 0-2 vs. France, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Alan Shearer (47)
 Newcastle United
  Kevin Keegan
756 27 March 1999 3-1 vs. Poland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW   Alan Shearer (48-51)
 Newcastle United
757 28 April 1999 1-1 vs. Hungary, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AD
758 5 June 1999 0-0 vs. Sweden, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD  
759 9 June 1999 1-1 vs. Bulgaria, Stadion Balgarska Armia, Sofiya AD
1999-2000
760 4 September 1999 6-0 vs. Luxembourg, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW
Alan Shearer (52-63)
 Newcastle United
761 8 September 1999 0-0 vs. Poland, Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa AD  
762 10 October 1999 2-1 vs. Belgium, Stadium of Light, Sunderland Fr HW
off 86
763 13 November 1999 2-0 vs. Scotland, The National Stadium, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow ECP AW  
764 17 November 1999 0-1 vs. Scotland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL
765 23 February 2000 0-0 vs. Argentina, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Sub off 77
766 27 May 2000 1-1 vs. Brazil, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD Sub off 84
767 31 May 2000 2-0 vs. Ukraine, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW  
768 3 June 2000 2-1 vs. Malta, The National Stadium, Ta'Qali AW Sub off 51
769 12 June 2000 2-3 vs. Portugal, Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands ECF NL  
770 17 June 2000 0-1 vs. Germany, Stade Communal, Charleroi, Belgium NW
771 20 June 2000 2-3 vs. Romania, Stade Communal, Charleroi, Belgium NL

 

England's Captains by Club Affiliations 1872-2000
* denotes Player appeared for two or more clubs at the time of his captaincy, thus the total amount of captaincies below will NOT equal total amount of England matches
Wolverhampton Wanderers 95 West Ham United 91 Manchester United 80
Arsenal 53 Corinthians* 48 Liverpool 44
Tottenham Hotspur 39 Newcastle United 37 Blackburn Rovers 27
Southampton 24 Fulham 22 Old Carthusians* 20
16 Clapham Rovers*, Hamburger, Huddersfield Town & Nottingham Forest*
Blackpool& Sheffield Wednesday 15 Middlesbrough 13 Derby County 12
11 Sampdoria
8 Ipswich Town & Queen's Park Rangers
7 Aston Villa, Glasgow Rangers & Manchester City
6 Juventus, Leeds United, & Disputed/Unknown
5 Burnley & Old Westminsters*
4 Oxford University*, Preston North End& Wanderers
3 Cambridge University*, Old Etonians* & Swifts*
2 Chelsea, Inter Milan, Old Brightonians*, Sunderland & West Bromwich Albion
1 Crystal Palace, Notts County, Old Malvernians*, Old Wykehamists*, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Sheffield Heeley, Sheffield United.

 

England's Captains Under Graham Taylor 1990-1993
Gary Lineker 18 Stuart Pearce 8 David Platt 7
Paul Ince 2 Bryan Robson 2 Mark Wright 1

 

England's Captains Under Terry Venables 1994-1996
David Platt 12 Tony Adams 11 Stuart Pearce 1

 

England's Captains Under Glenn Hoddle 1996-1999
Alan Shearer 17 Paul Ince 5 Tony Adams 2
Sol Campbell 2 Stuart Pearce 1 David Seaman 1

 

England's Captains Under Howard Wilkinson 1999
Alan Shearer 1
 

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