Villa’s England Internationals

Aston Villa has supplied more players to the national side than any other club.

The most caps obtained by one Villa player stands at 42, by Gareth Southgate.

The highest number of Villa players selected for one England squad is 4 (+1 loanee) for Denmark match, 9 Feb 2011: Darren Bent, Ashley Young, Gabby Agbonlahor, Stewart Downing and Kyle Walker (loan).

The number of appearances in the list below is the number of caps obtained purely whilst the player was with Aston Villa, and includes appearances as a substitute.

The number of caps obtainable until after 1918 was mostly limited to yearly British Championship matches against Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Caps were also limited by the fact that England did not enter international competition until 1950.

 

 

England Players

From

/To

Apps

England Captain?

First Cap with Villa?

Comment

=01.

Brown, Arthur Alfred

1882

3

 

Yes

 

=01.

Vaughton, Oliver Howard

1882-84

5

 

Yes

 

03.

Whateley, Oliver

1883

2

 

Yes

 

04.

Allen, Albert Arthur

1888

1

 

Yes

 

05.

Hodgetts, Dennis

1888-94

6

 

Yes

 

06.

Athersmith, William Charles

1892-1900

12

 

Yes

 

07.

Devey, John Henry George

1892-94

2

 

Yes

 

08.

Reynolds, John

1894-97

5

 

Yes

 

09.

Smith, Stephen

1895

1

 

Yes

 

10.

Crabtree, James William

1896-1902

11

 

Yes

Capped at full-back and half-back.

11.

Spencer, Howard

1897-1905

6

Yes

Yes

 

12.

Wheldon, George Frederick

1897-98

4

 

Yes

 

13.

Wilkes, Albert

1901-02

5

 

Yes

 

14.

George, William (goal)

1902

3

 

Yes

 

15.

Garraty, William

1903

1

 

Yes

 

16.

Bache, Joseph William

1903-11

7

 

Yes

 

17.

Brawn, William Frederick

1904

2

 

Yes

 

18.

Leake, Alexander

1904-05

5

 

Yes

 

19.

Hall, Albert Edward

1910

1

 

Yes

 

20.

Hampton, Henry (‘Harry’)

1913-14

4

 

Yes

 

21.

Wallace, Charles William

1913-20

3

 

Yes

 

22.

Hardy, Samuel (goal)

1914-20

7

 

 

 

23.

Barson, Frank

1920

1

 

Yes

 

24.

Ducat, Andrew

1920

3

 

Yes

 

25.

Walker, William Henry

1920-32

18

Yes

Yes

 

26.

Kirton, William John

1921

1

 

Yes

 

27.

Moss, Frank

1921-24

5

Yes

Yes

 

28.

Smart, Thomas

1921-29

5

 

Yes

 

29.

York, Richard Ernest

1922-26

2

 

Yes

 

30.

Blackburn, George Frederick

1924

1

 

Yes

 

31.

Dorrell, Arthur Reginald

1924-25

4

 

Yes

 

32.

Mort, Thomas

1924-26

3

 

Yes

 

33.

Olney, Benjamin Albert (goal)

1928

2

 

Yes

 

34.

Houghton, William Eric

1930-31

7

 

Yes

 

35.

Tate, Joseph Thomas

1931-32

3

 

Yes

 

36.

Waring, Thomas

1931-32

5

 

Yes

 

37.

Brown, George

1932

1

 

 

 

38.

Starling, Ronald William

1933-37

2

 

 

 

39.

Beresford, Joseph

1934

1

 

 

 

40.

Gardner, Thomas

1934-35

2

 

 

 

41.

Broome, Frank Henry

1938-39

7

 

Yes

 

42.

Lowe, Edmund

1947

3

 

Yes

 

43.

Thompson, Thomas

1951

1

 

Yes

 

44.

Hitchens, Gerald Archibald

1961

3

 

Yes

 

45.

Little, Brian

1975

1

 

Yes

 

46.

Gidman, John

1977

1

 

Yes

 

47.

Morley, Anthony William

1981-82

6

 

Yes

 

48.

Withe, Peter

1981-84

11

 

Yes

 

49.

Spink, Nigel Philip (goal)

1983

1

 

Yes

 

50.

Cowans, Gordon Sidney

1983-90

8

 

Yes

 

51.

Hodge, Stephen Brian

1986

11

 

Yes

 

52.

Platt, David Andrew

1989-91

22

 

Yes

 

53.

Daley, Anthony Mark

1991-92

7

 

Yes

 

54.

Barrett, Earl Delisser

1993

2

 

Yes

 

55.

Richardson, Kevin

1994

1

 

Yes

 

56.

Southgate, Gareth

1995-2002

42

 

Yes

 

57.

Ehiogu, Ugochuku

1996

1

 

Yes

 

58.

Collymore, Stanley Victor

1997

1

 

 

 

59.

Dublin, Dion

1998

1

 

Yes

 

60.

Hendrie, Lee Andrew

1998

1

 

Yes

 

61.

Merson, Paul Charles

1998

1

 

 

 

62.

Barry, Gareth

2000-09

29

 

Yes

Originally capped at left-back.

63.

James, David Benjamin (goal)

2001

3

 

 

 

64.

Vassell, Darius

2002-04

22

 

Yes

 

65.

Young, Ashley

2007-11

15

 

Yes

He first started a match on his 10th cap.

66.

Agbonlahor, Gabriel

2008-09

3

 

Yes

Currently with Villa & selected for England squad in 2011

67.

Heskey, Emile

2009-10

12

 

 

 

68.

Milner, James

2009-10

12

 

Yes

 

69.

Warnock, Stephen

2010

1

 

 

 

70.

Bent, Darren

2011

6

 

 

Currently with Villa

71.

Downing, Stewart

2011

4

 

 

 

 

Complete as at selection of last Villa player, Nov 15, 2011. Please note that this list does not include Scott Carson (goalkeeper) who made one appearance for England whilst on loan from Liverpool in 2007-08, against Croatia.