Villa’s England Internationals

Complete as at June 2, 2021.

Notes:

·         Until 2015, Aston Villa had supplied more players to the national side than any other club. Spurs then exceeded the total on 73.

·         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.

·         This list does not include Scott Carson (goalkeeper) who made one appearance for England whilst on loan from Liverpool in 2007-08, against Croatia.

·         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 (the World Cup) until 1950.

 

 

England Players

From

/To

Position

Apps

Goals

England Captain?

First Cap with Villa?

Comment

=01.

Brown, Arthur Alfred

1882

Forward

3

4

 

Yes

 

=01.

Vaughton, Oliver Howard

1882-84

Forward

5

6

 

Yes

 

03.

Whateley, Oliver

1883

Forward

2

2

 

Yes

 

04.

Allen, Albert Arthur

1888

Forward

1

3

 

Yes

 

05.

Hodgetts, Dennis

1888-94

Wing/Forward

6

1

 

Yes

 

06.

Athersmith, William Charles

1892-1900

Forward

12

3

 

Yes

 

07.

Devey, John Henry George

1892-94

Forward

2

1

 

Yes

 

08.

Reynolds, John

1894-97

Midfield

5

 

 

Yes

 

09.

Smith, Stephen

1895

Wing

1

 

 

Yes

 

10.

Crabtree, James William

1896-1902

Defence/Midfield

11

 

 

Yes

 

11.

Spencer, Howard

1897-1905

Full-back

6

 

Yes

Yes

 

12.

Wheldon, George Frederick

1897-98

Forward

4

6

 

Yes

 

13.

Wilkes, Albert

1901-02

Midfield

5

1

 

Yes

 

14.

George, William

1902

Goal

3

 

 

Yes

 

15.

Garraty, William

1903

Forward

1

 

 

Yes

 

16.

Bache, Joseph William

1903-11

Forward

7

4

 

Yes

 

17.

Brawn, William Frederick

1904

Forward

2

 

 

Yes

 

18.

Leake, Alexander

1904-05

Midfield

5

 

 

Yes

 

19.

Hall, Albert Edward

1910

Wing

1

 

 

Yes

 

20.

Hampton, Henry (‘Harry’)

1913-14

Forward

4

2

 

Yes

 

21.

Wallace, Charles William

1913-20

Wing

3

 

 

Yes

 

22.

Hardy, Samuel

1914-20

Goal

7

 

 

 

 

23.

Barson, Frank

1920

Midfield

1

 

 

Yes

 

24.

Ducat, Andrew

1920

Midfield

3

 

 

 

25.

Walker, William Henry

1920-32

Forward

18

9

Yes

Yes

 

26.

Kirton, William John

1921

Forward

1

 

 

Yes

 

27.

Moss, Frank

1921-24

Midfield

5

 

Yes

Yes

 

28.

Smart, Thomas

1921-29

Full-back

5

 

 

Yes

 

29.

York, Richard Ernest

1922-26

Wing

2

 

 

Yes

 

30.

Blackburn, George Frederick

1924

Midfield

1

 

 

Yes

 

31.

Dorrell, Arthur Reginald

1924-25

Wing

4

1

 

Yes

 

32.

Mort, Thomas

1924-26

Full-back

3

 

 

Yes

 

33.

Olney, Benjamin Albert

1928

Goal

2

 

 

Yes

 

34.

Houghton, William Eric

1930-31

Wing

7

5

 

Yes

 

35.

Tate, Joseph Thomas

1931-32

Midfield

3

 

 

Yes

 

36.

Waring, Thomas

1931-32

Forward

5

4

 

Yes

 

37.

Brown, George

1932

Forward

1

 

 

 

 

38.

Starling, Ronald William

1937

Forward

1

 

 

 

 

39.

Beresford, Joseph

1934

Forward

1

 

 

 

 

40.

Gardner, Thomas

1934-35

Midfield

2

 

 

 

 

41.

Broome, Frank Henry

1938-39

Wing/Forward

7

3

 

Yes

 

42.

Lowe, Edmund

1947

Midfield

3

 

 

Yes

 

43.

Thompson, Thomas

1951

Forward

1

 

 

Yes

 

44.

Hitchens, Gerald Archibald

1961

Forward

3

3

 

Yes

Caps gained after season 1960-61 and immediately before transfer to Internazionale (Milan).

45.

Little, Brian

1975

Forward

1

 

 

Yes

 

46.

Gidman, John

1977

Full-back

1

 

 

Yes

 

47.

Morley, Anthony William

1981-82

Wing

6

 

 

Yes

 

48.

Withe, Peter

1981-84

Forward

11

1

 

Yes

 

49.

Spink, Nigel Philip

1983

Goal

1

 

 

Yes

 

50.

Cowans, Gordon Sidney

1983-90

Forward

8

1

 

Yes

 

51.

Hodge, Stephen Brian

1986

Midfield

11

 

 

Yes

 

52.

Platt, David Andrew

1989-91

Midfield

22

7

 

Yes

 

53.

Daley, Anthony Mark

1991-92

Wing

7

 

 

Yes

 

54.

Barrett, Earl Delisser

1993

Full-back

2

 

 

Yes

 

55.

Richardson, Kevin

1994

Midfield

1

 

 

Yes

 

56.

Southgate, Gareth

1995-2002

Centre-back

42

1

 

Yes

 

57.

Ehiogu, Ugochuku

1996

Centre-back

1

1

 

Yes

 

58.

Collymore, Stanley Victor

1997

Forward

1

 

 

 

 

59.

Dublin, Dion

1998

Forward

1

 

 

Yes

 

60.

Hendrie, Lee Andrew

1998

Forward

1

 

 

Yes

 

61.

Merson, Paul Charles

1998

Forward

1

 

 

 

 

62.

Barry, Gareth

2000-09

Defence/Midfield

29

2

 

Yes

63.

James, David Benjamin

2001

Goal

3

 

 

 

 

64.

Vassell, Darius

2002-04

Forward

22

6

 

Yes

Caps mostly obtained as a match substitute: a scoring "super-sub".

65.

Young, Ashley

2007-11

Wing

15

2

 

Yes

He first started a match on his 10th cap.

66.

Agbonlahor, Gabriel

2008-09

Forward

3

 

 

Yes

Also selected for England squads in 2011 & 2013

67.

Heskey, Emile

2009-10

Forward

12

2

 

 

 

68.

Milner, James

2009-10

Midfield

12

 

 

Yes

 

69.

Warnock, Stephen

2010

Full-back

1

 

 

 

 

70.

Bent, Darren

2011

Forward

6

3

 

 

 

71.

Downing, Stewart

2011

Wing

4

 

 

 

 

72.

Delph, Fabian

2014-15

Midfield

6

 

 

Yes

 

73.

Mings, Tyrone

2019-21

Centre-back

9

 

 

Yes

 

74.

Grealish, Jack

2020-21

Forward

6

 

 

Yes

 

75.

Watkins, Oliver

2021

Forward

2

1

 

Yes