Kyle Walker to join England’s 50 caps club in days

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Manchester City‘s Kyle Walker is on the verge of joining England‘s 50 caps club. The 30-year-old right-back could achieve this feat on September 5 and 8 if he plays against Iceland and Denmark.

Kyle Walker who made his debut for England national team on November 12, 2011, in a friendly match against the Spanish national team, has played for the English national team 48 times. Kyle Walker needs just two matches to bring his number of caps to 50. Only 60 players in the history of football in England have played for the country’s national team up to 50 times.

Though Gareth Southgate has made Kyle Walker a part of his squad ahead of the European Nations League doubleheader, there is no guarantee that he would feature him in the two matches. Recall that the English tactician did not deem it fit to use the right-back in the country’s last 6 matches. In fact, the last time Kyle Walker played for the national team was in January 2019.

Hence, Kyle Walker would hope that the head coach of the team who is also a member of this England’s 50 caps club would consider him good enough to play either as a substitute or a first eleven player in the two matches.

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In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live host John Murray, Kyle Walker believes that though he never thought he would make it this far when he started playing for the senior national team at 19, he has a great chance of joining the 50 caps club on Tuesday, September 8.

“At 19 when I first joined in the England team, I’d have said no chance”, he said. “But now I think it’s possible. Obviously, I’ve only got two more caps to get to that and that’s a big goal of mine.

“Not many players can say that they’ve got 50 caps for their country and especially for England.

“Hopefully I can be a part of that club and it’d be a very proud moment for me and my family.”

Below are all the England players that have played for the country at least 50 times, Kyle Walker is two matches away.

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  1. Peter Shilton – 125 appearances
  2. Wayne Rooney – 120 appearances
  3. David Beckham – 115 appearances
  4. Steven Gerrard – 114 appearances
  5. Bobby Moore – 108 appearances
  6. Ashley Cole – 107 appearances
  7. Bobby Charlton – 106 appearances
  8. Frank Lampard – 106 appearances
  9. Billy Wright – 105 appearances
  10. Bryan Robson – 90 appearances
  11. Michael Owen – 89 appearances
  12. Kenny Sansom – 86 appearances
  13. Gary Neville – 85 appearances
  14. Ray Wilkins – 84 appearances
  15. Rio Ferdinand – 81 appearances
  16. Gary Lineker – 80 appearances
  17. John Barnes – 79 appearances
  18. John Terry – 78 appearances
  19. Stuart Pearce – 78 appearances
  20. Terry Butcher – 77 appearances
  21. Tom Finney – 76 appearances
  22. Joe Hart – 75 appearances
  23. David Seaman – 75 appearances
  24. Gordon Banks – 73 appearances
  25. Sol Campbell – 73 appearances
  26. Alan Ball – 72 appearances
  27. Martin Peters – 67 appearances
  28. Tony Adams – 66 appearances
  29. Paul Scholes – 66 appearances
  30. Dave Watson – 65 appearances
  31. Ray Wilson – 63 appearances
  32. Kevin Keegan – 63 appearances
  33. Alan Shearer – 63 appearances
  34. Emlyn Hughes – 62 appearances
  35. Chris Waddle – 62 appearances
  36. David Platt – 62 appearances
  37. Emile Heskey – 62 appearances
  38. Gary Cahill – 61 appearances
  39. James Milner – 61 appearances
  40. Ray Clemence – 61 appearances
  41. Peter Beardsley – 59 appearances
  42. Des Walker – 59 appearances
  43. Phil Neville – 59 appearances
  44. Jermain Defoe – 57 appearances
  45. Jimmy Greaves – 57 appearances
  46. Paul Gascoigne – 57 appearances
  47. Gareth Southgate – 57 appearances
  48. Johnny Haynes – 56 appearances
  49. Joe Cole – 56 appearances
  50. Raheem Sterling – 56 appearances
  51. Jordan Henderson – 55 appearances
  52. Glen Johnson – 54 appearances
  53. Stan Matthews – 54 appearances
  54. Glenn Hoddle – 53 appearances
  55. Paul Ince – 53 appearances
  56. David James – 53 appearances
  57. Gareth Barry – 53 appearances
  58. Trevor Francis – 52 appearances
  59. Teddy Sheringham – 51 appearances
  60. Phil Neal – 50 appearances

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