The United Kingdom of British Isles

“The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”nation was first established in 1801 and its football team was available between 1908 and 1950 for the Olympic Game only despite Ireland had separated into Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 1922 and the UK team since then still played for Olympic game until 1972 and it was available again in 2012. British Home Championship, was participated by four UK nations, is the oldest football official international tournament in the World, was first held in 1883 and was ceased in 1984. 

The United Kingdom of British Isles

Location     :  Western-Northern Europe
European Championship Participation : 7 Times (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 )
World Cup Participation :  16 Times (1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010)
Achievement  : 2 Times Olympic Games Gold Medal (1908, 1912)
1966 FIFA World Cup Champion
Most Caps  : Peter Shilton (125 Games)
Top Scorer : Bobby Charlton (49 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : George Best
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   All-Time United Kingdom of British Isles Squad

Goalkeeper
Defender
Midfielder
Forward

Gordon Banks (England)
Peter Shilton
(England)

Danny Mcgrain
(Scotland)
Eddie Hapgood
(England)
Jimmy Armfield
(England)
Ray Wilson
(England)
Bobby Moore
(England)
Alan Hansen
(Scotland)
Billy Wright
(England)


Roy Keane
(Ireland Republic)
Duncan Edwards
(England)
Danny Blanchflower
(Northern Ireland)
Bobby Charlton
(England)
George Best
(Northern Ireland)
Stanley Matthews
(England)
Ryan Giggs
(Wales)

Tom Finney
(England)
Kevin Keegan
(England)
Kenny Dalglish
(Scotland)
Jimmy Greaves
(England)
Dixie Dean
(England)
John Charles
(Wales)

Manager : Alex Ferguson (Scotland)


Stadium : Wembley (England)



Formation XI (4-4-2)







Explain of Formation


This team XI is different from England XI in three positions. Danny Mcgrain, Alan Hansen, George Best are selected in their best position and there are seven King-Class players in this formation. The midfield line is consists of all King-Class players. All in all, The squad is full of World-Class player in every positions.





Statistics


By Decade

By Class

By Nation
By Club

1920s : -
1930s : 2
1940s : -
1950s : 7
1960s : 6
1970s : 3
1980s : 2
1990s : 2
2000s : -


King : 7
Queen : 13
Prince : 2

England : 14
Scotland : 4
Northern Ireland : 2
Wales : 2
Ireland Republic : 1

Manchester United : 5
London Clubs : 4
Liverpool : 3
Everton : 2
Blackpool : 2
Leicester : 2
Leeds : 1
Celtic : 1
Wolverhampton :1
Preston : 1




Positional Ranking of British Isles Footballers



Goalkeeper
1. Gordon Banks (England)

2. Peter Shilton (England)

3. Pat Jenning (Northern Ireland)

4. Nevile Southall  (Wales)

5. Ray Clemence (England)

6. Samuel Hardy (England)
7. Frank Swift (England)
8. Jack Kelsey (Wales)

9. Harry Gregg (Northern Ireland)

10. Elisha Scott (Northern Ireland)

11. David Seaman (England)

12. Ronnie Simpson (Scotland)

13. Peter Bonetti  (England)

14. Shay Given (Ireland Republic)

15. Harry Hibbs  (England)

16. Ron Springett (England)

17. Pat Bonner (Ireland Republic)

18. Bert Williams (England)

19. Ted Ditchburn (England

20  Jim Leighton (Scotland)
Defensive Lateral
Central Defender
1. Danny Mcgrain (Scotland)
2. Eddie Hapgood (England)

3. Jimmy Armfield  (England)

4. Johnny Carey (Ireland Republic)

5. Phil Neal (England)

6. Ashley Cole (England)

7. Fred Keenor (Wales)

8. Sandy Jardine (Scotland)

9. Stuart Pearce (England)

10. Kenny Sansom (England)

11. Bill McCracken (Northern Ireland)

12. Roger Byrne (England)
13. Ray Wilson (England)

14. George Hardwick (England)

15. Terry Cooper (England)

16. George Young (Scotland

17. Howard Spencer (England)         

18. Viv Anderson (England)

19. Denis Erwin (Ireland Republic)

20. George Cohen (England)            

21. Don Howe  (England)

22. Alf Ramsey (England)                

23. Alex Elder (Northern Ireland)
24. Steve Perryman (England)
25. Warney Cresswell (England)      
26. Gary Neville (England)
27. Mick Mills (England)
28. Mel Hopkins (Wales)

29. Gramme Le Soux (England)

30. Keith Newton (England)              

31. Tony Dunne (Ireland Republic)

32. Joey Jones (Wales)

33. Eric Caldow (Scotland)

34. Tommy Gemmell (Scotland)

35. Alf Sherwood (Wales)

36. Paul Reaney (England)               

37. Alf Mcmichael (Northern Ireland)

38. Pat Rice (Northern Ireland)

39. Graham Williams (Wales)

40. Bill Eckersley (England)

41. Noel Cantwell (Ireland Republic)

42. Jeff Hall  (England)                    

43. Paul Medeley (England)             

44. Alex Lindsay (Scotland)

45. George Male (England)

46. Gary Stevens (England)

47. Glenn Johnson (England)

48. Nigel Wintherburn (England)

49. Wayne Bridge (England)

50. Cliff Britton (England)  
1. Bobby Moore (England)             

2. Alan Hansen (Scotland)

3. Billy Wright (England)                 

4. Neil Franklin (England)                

5. John Terry (England)                  

6. Toni Adams (England)

7. Sol Campbell (England)            

8. Rio Ferdinand (England)               
9. Bob Crompton (England)            
10. Paul Mcgrath (Ireland Republic)

11. Jacky Charlton (England)

12. Terry Butcher (England)          

13. Roy Mcfarland (England)          

14. Billy Mcneil (Scotland)
15. Colin Todd (England)     

16. Des Walker (England)
17. Mark Lawrenson (Ireland Republic)

18. Martin Buchan (Scotland)

19. Willie Miller (Scotland)
20. David O’Leary (Ireland Republic)

21. Phil Thompson (England)

22. Norman Hunter (England)          

23. Stan Cullis (England)

24. Mike England (Wales)

25. Frank Mclintock (Scotland)

26. Gary Palister  (England)               
27. Jamie Carragher (England)              

28. Ron Yeats  (England)             
29. Maurice Norman (England)        

30. Billy Foulkes (England)
31. Brian Labone (England)

32. Ray Daniel (Wales)

33. Thomas George Jones (Wales)

34. Dave Watson (England)

35. Ledley King (England)

36. Kevin Beattie (England)

37. Peter Swan (England)

38. Roy Paul (Wales)

39. Gereth Southgate (England)

40. Harry Johnston (England)

41. Jack Barker (England)

42. Jonathan Woodgate (England)

43. Ronnie Mckinnon (Scotland)

44. Tommy Smith (England)

45. Roy Goodall (England)

46. Ron Harris (England)

47. Charlie Hurley (Ireland Republic)

48. Richard Gough (Scotland)

49. Gordon Mcqueen (Scotland)

50. Joleon Lescott (England)
Defensive Midfielder
Central Midfielder
1. Danny Blanchflower (N. Ireland)
2. Duncan Edwards (England)
3. Graeme Souness (Scotland)
4. Roy Keane (Ireland Republic)
5. Dave Mackay (Scotland)
6. Emlyn Hughes (England)
7. David Meiklejohn (Scotland)
8. Ernest Needham (England)
9. John Greig (Scotland)
10. Ron Burgess (Wales)
11. Alex Raisbeck (Scotland)
12. Wilf Copping (England)
13. Bill Slator  (England)
14. Jimmy Mcmullan (Scotland)
15. Nobbie Stiles (England)
16. Alan Mullery (England)
17. Mel Charles (Wales)
18. Pad Crerand (Scotland)
19. Paul Ince (England)
20. Frank Barson (England)
21. Bobby Murdoch (Scotland)
22. Jack Crayston (England)
23. Gereth Barry (England)
24. Jimmy Dickinson (England)
25. Jimmy Gibson (Scotland)
26. Billy Wedlock (England)
27. Charlie Roberts (England)
28. Mike Doyle (England)
29. Jimmy Scoular (Scotland)
30. Joe Mercer (England)
31. Owen Hargreaves (England)
32. Ron Flowers (England)
33. Colin Veitch (England)
34. Jack Hill (England)
35. David Hay (Scotland)
36. Graham Moore  (Wales)
37. David Batty (England)
1. Bryan Robson (England)
2. Steven Gerrard (England)
3. Frank Lampard (England)
4. Billy Bremner (Scotland)
5. Johnny Giles (Ireland Republic)

6. Jim Baxter (Scotland)

7. Colin Bell (England)

8. Gordon Strachan (Scotland)

9. Alan Ball (England)

10. Gary Mcalister (Scotland)

11. Archie Gemmill (Scotland)

12. Terry Mcdermott (England)

13. Ray Wilkins (England)

14. Bobby Collins (Scotland)

15. Bertie Auld (Scotland)

16. Paul Mcstay (Scotland)
17. John Wark (Scotland)
18. Michael Carrik (England)
19. Jamie Redkanpp (England)
20. Colin Harvey (England)

Attacking Midfielder
Winger
1. Bobby Charlton (England)

2. Liam Brady (Ireland Republic)

3. Johnny Haynes (England)

4. Glenn Hoddle (England)

5. Paul Scholes (England)

6. Alex James (Scotland)

7. Wilf Mannion (England)
8. Paul Gascoinge (England)
9. David Platt (England)

10. Martin Peters (England)

11. Jimmy Mcilroy (Northern Ireland)
12. John Wark (Scotland)

13. John White (Scotland)

14. Trevor Brooking (England)

15. Tony Currie (England)

16. Clem Stephenson (England)

17. Gordon Cowans (England)

18. Peter Houseman (England)

19. Peter Knowles (England)

20. Tony Green (Scotland)

21. Alan Hudson (England)

22. Rodney March (England)

23. Peter Broadbent (England)

24. George Eastham (England)

25. Ivor Broadis (England)

26. John Collins (Scotland)

1. George Best (Northern Ireland)

2. Stanley Matthews (England)

3. Tom Finney (England)

4. Ryan Giggs (Wales)

5. Jimmy Johnstone (Scotland)

6. Billy Meredith (Wales)
7. Alan Morton (Scotland)
8. Patrick Gallagher (Northern Ireland)
9. David Beckham (England)
10. Cliff Bastin (England)

11. John Barnes (England)

12. Gereth Bale (Wales)

13. Cliff Jones (Wales)

14. Cris Waddle (England)

15. Bobby Lennox (Scotland)
16. Eric Brook (England)

17. Alex Smith (Scotland)

18. Billy Liddell (Scotland)

19. Alex Jackson (Scotland)

20. Steve Coppell (England)

21. Davie Cooper (Scotland)

22. Billy Bassett (England)

23. Eddie Gray (Scotland)

24. Steve Heighway (Ireland Republic)

25. Willie Waddell (Scotland)

26. Sam Crookes (England)

27. Laurie Cunningham (England)

28. Joe Hulme (England)

29. Billy Bingham (England)

30. Steve Mcmanaman (England)
31. Peter Lorimer (Scotland)
32. Jimmy Mullen (England)

33. Demien Duff (Ireland Republic)

34. Joe Cole (England)
35. Terry Medwin (Wales)

36. Peter Mcparland (Northern Ireland)

37. Bobby Mitchell (Scotland)

38. Mike Summerbee (England)

39. Peter Harris (England)

40. Gordon Smith (Scotland)

41. Willie Henderson (Scotland)

42. Terry Paine (England)

43. John Robertson (Scotland)

44. Peter Mcwilliam (Scotland)        

45. Bryan Douglas (England)

46. Ian Callaghan (England)

47. Tony Morley (England)

48. Ian Storey Moore (England)

49. Andy Aitken (Scotland)

50. Leighton James (Wales)

51. Peter Thompson (Northern Ireland)

52. Ronnie Clayton (England)

53. George Armstrong (England)

54. John Connelly (England)
Forward
Striker
1. Kenny Dalglish (Scotland)

2. Kevin Keegan (England)

3. Raich Carter (England)

4. Wayne Rooney (England)

5. Bobby Walker (Scotland)

6. Billy Walker (England)

7. Charlie Buchan (England)

8. Ivor Allchurch (Wales)

9. Norman Whiteside (Northern Ireland)

10. Steve Bloomer (England)

11. Matthew Le Tissier (England)

12. David Jack (England)

13. Vivian Woodward (England)

14. Trevor Francis (England)

15. Dennis Wilshaw (England)

16. Len Shackleton (England)

17. Peter Doherty (Northern Ireland)

18. John Goodall (England)

19. Dennis Viollet (England)

20. Trevor Ford (Wales)

21. W.N Cobbold (England)

22. Peter Beardsley (England)

23. Teddy Sheringham (England)

24. Duncan Mckenzie (England)

25. Robbie Keane (Ireland Republic)

26. Harry Chambers (England)

27. Alex Young (Scotland)

28. G.O Smith (England)

29. Bobby Gurney (England)

30. Alan Gilzean (Scotland)

31. William Wallace (Scotland)

32. Steve Archibald (Scotland)

33. Roy Bentley (England)

1. Dixie Dean (England)

2. Jimmy Greaves (England)

3. Denis Law (Scotland)

4. Gary Lineker (England)

5. John Charles (Wales)

6. Jimmy Mcgrory (Scotland)

7. Nat Lofthouse (England)
8. Alan Shearer (England)
9. Ian Rush (Wales)
10. Tommy Lawton (England) 
11. Micheal Owen (England)

12. Hughie Gallacher (Scotland)

13. Stan Mortensen (England)

14. Jackie Milburn (England)

15. Robert Hamilton (Scotland)

16. George Camsell (England)

17. Roger Hunt (England)

18. Geoff Hurst (England)

19. Tommy Taylor (England)

20. Ted Drake (England)

21. John Campbell (Scotland)

22. Ian Wright (England)

23. Gordon Hodgson (England)

24. Martin Chivers (England)

25. Robbie Fowler (England)

26. Jimmy Smith (Scotland)

27. Joe Brambrick (Ireland Republic)

28. Malcolm Mcdonald (England)

29. Lawrey Reilly (Scotland)

30. Bobby Smith (England)

31. Joe Mcbride (Scotland)

32. Les Ferdinand (England)

33. Frederick Roberts (N. Ireland)

34. Mark Hughes (Wales)
35. Francis Lee (England)

36. Dave Haliday (Scotland)
37. Gerry Hitchins (England)

38. Tom Waring (England)

39. Allan Clarke (England)

40. William MacFadyen  (Scotland)

41. Mick Channon (England)

42. Peter Osgood (England)

43. Ally Mccoist (Scotland)

44. John Aldridge (Ireland Republic)

45. Bob Mcphail (Scotland)

46. Andy Cole (England)

47. Hugh Ferguson (Scotland)
48. Joe Bradford (England)

49. Jemain Defoe (England)
50. Derek Kevan (England)

51. William Reid (Scotland)
52. Jimmy Dunne (Ireland Republic)


Manager

1. Sir Alex Ferguson (Scotland)
2.  Matt Busby (Scotland)
3. Brian Clough (England)
4. James Hogan (England)
5. Bill Shankly (Scotland)
6. Bob Paisley (England)
7. Jock Stein (Scotland)
8. Herbert Chapman (England)
9.  Bobby Robson (England)
10.  Alf Ramzy (England)
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Eras Greatest British Isles Footballers


1900s : Billy Meredith            
10s : Samuel Hardy (1st Half), Patrick Gallagher (2nd Half)
20s : Alan Morton (1st Half), Dixie Dean (2nd Half)
30s : Alex James (1st Half), Tommy Lawton (2nd Half)
40s : Tom Finney (2nd Half)
50s : Stanley Matthews (1st Half), John Charles (2nd Half)
60s : Denis Law (1st Half), George Best (2nd Half)
70s : Pat Jennings (1st Half), Kevin Keegan (2nd Half)
80s : Kenny Dalglish (1st Half), Gary Lineker (2nd Half)
90s : Alan Shearer (1st Half), Ryan Giggs (2nd Half)
2000s : Micheal Owen (1st Half), Steven Gerrard (2nd Half)
2010s : Wayne Rooney (1st Half)

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The Greatest British Isles Footballers of All-Time

1. Bobby Charlton  (England)
2. George Best  (Northern Ireland)
3. Bobby Moore  (England)
4. Stanley Matthews (England)
5. Gordon Banks  (England)
6Steven Gerrard  (England)
7. John Charles  (Wales)
8. Tom Finney  (England)
9. Kenny Dalglish  (Scotland)
10. Peter Shilton  (England)
11. Danny Blanchflower (Northern Ireland)
12. Pat Jennings  (Northern Ireland)
13. Dixie Dean  (England)
14. Jimmy Greaves  (England)
15. Kevin Keegan  (England)
16. Bryan Robson  (England)
17. Ryan Giggs  (Wales)
18. Jimmy Johnstone  (Scotland)
19. Frank Lampard  (England)
20. Billy Wright  (England)
21. Denis Law (Scotland)
22. Roy Keane  (Republic of Ireland)
23. Billy Bremner  (Scotland)
24. Alan Hansen  (Scotland)
25. Gramme Souness  (Scotland)
26. Gary Lineker  (England)
27. Glenn Hoddle  (England)
28. Jimmy Mcgrory  (Scotland)
29. David Beckham (England)
30. Liam Brady  (Republic of Ireland)
31. Johnny Giles  (Republic of Ireland)
32. Billy Meredith  (Wales)
33. Nat Lofthouse  (England)
34. Dave Mackay  (Scotland)
35. Duncan Edwards  (England)
36. Jim Baxter  (Scotland)
37. Alan Morton (Scotand)
38. Alan Shearer  (England)
39. Johnny Haynes (England)
40. Ian Rush  (Wales)
41. Paul Scholes  (England)
42. Micheal Owen  (England) 
43. Patrick Gallagher (Northern Ireland)
44. Colin Bell (England)
45. Cliff Bastin  (England)
46. Raich Carter (England)     
47. Tommy Lawton (England)
48. Bobby Walker  (Scotland)          
49. Paul Gascoigne (England)                                                                    
50. Gareth Bales  (Wales)   


By Nations

England : 27
Scotland : 11
Wales : 5
Northern Ireland : 4                                
Republic of Ireland : 3


By Club

Manchester Utd  8
Liverpool  7
Tottenham : 6
Arsenal : 4
Leeds Utd : 3
Glasgow Celtic : 3
Glasgow Rangers : 2
Everton : 2


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British Isles Footballer of The Year


1900
Steve Bloomer
1901
Robert Hamilton
1902
Bobby Walker
1903
Alexander Smith
1904
Billy Meredith
1905
Howard Spencer
1906
Alex Raisbeck
1907
Billy Meredith
1908
Vivian Woodward
1909
Vivian Woodward
1910
Billy Mccracken
1911
Billy Meredith
1912
Bob Crompton
1913
Sam Hardy
1914
Patsy Gallagher
1919
Patsy Gallagher
1920
Patsy Gallagher
1921
Alan Morton
1922
Alan Morton
1923
Alan Morton
1924
Billy Walker
1925
David Meiklejohn
1926
Alex Jackson
1927
Dixie Dean
1928
Dixie Dean
1929
Hughie Gallagher
1930
David Meiklejohn
1931
Jimmy Mcgrory
1932
Williie Mcfadyen
1933
Cliff Bastin
1934
Eric Brook
1935
Alex James
1936
Raich Carter
1937
Stanley Matthews
1938
Tommy Lawton
1947
Stanley Matthews
1948
Tom Finney
1949
Johnny Carey
1950
Billy Wright
1951
Stan Mortensen
1952
Nat Lofthouse
1953
Tom Finney
1954
Tom Finney
1955
Stanley Matthews
1956
Nat Lofthouse
1957
John Charles
1958
Danny Blanchflower
1959
John Charles
1960
Dave Mackay
1961
Danny Blanchflower
1962
Jimmy Greaves
1963
Jimmy Greaves
1964
Denis Law
1965
Billy Bremner
1966
Boby Charlton
1967
Jimmy Johnstone
1968
Bobby Charlton
1969
George Best
1970
Bobby Moore
1971
George Best
1972
Gordon Banks
1973
Patt Jennings
1974
Billy Bremner
1975
Colin Bell
1976
Kevin Keegan
1977
Kevin Keegan
1978
Kevin Keegan
1979
Kevin Keegan
1980
Liam Brady
1981
Kenny Dalglish
1982
Graemme Souness
1983
Kenny Dalglish
1984
Ian Rush
1985
Gary Lineker
1986
Gary Lineker
1987
Bryan Robson
1988
John Barnes
1989
Bryan Robson
1990
Paul Gascoigne
1991
Gary Lineker
1992
Gary Mcalister
1993
Ryan Giggs
1994
Alan Shearer
1995
Les Ferdinand
1996
Alan Shearer
1997
Steve Mcmanaman
1998
Michael Owen
1999
David Beckham
2000
Ryan Giggs
2001
Michael Owen
2002
Roy Keane
2003
Paul Scholes
2004
Frank Lampard
2005
Frank Lampard
2006
Steven Gerrard
2007
Steven Gerrard
2008
Wayne Rooney
2009
Steven Gerrard
2010
Wayne Rooney
2011
Gareth Bale
2012
Gareth Bale
      2013   Gareth Bale
      2014   Gareth Bale
      2015   Gareth Bale


By Nations

England : 53
Scotland : 23
Wales : 13
Northern Ireland : 9                              
Republic of Ireland : 3

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous7/2/15

    how Gareth Bale is not Ranked in top 50?(need to update)
    and how this player http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Gallagher_(footballer) is better than David Beckham?
    and lastly Geoff Hurst should be in top 50

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    1. OK, I have updated and Gareth Bales is now 50th (I've not get into deep analysis into this list anyway). Patirck Gallagher, I read his biography and some evidences tell us he was a phenomenon dribbler and spectacular style of player, was one of the very best wingers in the world in the first half 1920s. Beckham is overrated for his high place in Ballon'Dor, he is awarded Premier League player of the month only one time (There have been 30 players won more than once). He was also rated by media rather low in his best season (around 6.60), is lower than many other top players. If not care with the award and rating, His qualification is too limited in dribbling, speed and left-foot.
      Geoff Hurst was famous for his scoring important goals in World Cup final match but he is rather lower than other players in overall club career. This list has taken top 50 players in each top English clubs by the Time into account.

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  2. Harry Gregg is from Northern ireland not Scotland

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  3. Harry Gregg is Northern Irish

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  4. Anonymous14/10/16

    Paul McGrath was better than Hansen. Hansen lacked height and speed. McGrath had a more successful international career than Hansen.

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    1. Hansen was better in game reading and set the game from the back-line. Even Mcgrath has done better in NT level, He was inconsistent by injury in club career that is a major part in evaluation.

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  5. Luke Smith29/11/16

    I'm sorry... Steven Gerrard is the 6th best British footballer of all time? Surely that's a mistake...

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    1. I think the debatable candidates are only Charles, Finney and Dalglish. The first two are better in overall ability but their career were too limited. Charles played in second division too long and Finney was highly interrupted by the World War II. In my scorecard, Dalglish is much better in int.club part but the domestic and international country is given to Gerrard in a higher points. Anyway, I think they could be in a similar level.

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