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



   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




Table of Positional Ranking


Goalkeeper
Defensive Lateral
Central Defender
1. Gordon Banks (ENG)
2. Peter Shilton (ENG)
3. Pat Jenning (NIR)
4. Nevile Southall  (Wales)
5. Ray Clemence (ENG)
6. Samuel Hardy (ENG)
7. Frank Swift (ENG)
8. Jack Kelsey (Wales)
9. Elisha Scott (NIR)
10. David Seaman (ENG)
11. Harry Gregg (NIR)
12. Ronnie Simpson (SCT)
13. Peter Bonetti  (ENG)
14. Shay Given (IRE)
15. Harry Hibbs  (ENG)
16. Ron Springett (ENG)
17. Pat Bonner (IRE)
18. Bert Williams (ENG)
19. Ted Ditchburn (ENG
20  Jim Leighton (SCT)

1. Danny Mcgrain (SCT)
2. Eddie Hapgood (ENG)
3. Jimmy Armfield  (ENG)
4. Ashley Cole (ENG)
5. Johnny Carey (IRE)
6. Phil Neal (ENG)
7. Fred Keenor (Wales)
8. Sandy Jardine (SCT)
9. Stuart Pearce (ENG)
10. Kenny Sansom (ENG)
11. Bill McCracken (NIR)
12. Roger Byrne (ENG)
13. Ray Wilson (ENG)
14. Terry Cooper (ENG)
15. Viv Anderson (ENG)
16. George Hardwick (ENG)
17. George Young (SCT)
18. Howard Spencer (ENG)         
19. Denis Erwin (IRE)
20. George Cohen (ENG)            
21. Don Howe (ENG)
22. Alf Ramsey(ENG)                
23. Alex Elder (NIR)
24. Steve Perryman (ENG)
25. Warney Cresswell (ENG)      
26. Gary Neville (ENG)
27. Tommy Gemmell (SCT)
28. Mick Mills (ENG)
29. Tony Dunne (IRE)
30. Joey Jones (Wales)
1. Bobby Moore (ENG)             
2. Alan Hansen (SCT)
3. Billy Wright (ENG)                 
4. Neil Franklin (ENG)                
5. John Terry (ENG)                  
6. Toni Adams (ENG)
7. Sol Campbell (ENG)            
8. Rio Ferdinand (ENG)              
9. Bob Crompton (ENG)            
10. Paul Mcgrath (IRE)
11. Billy Mcneill (SCT)
12. Jacky Charlton (ENG)         
13. Roy Mcfarland (ENG)      
14. Colin Todd (ENG)     
15. Mark Lawrenson (IRE)
16. Des Walker (ENG)
17. Kevin Ratcliffe (Wales)
18. David O’Leary (IRE)
19. Mike ENG (Wales)    
20. Terry Butcher (ENG) 
21. Martin Buchan (SCT)
22. Norman Hunter (ENG)
23. Brian Labone (ENG)          
24. Wiilie Woordburn (SCT)
25. Stan Cullis (ENG)
26. Gary Palister  (ENG)          
27. Frank Mclintock (SCT)
28. Paul Medeley (ENG)
29. Phil Thompson (ENG)
30. Richard Gough (SCT)
31. Dave Watson (ENG)    
32. Jamie Carragher  (ENG)

Defensive Midfielder
Central Midfielder
Offensive Midfielder
1. Danny Blanchflower (NIR)
2. Duncan Edwards (ENG)
3. Graeme Souness (SCT)
4. Roy Keane (IREublic)
5. Dave Mackay (SCT)
6. Emlyn Hughes (ENG)
7. John Greig (SCT)
8. David Meiklejohn (SCT)
9. Ernest Needham (ENG)
10. Paul Ince (ENG)
11. Jimmy Dickinson (ENG)
12. Ron Burgess (Wales)
13. Alex Raisbeck (SCT)
14. Wilf Copping (ENG)
15. Bill Slator  (ENG)
16. Mel Charles (Wales)
17. Jimmy Mcmullan (SCT)
18. Bobby Murdoch (SCT)
19. Nobbie Stiles (ENG)
20. Gareth Barry (ENG)
20. Alan Mullery (ENG)
                 
1. Steven Gerrard (ENG)
2. Bryan Robson   (ENG)
3. Frank Lampard (ENG)
4. Billy Bremner (SCT)
5. Johnny Giles (IREublic)
6. Gordon Strachan (SCT)
7. Jim Baxter (SCT)
8. Alan Ball (ENG)
9. Colin Bell (ENG)
10. Gary Mcalister (SCT)
11. Terry Mcdermott (ENG)
12. Ray Wilkins (ENG)
13. Bobby Collins (SCT)
14. Paul Mcstay (SCT)
15. John Wark (SCT)
16. Michael Carrik (ENG)
17. Jamie Redkanpp (ENG)
18. Colin Harvey (ENG)
1. Bobby Charlton (ENG)
2. Liam Brady (IRE)
3. Glenn Hoddle (ENG)
4. Johnny Haynes (ENG)
5. Paul Scholes (ENG)
6. Paul Gascoinge (ENG)
7. Martin Peters (ENG)
8. Alex James (SCT)
9. David Platt (ENG)
10. Jimmy Mcilroy (NIR)
11. Wilf Mannion (ENG)
12. Archie Gemmill (SCT)
13. John White (SCT)
14. Trevor Brooking (ENG)
15. Bertie Auld (SCT)
16. Len Shackleton (ENG
     Offensive Lateral
               Forward
                Striker
1. George Best (NIR)
2. Stanley Matthews (ENG)
3. Tom Finney (ENG)
4. Ryan Giggs (Wales)
5. Jimmy Johnstone (SCT)
6. Billy Meredith (Wales)
7. David Beckham (ENG)
8. Alan Morton (SCT)
9. Gereth Bale (Wales)
10. Patrick Gallagher (NIR)
11. John Barnes (ENG)
12. Cris Waddle (ENG)
13. Cliff Jones (Wales)
14. Bobby Lennox (SCT)
15. Eric Brook (ENG)
16. Billy Liddell (SCT)
17. Cliff Bastin (ENG)
18. Alex Jackson (SCT)
19. Alex Smith (SCT)
20. Davie Cooper (SCT)
21. Steve Coppell (ENG)
22. Billy Bassett (ENG)
23. Demien Duff (IRE)
24. Eddie Gray (SCT)
25. Sam Crookes (ENG)
26. Steve Mcmanaman (ENG)
27. Steve Heighway (IRE)
28. Billy Bingham (ENG)
29. Peter Mcparland (NIR)
30. Peter Lorimer (SCT)
31. Willie Waddell (SCT)
32. Joe Cole (ENG)
33. John Robertson (SCT)
34. Terry Medwin (Wales)
35. Bobby Mitchell (SCT)
1. Kenny Dalglish (SCT)
2. Kevin Keegan (ENG)
3. Wayne Rooney (ENG)
4. Raich Carter (ENG)
5. Billy Walker (ENG)
6. Charlie Buchan (ENG)
7. Ivor Allchurch (Wales)
8. Steve Bloomer (ENG)
9. Bobby Walker (SCT)
10. Norman Whiteside (NIR)
11. Matthew Le Tissier (ENG)
12. David Jack (ENG)
13. Dennis Viollet (ENG)
14. Vivian Woodward (ENG)
15. Robbie Keane (IRE)
16. Teddy Sheringham (ENG)
17. Trevor Francis (ENG)
18. Dennis Wilshaw (ENG)
19. Peter Doherty (NIR)
20. Peter Beardsley (ENG)


1. Dixie Dean (ENG)
2. Jimmy Greaves (ENG)
3. Denis Law (SCT)
4. Gary Lineker (ENG)
5. John Charles (Wales)
6. Jimmy Mcgrory (SCT)
7. Nat Lofthouse (ENG)
8. Alan Shearer (ENG)
9. Ian Rush (Wales)
10. Tommy Lawton (ENG) 
11. Micheal Owen (ENG)
12. Hughie Gallacher (SCT)
13. Stan Mortensen (ENG)
14. Jackie Milburn (ENG)
15. Robert Hamilton (SCT)
16. George Camsell (ENG)
17. Roger Hunt (ENG)
18. Geoff Hurst (ENG)
19. Tommy Taylor (ENG)
20. Ted Drake (ENG)
21. Jimmy Smith (SCT)
22. Gordon Hodgson (ENG)
23. Ian Wright (ENG)
24. Bobby Smith (ENG)
25. Les Ferdinand (ENG)
26. Mark Hughes (Wales)
27. Ally Mccoist (SCT)
28. Malcolm Mcdonald (ENG)






















































































































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)


The Greatest British Isles Players of the Era


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)



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)
6. Steven 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. Paul Gascoigne (England)                                                                    
44. Gareth Bales  (Wales)    
45. Patrick Gallagher (Northern Ireland)
46. Colin Bell (England)
47. Cliff Bastin  (England)
48. Raich Carter (England)     
49. Tommy Lawton (England)
50. Bobby Walker  (Scotland)          


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




The British Isles Footballers 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


By Nations

England : 53
Scotland : 23
Wales : 14
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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