Manchester United still top the table for providing England players for World Cups.
Gareth Southgate’s selection of Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford means 41 United players have been picked for the tournament since 1950.
Since England made their debut at the tournament in Brazil 68 years ago, a total of 15 squads have been assembled.
Jesse Lingard is one of 41 Manchester United players in England World Cup squads since 1950
Marcus Rashford is another from the Old Trafford club to be going to Russia this summer
In that time 335 players have turned out for the Three Lions at the World Cup, with only 13 selected from sides outside England.
Of course, England failed to qualify for the 1974, 1978 and 1994 editions of the global showpiece so those four occasions do not factor into the calculations.
United’s four inclusions this time around match the most players they have had in a squad – it is the seventh time in England’s last 10 tournaments they have achieved that mark.
The Old Trafford club also hold the record for the only side to provide players for the England squad at every tournament.
Tottenham are second in the table after United having provided 36 players with 10 of these selected for the last three World Cups.
Spurs have the most players (five) in this year’s squad and Liverpool are third on the overall list, providing 32 players, of which 14 have been supplied since 2006.
Dele Alli is one of five Tottenham players in the 23-man group travelling this summer
Both Spurs and Liverpool have had players in all but two England World Cup squads with no players from the Reds in 1986 and no representatives from Tottenham in 2014.
Chelsea (22 players) and Arsenal (20) make up the top five. This table shows a clear link between the Premier League’s ‘big six’ and the England squad, of which 17 of Southgate’s 23 selections have come from.
Only West Ham separate Manchester City from their ‘big six’ rivals in this table. The Hammers have provided 15 players, with Bobby Moore the standout name having led England to World Cup glory in 1966.
City have provided four players to the England squad which is the joint-highest provided from either a Premier League or First Division champion in the same season.
Jack Butland is one of three goalkeepers selected from outside the ‘big six’ teams
The champions share that distinction with Wolves (1957-58), Everton (1969-70), Arsenal (2001-02) and Chelsea (2005-06 and 2009-10).
The selection of Nick Pope, Jack Butland and Jordan Pickford for this summer’s tournament in Russia marks the first time a ‘big six’ goalkeeper hasn’t been selected since the 1962 World Cup.
Sheffield Wednesday’s Ron Springett, Sheffield United’s Alan Hodgkinson and an uncapped Gordon Banks of Leicester City were chosen for that year’s tournament in Chile.
|TEAM||NUMBER OF PLAYERS||TEAM||NUMBER OF PLAYERS|
|West Ham||15||Sheffield United||3|
|Manchester City||14||AC Milan||2|