British Male Football Players

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 1 
Jamie Vardy
(Footballer)

Jamie Vardy
32
Birthdate: January 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Considered a late bloomer in the world of soccer, Jamie Vardy became the oldest player to win the Premier League Golden Boot award when he scored the maximum number of goals during the 2019–20 Premier League season. Apart from his goal-scoring abilities, Jamie is also known for his direct approach and relentless running.

 2 
Frank Lampard
(Footballer)

Frank Lampard
16
Birthdate: June 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Romford, London, England

The current head coach of Chelsea Football Club, Lampard spent most of his playing career with Chelsea. He is widely considered one of the greatest midfielders and greatest Chelsea players of his generation. While playing for the England national team, he represented England at three World Cups. In 2015, he was appointed an OBE for his services to football.

 3 
Steven Gerrard
(Football Player)

Steven Gerrard
21
Birthdate: May 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whiston
Steven Gerrard spent most of his career as a Liverpool midfielder and also captained Liverpool and the English national team. His phenomenal performance in the 2006 FA Cup Final led it to be called The Gerrard Final. The Order of the British Empire member now manages the Scottish club Rangers.

 4 
Jack Grealish
(Association football player)

Jack Grealish
21
Birthdate: September 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, England

Jack Grealish is an English professional footballer. At present, he is affiliated with Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team. He plays as a  winger or attacking midfielder. He joined the Highgate United Youth Club as a boy and started playing professionally as a teenager. He is known for his ability to run and dribble past defenders. 

 5 
Peter Crouch
(Footballer)

Peter Crouch
14
Birthdate: January 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Macclesfield

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Peter Crouch is best known for his signature “robot” celebration after scoring goals. He also played with Aston Villa and Liverpool, helping the latter win the the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield. He also helped Tottenham gain a place in the UEFA Champions League.

 6 
John Terry
(Association football player)

John Terry
13
Birthdate: December 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barking

 7 
David Beckham
(Football player)

David Beckham
91
Birthdate: May 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
David Beckham is a former English footballer who was football superstar on-field and a heartthrob off-field. A former player for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Milan, among others, Beckham was a free-kick specialist, a brilliant crosser of the ball and the first English player to win league titles in four countries. His passion for football, charisma and fashion style have made him an international sensation.  
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 8 
Harry Kane
(One of the Best Football Strikers in the World)

Harry Kane
57
Birthdate: July 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Walthamstow, England
A brilliant striker known for his impressive ability to score goals, Harry Kane is an English football player who leads the national team of England and also plays for Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane has been named the Premier League Player of the Month six times and received the Golden Boot twice.

 9 
Wayne Rooney
(Football Player, Football Manager)

Wayne Rooney
58
Birthdate: October 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Croxteth, Liverpool, England

Regarded as one of the best football players of the current era, Wayne Rooney is the record goal-scorer for the Manchester United FC and England national team. Originally a boxer, Wayne continues to pursue boxing as a recreational activity. Wayne has been controversy's favorite child for many years now; from allegations of infidelity to legal issues, he has faced them all!

 10 
Paul Scholes
(Football Player)

Paul Scholes
8
Birthdate: November 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, England
Paul Scholes, former Manchester United midfielder, had a 20-year stint with the team, winning major titles, including 11 Premier Leagues, 3 FA Cups, and 2 UEFA Champions Leagues. Over the course of his 718 appearances for the team, he has won 25 trophies. He now coaches Salford City.

 11 
Rio Ferdinand
(Football player)

Rio Ferdinand
6
Birthdate: November 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Camberwell, England

 12 
Ashley Cole
(Association football player)

Ashley Cole
13
Birthdate: December 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stepney

 13 
Marcus Rashford
(Footballer)

Marcus Rashford
39
Birthdate: October 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manchester, England

Marcus Rashford is a prominent football player for the Manchester United Football Club and England national team. He became the youngest British footballer to score in his debut match for England. He uses his popularity to fight against issues like child food poverty and homelessness in the United Kingdom. He is often praised for his political activism.

 14 
Jadon Sancho
(Football player)

Jadon Sancho
21
Birthdate: March 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camberwell, England

Jadon Sancho is an English professional footballer who currently plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. He is known for his technical skills as a winger and formidable pace. He started playing as a young boy and was part of the England youth team that won the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. 

 15 
Gary Neville
(Football player)

Gary Neville
5
Birthdate: February 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bury, England

 16 
Raheem Sterling
(Footballer)

Raheem Sterling
9
Birthdate: December 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Professional footballer Raheem Sterling currently plays as a winger and attacking midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City. He also plays for the England national team. Born in Jamaica, he moved to England as a child and started playing professional football when he was a teenager. He was named the FWA Footballer of the Year in the 2018-19 season.

 17 
Alan Shearer
(Football Player)

Alan Shearer
14
Birthdate: August 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gosforth, England
Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has also worked as a BBC football pundit and a football manager. The Euro 1996 Golden Boot-winner has also represented Southampton and Blackburn Rovers, winning the 1994-1995 Premier League with the latter. With 260 goals, he became the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer.

 18 
Kenny Dalglish
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Kenny Dalglish
5
Birthdate: March 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow

 19 
Gary Lineker
(Football Player)

Gary Lineker
26
Birthdate: November 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leicester, England

Gary Lineker is a British former football player who currently works as a sports broadcaster. Considered one of the greatest British strikers of all time, Gary Lineker is the third-highest goal-scorer for England. During his 16-year playing career, Lineker never received a red or yellow card, due to which he was honored with the FIFA Fair Play Award in 1990.

 20 
Michael Owen
(Football player)

Michael Owen
17
Birthdate: December 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chester, England

 21 
Jesse Lingard
(Footballer)

Jesse Lingard
13
Birthdate: December 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warrington
Manchester United winger and attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard has won several championships with his team, such as the UEFA Europa League, the FA Community Shield, the FA Cup, and the EFL Cup. He was also part of the English national team which finished fourth at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

 22 
Bobby Charlton
(Football Player)

Bobby Charlton
9
Birthdate: October 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ashington, Northumberland, England

Widely considered one of the greatest players ever, Bobby Charlton was an important member of the England national football team that emerged victorious at the 1966 FIFA World Cup. The recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Ballon d'Or, Charlton received a knighthood in 1994. He is the second-highest goalscorer for England.

 23 
Adam Lallana
(Football Player)

Adam Lallana
4
Birthdate: May 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Albans, Hertfordshire, England,

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Gareth Southgate
(Football manager)

Gareth Southgate
10
Birthdate: September 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Gareth Southgate is an English football manager. A former player, he used to play as a defender and midfielder for Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, and Crystal Palace. He retired in 2006, after more than 500 league appearances and began his stint as a football manager. He has been managing the England national team since 2016. 

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Trent Alexander-Arnold
(Association football player)

Trent Alexander-Arnold
5
Birthdate: October 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

 26 
Harry Maguire
(Football player)

Harry Maguire
12
Birthdate: March 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sheffield, England

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Tammy Abraham
(Association football player)

Tammy Abraham
18
Birthdate: October 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camberwell, England

Tammy Abraham is an English footballer. He currently plays as a striker for Serie A club Roma and the England national team. He is an academy graduate of Chelsea and made his first-team debut for the club in 2016. Since then, he has played for Bristol City and Aston Villa, scoring 25 goals in a single campaign for the team. 

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Ian Wright
(Footballer)

Ian Wright
15
Birthdate: November 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Woolwich, London, England

Ian Wright is an English former football player. Renowned for his speed, Wright played for popular clubs like Arsenal and helped his national team qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. After retiring from the sport, Wright went on to become a TV and radio personality; he currently contributes as a commentator for ITV Sport and BBC Sport.

 29 
Teddy Sheringham
(Football player)

Teddy Sheringham
5
Birthdate: April 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Highams Park, London, England

 30 
James Milner
(Footballer)

James Milner
7
Birthdate: January 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wortley, Leeds, England

 31 
Jimmy Greaves
(Footballer)

Jimmy Greaves
6
Birthdate: February 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manor Park, London

 32 
Dele Alli
(Footballer)

Dele Alli
13
Birthdate: April 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Milton Keynes, England
Midfielder Dele Alli began training as part of the Milton Keynes Dons youth system at age 11. He became a professional with the Dons and then played for the Tottenham Hotspur. The two-time PFA Young Player of the Year awardee led England to the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-finals.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
7
Birthdate: August 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portsmouth

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is an English football player. He is an important member of the England national team and the Premier League club Liverpool. In 2012, he became the second-youngest player to play for England at the UEFA European Football Championship, only behind the legendary player Wayne Rooney. He also represented his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

 34 
Aaron Ramsey
(Footballer)

Aaron Ramsey
7
Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caerphilly, Gwent, Wales

 35 
Declan Rice
(Football player)

Declan Rice
5
Birthdate: January 14, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, England

 36 
Daniel Sturridge
(Football Player)

Daniel Sturridge
16
Birthdate: September 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham

Daniel Sturridge is an English football player. During the 2007–08 season, Sturridge made his first-team debut and became the first player in the history to score goals in the Premier League, FA Cup, and FA Youth Cup in the same season. Apart from playing for popular clubs like Chelsea, Sturridge has also represented his national team in prominent tournaments.

 37 
Andy Cole
(Football player)

Andy Cole
8
Birthdate: October 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nottingham, England

 38 
Kieran Trippier
(Football player)

Kieran Trippier
8
Birthdate: September 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bury, England

 39 
Adebayo Akinfenwa
(Footballer)

Adebayo Akinfenwa
6
Birthdate: May 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Islington, London

English professional footballer, Adebayo Akinfenwa, currently plays as a striker for the EFL Championship club Wycombe Wanderers. He started playing as a teenager and received praise for his abilities. However, he faced much racial discrimination as he is a man of color. He has been named Wycombe Wanderers Player of the Season twice.

 40 
Jamie Carragher
( English football pundit and former footballer who played as a defender)

Jamie Carragher
4
Birthdate: January 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bootle, Merseyside, England

 41 
Jack Wilshere
(Football - Midfielder for England)

Jack Wilshere
6
Birthdate: January 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

 42 
Kyle Walker
(Association football player)

Kyle Walker
4
Birthdate: May 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sheffield

 43 
Vinnie Jones
(Actor, Former Pro Footballer)

Vinnie Jones
9
Birthdate: January 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Before being an actor, Vinnie Jones had a brilliant career as a footballer and had even led the Welsh national football team and excelled as a midfielder. He was later mostly seen playing criminals on screen. Fans adore him for his roles in X-Men: The Last Stand, Elementary, and Arrow.

 44 
Emile Heskey
(Footballer)

Emile Heskey
7
Birthdate: January 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leicester, United Kingdom

 45 
Jermain Defoe
(Association football player)

Jermain Defoe
8
Birthdate: October 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beckton

 46 
Joe Hart
(Football Player)

Joe Hart
7
Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shrewsbury, England

English footballer Joe Hart, goalkeeper for the Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur, began his football career at 16 and has 100 Premier League clean sheets. He is the joint record-holder for the most Premier League Golden Glove awards. He has won two Premier League titles with Manchester City.

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Ross Barkley
(Footballer)

Ross Barkley
9
Birthdate: December 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liverpool

Midfielder Ross Barkley joined Everton’s youth system at 11, gradually joining its senior team and then the English national team. He now plays for Aston Villa, on loan from Chelsea. He was part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has also played for Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday.

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Eric Dier
(Football player)

Eric Dier
6
Birthdate: January 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cheltenham, England, UK

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Andy Carroll
(Association football player)

Andy Carroll
5
Birthdate: January 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gateshead

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Michael Carrick
(Football player)

Michael Carrick
5
Birthdate: July 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wallsend, England