5 England youth captains that never played for the senior side

You’d assume that former captains of England youth teams would stand the best chance of making the grade for the senior side – or at least earning one cap for the mantlepiece. But you’re wrong.

Maybe this is where the Three Lions are going wrong? There’s no doubt loads of articles out there, about how Germany capped Bastian Schweinsteiger at the age of six and Manuel Neuer was given the armband when he was just an embryo, because we are told that everything those Germans do is so superior to us back in Queen’s country.

Although things are bad for England at international level, thankfully it never got so bad that some of these five were deemed a viable option for the senior side!