History of England Club and Management

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England club history and Managers since inception

England Club was founded in 1872 after an international match played at that time. Football Association (FA) is a body that governs the teams in England.

England club is among the team that has ever won the world cup. The team played their first international football game against Scotland in 1872 at their grounds Wembley, London. St George’s park being their training headquarters.

In 1906, England joined FIFA and played their first game against countries. In 1923, Wembley Stadium was official opened and it was home ground for England.

The first Manager for England was Walter Winterbottom who managed the club from 1946 to 1963. Alf Ramsey took over from 1963 to 1974, when he was dismissed over poor performance.

Don Revie was appointed in 1974 who failed to hold the position for long because his tactical approach was low and he resigned in 1978 after he failed to lead the club to UEFA euros for 1976 and 1978.

Between 1978 and 1990, Ron Greenwood was in charge of the club and he took the club England to the World cup of 1982 where they were knockout by Spain.

Graham Taylor succeeded Robson in the early 90s and later resigned due to the poor performance of the club at the time.

From 1994, Terry Venable took charge of the team and led England up to the Semifinals of the 1996 UEFA Euros.

Glen Hoddle took over from Venable and led England to the FIFA world cup of 1998. Where the team was eliminated in the second round of the matches. Hoddle was later sucked for his negative comments against people living with disabilities.

The manager who later follows him was Howard Wilkinson and he spends the least time in history in the management of the club. He took over as caretaker manager for only two matches.

Kevin Keegan was later appointed as the new manager and took England to Euros 2000. The team was knockout during group stages.

In 2001 and 2006 Goran Erickson was in charge of England and he led the team in FIFA world and EUFA Euros during the period. He was the first non-English manager in the club. His contract was extended for 2 years up to 2008.

Steve Mc Claren was appointed in 2008 and he failed to deliver the results for Euros 2008. He was immediately replaced by an Italian manager, Fabio Capello for a 4-year contract.

In 2012, Fabio resigned and was replaced by Roy Hodgson who took the club to finish on top of the group stages in Euros 2012.

Sam Allardyce replaced Fabio in 2016 who served for a short period before resigning. Gareth Southgate replaces him as acting manager before being confirmed as a manager for the club. Under his reign, England qualified for the 2018 FIFA world cup where they became second runners-up.

In November 2019, England played their 1000th international match, defeating Montenegro 7-0 at Wembley in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualification.


At Euro 2020, England defeated Germany, Ukraine, and Denmark to advance into the finals. Italy defeated England during the finals in a penalty shootout. Making them second runners up in Euros 2020.