A game, a goal


David Nugent Photo: VCG

Reaching the national team is the top for most football players, especially those nations can only dream of winning silverware at international. England is an example

The elite can dream -. By mistake seems – to win the World Cup while wearing white shirts with three lions on his chest, but for most players, just win a cap would be the cherry on top of cake.

Well, what happens over this cherry? In culinary terms, that is for the mind, but in terms of football, the answer is surely to score only in your appearance for your country.

Perhaps nothing plnear us dream many of us have in the school yard and some people did.

There Several of these “a cap, the players of one goal” of history in England. Some of them

Steven Caulker -. England v Sweden, November 14, 2012

There is not much more cautious stories Steven Caulker football career and it is no fault of his own. He had come from the ranks of Tottenham Hotspur and after several loan periods in the lower leagues and Swansea in the Premier League, the defender made a place of choice at White Hart Lane himself at the beginning of the 2012-13 season.

Shortly after being called up by Roy Hodgson for a match against Italy, but it failed in the field. He was called again for a friendly against Sweden in Stockholm to celebrate the opening of the Friends Arena.

Caulker has commencéle game and nodded a free kick from Steven Gerrard to crown a dream start, which ended after 74 minutes with England 2-1. The Three Lions lost 4-2, Zlatan Ibrahomivic Swedish scoring all four for guests. At least he got better as fellow debutant Ryan Shawcross, who also never played again, but failed to score. Caulker is also the only England international to have made more appearances for the team of Great Britain, who represented the Olympic Games in 2012, his country. The defense could briefly Retrouworm glory

as a utility striker Jurgen Klopp when loaned to Liverpool, but is now at Turkish side Alanyaspor. It may also soon become an international in Scotland for whom it is also eligbible as his only appearance in England was in a friendly.

DavidNugent – England v Andorra in March 2008

Preston North striker End was thriving in the championship, but has the rare distinction of making his international debut before the step up to the top flight. Steve McLaren, who go on to become known as “The Wally with the Brolly” after failing to take the three Lions at Euro 2008, Nugent called his team for the match in qualifyingication Andorra after losing Darren Bent to injury.

Nugent was rewarded for answering the call by being thrown over the last 10 minutes of the match, which was played in Barcelona rather than Andorra, and after nine of those minutes, he scored his one goal for his country.

Jermain Defoe could not look back fondly on purpose Nugent. It was his shot that debutant operated from a handful of centimeters as it was on its way, thus denying a goal that would have seen the end Defoe on 21 instead of 20 England goals – what level would have taken him with Steven Gerrard Kevin Keegan and Mick Channon in the record books.

Everyone pub quizmasters included, look fondly on the lens. Not lessNugent himself, whose career would go from there. How could he not when he scored his England goal before he scored in the Premier League?

This would January 18, 2009, some 18 months after making his top-flight debut for Portsmouth, which he joined in a movement of £ 6 million. He earned a point against Tottenham Hotspur, but despite being the first of three goals for the club that was one of the highlights of his time raresFaits Fratton Park.

He was loaned to Burnley, for whom he scored six Premier League goals in 30 games in 2009-10, a great career. He later played for Leicester City and Middlesbrough in the Premier League, but found his niche in the championship where he isback with Preston as 34 years old. It is unlikely that he will lose his record in England strike rate of a goal every 11 minutes of action

Francis Jeffers -. England v Australia February 12, 2003

the attacker had been a bright spot for Everton in the dark days at Goodison Park as a teenager in the 1990s and it earned him a move to Arsenal, where Arsene Wenger has described as a ‘fox in the box. “

He was in his time at Highbury where he obtained a callus Angleterrel-up Sven-Goran Eriksson before a friendly against Australia at Upton Park West Ham United on a winter night in 2003.

the Swede took an experimental side for the game and put two eq ServiceIUHPE totally different each half of the night, which did not help but see a 3-1 victory against the Socceroos in the three Lions.

Jeffers was the only scorer in England that night and his goal made the score 2-1, ably assisted by his junior colleagues Wayne Rooney and Jermaine Jenas. While the two suppliers would continue to play many more times for England, and Rooney would become top scorer and most capped outfield player, Jeffers the last action of note for the national team in the nation would be watching a header past Mark Schwarzer.

He would return Arsenal loan àEverton before Charlton Athletic relay, Glasgow Rangers, Blackburn, Ipswich Town, Sheffield Wednesday,Newcastle Jets in Australia, Motherwell, a return to the Jets, Floriana Malta and non-league Accrington Stanley.

Leave a Reply

Notify of