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The England national football team has represented England in international football since the first international match in 1872. It is controlled by The Football Association (FA), the governing body for football in England, which is affiliated with UEFA and comes under the global jurisdiction of world football's governing body FIFA. England competes in the three major international tournament contested by European nations: the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League.
|Nickname(s)||The Three Lions|
|Association||The Football Association|
|Head coach||Gareth Southgate|
|Most caps||Peter Shilton (125)|
|Top scorer||Harry Kane (59)|
|Home stadium||Wembley Stadium|
|Current||4 (21 September 2023)|
|Highest||3 (August–September 2012, September–October 2021)|
|Lowest||27 (February 1996)|
| Scotland 0–0 England |
(Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872)
(The first ever international football match)
| Ireland 0–13 England |
(Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882)
| Hungary 7–1 England |
(Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954)
|Appearances||16 (first in 1950)|
|Best result||Champions (1966)|
|Appearances||10 (first in 1968)|
|Best result||Runners-up (2020)|
|Nations League Finals|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2019)|
|Best result||Third place (2019)|
England is the joint oldest national team in football having played in the world's first international football match in 1872, against Scotland. England's home ground is Wembley Stadium, London, and its training headquarters is at St George's Park, Burton upon Trent. Gareth Southgate is the current manager of the team.
England won the 1966 World Cup final on home soil, making it one of eight nations to have won the World Cup. They have qualified for the World Cup 16 times, with their best other performances being fourth place in both 1990 and 2018. England has never won the European Championship, with their best performance to date being runners-up in 2020. As a constituent country of the United Kingdom, England is not a member of the International Olympic Committee and so does not compete at the Olympic Games. England is currently the only team to have won the World Cup at senior level, but not their major continental title, and the only non-sovereign entity to have won the World Cup.