The Top 10 Football Players in England 2022 ;- England has produced some of the world’s top-level footballers in the past decade, with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney and current Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford all having played in that elite group.
In addition to these greats, the crop of English talent has also produced some of the world’s top-level goalkeepers in the past few years, with current Arsenal stopper Keylor Navas and former Everton stopper Tim Howard to name a few.
Top 10 Football Players in England 2022
Aside from these big-name international players, England has a wealth of domestic talent ready to make an impact in the top flight of English football in the 2022 World Cup.
Whether the forwards are capable of scoring at the highest level or not, can they provide a spark for their team? Or will their high-end ability be wasted in a nation with a lack of quality footballers?
Here is a look at the top 10 footballers in England 2022:
1. Kieran Trippier
Trippier burst onto the scene right at the start of the 2010-11 season, and has been one of the greatest England internationals ever since. The Sunderland playmaker is known for his dribbling, creative play, and his ability to score goals. His standout performance came in the 2-1 win over Italy at Wembley in 2014, when he notched a brace to help England to their first ever win against the Azzurri at home.
Injury curtailed Trippier’s impressive run of form in Euro 2016, but he has been in great form this season for both club and country, helping Spurs to the top of the English league with two goals in his last three games for the north Londoners.
2. Harry Kane
Harry Kane has been one of the most consistent goalscorers in world football for a decade, and with good reason. The England striker is one of the greatest forwards of all time, and his aura around the pitch has led to him being nicknamed ‘The Master’.
Harry Kane has been in great form for both club and country this season, and has led Tottenham to the top of the English league with two goals in his last three games. The 24-year-old has also been strongly linked with a move to the Chinese Super League, where he would be a stunning signing.
3. Dele Alli
Alli burst onto the scene in the 2015-16 season, scoring goals for both club and country, and has been a regular in the England starting lineup ever since. The young midfielder has also been called up to the national team several times for friendlies, although he has not featured in any matches since November 2017.
Alli, who turns 25 next month, has notched three goals in his last two games for the Red Devils, helping Spurs to a pair of wins. Alli was involved in England’s controversial win over Sweden, where the team was found to be illegally taking banned substances.
4. Jordan Henderson
Henderson made his England U-21 debut in 2001, and went on to win 26 caps for his country, captaining the side in the process. The Liverpool midfielder has also represented Great Britain, and is a two-time winner of the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
Henderson has found a place in the Liverpool team this season, playing in the center of the park, and leading the line in both their wins over Chelsea and Manchester City. The 35-year-old has also found the back of the net in recent matches, netting a brace in Liverpool’s away win at Swansea City.
5. Jesse Lingard
Lingard signed for Manchester United in 2014, and immediately became a key member of the team. The former England Under-21 player has gone on to score 26 goals in 60 appearances for the Red Devils, captaining the side in the process.
Lingard made his England debut in 2011, and has gone on to score five goals for his country. The 30-year-old was an unused substitute in the victory over San Marino in March, but has since featured in the 3-1 win over Estonia in June, and the 3-2 win over San Marino in July.
6. Fabian Delph
Delph, who turns 28 next month, moved to England from Hoffenheim in the summer of 2017, and has found a place in the Manchester City side this season. The former Leeds player has won three caps for England, and has been called up for the last two friendlies against Scotland and Brazil.
Delph has found the back of the net in each of City’s wins this season, and has been a source of creativity for the side in that capacity. The midfielder also provides cover in defense, as City’s average defensive error percentage is second-best in the English league.
7. Adam Lallana
Lallana, who turns 31 in three months’ time, scored twice for England against Ireland in March, and has started all five of his internationals for the year. The Southampton playmaker has also won three caps for France, and is confident he will make his mark in Manchester after just one season in the Premier League.
Lallana has been in great form for both club and country this season, and has helped his side to the top of the English league, scoring in their last two games against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. The 29-year-old has also been heavily linked with a move to the Chinese Super League, where he would be a stunning signing.
8. Jordan Pickford
The Toffees’ new goalkeeper was part of England Under-19 team that won the 2013 World Cup, and made his senior international debut in November that year. Pickford, who turns 21 in two months’ time, has gone on to make four appearances for England, and kept two clean sheets in that time.
The 22-year-old has played his part in Everton’s recent successes, keeping two clean sheets in the club’s last three games, and helping them to the top of the English league. Pickford will be looking to keep his side at the top of English football, and help England win the European Championship in 2020.
9. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
The Arsenal midfielder has made just three senior appearances for the club so far, but has found the back of the net twice in three different matches for England. The 20-year-old has represented England at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, and was part of the team that won the Under-21 European Championships in 2016.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has started all four of England’s competitive games this month, and has been a presence in midfield for the side, winning two key headers in the process. The England Under-21 captain has also been strongly linked with a move to the Chinese Super League, where he would be a stunning signing.
10 John Stones
Stones is a prime example of an England player who can succeed at the highest level, but may struggle at international level due to a lack of quality footballers in his position. The Everton defender turned pro in 2013, and has been a regular in the England team ever since.
Injury curtailed Stones’s impressive form in the 2013-14 season, but he has been in great form for club and country this year, helping Everton to the top of the English league with two goals in his last two games. The 21-year-old has also been strongly linked with a move to the Chinese Super League, where he would be a stunning signing.
The 2022 World Cup in South Korea will be an interesting tournament to watch. More than just one striker will be needed to take England to the final. We have a very talented team and if we can add some quality in midfield, we have a chance to win the tournament.