The best Derby County players capped by England

England Caps

Derby County have had 38 players capped by England over the years, and it's difficult to select the best 8 without upsetting some fans.

So, with apologies for all those we have left out, here's our top 8 (club stats are for League games only):

Steve Bloomer

23 England caps (28 goals) between 1895 - 1907.

The Derby County forward played 98 times for the club between 1910 - 1914, scoring 53 goals.

Sammy Crooks

26 England caps (7 goals) between 1930 - 1936.

The Derby County outside right played 408 times for the club between 1927 - 1946, scoring 105 goals.

Charlie George

1 England cap (no goals) in 1976.

The Derby County forward / attacking midfielder had two stints with the club, playing 106 times (34 goals) between 1975 - 1978, and 11 in 1982 (2 goals).

John Gregory

6 England caps (no goals) between 1983 - 1984.

The Derby County midfielder played 103 times for the club between 1985 - 1988, scoring 22 goals.

Kevin Hector

2 England caps in 1973 (no goals).

The former Derby County striker also had two stints with the club, playing 430 times (147 goals) between 1966 - 1978, and 56 times in 1983 - 1984 (8 goals).

Seth Johnson

1 England cap (no goals) in 2000.

The former Derby County midfielder played 57 times for the club between 2005 - 2007, scoring 4 goals.

Roy McFarland

28 England caps (no goals) between 1971 - 1977

The former Derby County captain also had two stints with the club, playing 434 times (44 goals) between 1967 - 1981, and 8 times in 1980 - 1982 (no goals).

Peter Shilton

125 England caps between 1970 -1990.

The former Derby County stopper played 175 times for the club between 1987 - 1992. 

image: © Ben Sutherland

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