PHOTO: Stoke keeper shares celebration picture with Everton, United and Arsenal players from 2010

Ross Barkley

Jack Butland, Ross Barkley, Saido Berahino, Conor Wickham, and plenty more young superstars featured.


#TBT the squad after winning the u17 European Championships against Spain! great memories!

A photo posted by Jack Butland (@jbutland_) on

In 2010 England, under John Peacock, won the European Under-17s Championships with a win against Spain in the final.

It was a very gifted set of individual Englishmen. The likes of Conor Wickham, then of Ipswich Town, Ross Barkey and Josh McEachran all shone - but the list goes on.

Andre Wisdom, on loan from Liverpool at West Brom and his current Baggies team-mate Saido Berahino were also in action - as was midfield starlet George Thorne.

Chelsea talent Nathaniel Chalobah, Arsenal's Benik Afobe and Manchester United players Sam Johnstone, Tom Thorpe and Will Keane were also in the team.

Some might not have made it, Bruno Pilatos for instance never made the grade at Middlesbrough and is now playing for Jarrow Roofing.

But the majority have gone on to have promising starts to their professional careers. That includes Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland.

The stopper, who was with Birmingham City at the time, has shared a picture of the team celebrating that win for #ThrowbackThursday.

He is spotted among the Everton, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea talents as they celebrated what was a stunning competition result.

The hope will now be that more and more of them can follow Barkley, Butland and Berahino into the England senior set-up.

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