Not every England player is destined to enjoy a long international career, for many it's fleeting and the international scene is littered with one cap wonders.
Here are nine from recent times who only played once for England...
Stoke's Ryan Shawcross battles with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, this time at club level
The Stoke City captain has been performing to a high standard in the Premier League for a number of seasons, and looks to be getting back to his best alongside Bruno Martins Indi of late, but he only has one England cap.
If one man is to blame for that it’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored three times in the twenty minutes of international football Shawcross played having come on in a friendly against Sweden.
Then at Tottenham, Caulker also played that night in Stockholm and was in fact the man Shawcross replaced.
He even scored and England were winning 2-1 when he was substituted, but his career has rapidly gone downhill since and a proposed move to Russia recently fell through, leaving him at QPR.
England's Andy Carroll is substituted for Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd
While on a hot streak for Championship Cardiff, Bothroyd was called-up to the national team but failed to impress in what would turn out to be his only game.
Having also failed to impress after moving to QPR, he’s now with Japanese outfit Jubilo Iwata.
Carl Jenkinson - (Arsenal)
Arsenal defender Jenkinson’s lone cap was also in that 4-2 defeat to Sweden and he came on at the same time as Shawcross.
Carl Jenkinson has only made one Premier League appearance this season for Arsenal
Given it was a friendly he’s still eligible to switch his allegiance to Finland, for whom he played at for under-19 and under-21 level.
Martin Kelly - (Crystal Palace, capped while at Liverpool)
A player who never really looked that good for Liverpool, Kelly was a baffling selection for Roy Hodgson to call-up and the fact his lone appearance came as an 88th-minute substitute in a meaningless friendly says it all.
Joey Barton - (Burnley, capped while at Manchester City)
Probably the best player on this list, especially catching the eye and winning a call up during his early days with Manchester City, Barton may well feel he should have had more caps but having lead a highly controversial career he’ll have to settle for just the one.
Joey Barton's reputation as a trouble-maker proceeds him
It was earned in a friendly against Spain when he replaced Frank Lampard – a player whose international performances he’d recently criticised – for the final 12 minutes.
The Bolton legend made his debut at the age of 33 in a particularly bizarre episode of Fabio Capello’s time in charge of England, becoming the oldest debutant for 60 years.
Davies was a 69th-minute sub in a goalless draw with Montenegro but, unsurprisingly, did pick up a booking.
Jon Flanagan - (on loan at Burnley, capped while at parent club Liverpool)
Jon Flanagan has been likened to Cafu, but he's yet to live up to that comparison
Liverpool's Flanagan was one of the players Hodgson placed on standby for the 2014 World Cup and as a result he featured in the pre-tournament friendly with Ecuador.
Injuries have set him back in recent years and he’s currently warming the bench for Burnley.
David Nugent - (Derby County, capped while at Preston NE)
David Nugent is now at Derby have never been able to adjust to the Premier League
Back when he was thought to be an up-and-coming star with Preston, Nugent was handed a lone England appearance versus San Marino.
He even scored – although to credit him with the goal is generous as he didn’t make contact until the ball was on the line and rolling in.