Spectacular Engand debuts
Bill Nicholson v Portugal, May 19, 1951
A midfielder in the modern parlance, he was 32 when he won his only cap in a 5-2 win at Goodison, scoring the first goal after just 19 seconds. Seven years later he began his reign as Spurs manager.
Bobby Charlton v Scotland, April 19, 1958
He was 20 when he scored in a 4-0 win at Hampden Park. Two months earlier he had survived the Munich air crash.
Glenn Hoddle v Bulgaria, Nov 22, 1979
Had turned 22 when he scored at Wembley in a 2-0 European Championships qualifying win. Went on to play at the 1982 and 1986 World Cup finals but 53 caps felt like a poor return on such a talent.
Alan Shearer v France, Feb 19, 1992
Scored on his debut, a feature of his career, in a 2-0 Wembley win. Scored only five goals in his first 23 caps but ended up with a record averaging close to one every two games.
Francis Jeffers v Australia, Feb 12, 2003
This was the night against Australia at Upton Park when Wayne Rooney won his first cap, one of six debutants. Jeffers and Rooney had gone to the same Liverpool school.
The former scored in a shock 3-1 defeat but never won a second cap.