It seems rather fitting that upon the eve of England’s 1000th international fixture on Thursday, we delve through all the heartbreak and elation – although the latter is certainly more prominent, in an attempt to produce the greatest team to ever represent the Three Lions. The landscape of international football, especially in England, changed dramatically post World War Two and tournament’s such as the World Cup took on far more significance in the 1950s, coinciding with the infamous 1-0 loss to the USA. It must, therefore, be noted that the contributions of players such as Cliff Bastin and Dixie Dean, who scored a remarkable 18 goals in just 16 games for England have not been considered. Here’s our all-time greatest England XI.