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England Under 17/18 – Strength in Depth

October 23, 2017



With the England Under 17’s doing so well and in the semi-final of the Under 17 World Cup, I wanted to illustrate the strength in depth of this 2000 born age group. Here’s the 21 man squad that was named and taken to the current Under 17 World Cup in India



Gk – Curtis Anderson, Josef Bursik, Billy Crellin

Def – Marc Guehi, Joel Latibeaudiere, Steven Sessegnon, Timothy Eyoma, Lewis Gibson, Jonathan Panzo

Mid – George McEachran, Nya Kirby, Angel Gomes, Tashan Oakley-Boothe, Morgan Gibbs-White, Conor Gallagher

For – Emile Smith-Rowe, Jadon Sancho, Rhian Brewster, Phil Foden, Daniel Loader, Callum Hudson-Odoi



Now obviously that’s a very good group of players who’ve so far performed very well to reach the semi finals. To add to these 21 players, here’s an 18 man team with substitutes of 2000 born players whom England did not need to call upon for the World Cup Squad.


  1. Thomas McGill
  2. Kane Wilson
  3. Jake Vokins
  4. Oliver Skipp
  5. Brooklyn Lyons-Foster
  6. Zech Medley
  7. Aidan Barlow
  8. Rekeem Harper
  9. Jordan Greenidge
  10. Matthew O’Riley
  11. Ryan Sessegnon


Subs – A.Cull(Gk), T.Hinds, I.Poveda, A.Denny, T.Richards, R.Griffiths, S.Walker



Now there’s some very good players in this 18. Wilson & Harper have already made first team appearances for West Brom. Ryan Sessegnon is playing for the England Under 19’s whilst his team mate Matthew O’Riley has played for Fulham this season. Aidan Barlow went to the Under 17 Euros whilst Oliver Skipp has played excellently for Tottenham in the Uefa Youth League this season.

There’s some real depth to this age group and with them being so young there’s still plenty of time for the late developing 2000 born players to emerge. It’s great to see so many good players coming through and bodes very well for England’s future. First there’s a small matter of the Under 17 World. Hope England can win it. They just need two wins to do so.




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