A Girl’s Guide to the England Football Team

by Kimberly Low & Hayley Cowburn on 23/06/2016

It’s the season of Euro 2016 and here’s a quick guide to the star players of England football squad for you ladies so that you know who’s who and a little bit about who they are as a person.


Joe Hart

Joe Hart has represented the country over 60 times and is recognised at England’s first choice for goalkeeper since 2010. Thanks to his obvious talent on the field and his smoking good looks, the Manchester City goalkeeper is no stranger to scandalous gossip with Katie Price tweeting a cryptic message to him on his wedding day – “All Harts go out to the married couple is he going to tell her the truth about us xx." The tweet was deleted a few hours later.

Joe married Kimberley Crew, his girlfriend of 6 years at a lavish ceremony in Florence, Italy. Wedding guests were asked not to bring gifts but to make donations to St Mary’s hospital unit for premature babies. 



Chris Smalling

In 2008 at the age of 18, Smalling had his contract with Middlesbrough terminated due to home sickness. His future probably looked very bleak then but he has since risen above to become one of the most important players in the England squad.

Chris is dating the very lovely former Page 3 model Sam Cooke.

He has a family pet dog named Miley. Miley is current supporting the England defender in France and you can see her canine antics in a series of Instagram pictures posted by Smalling’s girlfriend, Sam Cooke. So, so cute!

Eric Dier

Scoring a goal for England at the Marseille game against Russia in Euro 2016 has made Eric Dier a household name, specifically with the ladies. His boyish good looks certainly help a lot too.

Ted’s grandfather is the late Ted Crocker, one of the legendary officials at the Football Association.

He has lived in Portugal since he was 10 because his mother had a job in catering with the Euro 2004 campaign. Apparently he’s having a hard time adjusting to life in Everton but we reckon the antidote to that is just some nice TLC from an English rose.


Ross Barkley

At just 22, he may be young, but Ross Barkley has a lot in his pockets. Handsome and Hailed as one of England Football’s great hopes after he showed everyone that he’s a force to be reckoned with at the World Cup two years ago.

Ross is dating flame-haired Zoe Riozzi, a nursery school staffer.

Zoe Riozzi is known to be a down-to-earth lass that doesn’t brag about her boyfriend and that’s exactly why Barkley is so into her.


Adam Lallana

Despite a surprise slagging by Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke at his footballing capabilities, Adam Lallana is unaffected by the negative comments. He shut his detractors up by running a distance of over 12,000 metres in a span of 90 minutes in the match against Russia. If that’s not a goal threat, what is?|

Lallana has two sons, Arthur Michael, 4, and Albie George, 1, with wife Emily Jubb.

His smoking good looks have led him to signing on as a model with French Connection to promote their Autumn/Winter collection.


Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge is known as Britain’s best finisher and he did exactly that by putting in a winning goal for England in the Euro 2016 group stage match against Wales. According to Sturridge, “It's a great feeling, unbelievable. It's just a beautiful feeling to represent your country in the rivalry against another great country. It's a brilliant feeling”.

Daniels uncles are former footballers Dean and Simon Sturridge.

He is a well-known philanthropist. In 2012 he gifted a cheque of €50,000 to Street League, a charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged youths across Europe to get into football.

Wayne Rooney

The captain of both Manchester United and England national team, Wayne Rooney really doesn’t require much introduction. It must be said though that his hair plugs have significantly improved his looks.

Wayne Rooney is father to Kai Wayne (7), Klay Anthony (3) and Kit Joseph (6 months) with super WAG Coleen Rooney. 

Rooney’s favourite band is Stereophonics and he even has a tattoo of the words “Just Enough Education to Perform”, the title of an album by the band. His doting wife, Colleen arranged for Stereophonics to play at their wedding reception.


Have fun watching the football, girls!