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Fans Have Voted For England's All-Time Greatest XI And The Results Are Controversial

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Fans Have Voted For England's All-Time Greatest XI And The Results Are Controversial

England fans have voted for their greatest team of all-time in a controversial Twitter poll and some huge names have missed out.

The Three Lions have been blessed with incredible players across their history and narrowing it down to just 11 is difficult.

But The Sun tasked fans with picking from a select number of players to finally determine England's best side.

No active player manages to make it and there is also no spot for Wayne Rooney - their top goalscorer.

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Check out the entire voting below:

GOALKEEPER

David Seaman (37.6%)

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Gordon Banks (39.9%)

Peter Shilton (22.1%)

RIGHT-BACK

Gary Neville (72.9%)

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Alf Ramsey (15.8%)

George Cohen (11.3%)

CENTRAL DEFENCE

Rio Ferdinand (38%)

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Bobby Moore (45.7%)

Sol Campbell (16.3%)

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CENTRAL DEFENCE

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John Terry (70.1%)

Jack Charlton (15.1%)

Terry Butcher (14.8%)

LEFT-BACK

Ashley Cole (83.1%)

Stuart Pearce (14%)

Ray Wilson (2.9%)

RIGHT MIDFIELD

David Beckham (82.1%)

Tom Finney (4.7%)

Kevin Keegan (13.2%)

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CENTRAL MIDFIELD

Steven Gerrard (30.9%)

Paul Scholes (37.9%)

Frank Lampard (31.2%)

CENTRAL MIDFIELD

Paul Gascoigne (48.1%)

Bobby Charlton (44.2%)

Glenn Hoddle (7.7%)

LEFT MIDFIELD

Stanley Matthews (36.1%)

John Barnes (44.1%)

Chris Waddle (19.8%)

STRIKER

Wayne Rooney (41.2%)

Alan Shearer (52.9%)

Michael Owen (5.9%)

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STRIKER

Gary Lineker (41.4%)

Jimmy Greaves (19.5%)

Harry Kane (39.1%)

MANAGER

Alf Ramsey (27%)

Bobby Robson (41.7%)

Terry Venables (13.3%)

Gareth Southgate (18%)

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Of the current crop, only Harry Kane was included in selection and he narrowly missed out to Gary Lineker.

Paul Scholes also makes it in over Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard - despite retiring from international football in 2004.

The Manchester United man wasn't happy with how he was being used by manager Sven-Goran Eriksson and opted to step away.

Gerrard and Lampard would play for their country for another decade and Gerrard even became captain in 2012.

Same can be said for Paul Gascoigne partnering Scholes, but he edged it out over Bobby Charlton in a shock call.

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Another World Cup winner in the form of Bobby Moore makes it in at the back next to John Terry.

Sir Bobby Robson manages the side after guiding England to the World Cup semi-finals at Italia 90 - still regarded as 'one that got away' when it comes to international glory.

What is your all-time greatest England XI?

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Topics: Football, England, Legends

Daniel Marland
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