AT the 2018 World Cup, England followers really believed soccer was coming dwelling.

It had been a protracted 22 years since that iconic anthem was first launched, simply in time for Euro 96.

How England lined-up for a lot of Euro 96
 England's team from Euro 96 has gone down as one of the most legendary
England’s crew from Euro 96 has gone down as one of the vital legendary

That summer season, England followers dared to dream because the Three Lions marched to the semi-finals, solely to be cruelly denied by outdated rivals Germany on penalties.

To at the present time, Euro 96 stays a favorite amongst followers – if in no small half right down to the actual fact it was performed on dwelling soil.

And what’s to not love about that fantastic summer season, with Terry Venables on the wheel?

Seaman’s penalty save from Gary McAllister’s spot-kick rapidly turning into Gazza’s sensational solo strike in opposition to Scotland?

Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham scoring twice apiece as England ripped aside a Holland crew on the peak of their powers 4-1?

Really successful a penalty shootout within the nervy 4-2 win over a star-studded Spain squad?

What a summer season that was…

With the complete event set to hit our screens for a second time this summer season – filling the void left by Euro 2020’s one-year delay – we check out the gamers from 24 years in the past and what they’re to date.

GK – David Seaman

 David Seaman rocked some colourful jerseys at Euro 96
David Seaman rocked some vibrant jerseys at Euro 96

ENGLAND’S undisputed No1 by the point Euro 96 got here round, Seaman delighted followers with some very good shows and a few, err, “loud” jerseys.

Who may neglect these yellow and purple tops, spattered with turquoise, inexperienced and purple. You understand those…

Seaman was nonetheless England’s goalkeeper proper up till the 2002 World Cup (keep in mind Ronaldinho?)

He retired from soccer in 2003 aged 40 – earlier than teaching at Arsenal half time and discovering a second wave of fame in a collection of ice dancing competitions.

Seaman married 2006 Dancing On Ice companion Frankie Poultney – and is alleged to be a giant fan of taking pictures, {golfing} and travelling.

RB – Gary Neville

 Gary Neville was just starting his England career in 1996
Gary Neville was simply beginning his England profession in 1996

A WEE nipper at Euro 96, aged simply 21 – Neville performed proper up till the semi-final loss in opposition to Germany, when England deployed a back-three.

Neville went on to spend his whole profession at Manchester United, successful a staggering eight Premier League titles.

After hanging up his boots, Neville served as England’s assistant supervisor for 4 years between 2012 and 2016 beneath Roy Hodgson.

Following that, he endured a failed stint as Valencia supervisor, earlier than turning his hand to punditry the place he now stars for Sky Sports activities.

To at the present time, Nev continues to be England’s most-capped right-back with 85 appearances to his title.

He’s additionally part-owner of Salford Metropolis FC – alongside along with his Class of 92 buddies.

CB – Tony Adams

 Tony Adams was England captain for Euro 1996
Tony Adams was England captain for Euro 1996

THE Arsenal legend was arguably on the peak of his powers, aged 29 on the time of Euro 96 kicking off.

Captain Adams was a rock on the again all through the event, permitting the gifted midfield to assault, assault, assault.

Since hanging up his boots in 2002, the Arsenal legend – who spent his whole profession on the membership – has had a statue of himself erected on the Emirates Stadium.

Adams would go on to strive his hand at administration, taking on at Wycombe, Portsmouth and Azerbaijan aspect Gabala.

After a six-year job-gap, Adams was the shock title to take over at LaLiga aspect Granada – the place he did not encourage, however for just a few meme-worthy antics…

In 2019, Adams took on the job as president of the Rugby Soccer League.

CB – Gareth Southgate

 Gareth Southgate infamously missed his semi-final penalty
Gareth Southgate infamously missed his semi-final penalty

A 25-YEAR-OLD Southgate is best-remembered as a participant for his unlucky spot-kick miss within the semi-final of Euro 96.

The centre-back had his effort saved by Andreas Kopke because the Three Lions’ hopes of ending 30 years of damage have been crushed.

After racking up near 200 league appearances at Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, Southgate retired in 2006, to take over as Boro boss.

Southgate spent three years as supervisor, clearly exhibiting a knack for the job, however took a four-year hole earlier than taking on his subsequent function, as England Underneath-21s chief.

He spent an extra three years in that place earlier than being supplied the highest job, changing Sam Allardyce as England supervisor.

Southgate got here nearer than any supervisor to main England to a World Cup win since 1990, when he led the three Lions to the semi-finals of the 2018 event in Russia.

He’s nonetheless England boss to at the present time and is thought to be the person who put waistcoats again on the map…

LB – Stuart Pearce

 Stuart Pearce scored his penalty against Spain in the quarters
Stuart Pearce scored his penalty in opposition to Spain within the quarters

HE will endlessly be remembered for that iconic roar after netting his penalty in opposition to Spain within the quarter-finals.

Having missed his effort at Italia 90, Pearce was compelled to attend six years to make amends – and he did so with aplomb as he rifled dwelling an unstoppable left-foot bullet.

After 12 years and over 400 league appearances for Nottingham Forest, “Psycho” moved on to Newcastle in 1997 – earlier than winding down his profession at West Ham and Man Metropolis.

Regardless of retiring in 2002, Pearce returned as a PLAYER in 2016 – aged 53 – turning out for newbie aspect Longford.

The Gloucestershire aspect have been then referred to as the “worst crew in Nice Britain”, with Pearce seeking to assist them out whereas additionally assist grassroots soccer.

Since his preliminary retirement, Pearce has managed Forest twice – between 1996-97 as caretaker and 2014-15 as everlasting boss.

Pearce has additionally managed the Nice Britain crew for the 2012 Olympic Video games in London, in addition to Manchester Metropolis (2005-07) and England Underneath-21s (2007-13).

RM – Darren Anderton

 Darren Anderton was England's starting right-mid at Euro 96
Darren Anderton was England’s beginning right-mid at Euro 96

THANKS to a profession blighted by accidents, many neglect Anderton was truly England’s beginning winger for 2 main tournaments, at Euro 96 and World Cup 98.

He spent 12 years at Tottenham – and was a Spurs man for the 1996 event – earlier than winding down his profession at Birmingham, Wolves and Bournemouth.

Anderton managed simply 30 England caps, which is irritating given his apparent expertise.

The ex-Three Lions star served as a pundit for Canadian TV throughout Euro 2012.

That led to him being named honorary president of the Arlington Spurs – a Tottenham fan-group primarily based in Virginia, USA.

CM – Paul Gascoigne

 Gazza will always be remembered for his goal - and celebration - against Scotland
Gazza will all the time be remembered for his aim – and celebration – in opposition to Scotland

WHAT are you able to that hasn’t already been stated?

From tears at Italia 90 to the “dentist chair” celebrating after his sensational aim in opposition to Scotland at Euro 96, Gazza will endlessly be a footballing icon.

Whereas a vastly gifted footballer on the pitch, tragedy has stalked Gascoigne off it.

His dad John took the troubled star to be sectioned in 2008 after he began taking cocaine in addition to ingesting.

His nephew, Jay Kerrigan, 22, died in 2016 and in 2018, his father died aged 72.

Gazza was additionally arrested in 2018 for an alleged sexual assault by kissing a girl on a prepare.

After which there was the notorious Raoul Moat incident, amongst many, many others…

At Rangers for Euro 96, after spells at Newcastle, Tottenham and Lazio, Gazza left followers in Scotland divided after his Wembley stunner.

Gascoigne would wrestle later in his profession at Everton, Middlesbrough, Boston United and a weird spell in China – which included “going ending” in his lodge reception with some thread and a Jammie Dodger…

Gascoigne retired in 2004 and briefly managed Kettering City in 2005 – his final foray into the world of soccer.

CM – Paul Ince

 Paul Ince was England's midfield anchor at Euro 96
Paul Ince was England’s midfield anchor at Euro 96

THEN at Inter Milan, the previous Man Utd star – who later performed for Liverpool – typically saved David Platt out of the crew at Euro 96.

Ince’s extra defensive mindset allowed Gazza to thrive pushing additional on.

He completed his profession at Macclesfield in 2006 after time at Swindon, Wolves and Middlesbrough.

Ince would go on to handle Macclesfield instantly after quitting enjoying and has since managed MK Dons twice, Blackburn and, most-recently, Blackpool between 2013-14.

Nonetheless a budding supervisor, Ince additionally works as a pundit from time-to-time.

LM – Steve McManaman

 Steve McManaman was England's star man on the left
Steve McManaman was England’s star man on the left

AT the height of his powers at Liverpool, earlier than his 1999 transfer to Actual Madrid, McManaman was a star flip at Euro 96.

The then-Reds star was named within the Euro 96 squad of the event, terrorising defenders along with his tempo, talent and direct working fashion.

After a trophy-laden stint at Los Blancos, successful two LaLiga crowns and two Champions League titles, McManaman ended his profession at Man Metropolis in 2005.

He now works as a pundit for BT Sport, having coached for a spell at Liverpool’s youth crew and in addition working as an envoy for Fifa and Uefa.

ST – Alan Shearer

 Alan Shearer was the top scorer at Euro 96 with five goals
Alan Shearer was the highest scorer at Euro 96 with 5 objectives

THE high scorer at Euro 96, Shearer was THE standout participant on the event with 5 objectives.

Having shone at Southampton and helped Blackburn win a shock Premier League title, Shearer left Rovers to maneuver to Newcastle after the event, snubbing Man Utd.

Shearer spent a decade on the Toon, scoring a sensational 148 Premier League objectives in simply over 300 video games.

His unimaginable legacy at Newcastle was tarnished barely by a failed stint as interim supervisor in 2009.

Shearer hasn’t managed since however has continued to be a vastly profitable pundit, most-notably on Match of the Day.

ST – Teddy Sheringham

 Teddy Sheringham was the perfect foil for Shearer at Euro 96
Teddy Sheringham was the proper foil for Shearer at Euro 96

PARTNERING Shearer to devastating impact at Euro 96 was Sheringham – who scored his solely two objectives of the event within the 4-1 thumping of Holland, taking over the function of creator.

Then 30, Sheringham would go on to play for an additional 12 YEARS, till he was 42 – turning out for Spurs, Man Utd, West Ham, Portsmouth and Colchester, the place he retired in 2008.

However he made a shocking comeback in 2015, aged 49, with Stevenage – when he assumed the function of player-manager.

Sheringham additionally managed Indian aspect ATK between 2017-18.

Since retiring, Sheringham has additionally carved out a profession on this planet of poker and coached at West Ham earlier than shifting into administration.

Paul Gascoigne reveals off ‘dentist chair’ celebration after wonder-goal vs Scotland at Euro ’96


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