Defoe made a successful return to the England fold.
Defoe made a successful return to the England fold.

Can you name the top 20 England national team scorers of all-time?

Top 20 England national team scorers quiz

Jermain Defoe’s recent goalscoring recall got FootyOn writers thinking about England national team scorers.

Sunderland striker Defoe now boasts 20 international goals.

He marked his return from international wilderness by netting the opener as the Three Lions beat Lithuania 2-0 in a 2018 World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

Gareth Southgate’s side are a top-price 25/1 with Paddy Power to go on to the Russia finals and lift the trophy.

The exploits of Defoe aren’t quite enough to propel him into the top 20 all-time England national team scorers. Not yet anyway…

Test your knowledge by taking our quiz in four minutes below:


A return of 20 goals in 56 caps is still very good, especially for a player who has completed 90 minutes for the Three Lions just twice.

Defoe struck for the first time in an England shirt for four years, but had not made a squad since the end of 2013 before his recall.

The Three Lions were short on striking options, with Wayne Rooney injured and out of favour.

Harry Kane too was on the treatment table, while Daniel Sturridge’s fitness problems continue.

Should Southgate keep faith with him, there is every chance Defoe will break into the top 20 all-time England national team scorers.

The question is how many of the names on the list above Defoe can you remember?

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We’re giving patriotic Three Lions supporters 4 minutes to name as many as you can.

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