Jordan Henderson joined the elite list after coming on as a substitute against the USA.

With his appearance against the USA on Friday, Jordan Henderson joined an exclusive list of England players. He is now the only fourth England footballer to represent the Three Lions in six major tournaments. Henderson made his first appearance at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar when he came on as a second-half substitute against the USA. With the substitute appearance, Henderson added yet another feather to his hat.

England are a great footballing nation with a lot of potential talent to showcase in the world. It is always an honour for English players to get a call for the national squad. Over the years, the nation produced many talented players like Bobby Charlton, David Beckham, Steven Gerard, Wayne Rooney and others.

England have won one FIFA World Cup which came in the year 1966. In this FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, they are one of the favourites to win the prestigious trophy.

Many big names have been part of the English national squad, but some were more regular than others. Players like Steven Gerard have also managed to represent England in six major tournaments.

So, now look at some players who have played at six major tournaments for England.

Sol Campbell (1996-2007)

The ex-Arsenal and Tottenham man represented his nation in the late 90s and early 2000s. The English centre-back played at Euro 1996, World Cup 1998, Euro 2000, World Cup 2002, Euro 2004 and World Cup 2006. He has 73 caps for the England national team and has scored one goal for them.

He was part of teams that qualified for the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals on two occasions — 2002 and 2006. In both instances, England were knocked out by Brazil and Portugal respectively. He was also part of the England side that reached the semifinals in Euro 1996.

Steven Gerard (2000-2014)

The Liverpool man was a constant presence in the England national team during the ‘Golden Generation’ era. Gerard is capped 114 times for England, making him the fourth most-capped player. He has scored 21 goals and assisted 23 times. The midfielder represented England at Euro 2000, Euro 2004, World Cup 2006, World Cup 2010, Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014.

He sought retirement after England’s disastrous run at the FIFA World Cup 2014, when they were eliminated from the group stages. After retirement, Steven Gerard is currently focusing on his managerial career. Last he was the manager of Premier League outfit Aston Villa, before getting sacked.

His greatest achievement with the national squad was reaching the 2006 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals. They eventually lost to Portugal on penalties.

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Wayne Rooney (2003-2018)

The Manchester United legend has his fair share of representation for the national team. He is not only the second most-capped England player (120 caps), but is also their all-time leading goalscorer with 53 goals. Rooney represented England at Euro 2004, World Cup 2006, World Cup 2010, Euro 2012, World Cup 2014 and Euro 2016.

Like Gerard, Rooney is also trying his hand at managership. Having managed the English side Derby, he is now managing D.C.United in the Major league soccer (MLS), USA. Rooney’s greatest achievement with the National squad was also reaching quarterfinals of the 2006 world cup.

Jordan Henderson (2010)

The newest entry to the list Jordan Henderson reached the milestone of representing England in six major tournaments in this edition of the World Cup. The Liverpool midfielder achieved this feat after coming on as a substitute against the USA. Henderson has played with England in Euro 2012, World Cup 2014, Euro 2016, World Cup 2018, Euro 2020 and now FIFA World Cup 2022.

He has so far earned 71 caps and scored two goals for the English national football team. Henderson’s best moment in the England jersey is reaching the Euro 2020 final, where they lost to Italy on penalties. The Liverpool skipper will hope to make his maiden World Cup final with England and bring the trophy home finally.

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