Your verdict: England's World Cup player ratings
England's World Cup campaign in Brazil is over with the team failing to get past the group stage and nobody was more disappointed with their efforts than you, the Sky Sports users. We've collated your marks to give every player involved a rating and the results aren't too impressive...
By Adam Bate
Last Updated: 25/06/14 9:46pm
One point from three games saw England exit the World Cup as Group D's bottom team and it's not difficult to see why judging by your player ratings.
After each England match we invited you to rate the players out of 10 and have since worked out the average for all 21 of the men who featured in Brazil. Who was top? Who was bottom? Check out the results below...
6.8 Luke Shaw
Just the one appearance but the teenage left-back did enough against Costa Rica to encourage the Sky Sports audience. With Leighton Baines turning 30 later this year, there is likely to be an appetite to make the Southampton youngster England’s first-choice for the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
6.4 Ben Foster
Starting Foster against Costa Rica represented the cautious option given that the West Brom goalkeeper is 31 – five years older than Fraser Foster – but his performance more than justified it. Indeed, he looked far more assured than Joe Hart had been and Hodgson will want him to stay on.
5.8 Raheem Sterling
Sterling started with a bang with a hugely encouraging effort against Italy in which he threatened to light up the tournament. His Sky Sports user rating of 7.7 in that game bettered anything else in all three matches by an England player, but he struggled to maintain those levels in wide role against Uruguay and ended with a whimper with his second-half run out against Costa Rica.
5.6 Gary Cahill
Cahill was caught out by Mario Balotelli in the opening game and then switched off against Luis Suarez in the second. He was the only England player who played more than once whose rating did not to dip below 5.4 in the eyes of the Sky Sports users. That reflects the fact that he was consistent in general play and as a result is likely to remain Hodgson’s first-choice centre-back.
5.6 Ross Barkley
England’s bright hope had to be content with substitute appearances in the first two games, making his most significant impression against Italy. Barkley’s 6.3 rating from Sky Sports users put him among the top four players, but he made a less of an impact against both Uruguay and as a starter against Costa Rica. It was a reminder that while he has huge talent, there’s some way to go.
5.6 Daniel Sturridge
Sturridge’s goal against Italy was probably the highlight of England’s World Cup. It was certainly downhill from there for the Liverpool striker. He spurned a number of half chances against Uruguay, scuffing his finishes, and then got another chance in the final game but was wasteful once more. Plenty of promise but many will be left wondering whether he could have offered more.
5.4 Phil Jagielka
Only the high-profile efforts of Sterling and Sturridge eclipsed Jagielka against Italy with his Sky Sports user rating of 6.5 representing a fine start but things unravelled for him against Uruguay. A shaky start got worse when Edinson Cavani’s lofted pass somehow eluded him and he was left out against Costa Rica to think on his errors.
5.4 Frank Lampard
The elder statesman of the squad was afforded what may be his final bow in England’s last group game and the Sky Sports users rated him among England’s better performers in Belo Horizonte. Lampard delivered a controlled performance but couldn’t sign off with a trademark goal.
5.2 Adam Lallana
Lallana was one of just seven players to feature in all three of England’s matches, but got rather less time than the others – coming off the bench in the opening two fixtures before being withdrawn after an hour against Costa Rica. After starting the warm-up games, he might be frustrated that he never really got going in Brazil.
5.1 Wayne Rooney
England’s star man continues to divide opinion. Rooney received the lowest rating of anyone in the opening game despite his fine assist but was then your man of the match against Uruguay as he netted his first ever World Cup goal. Even so, after making little impact as a substitute against Costa Rica, his critics will argue that those World Cup woes continue.
5.1 Joe Hart
It was an unconvincing World Cup for the England goalkeeper. While he could do little with the two Italy goals, he was left baffled by an Andrea Pirlo free-kick and then should have stood up longer for Suarez’s winner in Sao Paulo. It’s fair to say Hart didn’t enhance his reputation in Brazil.
5.1 Jordan Henderson
It was a largely underwhelming effort from the Liverpool midfielder alongside his club captain Steven Gerrard as he kept things ticking over in midfield but his passing lacked incision or adventure. Henderson simply couldn’t provide the protection that was needed in the midfield two.
5.1 Glen Johnson
Johnson went into the World Cup with question marks against him and endured a mixed tournament. The right-back failed to close down Cavani for Suarez’s opener but then subsequently provided the assist for the equaliser. It summed up his game – attacking endeavour but defensively sloppy and no signs of changing.
5.0 Leighton Baines
Selected ahead of Ashley Cole, the England left-back failed to convince. After being sold a dummy for Italy’s winner with some shoddy full-back play, Hodgson’s use of wide forwards also restricted Baines’ attacking play so couldn’t make up for it either. He did get some space as England chased the game against Uruguay but overall it was a disappointment effort reflected by this rating.
5.0 Danny Welbeck
A controversial but predictable pick for a Hodgson favourite, Welbeck fared relatively well in the Sky Sports user ratings for his efforts against Italy. However, an anonymous performance next time out against Uruguay saw him substituted and leaves him down the bottom of your ratings.
5.0 Phil Jones
Jones has a reputation for versatility but he didn’t look comfortable at right-back against Costa Rica. Control of both body and ball appear lacking at times – most notably when inexplicably beaten by the bounce from a cross-field pass. Jones will be hoping for further tastes of World Cup action down the years as this was not the best start from him.
5.0 Chris Smalling
Playing as a left-sided centre-back in the dead rubber game, Smalling’s distribution was questionable. At least played his part in a clean sheet but this was not enough to impress the Sky Sports users. He’ll surely need a good season at club level to stay in Hodgson’s thoughts.
4.9 Jack Wilshere
Fitness issues in the build-up hampered Wilshere’s preparations for this World Cup and he was restricted to one substitute appearance in two live games before getting his chance from the start against Costa Rica. He didn’t really take it in the eyes of the Sky Sports users and for a player of such vast potential it’s impossible to view this as anything other than a disappointing World Cup.
4.8 James Milner
Milner is not one to catch the eye of supporters at the best of times and Sky Sports users were certainly unimpressed. The Manchester City man worked hard on both flanks in his sole outing against Costa Rica but little came off for him and it was undoubtedly a tournament to forget.
4.5 Rickie Lambert
Of the 21 players to feature for England in Brazil, nobody saw less action than the Southampton forward and that has inevitably contributed to his low rating here. Indeed, Lambert didn’t even make a pass in his only appearance against Uruguay. Not quite the way he dreamt it.
4.5 Steven Gerrard
For the England skipper to finish bottom of your World Cup ratings only serves to highlight the way Gerrard’s dream season for club and country turned into a nightmare. Bypassed against Italy he was the villain against Uruguay with that headed assist for Suarez. At least the captain got a brief run-out against Costa Rica to ensure it was not his final World Cup memory.