How many England internationals have been born in your area?
By Adam Smith
Last Updated: 20/05/16 9:37am
The north of England has produced more than twice the number of England internationals as the south since their first official match in 1872.
Sky Sports looked at the birthplaces of all 1,214 players to have represented England and found 803 have been born in the northern regions, compared to 367 in the south.
Thirty-eight players were born outside England, while the origins of six others could not be verified.
England is traditionally split into nine regions and we divided them into five northern regions and four southern regions for the purposes of the study.
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The data shows the North West has produced 275 England internationals, making it the most successful region.
The other northern regions are West Midlands (159), the North East (144), Yorkshire and the Humber (118) and East Midlands (107).
In the south, London has provided 189 internationals, followed by the South East (93), East of England (48) and the South West (37), which has produced one fewer England international than those born outside England.
Most recent debutants from each region
North West: Danny Drinkwater (Manchester)
North East: Fraser Forster (Hexham)
Yorkshire and the Humber: Danny Rose (Doncaster)
West Midlands: Daniel Sturridge (Birmingham)
East Midlands: Gary Cahill (Dronfield)*
London: Harry Kane (Walthamstow)
South West: Eric Dier (Cheltenham)
South East: Dele Alli (Milton Keynes)
East of England: Adam Lallana (St Albans)
Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier (Guernsey) and Graeme Le Saux (Jersey) were born in the Channel Islands, which are not part of England.
One Scottish-born player has represented England - John Bain made his sole appearance against his native country in 1877.
Two Wrexham-born Welshmen have also pulled on the England shirt, most recently Liverpool defender Rob Jones, who made six appearances for England between 1992 and 1996, while Fred Green made his only appearance against Scotland in 1876.
Jamaica-born Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling is the only member of England's provisional Euro 2016 squad to have been born outside the UK.
The only other capped England player born outside the UK and still playing is Ivory Coast-born Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, who earned his first cap for England in 2012.
Other England players born outside the UK include Sky Sports pundit John Salako (Nigeria), Owen Hargreaves (Canada), John Barnes (Jamaica), Cyrille Regis (French Guiana), Brian Stein (South Africa), Tony Dorigo (Australia), Luther Blissett (Jamaica) and Terry Butcher (Singapore).
England's latest debutants
Roy Hodgson handed Doncaster-born Tottenham left-back Danny Rose his first international cap in March, as a young, new-look England side overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat world champions Germany 3-2 in Berlin.
England's youngest recent debutant was Milton Keynes-born Spurs midfielder Dele Alli, who appears to have become the first player born in Buckinghamshire to wear an England shirt since the 1800s, following Reverend Walter Gilliat (only cap in 1893) and Alf Milward (last cap in 1897).
Meanwhile, Manchester-born Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater became the 1,214th player to represent England, against the Netherlands at Wembley in March.
Hodgson's provisional Euro 2016 squad includes six players from Yorkshire and the Humber: Rose, John Stones, Fabian Delph, James Milner and Sheffield-born duo Kyle Walker and Jamie Vardy. Uncapped inclusions Marcus Rashford and Tom Heaton both represent the North West.
Birthplace regions of England's provisional Euro 2016 squad
|Region||No. of players|
|Yorkshire & the Humber||6|
|East of England||2|
In terms of England's nine centurions, it's 5-4 to the north with surprise Premier League champions Leicester again finishing top of the pile thanks to goalkeeper Peter Shilton who racked up 125 caps between 1970 and 1990.
|David Beckham||115||Leytonstone, London|
|Ashley Cole||107||Stepney, London|
|Bobby Charlton||106||Ashington, Northumberland|
|Billy Wright||105||Ironbridge Salop|
Check the table below to see how many England players have been born in your county (the West Midlands county boundary differs from the region)...
*Birthplace data from Sky Sports databases and englandstats.com