Viv Anderson picks his all-time England XI


The former full-back selects a well-balanced 4-3-3 with a mouth-watering attack consisting of Charlton, Shearer and Barnes. Now you can do the same with our interactive tool

This is the most difficult thing, to choose a team of players, transcending different eras, some of whom I’ve played with and others I’ve seen only briefly. But there are also some very easy decisions and the goalkeeper is one of them.

Peter Shilton was a fantastic keeper who was nearly 41 when he played the last of his 125 games for his country, but there’s one thing missing from his CV: he never won the big one. So Gordon Banks is in for what he achieved in 1966, and that fantastic save from Pelé in 1970.

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