BY GILES METCALFE
The one-cap wonders: the club of notable and infamous players who made a solitary full international appearance for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales. At least they can take consolation from the fact that one cap is better than none…
Chris Kirkland made regular goalkeeper appearances for the England Under-21s and was often a full England squad member, but he didn’t get onto the pitch until the match against Greece in August 2006. He came on as a substitute for the second half of the friendly, keeping a clean sheet and making some decent saves. That was his one and only full England cap.
There is an upside however, as his father was part of a syndicate that bet £100 at 100-1 that the 11-year-old Chris would one day play for England, netting them £10,000 each!
Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock of Southampton, Spurs, Liverpool…
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