So do you know who England's most capped football player is?

(16 Posts)
kim147 Sat 14-Jun-14 19:49:08

A good pub quiz question.

And it's on FWR for a reason. grin

ballsballsballs Sat 14-Jun-14 20:04:44

I'm guessing it's a female player?

And there's a reason why I can't just remember her name (unlike all the male players). Which is exactly why FWR is the right place.

grin

kim147 Sat 14-Jun-14 20:08:40

I didn't realise until Pointless yesterday. They had several male players to guess - but Richard pointed out that a woman was the most capped England player.

I can just see the pub discussion.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 14-Jun-14 20:10:04

Casey stoney?

TheSarcasticFringehead Sat 14-Jun-14 20:11:27

Is it Lanky/Lankey?

TheSarcasticFringehead Sat 14-Jun-14 20:11:43

Sorry, YANKY?

kim147 Sat 14-Jun-14 20:14:14

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Yankey

More than Shilton. Apparently she pretended to be a boy till she was 8 so she could play.

kim147 Sat 14-Jun-14 20:15:15

Wiki doesn't mention she's the most capped England player though.

TheSarcasticFringehead Sat 14-Jun-14 20:17:22

Sorry, don't know spelling. Or Fara Williams?

TheSarcasticFringehead Sat 14-Jun-14 20:18:47

XPost. She pretended to be a boy? Wow. So much dedication.

Anotheronebitthedust Sat 14-Jun-14 23:27:24

Also Kelly Smith has scored the most goals for England of any footballer.

If anyone is interested there's a thread at the moment (in chat I think) that asks for reasons why people don't like competitive sport, and the lack of media attention to women's sport has been raised as one issue several times

kim147 Sun 15-Jun-14 09:11:51

I can see that in a quiz. Everyone discussing famous male players. Quiz Master (interesting word) says "Kelly Smith". Outrage - you didn't say women football players, you just said footballer.

BillnTedsMostFeministAdventure Sun 15-Jun-14 11:41:32

Thanks, Kim.

Nishky Sun 15-Jun-14 11:45:33

I don't think the Kelly Smith statistic is correct- there are male players who have scored more

Nishky Sun 15-Jun-14 11:49:22

It isn't unless Wiki is out of date- she has scored 46, Linekar 48 and Charlton 49

Anotheronebitthedust Sun 22-Jun-14 21:27:55

Ah sorry then. Although her page on wiki does say she is...although it gives 46 as the number of goals. Perhaps the other two have some matches contested/some countries don't count? Disclaimer - I know absolutely nothing about football so probably taking crap! Although I suppose she has the potential to score another 3 and therefore get the title as the other two are now retired?

Nevertheless, the point Kim makes is still true - doubt her name would even come up in discussion unless it was qualified with 'women's football'

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