England's Euro 2024 squad - ranked

  • England's Euro 2024 squad has been announced
  • The Three Lions are one of the favourites to win the tournament
  • Bellingham, Kane and Foden are some of the key players
A nation expects
A nation expects / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

The final 26-man England squad for this summer's Euro 2024 has finally been picked by Gareth Southgate.

And while plenty of talented players like James Maddison and Jack Grealish haven't made the cut, the group is still awash with extraordinary talent.

Here's how we at 90min have ranked England's players based on importance to Euro 2024 hopes...

26. Dean Henderson

Dean Henderson
Likely won't play a game / Stu Forster/GettyImages

It's probably pretty fair to say that Dean Henderson, England's third choice goalkeeper, won't play a single minute this summer in Germany.

Still, good for him getting a place on the plane at least.

25. Aaron Ramsdale

Aaron Ramsdale
Back-up goalkeeper / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Unlike Henderson, Aaron Ramsdale may actually get a game...if England win their first two group games and have a dead-rubber third to rotate their squad in.

24. Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney
Out of form / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Considering how out-of-sorts he's been in front of goal since his return from a betting ban, it is rather surprising that Ivan Toney has made it on the final squad at all.

That being said, don't expect him to eat into Harry Kane or Ollie Watkins' minutes while he's out in Germany.

23. Lewis Dunk

Lewis Dunk
In the squad / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Jarrad Branthwaite will perhaps be quite upset that the 'big, tall defender' slot has gone to Lewis Dunk.

And to be honest, it is a bit of a shock.

Dunk has been pretty poor of late at club level, so don't expect him to get many chances at the Euros (even though he made the squad at the expense other centre-backs).

22. Ezri Konsa

Ezri Konsa
Likely an emergency option / Catherine Ivill - AMA/GettyImages

Ezri Konsa has earned his place in England's Euro 2024 squad thanks to his very impressive performances for Aston Villa on their journey to UEFA Champions League qualification.

With just three international caps to his name however, the versatile Konsa likely won't be relied upon too heavily by Southgate.

21. Jarrod Bowen

Jarrod Bowen
Coming off the back of a career-best campaign / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

Having scored a career-high 16 Premier League goals for West Ham in 2023/24, Bowen heads to Germany in the best form of his life.

And while he's not likely to start any games during Euro 2024, his positional versatility could make him a handy option for Southgate off of the bench.

20. Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez
Picked ahead of Maguire / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Included ahead of Southgate's favourite but unfit son Harry Maguire, in a lot of ways the decision actually makes quite a lot of sense.

On top of being in better form than Maguire, Gomez is also a bit more versatile as he can play in either full-back role or as a centre-back. That could come in very handy.

19. Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher
Solid player / Stu Forster/GettyImages

If you've had a glance at England's squad, you'll have noticed a severe lack of midfielders being taken to the tournament.

That's what makes reliable ones like Conor Gallagher pretty important for the Three Lions this summer.

18. Marc Guehi

Marc Guehi
Guehi is a talent / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Just ahead of Konsa, Dunk and Gomez in the pecking order will be Crystal Palace's Marc Guehi.

The 23-year-old has been a regular in Southgate's squads over the last three years, earning ten caps to date.

He could well be the man to partner Stones at the Euros. Based on form, he should be anyway.

17. Eberechi Eze

Eberechi Eze
Fun option / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

When fit, Eberechi Eze may be the most fun player to watch in the Premier League.

And now that he is and heading into the Euros, when he plays he'll probably be the most fun to watch in Germany this summer too.

His ability to play both centrally and out wide is an asset.

16. Adam Wharton

Adam Wharton
Wharton has impressed / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

A late inclusion in Southgate's plans, Wharton perhaps wasn't guaranteed a place in the final 26-man squad until this past week.

And then he put in a storming performance Bosnia & Herzegovina at St. James' Park. Now, he's many people's tip as the Euros breakout star.

15. Anthony Gordon

Anthony Gordon
Gordon played well in 2023/24 / Catherine Ivill - AMA/GettyImages

Picture it: England are struggling to break out tough opposition heading into the final ten minutes of a game. They're build-up play is sluggish, and they're struggling to create chances.

Southgate looks to his bench for some pace and aggression, and spots Anthony Gordon. The wide player comes on, and promptly changes the game. That's the impact he could have this summer.

14. Kobbie Mainoo

Kobbie Mainoo
One to watch / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

Six months ago, no one had Kobbie Mainoo in their predicted Euro 2024 England squads.

Fast forward six months, and he's an integral member of the squad.

Despite being like four years old, Mainoo can provide the midfield with guile and control that very few others can.

13. Ollie Watkins

Ollie Watkins
Vice-Kane / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

In any other nation's squad (aside from probably France), Ollie Watkins would be a top five player.

In England's, thanks to the sheer volume of talent available, he's just about top 15.

Considering the fact that he contributed 32 goal contributions in the Premier League this past season, that is pretty damn remarkable.

12. Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw
The only recognised left-back in the squad / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

The lack of defensive options is pretty obvious when one considers the fact that Luke Shaw is the only natural left-back in England's squad.

The defender, who scored in the Euro 2020 final, is brilliant when fit, but he's very rarely fit...which is a problem.

11. Cole Palmer

Cole Palmer
Top player / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

The breakout star of the 2023/24 Premier League season.

While Cole Palmer may not be an immediate starter for England at Euro 2024, expect the Chelsea man to wrestle his way into the starting XI before the tournament is over. He's too good to leave on the bench for long.

10. Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Midfielder / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

After years of struggling to even make England squads as a right-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold is now a key player for Southgate thanks to his transition into a midfield role.

TAA has thoroughly impressed in the centre for England in recent times, and will be crucial to their tactical setup this summer.

9. Kieran Trippier

Kieran Trippier
One of Southgate's favourites / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

One of Southgate's most utilised players throughout his time in charge of the Three Lions, Trippier once again looks set to be key this summer.

Despite being a natural right-back, expect the Newcastle United man to play as a left-back for much of the competition.

8. John Stones

Cole Palmer, John Stones
England's best centre-back / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Stones only managed 16 Premier League appearances in 2023/24, but looks set to be fit enough for Euro 2024.

That'll come as a huge relief to Southgate, who will need his best defender to be at the peak of his powers out in Germany.

7. Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka
Star boy / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Bukayo Saka is one of the many, many, many match winners in this England squad.

The 'Starboy' will be hoping to right the wrongs of his Euro 2020 final penalty miss with some stunning performances in Germany this summer.

6. Jordan Pickford

Jordan Pickford
England's number one / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Jordan Pickford is always brilliant for England.

The long-standing number one seems to take his game to another level every time he dons a Three Lions jersey.

He's key to England's hopes at Euro 2024.

5. Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker
Mr Consistent / Vince Mignott/MB Media/GettyImages

Whether as a right-back, a centre-back or a wing-back, Walker will start every single game for England this summer and likely put in at least a 7/10 performance in each one too.

4. Phil Foden

Phil Foden
FWA Footballer of the Year / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

2023/24 FWA Footballer of the Year Phil Foden will head into Euro 2024 in the best form of his young career.

The serial winner has been utterly exceptional for Man City over the past 12 months and will be hoping to put in similarly world class performances for the Three Lions in Germany.

3. Declan Rice

Declan Rice
Will have a lot of work to do in midfield / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

While there's plenty of debate around who will play in midfield for England, one thing that's not up for debate is Declan Rice's place there.

The Arsenal star has been crucial for Southgate ever since he joined the national team in 2019, making a whopping 50 appearances since then.

He'll be the glue that holds this England team together.

2. Jude Bellingham

Jude Bellingham
Champions League winner / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Jude Bellingham might be the best footballer in the world right now, so it's pretty astonishing that he's not actually the number one most important player for England at Euro 2024.

The attacking midfielder was in miraculous form for Real Madrid throughout the 2023/24 season, and if he's anywhere near that level in Germany then the Three Lions have a real chance of going all the way.

1. Harry Kane

Harry Kane
The main man / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

Captain, all-time top goalscorer, former FIFA World Cup Golden Boot winner.

Harry Kane is the key to England's Euro 2024 hopes. If he can take his chances in Germany, they may finally win it for the first time ever.

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