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In July 2010, after earning 62 caps and appearing in two World Cup campaigns and two European Championship campaigns, Emile Heskey announced his retirement from international football. In doing so, the Aston Villa forward brought to an end his eleven year association with the England team, during which time he scored seven goals.
Heskey’s final year with the Three Lions saw him add a final five caps to his impressive tally, four of which were in the World Cup in South Africa. He started the opening two Group C matches, against USA and Algeria, and set up Steven Gerrard for the opening goal against the Americans. His final two England appearances came from the substitutes’ bench, against Slovenia and Germany. His first appearance of the year was also as a sub in the 2-1 victory over Japan in May.
“I have enjoyed every moment of my England career and worn the shirt with pride every time I have been fortunate enough to have been selected,” Heskey said, upon announcing his retirement. "I would like to thank every manager I have played under, everyone at The Football Association and the fans for all their support over the years.
“I wish the management team and the playing squad all the best for the future."To vote for Emile, or any other England player, click here