Club: Stoke City
Debut 01/09/11, 6-0 v Azerbaijan (h)
After just six Under-21 caps and a starring role for Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics, Jack became England’s youngest Senior ‘keeper against Italy in Berne last August.
A product of the Birmingham City Academy, Jack has been involved with England since U16 level when he made his debut against Northern Ireland in a Victory Shield game in October 2008 before he made history by becoming the youngest goalkeeper to represent England at senior level when he made his debut against Italy in Berne in August 2012 whilst still only 19-years-old.
On his rise to the Seniors, Jack has represented England at U17, U19, U20 and Under-21 level and was a part of the squad which lifted the UEFA European U17 Championship in Liechtenstein in May 2010.
He started that competition as the understudy to Sam Johnstone, but after an impressive performance when he got the opportunity to play, he kept his place and ended the competition in possession of the shirt.
The following year, Butland was called into the England U20 squad for the FIFA U20 World Cup in Colombia to get even more experience under his belt and he impressed in South America as one of the competition's best goalkeepers.
With Stuart Pearce on the coaching staff for that tournament, Butland caught the eye and went straight into Pearce's Under-21s as first-choice 'keeper for the 2011-12 season.
His first experience with the Senior ranks came when he was called into the squad for the EURO 2012 Finals in Poland and Ukraine as a late replacement for John Ruddy, cutting his summer holiday short to join the squad.