England had 21 players and four captains on this day.
England played an extraordinary friendly fixture at Leicester City’s Walkers Stadium on this day in 2003. Sven’s side won 2-1 against Serbia & Montenegro and used 21 different players. They also had four different captains!
England had a more crucial EURO 2004 Qualifier against Slovakia coming up in eight days’ time and their starting line-up for the friendly was: James, Mills, Cole A., Gerrard, Upson, Southgate, Lampard, Scholes, Heskey, Owen and Neville P.
The ten substitutes who came on were: Carragher, Bridge, Hargreaves, Barry, Terry, Cole J., Jenas, Vassell, Rooney and Beattie. John Terry was winning his first cap and Joe Cole’s brilliant free-kick eight minutes from time won the match.
Steven Gerrard had scored England’s opener on 34 minutes, converting Michael Owen’s slide-rule pass, before Jestrovic climbed impressively to head home from Vukic’s corner on the stroke of half-time.
Owen started as captain and the armband was subsequently picked up by Emile Heskey, Phil Neville and Jamie Carragher.Watch both England goals from this game in the video players on the right.