Our friends at Art of Football have a beautiful new collection called 50 Years of Hurt, chronicling the half century of pain that has been the England national team. One of the many cool things about this collection is that you can customize a shirt with images of five England players going back to the 1960s.
Here are all the options…
60s: Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Gordon Banks, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst, Alan Ball, Jimmy Greaves
70s: Mick Channon, Trevor Brooking, Ray Wilkins, Stan Bowles, Ray Clemence, Kevin Keegan, Trevor Francis
80s: Chris Waddle, Peter Beardsley, Peter Shilton, Glen Hoddle, Bryan Robson, John Barnes, Terry Butcher, Gary Lineker
90s: David Seaman, Tony Adams, Ian Wright, Matt Le Tissier, Paul Ince, Des Walker, Gazza, Alan Shearer, Stuart Pearce, Micheal Owen, David Platt
00s: Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch, John Terry, Sol Campbell, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Emile Heskey
10s: Jack Wilshire, Joe Hart, Harry Kane, Deli Alli, Jamie Vardy, Daniel Sturridge, Ross Barkley
For my five, I’m going with Ray Wilkins (because he scored this goal and was sent off during the ’86 World Cup for throwing a ball at the referee), Terry Butcher (because you need a guy covered in a ridiculous amount of his own blood), Paul Gascoigne (because Gazza), Peter Crouch (because he’s doing the robot), and David Beckham (because you never heard much about that guy).
Now it’s your turn! We’re giving away two shirts and to win, all you have to do is share your five picks and the reasons why in the comments below. Be sure to fill in the email field on the comment box with an actual email that you check so I can contact the winners (you will only be sent something if you are a winner of this competition and absolutely nothing else). I’ll pick my favorite two explanations on Thursday, June 16 — the day of England’s Euro group-stage match against Wales — so get your choices in before then.
UPDATE: Congrats to Grant and Ben on being our winners and thanks to all who entered!