England
Nickname(s)The Three Lions
AssociationEngland Beach Soccer
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
CaptainAaron Clarke
FIFA codeENG
BSWW ranking 43 Increase (31 December 2020)[1]


First colours


Second colours
First international
 Argentina 3 – 2 England England
(Rio, Brazil; 1995)
Biggest win
 Ireland 3 – 11 England England
(Barcelona, Spain; 16 February 2002)
 England 8 – 0 Georgia Georgia (country)
(Warnemünde, Germany; 25 August 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Portugal 17 – 4 England
(Porto, Portugal; 1 November 2009)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1995)
Best result3rd place, 1995
Euro Beach Soccer League
Appearances14 (first in 2001)
Best result6th place, Division A (2001, 2004)
Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2002)
Best result5th place (2002, 2004)

The England national beach soccer team represents England in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by England Beach Soccer — independent of the governing body of football in England, The Football Association.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head Coach
Head of Delegation Dan Hulme
Assistant Coach
Goalkeeping Coach
Physiotherapist Abi Lunn

Source: [10]

Current squad

Caps and goals updated as of 9 August 2018.[citation needed]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Taylor Humm (1996-03-12) 12 March 1996 (age 26) 72 2 England Eastleigh Spitfires
2 2DF Jake Younie (1992-12-15) 15 December 1992 (age 29) 24 16 England Isle of Wight
3 2DF Priestley Farquharson (1997-03-15) 15 March 1997 (age 25) 61 14 England Gunners
4 3MF Tom O'Neill (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 24) 52 12 England Eastleigh Spitfires
6 2DF Scott Lawson (1991-12-16) 16 December 1991 (age 30) 102 35 England Corinthian Casuals
7 4FW Jaz Camara (1998-12-16) 16 December 1998 (age 23) 25 7 England Corinthian Casuals
8 4FW Cameron O'Rourke (1999-04-06) 6 April 1999 (age 22) 51 32 England Corinthian Casuals
9 4FW Joe Maxwell (1989-11-28) 28 November 1989 (age 32) 36 14 England Eastleigh Spitfires
10 4FW Aaron Clarke (1991-06-10) 10 June 1991 (age 30) 119 124 Spain Levante
11 3MF Jack Morris (1991-09-28) 28 September 1991 (age 30) 48 8 England Isle of Wight
12 2DF Ben Bowra (1987-01-03) 3 January 1987 (age 35) 2 0 England Corinthian Casuals
13 1GK Dan Hulme (1989-05-04) 4 May 1989 (age 32) 15 0 England Corinthian Casuals
14 4FW Jack Love (1999-09-21) 21 September 1999 (age 22) 11 4 England Isle of Wight
15 1GK Steve Mowthorpe (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 27) 2 0 England Eastleigh Spitfires
16 3MF Mitchell Day (1982-08-18) 18 August 1982 (age 39) 126 103 Portugal Victoria
21 1GK Tommy Jackson (1999-04-27) 27 April 1999 (age 22) 58 0 England Isle of Wight

Recent results and upcoming fixtures

Matches played within the last 12 months, as well as upcoming fixtures, are displayed.

16 May 2018 Friendly France  2–1  England Saint-Médard-en-Jalles, France
Soares
Angeletti
Report Clarke
17 May 2018 Friendly France  3–2  England Saint-Médard-en-Jalles, France
Soares
François
Angeletti
Report Clarke
7 July 2018 Friendly Japan  2–1  England Akashi, Japan
Suzuki
Goto
Report Clarke
8 July 2018 Friendly Japan  4–3  England Akashi, Japan
Ozu
Okuyama
Oba
Report Clarke
Lawson
28 July 2018 Friendly England  6–3  Germany London, England
17:00 Lawson 2', 17'
Younie 14'
Maxwell 18', 25'
Clarke 35'
Report(de) 6' Franz
16', 31' Biermann
Stadium: Lee Valley White Water Center
29 July 2018 Friendly England  8–13  Germany London, England
11:00 O'Rourke 2', 23', 27'
Morris 4'
Maxwell 7'
Clarke 18', 26', 30'
Report(de) 1', 25' Meltzer
4', 8', 15', 21', 34', 36' Biermann
4' Stehr
13', 32' Thurk
18' (o.g.) Maxwell
35' Lovchev
Stadium: Lee Valley White Water Center
4 August 2018 Friendly Tahiti  8–2  England Biel, Switzerland
14 August 2018 Friendly Poland  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
 England Kołobrzeg, Poland
15 August 2018 Friendly Poland  4–3  England Kołobrzeg, Poland
24 August 2018 2018 EBSL, Division B England  5–1  Denmark Warnemunde, Germany
13:45 Clarke 1', 17'
O'Rourke 8', 14', 20' (p)
Report(ru) 33' Khattab Referee: Torsten Guenther (Germany)
25 August 2018 2018 EBSL, Division B England  8–0  Georgia Warnemunde, Germany
12:45 Clarke 2' (p), 2', 28' (p)
O'Rourke 11', 16', 31'
Younie 22', 27'
Report(ru) Referee: Alfredo Pavone (Italy)
26 August 2018 2018 EBSL, Division B Hungary  6–7  England Warnemunde, Germany
14:00 Balazs 4'
Fekete 9'
Menyhei 11', 27'
Berkes 33'
Besenyei 35'
Report(ru) 9', 20', 29', 36' Clarke
17' Younie
19' O'Rourke
36' Lawson
Referee: Vitalij Gomolko (Lithuania)
6 September 2018 2018 EBSL, Promotion Final Norway  2–3 (a.e.t.)  England Alghero, Italy
11:30 H. Salveson 24'
Sorensen 35'
Report(ru) 23', 35' Younie
38' O'Rourke
Referee: Viktor Listratov (Russia)
7 September 2018 2018 EBSL, Promotion Final England  3–3 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 p)
 Romania Alghero, Italy
11:30 Lawson 5', 37'
Clarke 16'
Report(ru) 18', 38' Tanase
31' Andrei Paul
Referee: Alfredo Pavone (Italy)
Penalties
Maxwell soccer ball with check mark
Morris soccer ball with check mark
Clarke

O'Rourke soccer ball with check mark
Maciuca
soccer ball with check mark Alin
soccer ball with check mark Boata
Tanase
8 September 2018 2018 EBSL, Promotion Final England  4–4 (a.e.t.)
(0–2 p)
 Bulgaria Alghero, Italy
11:30 Clarke 14'
O'Rourke 21'
Farquharson 30'
Younie 37'
Report(ru) 4', 33' (p), 36' Filipov
28' Tsvetkov
Referee: Gionni Matticoli (Italy)
Penalties
O'Rourke

Morris
soccer ball with check mark Tsvetkov
soccer ball with check mark Filipov
9 September 2018 2018 EBSL, Promotion Final playoff Hungary  4–2  England Alghero, Italy
10:15 Besenyei 9'
Szentes-Biro 22'
Rutai 30', 36' (pen.)
Report(ru) 8' (o.g.) Fekete
29' Clarke
Referee: Viktor Listratov (Russia)
27 September 2018 Thailand 5s BS Championship England   Afghanistan Bangkok, Thailand
28 September 2018 Thailand 5s BS Championship Thailand   England Bangkok, Thailand
29 September 2018 Thailand 5s BS Championship England   Malaysia Bangkok, Thailand

Competition history

England participated in the first ever Beach Soccer World Cup in 1995, finishing third, but did not participate in any of the competitions between 1995 and 2001. In 2001 England began competing in the EBSL which doubled as a qualifying competition for the following year's World Cup until 2008 but England did not perform well enough during these years to qualify for the finals. In 2008, a separate qualifying competition was introduced, but England have still failed to progress to the World Cup finals.

Euro Beach Soccer League

Key:

Indicator Description
Yes Qualified to the Promotion Final (see dagger for more)
1st place If the team was playing in the Superfinal, this indicates the team won the event and became league champions
If the team was playing in the Promotion Final, this indicates the team won the event and earned promotion.
dagger 2001–2008: Teams could qualify to the Superfinal from all divisions to contest the league title (A, B and C)
2009–present: Only teams from Division A can qualify to the Superfinal to contest the league title
2009–present: Only teams from Division B can qualify to the Promotion Final and contest promotion to Division A (and last place Division A)
double-dagger A sole division comprising all teams of the EBSL existed in this year
§ The Superfinal was not established until 2001

Results:

Year Main season Superfinal / Promotion Finaldagger Match stats
Division No. of
Teams
Result Qualified? No. of
Teams
Result Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Pts
1998 Did not enter
1999
2000
2001 double-dagger 8 6th place No N/A 9 1 1 7 37 88 −51 5
2002 B 6 5th place No N/A 12 4 0 8 47 81 −34 12
2003 A 5 5th place No N/A 12 0 0 12 40 87 −47 0
2004 6 6th place No N/A 9 0 0 9 26 62 −36 0
2005 B 8 6th place No N/A 3 1 1 1 11 21 −10 5
2006 9 7th place No N/A 6 0 2 4 16 24 −8 4
2007 double-dagger 12 7th place No N/A 2 1 0 1 8 7 +1 3
2008 17 16th place No N/A 3 0 0 3 6 13 –7 0
2009 B 10 7th place No N/A 2 1 0 1 7 7 0 3
2010 11 6th place No1 6 6th place 5 1 0 4 9 17 –8 3
2011 12 10th place No N/A 2 0 0 2 5 12 –7 0
2012 12 9th place No N/A 3 1 0 2 9 15 –6 3
2013 12 2nd place Yes 8 8th place 7 3 0 4 23 19 +4 9
2014 12 7th place Yes 8 6th place 7 2 1 3 33 32 +1 8
2015 8 6th place Yes 8 4th place 7 2 1 4 24 25 –1 8
2016 14 4th place Yes 8 3rd place 6 3 1 2 20 11 +9 11
2017 15 2nd place Yes 8
Total n/a 17/20 95 20 7 68 321 521 −200 74

1. England did not qualify during the regular season but did compete in the Promotion Final due to replacing the Czech Republic's as the next best team after the Czechs' withdrawal

Euro Beach Soccer Cup

Year Round Result Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
Italy 1998 Did not enter
Spain 1999
Spain 2001
Spain 2002 Group Stage Fifth place /8 3 2 0 1 18 10 +8
Belgium 2003 Did not qualify
Portugal 2004 Group Stage Fifth place /8 3 2 0 1 8 11 –3
Russia 2005 Did not qualify
Italy 2006
Spain 2007
Azerbaijan 2008 Group Stage Sixth place /6 3 0 0 3 5 16 –11
Italy 2009 Did not qualify/enter
Italy 2010
Russia 2012
Azerbaijan 2014
Serbia 2016
Total 3/15 9 4 0 5 31 37 −6

Best performances

References

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