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Happy St. George's Day - which Dons have represented England?

Dele Alli, Paul Ince and Alan Smith among those to have starred for England...

23 April 2020

To celebrate St. George's Day, mkdons.com looks at those associated with MK Dons who have played for England at senior level...

Dele Alli
Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli is MK Dons' only Academy graduate to have played for England at senior level. The midfielder has 37 international caps to his name and scored for the Three Lions at last year's World Cup.

Andros Townsend
Andros Townsend impressed during a loan spell at Stadium MK in 2010. Three years later, he earned a call-up to the England squad. The Crystal Palace winger has has since made 13 appearances for England.

Alan Smith
Former Manchester United and Leeds forward Alan Smith played 19 times for England between 2001 and 2007, scoring on his full debut against Portugal. He joined MK Dons in January 2012 and spent two-and-a-half years in Milton Keynes.

Matt Upson
Only Dele All has appeared more times for England than Matt Upson, amongst other former MK Dons players - the ex-Arsenal centre-back earned 21 caps for the Three Lions between 2003 and 2010. He made just three appearances for the Dons during an injury-plagued 2015/16 season.

John Gorman
MK Dons' Assistant Manager between 2010 and 2013, John Gorman held the same post for England during Glenn Hoddle's reign in charge of the Three Lions. He was Hoddle's right-hand man during the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Mick Harford
Another former MK Dons Assistant Manager to have represented England, Mick Harford made just two appearances for the Three Lions - both of which came in 1988. Harford spent time as Karl Robinson's assistant in the 2012/13 season.

Paul Ince
Paul Ince boasts the most England caps amongst those associated with MK Dons. The two-time manager at Stadium MK played 53 games for England and appeared at one FIFA World Cup (1998) and two UEFA European Championships (1996, 2000)

Ian Wright
Also with MK Dons in the 2012/13 season was Ian Wright, who was appointed Karl Robinson's first-team coach ahead of that campaign. The former Arsenal man scored nine goals in 33 games for England.


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