Northern powerhouse

The north of England provided 15 of the 23 players for the World Cup squad

9th May 2019

Phil Neville has selected his squad for the France 2019 World Cup. While it has a variety of talents and styles of play, there’s one common thread — 78% of the squad comes from the north or Midlands.

Explore where the England team grew up in our graphic. (Click/tap the footballs to see the player’s details.)

The full charter

Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Man City), Mary Earps (Wolfsburg), Carly Telford (Chelsea)

Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Man Utd), Steph Houghton (captain, Man City), Abbie McManus (Man City), Demi Stokes (Man City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Karen Carney (Chelsea), Jade Moore (Reading), Jill Scott (Man City), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), Georgia Stanway (Man City), Keira Walsh (Man City)

Forwards: Toni Duggan (Barcelona), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Man City), Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign), Ellen White (Birmingham City)

9th May 2019