Sheffield United’s best national team of all time consists of Tony Currie, Brian Deane and Eddie Colquhoun

Sheffield United has a long list of internationals who have represented their country on Bramall Lane, dating back to the days of Fatty Foulke and Ernest Needham.

More recently, players like Sander Berge, John Egan and Enda Stevens have shown this flag and the Blades also have a tradition of bringing out players from their academy who have gained international recognition.

There will be plenty of arguments for who should play in the best international XI of all time, but here’s the Yorkshire Live version.

In order to qualify, only players who were current national players at the time they put on the red and white jersey were considered.

Of course, there have been quite a number of players representing their country after leaving United or, in some cases, retiring before joining S2.

Is Sheffield United’s top team of current internationals at the time they were on Bramall Lane?

Alan Kelly

Hard choice between the Irish international and Alan Hodgkinson.

Hodgkinson, who played for United between 1954 and 1971, made five appearances for England and also had Gordon Banks and Ron Springett close by in his defense at the time, but it is Kelly who wins 22 of his 34 appearances during his time at United.

Eddie Colquhoun

‘Eddie Colquhoun will soon be promoted’.

The popular defender became a huge hit with fans, playing 363 games over his 10-year career from the late sixties to the late seventies.

The no-frills Scottish international won nine of his eleven internationals at Bramall Lane.

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John Egan

Became the club’s record signing at the time of his arrival from Brentford and is currently his country’s captain.

Has played 20 caps for the Republic of Ireland and has enjoyed the best form of his career in the United red and whites.

Wears the armband in Billy Sharp’s absence from the starting XI.

Robert Page

He played more than 100 games for United and was the captain during the 2002/03 season, which ended after a third place in the play-off final at the Millennium Stadium against the Wolves.

He has made thirteen of his 41 international appearances for Wales with United and is currently the senior manager of the Welsh national team.

Peter Ndlovu

The best international of all time while on the books at United, with 26 of his 81 caps for Zimbabwe between 2001 and 2004.

The network also achieved phenomenal results for its country 21 times during this period.

Trevor Hockey

The legendary bearded midfielder was an integral part of the successful Seventies team. Hockey was signed out of Birmingham and was the engine that had the simple instruction to take possession of the ball and pass it on to Tony Currie.

Became a cult figure with fans, but unfortunately a broken leg looked like its days numbered in a United shirt.

Four of his nine caps for Wales came during this time.

Is this Sheffield United’s best national team ever?

Glyn Hodges

Had a left foot like a magic wand and one of the most talented players to wear the United shirt in recent years.

Scored some memorable goals and kept delivering high quality balls into the box.

Five of his 18 caps for Wales came at Bramall Lane during his five-year tenure.

Gil Reece

Nicknamed the “Welsh Wizard”, the fast winger scored 58 times in 210 games for United and was a fan favorite between 1965 and 1973.

Sixteen of his 29 Wales caps came during this period.

Tony Currie

Currie doesn’t need an introduction.

United’s greatest player of all time, he could play anywhere in midfield or up front with a free role to do his “magic”.

The comment line “Quality Goal of a Quality Player” is still remembered to this day as he teased the West Ham defense one way and then the other before finding the bottom corner.

Brian Deane

The legendary Blades striker has represented England three times at United.

His goals helped move Dave Bassett’s men from the old Division Three to Division One in consecutive seasons before keeping them in the top division.

Brian Deane
Brian Deane

Also recognized as the first ever Premier League goal, scoring 121 times in 272 games in three stints.

Mick Jones

Manager John Harris described his sale to Leeds as “the biggest mistake the club had ever made” when he moved to Elland Road for £ 100,000.

In 143 games he scored 63 goals and won two of his three international matches for England during this time.

Had great success in Leeds.

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