In 2007, The Daily Mail published a predicted England Euro 2016 team.
Two of the predicted England Euro 2016 team managed to play for seinor squad and none were in the final team but where are these players now?
Ben Amos – 0 caps
Amos played seven games in seven years at Man United, during this time he had loans at Peterborough, Molde, Oldham, Hull and Carlisle before moving to Bolton on a free transfer where he was relegated to League 1 in his first season. Played for England at every level from U16’s to U21’s.
Sam Hutchinson – 0 caps
Made his senior debut for Chelsea in May 2007, at the age of 18. Hutchinson signed a new four-year contract in August 2007. Retired from professional football at the age of 21 in 2010, due to a recurring knee injury but returned following a “significant improvement”. Now with Sheffield Wednesday.
Micah Richards – 13 caps
Began his career at Manchester City, making 245 appearances across all competitions. Had a short loan spell with Italian side Fiorentina before moving to Aston Villa. Played in the Great Britain squad for the 2012 Olympic football tournament.
Gavin Hoyte – 0 caps
Hoyte signed for Barnet on a two-year deal in June 2015 after starting his career with Arsenal. Played 3 games for Trinidad & Tobago after playing for England at youth level.
Robbie Threlfall – 0 caps
Threlfall twice won the FA Youth Cup at Liverpool before moving to Bradford. Currently without a club aged 27. Has 1 cap for England Under-19’s.
Dean Parrett – 0 caps
Parrett signed for the Tottenham Hotspur Academy from Queens Park Rangers in February 2007. Stevenage signed Parrett who was a free agent in 2013. Represented England from under-16 to under-20 level.
Michael Johnson – 0 caps
Johnson was a first team regular with Man City before several injury setbacks that started during the 2008–09 season hampered his progress and he went on to only make four appearances for City in his final five years of his contract. Now retired Johnson opened his own estate agent’s business. Represented England at under-19 level and under-21 level.
James Henry – 0 caps
Henry moved to Millwall from Reading in 2010. Now with Wolves Henry has played for Scotland U19s (for whom he qualifies through his parents) and England U18s and England U19.
Theo Walcott – 43 caps
Joined Arsenal from Southampton for £5 million in 2006. Walcott was surprisingly named in Sven-Göran Eriksson’s squad for the 2006 World Cup, despite having only made 13 appearances in senior football and none in the Premier League. Has played 43 times for England, scoring 8 goals.
Jose Baxter – 0 caps
Became the Premier League’s youngest ever starter in 2008 for Everton, aged 16 years and 191 days. Signed for Sheffield United from Oldham for £500,000. Handed a five-month suspension for testing positive for ecstasy in 2015. Represented England at both under-16 and under-17 level.
Scott Sinclair – 0 caps
Became the second-youngest Bristol Rovers first-team debutant – at the age of 15 years 277 days before moving to Chelsea. A failed move to Man City from Swansea holted his career before moving to Aston Villa. He represented England at youth level, from the under-17s to the under-21s, and also played for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.