Jack Butland was once a goalkeeping prodigy who in recent years has matured into an excellent shot-stopper. As a 19-year-old back in 2012, Butland became the youngest ever goalkeeper to represent England’s senior side and is now looking to claim the Three Lions’ No1 jersey as his own. Born in Bristol, he learned his trade in the Birmingham City academy. Butland’s idol as a youngster was Peter Schmeichel, and it shows in his ability to dominate one-on-one situations.
The 25-year-old played one game on the road to Russia 2018, keeping a clean sheet in England’s 1-0 victory over Lithuania. He has an excellent record when representing England at FIFA tournaments, having gone over five hours without conceding at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011.