Updated: Monday, 10th December 2018 @ 4:16pm

Debate: Who would be in your all-time Great British football XI?

Debate: Who would be in your all-time Great British football XI?

By Ben Burrows

With Stuart Pearce set to announce his Great Britain football squad for London 2012 MM asks who would be in your all-time GB XI?

So many great names have graced these shores with their footballing talents over the years – the thunderbolt shooting of Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton, the goalscoring prowess of Kop hero Kenny Dalglish, the world cup winning captain Bobby Moore – who would make your team?

Goalkeeper is an area of significant strength here in Great Britain with shot-stoppers from all four corners worthy of a place amongst the all-time greats.

Northern Ireland’s Pat Jennings, Everton’s Welsh dragon Neville Southall, England’s top appearance maker Peter Shilton or Rangers legend Andy Goram would all be stellar choices.

Or the man who won the world cup, England’s prodigiously talented Gordon Banks?

At the back the decision is no easier.

Blackpool’s one-club-man Jimmy Armfield, Crystal Palace stalwart Kenny Sansom or, in the modern day, Chelsea’s Ashley Cole or Manchester’s own Gary Neville?

Across the border, Celtic legend Danny McGrain is talked of in the highest of high echelons while down here Bobby Moore is saluted as a god in some parts for his role in the 1966 World Cup win.

In Wales there is only one name in the frame – the giant John Charles who remarkably was allegedly as equally adept at centre-half as he was at centre-forward.

In midfield names like Sir Stanley Matthews and Sir Tom Finney speak for themselves with modern day players like Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard worthy of a mention.

Sir Bobby of United could hit the ball with the best of them while fellow Red Bryan Robson was the epitome of the classic box-to-box midfielder.

Rangers and Liverpool fans sing the praises of the tenacious Graeme Souness while few could deny the raw footballing ability of the flawed genius Paul Gascoigne.

Those who saw him say Duncan Edwards could have been up there with the true greats had it not been for his tragic death in the Munich air disaster so therefore must be considered for a place here.

North of the border many consider ‘Jinky’ Jimmy Johnstone to be up there with the likes of Pele and Maradona.

The man recently voted as the Premier League’s best must also be acknowledged – Ryan Giggs, while Northern Ireland’s George Best could, many believe, be the greatest of them all.

Up front the decisions get no easier with greats such as Denis Law, Kenny Dalglish, Kevin Keegan and Ian Rush all in contention.

The combined goal records of England legends Jimmy Greaves, Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer must surely mean they should also be considered.

So, put your club loyalties aside, who would you pick in your all-time Great British XI?

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