by Dokubo - Nov 17, 2021.

Image Credit: Opta Joe

​​The England national men's football team under Gareth Southgate is incontestably the best English side we've witnessed in modern times. The year 2021 has certainly been the best of those years and the numbers prove it.

The Numbers (Records)

England played a total of 19 games in 2021.

Won 15 games (highest they have ever had in a calendar year in their history)

Scored 52 goals (the highest they have ever scored in a calendar year in their history)

Kept 14 clean sheets (the highest they have ever had in a calendar year in their history).

Highlights On Some Of The Games

Image via England Football

England defeated Croatia in a group stage game in the UEFA EURO 2020

Two second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane ensured England beat Germany to go through to the Quarter-Final of the UEFA EURO 2020

England had a rather easier contest in the EURO Quarter Final as they inflicted a heavy 4 - 0 defeat on Ukraine to book a place in the Semi-Final.

Biggest Casualties

San Marino - 15 goals conceded

Andorra - 9 goals conceded

Albania - 7 goals conceded

Final Thoughts

2021 will be a year for the players and Coaching staff to reflect on and have so much to be proud of. Although the disappointment of not lifting the UEFA EURO 2020 trophy is one they won't forget as they lost the finals to Italy on penalties.