England greats paraded on Wembley pitch to celebrate 1000th game

Paul Gascoigne, Wayne Rooney, Tony Adams and fellow England greats paraded on Wembley turf as Three Lions celebrate their 1000th game

  • England celebrated their 1000th ever game on Thursday night vs Montenegro
  • At half-time on Thursday, England legends were paraded on the Wembley turf
  • The likes of Paul Gascoigne and Wayne Rooney were in attendance at Wembley
  • England 7-0 Montenegro: Three Lions secure Euro 2020 qualification in style 

Wembley was a scene of celebration on Thursday night as it played host to England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro.

England thrashed Montenegro 7-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Harry Kane, to ensure they booked their place at next summer’s Euros in style – but they had other reasons to celebrate too.

England reached a landmark milestone on Thursday at Wembley – playing out their 1000th game in history. 

England greats were paraded on the pitch at half-time to celebrate the country’s 1000th game

Paul Gascoigne was in very high spirits as he soaked up the special landmark on Thursday

Wayne Rooney and Tony Adams were also in attendance at Wembley for Euro 2020 qualifier

Former captain Rooney witnessed the Three Lions put on a thrilling attacking display

And England celebrated the special occasion by inviting a host of past greats, including the likes of Paul Gascoigne, Wayne Rooney and Tony Adams back to the national stadium.

All former captains, players with 50 or more caps, and the surviving members of the 1996 World Cup-winning squad were all invited to attend.

At half-time, Gascoigne and Co were paraded on the Wembley turf in front of the England supporters as they soaked up the special moment. 

Other players presented on the pitch at the break, included Sol Campbell, Martin Keown, David Seaman, David James, Jermain Defoe and Glen Johnson. 

Former England star Gascoigne shares a joke with Jermain Defoe at the break on Thursday

The past England players walk off the pitch after receiving a brilliant reception from the fans

The likes of Sol Campbell and David James also celebrated England’s special landmark

Peter Shilton watches on from the stands alongside past England players on Thursday

The England greats watched Gareth Southgate’s side book their place at next summer’s Euros

And they were treated to a thrilling display from the current squad, who put seven past their opponents on Thursday night. 

Kane netted a first-half hat-trick at Wembley, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Marcus Rashford and Tammy Abraham also got on the scoresheet, while England’s sixth of the evening came from an Aleksandar Sofranac own-goal. 

Southgate will be hoping his side continue from where they left off when they take on Kosovo away on Sunday in their final Euro 2020 qualifier. 

Former England manager Fabio Capello was also invited back to Wembley for the match

Martin Keown enjoys a chat with his former Arsenal team-mate Adams at the break

Harry Kane netted a first-half hat-trick as England put their opponents to the sword

Tammy Abraham scored his first ever England goal to round off the emphatic victory

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