I don't know, I think in terms of "very good quality" the likes of
They were "considered some of the best players in the world in their positions" by the English press who overhyped them, and some of them were carried to the Champions League by better foreign players in their team.
1 GK David James
2 DF Gary Neville
3 DF Ashley Cole
4 MF Steven Gerrard
6 DF Sol Campbell
7 MF David Beckham
8 MF Paul Scholes
9 FW Wayne Rooney
10 FW Michael Owen
11 MF Frank Lampard
From a starting national 11 is strong for a national side. To get a lot of players coming through at the same time that are (meant to be) quality is quite rare and they normally dominate for a period because other national sides have weaknesses alongside better players during those times. Over the last 10 - 15 years we have seen France, then Spain, and maybe Belgium now have similar periods. But England definitely had a time when it had strength throughout large parts of a national starting 11. Compare it to now, for example, where half of them are sub-par bench warmers.
Edited by Youthist at 13:00:50 07-10-2013
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that