Can you name the last all-English Premier League starting XI from 1999?


On February 27, 1999, Aston Villa named the last time all-English starting XI to appear in the Premier League.

Villa, led at the time by John Gregory, were the last side in the top flight to field an entire starting XI comprised of English players when they clashed with Coventry City at Villa Park.

The Sky Blues had not won at the home of the Villans in their last 23 attempts and with Aston Villa starting the day in fourth it seemed like another tall order for City.

However, Coventry – who were in the relegation zone at the time – tore apart their Midlands neighbours in a 4-1 demolition thanks to braces from John Aloisi and George Boateng.

We’ve tasked you with the difficult challenge of naming every player from the Aston Villa starting XI from that day. Good luck and don’t forget to tweet us your scores @planetfutebol.

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