Ex-England Man Calls Time On Career

Last updated : 26 July 2020 By Three Lions

Leighton Baines has called time on his football career, the 35-year-old playing his final game on Sunday when appearing as a substitute in Everton's 3-1 defeat against Bournemouth at Goodison Park.

It was the defender's 420th game for the Toffees following his move from Wigan in 2007.

Faced with competition from Ashley Cole for the England left-back slot, Baines played 30 times for the Three Lions with a debut against Egypt in March 2010 but missed out on being named in Fabio Capello's squad for that year's World Cup in South Africa.

Four years later, however, Baines made the cut under Roy Hodgson for the tournament in Brazil as the England manager opted not to take Cole and instead name 18-year-old Luke Shaw as Baines' understudy.