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England’s Euro 2020 stars born in Yorkshire – county that won 7 Olympic golds

England are looking to emulate the success of our British Olympic 2012 team – with success Made in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire-born stars are crowding the Euros side – as they did the British Olympics team nine years ago.

Rising star Kalvin Phillips from Leeds is set to line up alongside Barnsley-born John Stones and Sheffield boy Kyle Walker again against Scotland this Friday.

Later in the tournament – possibly against the Czech Republic next week – they may well be joined by Sheffield-born Harry Maguire.

And Everton talismanic striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who also hails from Sheffield, takes the Yorkshire contingent up to five.

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Nine years ago at the London Olympics, athletes from the White Rose County won more medals than many of the competing nations.

If Yorkshire had been a country, it would have finished 12th with seven gold, two silver and three bronze in the 2012 medal table of nations.

True Yorkshire grit took their competitors past Cuba, Spain, and 2016 hosts Brazil.

It is the largest country in South America with a population of 202m – or 2.79 per cent of all people on Earth.

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Brazil won three gold, five silver and nine bronze to finish 22nd in the overall medals table of 2012.

Yet Yorkshire got more medals from a population of just 5.3m.

In his latest squad, Gareth Southgate has ensured there are none of the divisions of the past based on club loyalties.

He likes his teams to eat together as a ‘social event’.

They move to London on Friday night, and Spurs training HQ, for a change of scene ahead of the last group game against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

A large number of the 26-man squad are from London and the south, including captain Harry Kane (Walthamstow), Jadon Sancho (Camberwell), Declan Rice and Luke Shaw (Kingston upon Thames), Reece James (Redbridge), Ben Chilwell (Milton Keynes), and Bukayo Sako (Ealing).




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