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Bath makes its mark on Euros 21

FOLLOWING the announcement of the England squad for the UEFA championship, ACME Whistles has crunched the data to finds that Tyrone Mings (pictured) is the first ever player born in Bath to represent his country.

Since 1950, only eight players representing England (less than 3% of all senior team England internationals) have been born in the South West, with Tyrone also being the first player from Somerset to play for his country.

Born in 1993 – the son of Adie Mings, former striker with non-League Bath City and Gloucester City – Tyrone began his career at Yate Town before moving through a number of clubs until he joined Aston Villa in 2018 on loan, before signing with them permanently in 2019. Having received his first call up to the senior England squad in 2019, he has now been selected to join the UEFA Euro 2020 squad as a centre-back.

ACME’s marketing director Ben McFarlane said: ‘Tyrone is a real inspiration for players at all levels from across Bath. With the new squad announced this week, and the eyes of the nation glued to action, we hope the next generation of players from the area will be inspired to follow in Tyrone’s footsteps.’

For more information on the England internationals stretching back to 1950, go to …  https://www.acmewhistles.co.uk/stories/the-places-that-produce-the-most-england-international-footballers

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