Club: Manchester United
With 61 caps to his name and a string of domestic medals, Neville is one of England's most experienced and reliable players.
His defensive ability has proved crucial for club and country, and his years of playing with David Beckham on the right for Manchester United have benefited the national team.
Danny Mills has deputised well and the emergence of Chelsea youngster Glen Johnson will put pressure on Neville - but the Manchester United man remains first choice.
His massive experience in the Champions League and at major finals is crucial in such a young squad and Sven-Goran Eriksson will continue to rely heavily on him.