Club: Bayern Munich
A hard-working, versatile midfielder who was part of England's World Cup squad.
Hargreaves is a key component of his club side Bayern Munich and impressed when they won the Champions League title in 2000.
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is a great admirer of Hargreaves, who can play in midfield and at right-back, and has great faith in his attitude and ability.
Hargreaves' experience in the Bundesliga also adds an extra European dimension to the England squad.