Eric Dier

Though UEFA EURO 2016 may have ended up being one to forget for The Three Lions, Tottenham Hotspur defensive midfielder Eric Dier was among the handful of bright sparks who left France with his head held high. In fact, it was the Cheltenham-born 22-year-old who scored England's first goal at the tournament, smashing in a ferocious free-kick against Russia during the opening group game. His place in future England squads now seems to be a near certainty, with some newspapers even going as far as to likening him to Barcelona star Sergio Busquets.