Ben Gibson could make his senior debut for England in the coming days, having been selected once again by Gareth Southgate to join the squad for games against Scotland and France
England face Scotland in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday June 10 (5pm) before travelling to France for an international friendly on Tuesday June 13 (8pm).
Teessiders are no strangers to the England set-up, with a number of Boro men having featured for the Three Lions in recent years.
With Gibson poised to become the latest to pull on the shirt, we’ve been taking a look back at the international careers of some other well-known faces to represent England.
Born in South Bank, Boro forward Wilf Mannion first joined his boyhood club in 1936 and made over 340 appearances before leaving in 1954.
In 1946 Mannion was called upon by England and went on to make 26 appearances over a five-year spell playing for his country.
Mannion was also named in the 1950 World Cup squad for England and played in the Great Britain Football Team that won 6-1 in a game against the Rest of Europe in 1947.
George Hardwick joined Wilf Mannion in being called to play for England in 1946, winning 13 caps in a two-year international career.
The Saltburn-born defender made over 140 appearances for Boro and would go into management upon his retirement from playing.
Hardwick took charge of Oldham Athletic, the Netherlands, PSY Eindhoven, Sunderland and Gateshead.
One of Bruce Rioch’s heroes of 1986, Gary Pallister’s searing form was rewarded with an England call in 1988.
Pallister made his debut for England in 1988 at 22-years-old in a 0-0 draw against Hungary. Pallister made 22 caps in total during an eight-year career with England which ended in 1996 as a substitute in a 2-1 World Cup qualifier win over Poland.
Born in Nunthorpe, Jonathan Woodgate was a graduate of Leeds United’s Academy, making his senior debut in 1998.
Woodgate received his first call to play for England in 1999 by Kevin Keegan as the Three Lions prepared for a friendly against Hungary.
The defender unfortunately picked up an injury while playing for Leeds and had to withdraw from the squad, but was called upon again the following month for the Euro 2000 qualifiers against Sweden and Bulgaria.
However, he would have to wait until June of that year to make his debut, starting in a 1-1 draw against Bulgaria.
Current Boro man Stewart Downing has made more appearances than any other Teessider for his country.
Downing’s international career began at a very young age, having played for England Under-16s in 2001 during his first spell at Boro.
In 2005, Downing made his senior debut against the Netherlands at Villa Park, coming on as a substitute to replace Shaun Wright-Phillips.
The midfielder was included in Sven-Goran Eriksson’s England squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany and made two appearances against Paraguay and Trinidad and Tobago.
He was also named in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad for Euro 2012 but didn’t make an appearance for England in the tournament.
In all, Downing made 35 appearances in a nine-year spell playing for England.