David Beckham took noticeable pride in pulling on his England shirt, and it was that combination of pride and skill that elevated his international performances above those of his teammates. He will not be easy to replace—the fact that he is still turning out commendable performances for one of Europe's biggest clubs is a testament to his quality.
That's not to say that the current ranks of young players are without ability because that's far from true. However, the versatility of Beckham is what makes him such a useful player. Equally at home in the centre or out wide, he could also be found tracking back to shore up the defence.
The players on this list are not like-for-like replacements for the former England captain. However, they have the intangibles to go on and replicate some of his achievements.
In addition to more established names, the list was an opportunity to look at some of the emerging talents at English clubs and project their future roles.