HUDDERSFIELD goalkeeper Kevin Wilson was the hero in a penalty shoot-out at the Homeless World Cup.
He managed to do what David Beckham and co could not - by winning the match decider.
Just weeks after England's national squad crashed out of Euro 2004, the English Homeless World Cup squad defeated Holland and are now through to the quarter finals.
Kevin, 22, who slept rough before being given a flat in Marsh, was among eight men chosen through homeless charity magazine The Big Issue in the North and charity Street League to compete on the international stage at the tournament in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In the final match of the group stages England were drawing five-all with Holland at full time, forcing them into a dreaded shoot-out.
Kevin won the day by keeping out a Dutch spot kick.
So far the team have played South Africa, Holland, Portugal, Denmark and the USA.
Next they face Austria for a place in the semi-finals, which take place on Sunday before the final on the same day.
Team captain Ahmet Akdag said: "We are really pleased to have made it into the quarter finals.
"Obviously we are hoping for a place in the semis and the final, but we've got a lot of work to do before then.
"For now we are concentrating on our next match against Austria, then we'll think about the semis."
The players were selected by Manchester United Football Club and The Big Issue in the North from more than 1,000 hopefuls.
The team have been trained intensively by Manchester United's Football in the Community coaches in the run-up to the event.
Richard Brown, managing director of The Big issue in the North, said: "The team have done really well to make it in to the quarter finals.
"All the players have had a fantastic experience and if they make it through to the semi-finals it will make the experience that bit better."
Dr Damian Hatton, founder and director of Street League, said: "The hard work is paying off and they are showing great team spirit."