Gerrard set to join England greats
With captain Steven Gerrard expected to win his 100th England cap in Wednesday's friendly against Sweden, here is a look at the five other players to have reached a century of caps for the Three Lions.
PETER SHILTON (goalkeeper, 125 caps, 1970-1990)
Shilton began his career at local team Leicester City in 1966 and went on to make over 1,000 league appearances for a succession of clubs in a career that spanned 31 years. He played at five major tournaments for England and was a member of the side that reached the semi-finals of the 1990 FIFA World Cup™ in Italy.
DAVID BECKHAM (midfielder, 115 caps, 1996-2009)
Now one of the most recognisable men on the planet, London-born Beckham came through the youth ranks at Manchester United and made his England debut under Glenn Hoddle in September 1996. Widely criticised for being sent off as England went out of the 1998 FIFA World Cup to Argentina, his injury-time free-kick against Greece took the Three Lions to the 2002 tournament and he also became captain.
BOBBY MOORE (defender, 108 caps, 1962-1973)
A classy central defender, Moore captained England to glory on home soil at the 1966 FIFA World Cup and the photograph of his post-match embrace with Pele after a game at the 1970 tournament is one of the sport's most iconic images. He died in 1993 at the age of 51 and is commemorated by a statue that stands outside Wembley Stadium.
BOBBY CHARLTON (midfielder, 106 caps, 1958-1970)
Charlton played alongside his elder brother, Jack, in the England team that won the 1966 FIFA World Cup and was also a member of the Manchester United side that triumphed in the European Cup two years later. Famed for his ferocious long-range shooting with both feet, he remains England's leading goalscorer with 49 goals.
BILLY WRIGHT (defender, 105 caps, 1946-1959)
The Beckham of his day, Wright married pop star Joy Beverley and was the first player to make 100 appearances for England. A one-club man with Wolverhampton Wanderers, he captained England at three FIFA World Cups (1950, 1954 and 1958), and died aged 70 in 1994.