Frank Lampard is poised to become the eighth member of the England 100 cap club, if, as seems likely, he features in the World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on Tuesday night.
In his previous 99 appearances for England, Lampard has found the net 29 times. He has played in four major tournaments throughout his career, his first being Euro 2004 when he scored the opening goal for England in a 2-1 defeat to France.
Here are the other members of the 100 Club:
He made his name at Arsenal as part of the Invincibles squad which completed an entire Premier League campaign unbeaten before moving to Chelsea in 2006. No matter who he has played for he’s shown remarkable consistency in the left back position becoming one of the best in the world. Hit 100 caps in February and doesn’t look ready to stop.
Only the Premier League title eludes him in his club career after winning the League cup, FA Cup, Champions League and Uefa Cup. He has been at the heart of Liverpool’s midfield for the last decade. He has played alongside Lampard for England on many occasions, as they were both the standout midfielders of their generation.
What hasn’t been said about David Beckham, one of England’s most gifted passer of the ball he was known, of course, for his spectacular free kicks. It didn’t start out well for Beckham in an England shirt, as he was sent of in France ’98 against Argentina in the knockout round. He redeemed himself less than four years later when he booked England’s place at the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea with a last minute free kick. He ended up representing his country 115 times.
One of England’s all time great players and part of the 1966 World Cup winning side. He scored in the semi-final against Portugal before helping his side overcome West Germany in the final and we all know what happened in that game. He made his final appearance in 1970 finishing with 106 caps and 49 goals, that tally of goals is still the most ever by an English player.
Bobby Moore – Another member of the ’66 World cup winning side, the only England captain to ever lift a major international trophy. His talents reached outside of captaincy and he was one of England’s greatest defenders appearing 108 times for the Three Lions, we all remember that tackle against Brazil in 1970. He sadly died in 1993 from liver cancer but his memory still lives on at Upton Park and outside of Wembley Stadium where his statue stands.
Peter Shilton – England’s record holder for most appearances which stands at 125. For 20 years he stood between the posts for England, his last tournament was Italia ’90 where England fell in penalty shoot out once again. The former Nottingham Forest man had a front row seat for Maradona’s ‘hand of god’ goal in the 1986 World Cup. His record is safe for now but a few current players will have an eye on the record, it would be fitting if a goalkeeper would be the one to take it off him, Joe Hart?
Billy Wright – England’s first centurion, he reached that number in April 1959 in a 1-0 win over Scotland. The central defender went on to wear the England shirt 105 times before his last appearance in May ’59. Wright still holds the record for most consecutive appearances (70 in a row) for England. He played for Wolves for his entire career playing in 490 games before going on to manage Arsenal from 1962 to 1966.