• Beckham had one of the most rollercoaster England careers in the history of the game.
  • He made his first England appearance against Moldova in a World Cup 98 qualifier
  • He was subsequently called up to the squad for France '98.
  • Glen Hoddle publicly accused Beckham of not concentrating on the tournament.
  • In England's third game Becks scored from a free-kick as England beat Columbia 2-0
  • His darkest days began after Diego Simeone fouled Beckham when England met Argentina...
  • ...Beckham kicked out at Simeone and was sent-off by Danish referee Kim Milton Nielsen.
  • England crashed out and many supporters targeted Beckham on his return to domestic duties.
  • In Euro 2000 Becks received a bombardment of abuse from the England supporters.
  • After Kevin Keegan resigned as England manager, caretaker boss Peter Taylor made Beckham captain.
  • When England needed to win or draw against Greece to qualify for World Cup 2002...
  • ...Beckham turned from villian to hero. In second-half injury-time he unleashes an unstoppable free kick...
  • ...Cometh the hour, cometh the man.
  • Manchester United pair Sheringham and Beckham were both on target for England against Greece at Old Trafford.
  • Revenge was on the cards as England played Argentina in the World Cup group stages.
  • Beckham slammed home a penalty to send Argentina out.
  • England were knocked out of the tournament by eventual winners Brazil.
  • At Euro 2004 the old demons returned when Becks missed a penalty...
  • ...as England lost 2-1 to France
  • The quarter-final match against Portugal went to penalties...
  • ...and another penalty miss for Becks as his foot disappears into the turf...
  • ...and the ball balloons well over the crossbar.
  • Agony as the hosts take England's place in the semis.
  • Beckham was sent off against Austria in October 2005, the first England captain ever to be dismissed.
  • Beckham played in his third World Cup in 2006.
  • Against Trinidad and Tobago Becks floated a cross over for Crouch to head home in the 83rd minute.
  • Another trademark free kick handed England much needed help to beat Equador 1-0.
  • In the quarter-final match against Portugal Becks picks up an ankle injury...
  • ...as England were once again beaten on penalties.
  • A distraught Beckham announced he was stepping down as England captain.
  • Steve McClaren dropped Becks but it's not long before he made a comeback...
  • ...playing against Brazil at the new Wembley stadium.
  • Becks set up the two goals that beat Estonia in England's Euro 2008 qualifier.
  • He became the first ever England player to play for a non-European club when signing for LA Galaxy.
  • Despite his efforts against Croatia, England fail to qualify for the Euro 2008 finals.
  • After initially dropping Beckham over fitness concerns, Fabio Capello handed him a 100th cap in a friendly against France...
  • ...Beckham duly celebrated the occassion with a pair of golden boots.
  • In May 2008 he was officially awarded his 100th cap before the game with USA, receiving a standing ovation from the Wembley crowd.
  • Capello made Beckham captain for England's friendly with Trinidad and Tobago, the first time he'd worn the armband since stepping down as skipper.
  • On the 15th October 2008 an 87th minute appearance against Belarus in England's  2010 World Cup qualifier marks Beckham's 107th cap.
  • During the MLS close season Beckham went on-loan to AC Milan to offer the England centurion a prayer in beating Bobby Moore's record of 108 caps.
  • David Beckham trains in Seville ahead of England's friendly with Spain where receives his 108th cap, equalling Bobby Moore's record.
  • Beckham watches the first half of the Spain game from the bench...
  • ...before coming on at the break to equal Bobby Moore's record.
  • Beckham broke Bobby Moore's outfield record with his 109th cap against Slovakia at Wembley.
  • In the match against Slovakia; Beckham supplied the cross for Rooney who netted England's second in a 4-0 victory.
  • When it looked like Beckham would feature in a record breaking fourth World Cup, he suffered a ruptured achilles tendon during Milan's 1-0 win over Chievo.
  • Becks was invited to join the squad in South Africa as part of the backroom staff, but many questioned his role within the camp.
  • Following an appalling World Cup, Capello decided the midfielder was too old to feature for his country as they looked to blood new talent.
  • Beckham won 115 caps for England since making his debut in 1996 against Moldova.

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Beckham had one of the most rollercoaster England careers in the history of the game.