• A 20-year-old Ashley Cole made his senior England debut against Albania on March 28th 2001.
  • Cole's fifth cap comes in Munich and England's 5-1 demolition of Germany in the 2002 World Cup qualifiers.
  • In his 10th cap Cole helped England and David Beckham avenge their 1998 World Cup defeat to Argentina, with a 1-0 victory in the 2002 World Cup group stage
  • Ashley Cole and England struggle to keep Ronaldinho quiet in a defeat to Brazil in the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals.
  • Starting to be acknowledged as the best left back in the world, Cole does a job on Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo against Portugal at Euro 2004.
  • The game against Portugal is decided on penalties and despite scoring his kick, he suffers heartbreak as England fail to beat Portugal from the spot.
  • Ashley Cole was one of many England players who came under-fire at the World Cup in 2006 when the WAGs stayed with the team in Germany.
  • In his 51st cap the full-back once again proved his worth, coming up against the likes of Ronaldo and Figo in the World Cup quarter-final against Portugal.
  • More punishment as the quarter-final again ends in penalty defeat for England with Lampard, Gerrard and Carragher missing their spot kicks.
  • Ashley Cole celebrates his 75th cap along with Steven Gerrard when England beat Slovenia 2-1 in 2009.
  • Cole features in a defensive master class as England edge world and European champions Spain at Wembley in 2011.
  • England crash out of Euro 2012 on penalties against Italy and Ashley Cole misses the Three Lions' final spot kick.
  • Cole is made to wait for his century as he is an unused sub as England beat San Marino 5-0 in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley.
  • As part of The FA's 150th anniversary, England face Brazil at Wembley and Ashley Cole looks likely to pick up his 100th cap in the fixture.
  • The Chelsea full-back is included in the starting line-up and helps England to a first victory in 23 years over the five-time world champions.

Ashley Cole's 100

A 20-year-old Ashley Cole made his senior England debut against Albania on March 28th 2001.