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Today in history: David Beckham hits stunning milestone for England

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12 years ago today, David Beckham joined some illustrious names as he became only the fifth player to hit 100 caps for England.

At the age of 32, David Beckham joined the likes of Billy Wright, Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton and Peter Shilton as the only players to have hit 100 appearances for The Three Lions as h/t by FIFA.

His international career had a lot of ups and downs but regardless it was still one with enough gloss to see him celebrated.

It was a great moment for Beckham but not for England on that occasion. The midfielder was recalled into Fabio Capello’s squad but put in a limp display that saw him replaced after 63 minutes.

England went on to lose to France on that occasion thanks to a penalty from Franck Ribery.

Much of the golden generation later followed Beckham to hit a century of appearances including the likes of Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole.

Perhaps the biggest disappointment for the Inter-Miami owner was the fact that a snapped Achilles tendon in March 2010 ruled him out of the World Cup for that year and that was where he called it quits with England at 115 appearances.

He is no doubt remembered as one of the greatest midfielders while in his prime, David Beckham the player with so much talent!