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Andy, Joe and Ashley Cole (LtoR) pose for photographers before training at Villa Park, Birmingham February 26, 2001. Ashley would make his England debut against Albania two months after this photo was taken.Reuters
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Ashley Cole is helped off the pitch at the 2002 World Cup. This is where the left-back would begin to make his name as one of the best defenders in the country.Reuters
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Ashley Cole holds off Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo) in their Euro 2004 quarter-final. The then Arsenal defender was praised for his ability to cope with the Manchester United star.Reuters
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Ashley Cole at Euro 2012Reuters
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Ashley Cole wins 100th capd

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole will have plenty of celebrate tonight when he wins his 100th England cap in a glamour friendly against Brazil at Wembley Stadium. 

Cole becomes just the seventh Englishman to reach this landmark and he has done it the hard way but starting every single one of his 99 caps to date. 

Below we look at the images that have defined Cole's career in an England shirt, from his first appearance at a major championships in 2002 to missing a penalty at Euro 2012.