26 March 2008
Former Manchester United footballer (now with LA Galaxy) is set to make his 100th cap for England tonight, when he plays in the friendly against France in Paris. Only the fifth player to reach this landmark, it's unlikely he'll catch goalkeeper Peter Shilton's 125 appearances, especially after England failed to qualify for the European Championships.
The former England captain was famously dropped by the previous manager, Steve McClaren, Fabio Capello left him out in his first game in charge but has offered Beckham this chance to reach his century. Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand has been named captain for the first time.
The England football players to reach 100 caps:
:: 125 Peter Shilton
:: 108 Bobby Moore
:: 106 Bobby Charlton
:: 105 Billy Wright
and unless he injures himself in training
:: 100 David Beckham