Like me or not, trust me it's hurt me to stop playing for my country #proud and #honoured 🇬🇧
Ashley Cole's England timeline:
First cap: Handed a debut aged 20 by Sven-Goran Eriksson in a 3-1 World Cup qualifying win over Albania in March 2001.
10th: Enters double figures in the 2002 World Cup group game against Argentina, with David Beckham's penalty proving to be the difference in a 1-0 win.
25th: A 1-1 draw against Japan in a Euro 2004 warm-up game at the City of Manchester Stadium marks Cole's 25th appearance for England.
50th: Cole reaches a half-century, with Beckham again scoring the only goal, this time in a second-round victory over Ecuador at the 2006 World Cup.
75th: Cole and Steven Gerrard celebrate their 75th appearances together in the 2-1 win over Slovenia in September 2009.
100th: Brazil provide the illustrious opposition for Cole's century, though he struggles through a 45-minute appearance in a 2-1 friendly victory.
Last: Cole's 107th and final appearance came in the 1-0 friendly win over Denmark in March 2014, when he played the first half before being replaced - symbolically - by Southampton youngster Luke Shaw.