100 Up For Gerrard

England captain Steven Gerrard is set to win his 100th cap tomorrow night as England face Sweden in an international friendly match.

The landmark milestone has taken the Liverpool skipper 12 years, but is fully worthy of becoming only the sixth player to have this record.

His 12 year career with England has seen many ups and downs but he has often single handedly lead England to victory since his debut against Ukraine in 2000.

Some would say his best performance came in the 2010 World Cup qualifier against Croatia where he was brilliant, however his two goals in an awful away victory over Andorra in 2008 ranks high up there too.

His first international goal came in the memorable 5-1 victory against arch rivals Germany in Munich, when Michael Owen scored a hat-trick, back in 2001.

In his 12 years he has been selected by every england manager and has now accumulated a creditable 18 goals in the three lions shirt.

His total of caps could already be far greater too, as he missed the 2002 World Cup due to injury and has missed many double-header qualifying games due to niggles in recent years.

The fact that at 32 this man is making his 100th appearance, days after he made his 600th for Liverpool, is testimony to the quality of Gerrard the player.

The England skipper is fully worthy of saying he wore the white of England 100 times.

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