England will play their 1000th international fixture when they take on Montenegro on Thursday.
Opta have it that the Three Lions have won 568 of their 999 games so far, featuring in 24 major tournaments.
Anyone who has followed the national side will know there have been plenty of ups and downs along the way.
Older fans will point to 1966 as the pinnacle, that glorious victory over West Germany at Wembley handing England their first - and to date, their only - World Cup trophy.
In the 53 years since, it's unfortunately been a story of false dawns, none more so than with the Golden Generation.
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In the 21st century, England have boasted some phenomenal players - even if that hasn't always translated to success.
GIVEMESPORT has taken a look at the very best.
17. Peter Crouch
Perhaps not the most fashionable of strikers, but Crouch had a very impressive ratio with 22 goals in 42 games - and he gave us the robot.
16. Joe Cole
Cole made a huge impact at the 2006 World Cup during some of his peak years at Chelsea. The midfielder also scored one of the goals of the tournament with a screamer against Sweden.
15. David Seaman
The Arsenal goalkeeper broke a then-record by featuring for England in 15 consecutive calendar years. Of course, he was famously caught off his line by Ronaldinho in the 2002 World Cup quarter-final, but in the first part of the new millennium he was England's undisputed number one. Replacing him proved tough, with David James making a string of high-profile errors.
14. Nicky Butt
Butt was something of an unsung hero with both Manchester United and England, often overshadowed by the likes of David Beckham. The 2002 World Cup forced people to sit up and take notice of his abilities in midfield. Pele even described him as the player of the tournament - high praise indeed.
13. Rio Ferdinand
Ferdinand might have featured higher on this list if it were purely a measure of what he *could* do. The Manchester United centre-back made some big blunders for club and country but was, on the whole, one of the best defenders of his generation.
12. Sol Campbell
Campbell came in and replaced Tony Adams for club and country. He was the only Englishman named in FIFA's World Cup All-Star Team in 2002 and he could well have been first choice for many more years, but for the emergence of John Terry.
11. Raheem Sterling
The Manchester City forward hasn't covered himself in glory this week, fighting with Joe Gomez in training and getting himself dropped. However, it's impossible to overlook his eight goals in six European qualifiers already this season.
10. Michael Owen
Injuries took an unfortunate toll on Owen's England career. A tally of 40 goals in 89 games means only Jimmy Greaves, Gary Lineker, Bobby Charlton and Wayne Rooney have more.
9. Gary Neville
Neville has more international appearances than any other right-back in England history, while he also holds the record for the most games in an England shirt at European Championship matches.
8. Paul Scholes
This is where the debate hots up. Scholes was one of the finest midfielders of the Golden Generation, but he bowed out much earlier than the rest, opting to spend more time with his family.
7. Harry Kane
In 2018, Kane became the first Englishman since Gary Lineker in 1986 to win a World Cup Golden Boot. At 26-years-old and with 28 international goals already to his name, many expect him to become England's greatest goalscorer.
6. John Terry
While Terry's England career was certainly controversial - he was stripped of the captaincy over his racism charge and Fabio Capello subsequently resigned - he was the most consistent centre-back his country had for many years.
5. Ashley Cole
The criticism of the Golden Generation was that they rarely replicated their club form for England. Not true of Cole. He was one of the few to consistently perform at his best whenever a major tournament came around.
4. David Beckham
Beckham was responsible for one of England's greatest moments of the 21st century, his last-minute free-kick against Greece ensuring his side qualified for the 2002 World Cup. Then, in the tournament proper, his penalty - won in admittedly dubious circumstances by Owen - earned a 1-0 victory over Argentina. The skipper gave England fans some iconic memories.
3. Steven Gerrard
If leadership skills were also taken into account, then Stevie G would have staked a claim to top spot. A superb captain and a talismanic midfielder, it's easy to see how Gerrard became England's fourth-most capped player.
2. Frank Lampard
If only they could have worked out how to play together... Choosing between Lampard and Gerrard was inevitably tough, but the former scored 29 in 106 games compared to the latter's 21 in 114.
1. Wayne Rooney
The leading goalscorer in England's history with 53 goals over a 16-year career. The only black mark against his name was that he struggled to deliver at World Cups, scoring just once.
The debate about whether England have under-achieved with this crop of players could go long into the night.News Now - Sport News