Getting to 100 caps at international level makes you a legend in your own right within your nation. It makes you an icon, a player the media adore, a player fans would never turn on; just ask Wayne Rooney, he’d agree with absolutely all of those statements.
There are some big, big names out there who have represented their country over 100 times which seems about as surprising as Gareth Barry’s 53 caps for England, yes, 53. As if, the Three Lions couldn’t have any more impressive stats.
Alexis Sanchez, 106
Just 28, and in the century club. Hugely impressive. Image Source: Twitter
Cesc Fabregas, 105
The Chelsea man has his critics but 105 caps for Espana, though? Wow. Image Source: Twitter
Diego Forlan, 112
Had an up and down career
more than a bride's nightie. But never in doubt for his nation. Image Source: Twitter
Kevin Kilbane, 110
Kevin who?! Oh yeah, that bloke who spouts a load of nonsense on the BBC. Perhaps his international caps is what got him the punditry role. Image Source: Press Association
Fernando Torres, 110
El Nino, fair from the boy. Image Source: Twitter
John Arne Riise, 110
Didn't even know Norway had played that many games. Image Source: Twitter
Don't care what you say about the lad, at just 30, and with a Euro under your belt in a side which contains just one - two at a push - good players, is some achievement. Image Source: Twitter
Didier Zokora, 123
Enough caps to make you think about applying for Ivorian citizenship, and playing yourself. Image Source: Twitter
Javier Mascherano, 135
What a CV this man has. Image Source: Twitter
Kolo Toure, 120
Not that suprised with the amount of time the Celtic man has been around, but, Ivory Coast, 120 caps for Kolo?! Really?! Image Source: Twitter
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Some of those Ivory Coast stats give us all hope, and Torres with that amount for Spain maybe means we could give up our day jobs. Never give up the dream for putting your nation’s jersey on judging by a few of these.