On that day

Lothar Matthäus, unsurpassed but unloved

March 20, 2009
By John Brewin
David Beckham's recent equalling of Bobby Moore's 108 caps yielded significant acclaim. Yet this great achievement pales into insignificance in the light of the longevity of others' international careers.

Firstly, it is often forgotten that Peter Shilton is still England's most capped player at 120, often, unfairly, because he was a goalkeeper. And Beckham has some way to go to match the cap haul of the all-time leaders. By the time he equals the amount of games played by Saudi Arabia's ...

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