Three Lions on his shirt
After 78 caps, six goals and four major tournaments, John Terry has decided to retire from international football.
Before his call-up to the senior side, John Terry captained England Under-21s and his brave approach on the pitch earned him comparisons with Three Lions legend Terry Butcher.
John Terry made his England debut against Serbia & Montenegro in 2003, coming on as a half-time substitute for Gareth Southgate.
Terry's first England goal came in a 3-1 victory over Hungary in a pre-tournament friendly ahead of the 2006 World Cup.
An eight-month ban for Rio Ferdinand's saw Terry start alongside Sol Campbell at Euro 2004, though he suffered the first of three shootout heartaches with England as they lost to Portugal.
David Beckham passed on the captain's armband to Terry after the 2006 World Cup, as Steve McClaren's reign began.
On his first start as Three Lions captain, against Greece in August 2006, Terry netted the first goal of Steve McClaren's ill-fated reign in a 4-0 win at Old Trafford.
Terry scored the first goal at the new Wembley against Brazil in June, 2007, though it would not be a happy hunting ground later that year as England failed to qualify for Euro 2008.
Two years after Croatia cost England a place at Euro 2008, Terry led his side to a 5-1 victory at Wembley to all-but seal qualification for the 2010 World Cup.
Newspaper reports emerged in January 2010 alleging Terry had had an affair with the girlfriend of former Chelsea team-mate Wayne Bridge. He was subsequently stripped of the England captaincy.
Rio Ferdinand and Terry were one of England's strongest ever centre-back pairings. But after Rio replaced him as skipper, and Terry was later accused of racially abusing his brother Anton, relations soured.
John Terry tried and failed to lead a player coup against Fabio Capello at the 2010 World Cup. The Italian would continue to back Terry, however, until it cost him his job 18 months later.
Scandals cost Terry the captain's armband at both the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, with Steven Gerrard stepping into the breach for both tournaments.
Terry's final game for England was the 5-0 victory away to Moldova, during which he continued to play despite suffering an injury.
While Terry has won few admirers away from Stamford Bridge in recent years, he has, and will continue to be considered a Chelsea icon.