COLE'S 100 CAPS CELEBRATED

Ashley Cole became the seventh player to make 100 England appearances last night, and was the talk of Twitter for his achievement.

Thousands of fans sent messages to the left-back, who has made 48 of his international appearances as a Chelsea player.

Among those wishing him well were some of his team-mates, opponents, celebrities and well-known journalists.

A selection of them are below, but first, a comment from the player himself.

Ashley Cole (‏@TheRealAC3)

Thanks to every1 that has supported me through my good times and bad times,means a lot to me #afc #cfc and crystal palace #100notout

Wayne Rooney

Congrats bro @TheRealAC3 pic.twitter.com/QXYmxPob well done lad

Kevin Pietersen, England cricketer

Congrats on the big 100 @TheRealAC3.. play well buddy!

Shaun Wright-Phillips

Congrats 2 my brotha @TheRealAC3 on your 100caps proud of you bro!! #100notout #salute #Legend

Oliver Kay, Times journalist

Fully agree with @henrywinter re Ashley Cole - England's most consistent player of the past decade. Always performed well in tournaments too

Graeme Le Saux ‏

@TheRealAC3 Congratulations ahead of tonight for 100 games for #England There is a tradition of left sided players scoring v #Brazil !!!

Alec Stewart, former England cricketer ‏

Congrats & good luck to @TheRealAC3 of @chelseafc on his 100th cap v Brazil. Great achievement by one of England's finest ever. #100notout

Alex Scott, England women's international

Big congrats @TheRealAC3 #100caps 2nite. 1of the best fullbacks England has had and continues 2 consistently perform.

Henry Winter, Daily Telegraph journalist

Congratulations to Ashley Cole on his 100th cap tonight. #eng's most consistent player over past decade. Few, if any, mark Ronaldo better

Darren Gough, former England cricketer and broadcaster

@TheRealAC3 have a great game as always Congrats on the century ,plenty more in the tank I reckon

Josh McEachran

Congratulations to @TheRealAC3 for making his 100th cap tonight for England! What an achievement!

Gary Lineker

Congratulations to @TheRealAC3 on winning his 100th cap. One of the golden generation that always delivered in tournaments. Top player!

Joleon Lescott

@JoleonLescott: Great achievement by @therealAC3 the Maldini of English football. #100caps100starts

Phil Neville

100 caps for england is an amazing achievement the best left back this country as produced iMO well done @TheRealAC3