English soccer star Ashley Cole will join exclusive company tonight, as the 32-year-old will become only the seventh player to join England’s illustrious 100 cap club, when England takes on Brazil at Wembley Stadium for an international friendly match.
For those of you who to brush up on your soccer terminology, it means Cole will start in his 100th career international match, a streak which started back in 2001 for the talented Brit. What’s even more impressive is that in those 100 matches, Cole has been in the starting lineup each single time. To celebrate the grand milestone, Cole will lace up in a pair of special edition Nike Tiempo Legend IV cleats for tonight’s match.
Designed to give a player ultimate control of the ball, the Tiempo Legend IVs are made soft, high-grade leather, which is integrated with Nike’s All Conditions Control (ACC) weatherproof technology. So even if it rains tonight, Cole should have no problem taking command of the wet pitch at Wembley.
Celebrating his incredible 12-year journey, Cole’s custom Tiempos are embroidered with his initials and number (“AC 3”), as well as the phrases “England vs Brazil” and “100th Cap.”