Cristiano Ronaldo will captain Portugal at the Dragão Stadium against Northern Ireland on Tuesday night in what will be the Real Madrid attacker's 100th cap.
Since making his debut in a friendly with Kazakhstan as an 18-year-old in 2003, Ronaldo has played at three European Championships and two World Cups under coaches Luiz Felipe Scolari, Carlos Queiroz and Paulo Bento.
He has scored 37 goals for his country in those nine years, with eight of them coming at either of the two major international tournaments the Portuguese have competed in.
Ronaldo is now behind only Luis Figo (127 caps) and Fernando Couto (110) in Portugal's all-time appearance list.
One of the most complete players in football, we toast the would-be centurion with a gallery of some of his most memorable moments with the Selecção.
Debut v Kazakhstan, 2003
Scoring his first international goal against Greece but failing to prevent Portugal from losing their opening Euro 2004 match
Powering a header past Edwin van der Sar in the Euro 2004 semi-final...
And displaying his torso in celebration
Defeat again to Greece in the final prompts tears
Celebrating a screamer against Russia during a qualification match for the 2006 World Cup
A first World Cup goal against Iran
Watching on as Rooney walks
Eliminating England again
A third Euros goal versus the Czech Republic at Euro 2008
A painful exit to unfancied Germany in the quarters
Piggybacking the ball towards the net for a goal in the 7-0 rout against North Korea at the 2010 World Cup
A brilliant brace against Holland sends Portugal through to the Euro 2012 quarters
Beating the Czechs for a last four berth
Last four heartbreak on penalties against Spain