As far as international careers are concerned, there is every chance that John Terry's will be best remembered for the all the wrong reasons.
During his nine-year stint with England, the centre-back was capped on 78 occasions and scored six goals - a haul which included finding the net against both Germany and Brazil.
What's more, Terry also featured at two World Cups and two European Championships for his country.
However, there is no doubt that off-field issues involving the Chelsea defender blighted his stint as an international footballer.
In 2010, Terry was stripped of the captaincy by head coach Fabio Capello following newspaper allegations that he had an affair with a former partner of Wayne Bridge, who was once a teammate of his at Stamford Bridge and with England.
He continued to play for the Three Lions, though, and as a result of concerns over new skipper Rio Ferdinand's fitness, Terry regained the armband in March 2011.
Yet, just 11 months later and on this day three years ago, the Football Association announced that Terry had lost the responsibility for a second time.
The governing body made the decision following the news that Terry's court case for the alleged racist abuse of Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand had been adjourned until the summer.
"Following the decision to adjourn the court case against John Terry to July, the Football Association confirm he will not captain the England team until the allegations against him are resolved," the FA said in a statement.
"The FA board expected the trial to be concluded prior to the European Championships. Further to Wednesday's confirmation that the trial will not take place until after the tournament, the board has discussed the matter in detail and has collectively decided it is in the interests of all parties that John has the responsibilities of captaincy removed at this time.
"This decision has been taken due to the higher profile nature of the England captaincy, on and off the pitch, and the additional demands and requirements expected of the captain leading into and during a tournament."
On this occasion, Capello seemingly sided with Terry, which resulted in the Italian stepping down just a few months before the start of Euro 2012.
Terry went on to play under new manager Roy Hodgson at the tournament and also featured in the opening game of World Cup qualifying against Moldova. Yet it would be his last outing in England colours, with his retirement being confirmed in September 2012.