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Joe Hart: 50 England caps and counting gallery

Joe Hart won his 50th England cap against Italy on Tuesday evening and to celebrate this notable milestone, we look back at his first half-century in pictures...

Hart has been a part of the England squad since 2008 - that's already seven years  - this is his journey to 50 caps...

It all began in Trinidad way back in 2008 when Joe was awarded his first full cap against Trinidad & Tobago and, of course, kept a clean sheet on his debut as England won 2-0.

Prior to that Joe had been a regular for England Under-21s and is pictured here in action against Spain  in 2007.

Fittingly, Joe won win 21 Under-21 caps and is pictured above in action against Holland in 2007

Training with the national team, 2007...

Joe makes the winning save for the Under-21s in a penalty shoot-out at the Uefa U21 championships in 2007 - Micah Richards is first to congratulate him.

In action v Ghana in 2011

... and keeping Montenegro at bay during a tricky encounter in Podgorica (2011)

Waiting for his team-mates to move into position against Bulgaria during a European Championships qualifier in 2012

Celebrating a rare win over Sweden during Euro 2012 

With future club team-mate Frank Lampard against Ukraine at Euro 2012

Joe clears up field against Holland (2013)

Joe celebrates Steven Gerrard's goal against Poland in 2013

Friends Reunited: Joe catches up with old pal Kasper Schmeichel after the friendly with Denmark in 2014

Joe and Mario Balotelli together at the World Cup in 2014

His most famous England moment so far? Joe saves a Ronaldinho penalty at Wembley then makes another stunning save from the rebound against Brazil in 2013. His clean sheet against Lithuania last Friday was his 27th in 49 games for his country  - not a bad record!

Congratulations from everyone at MCFC, Joe!

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