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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 June, 2005, 09:07 GMT 10:07 UK
Johnson's career in pictures
Martin Johnson poses for an England photograph in 1993
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Johnson makes his England debut at the age of 22 in the 16-15 Five Nations win over France in January 1993
Johnson in action for British and Irish Lions against New Zealand in Auckland in 1993
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The summer of 1993 sees his Lions debut in the final two Tests of the unsuccessful tour of New Zealand
Martin Johnson in action against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park during the 1995 Five Nations
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The giant lock becomes a regular in the England side and enjoys Grand Slam success in the 1995 Five Nations campaign
Johnson leads the British and Irish Lions to success in South Africa in 1997
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June 1997 sees him lead from the front, captaining the Lions to a memorable 2-1 series victory in South Africa
Johnson leads the England side during the 1999 World Cup quarter-final against South Africa in Paris
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"Johnno" is made England captain in June 1999, but suffers a World Cup quarter-final defeat to South Africa in October
Leicester captain Martin Johnson holds the trophy aloft after the Heineken Cup Final win over Stade Francais
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In May 2001 he captains his club Leicester to their first Heineken Cup win with a 34-30 win over Stade Francais
Martin Johnson shows his disappointment after the Lions are beaten by Australia
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Johnson becomes the first player ever to skipper two Lions tours in 2001, but the team lose the series 2-1 in Australia
Martin Johnson displays the Six Nations trophy after England claim the Grand Slam
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With Johnson at the helm, England clinch the 2003 Six Nations Grand Slam after an emphatic 42-6 victory in Ireland
Martin Johnson charges at the New Zealand defence during the encounter in Wellington
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In June 2003 he leads England to the their first success against the All Blacks on New Zealand soil for 30 years
Martin Johnson hold aloft the William Webb Ellis trophy after England win the 2003 Rugby World Cup
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Johnson's career reaches its pinnacle with a dramatic 20-17 win over hosts Australia in the 2003 World Cup final
Martin Johnson in action for Leicester before announcing his international retirement
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After much speculation, Johnson quits international rugby but continues to play for his club Leicester Tigers
Martin Johnson waves to the crowd at his testimonial
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At the age of 34 he decides to call it quits and bows out of rugby with a star-studded testimonial at Twickenham

The ultimate England warrior
17 Jan 04 |  Rugby Union

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