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Factfile on Jonny Wilkinson after he announced Monday he would be retiring from rugby at the end of the season:

Jonny Wilkinson factfile

Full name: Jonathan Peter Wilkinson

Birthdate: May 25, 1979

Birthplace: Frimley, Surrey

Major teams: Newcastle, Toulon, England, British and Irish Lions:

Test record (matches, starts, substitute caps, points, tries, conversions, drop-goals, won, lost, drew, win %):

England 91 79 12 1179 6 162 239 36 66 24 1 73.07

Lions 6 6 0 67 1 7 16 0 1 4 1 25.00

Total 97 85 12 1246 7 169 255 36 67 28 2 70.10

Club honours

At Newcastle: English Premiership 1997/98, Anglo-Welsh Cup 2001, 2004

At Toulon: European Cup 2013

International honours

Rugby World Cup 2003

World Cup runner-up 2007

Six Nations titles: 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2011

Six Nations Grand Slam: 2003

1997: Starts his professional career with Newcastle and plays for England Under-21s.

1998: Makes England debut off bench against Ireland.

1999: As a 19-year-old, makes first start for England and kicks four goals in 24-21 Calcutta Cup win over Scotland.

1999: Sets Six Nations individual match points record with 35 in 80-23 thrashing of Italy.

1999: Scores as 21 points as England beat Australia at Twickenham.

2003: Scores 77 points as England win Six Nations Grand Slam.

2003: In November seals England's first, and so far only, World Cup final win with drop-goal deep into extra-time against Australia in Sydney.

2004: Ruled out of Six Nations after shoulder operation.

2004: In October announced as England captain but doesn't play in end of year Tests due to a haematoma in the upper right arm.

2005: Twice suffers knee ligament damage and has groin operation and then

2006: Suffers a torn adductor muscle and another knee ligament injury.

2007: Returns to Test rugby scoring a Calcutta Cup record 27 points, including a full set of try, penalty, conversion and drop-goal in 42-20 win over Scotland.

2007: In October kicks all of England's points in 12-10 World Cup quarter-final win over Australia and in their 15-6 World Cup final defeat by South Africa.

2008: Overtakes Wales's Neil Jenkins as Test rugby's leading points-scorer. In September suffers knee injury and missed 2009 Six Nations.

2009: Leaves Newcastle for French club Toulon

2011: Announces retirement from international rugby following England's disappointing World Cup campaign in New Zealand where he is caught up in a ball-swapping row against Romania.

2012: In May scores all Toulon's points in their 21-18 defeat by French rivals Biarritz in the European Challenge Cup final

2012: In June scores all Toulon's points in their 18-12 loss to Toulouse in the French Top 14 final.

2013: In April signs one-year contract extension at Toulon.

2013: In May kicks 11 points as Toulon win the all-French European Cup Final 16-15 against Clermont.

2014: In April kicks 21 points as Toulon beat Munster 24-16 in a European Cup semi-final.

2014: On May 19 announces he will retire from rugby at the end of the season.

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