-- Following an inconsistent opening to his international career, he knocked his highest career Test score of 167 against West Indies at Edgbaston in July 2004 and recorded career best bowling figures of 5-58 in subsequent tour in Antigua.
-- He scored 402 runs and took 24 wickets to inspire England as they regained the Ashes for the first time in 18 years with a 2-1 series victory over Australia in Sept. 2005. Named man of the series, receiving the inaugural Compton-Miller Medal.
-- Flintoff won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2005 and ICC player of the year as well as being named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in April 2006.
-- He was awarded an MBE in 2006.