Oldham Athletic honoured club captain Pater Clarke with a special shirt in recognition of his 700th career appearance.
The shirt, which features the number 700, was presented to the skipper prior to kick off yesterday by Club Secretary Richard Cooper and the defender’s father Mick Clarke, who along with his mother has watched every one of his matches.
Clarke made his 700th professional career appearance in the game against Macclesfield Town at Boundary Park which Latics won 3-1.
His career has spanned over a 20-year period in which he has played for several Football League teams including: Blackpool, Southend United and Huddersfield Town - earning many accolades along the way.
Club Secretary, Richard Cooper said: “Peter Clarke is the ultimate professional and his longevity in the game is a true testament to his character and dedication.
“The club are proud to have a leader like Peter in the dressing room and his experience certainly shows in every game he plays.
“He is the perfect role model for the younger members of the squad and our academy players.”
Clarke has currently played 79 matches for Oldham Athletic and was a key part of the defence that equalled a club record of 18 league clean sheets in the 2016/17 season.