Our legendary former captain and longest-serving player Steve Perryman turns 60 today.
Born in Ealing on December 21, 1951, Steve joined us as an apprentice in 1967, turned professional in January, 1969 and made his league debut against Sunderland in the September of that year, aged 17.
He went on to make 855* competitive appearances for us in all competitions between 1969-1986.
An all-action midfielder in his early days, he was part of the teams that won the League Cup in 1971 and 1973 and UEFA Cup in 1972.
Taking over as captain in 1975, Steve went on to lift the FA Cup in 1981 and 1982 and played in the first leg of our 1984 UEFA Cup triumph, sitting out the second leg through suspension.
He was also named Football Writers Player of the Year in 1982, the year he won his only full England cap, and was awarded the MBE in 1986.
All the best on this special day, Steve!
*Figure includes one abandoned match...