Ledley King is rightly delighted over the achieving of a first over the last campaign - featuring in all our Barclays Premiership games.
The now skipper has suffered his injury woes over the years that have seen him miss chunks of seasons but, this time around, he also played in nine out of our ten cup games - only sitting out the FA Cup 5th round replay at Nottingham Forest.
It is a great credit to the England international that he was able to shrug off persistent groin problems and perform to such a high level and he is now looking forward to a rest that will hopefully cure the injury. It is for this reason Ledley is going to miss England's post-season trip to the USA.
"It would have been a nice trip but, with the groin problems I've had this season that are still playing up, I think it is probably the best thing to miss out," he explained.
"It is disappointing but I have to do the right thing for my body and we decided the best thing was to stay behind.
"A break will be nice as it is the first time I have managed to go through a season without missing any games. I am feeling the strain of that a little bit now and the rest will be good."
Meanwhile, Ledley added he hopes his ever-present status in the Premiership is a sign of things to come.
"Hopefully this is the first of many and the start of something. Touch wood, I'll come back, have a good season and do the same again. I've always felt a good pre-season sets me up and the last one was a good one for me."