Top 10 players to have featured in 1,000 senior games: Jamie Cureton joins elite list, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Tottenham legends

Jamie Cureton marked his 1,000th senior club appearance in typical fashion, as he notched a brace in Bishop’s Stortford’s 3-2 win over Brightlingsea Regent on Easter Monday.

Cureton – who has played for 18 clubs during his 25 years in senior football – is still producing the goods on the field at the rip old age of 43.
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Jamie Cureton, pictured in action for Exeter, has been a prolific goalscorer throughout his career

After a special presentation to celebrate the historic day, Cureton soon made his usual impact on the pitch by scoring a quick-fire double for his side.

The striker has been renowned for being a fox in the box throughout his career, plying his trade at the likes of Norwich, Bristol Rovers and Reading.

The Bostik League Premier Division outfit will be hoping Cureton continues in the same vein for the rest of the season as they go in search of a play-off spot.

cureton award - Top 10 players to have featured in 1,000 senior games: Jamie Cureton joins elite list, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Tottenham legendsThe 43-year-old made the 1000th senior appearance of his career on Monday

Cureton was withdrawn with five minutes remaining, receiving a standing ovation from the 640-strong crowd at the ProKit UK Stadium.

The experienced front man is just one of 29 players in the world to reach the historic milestone of making 1,000 senior appearances.

Check out the top 10 in the table below!

TOP 10 PLAYERS TO HAVE FEATURED IN 1,000 GAMES OR MORE

1. Peter Shilton – 1,390

2. Rogerio Ceni – 1,294

3. Roberto Carlos – 1,132

4. Xavi – 1,129

5. Iker Casillas – 1,120

6. Ray Clemence – 1,118

7. Javier Zanetti – 1,114

8. Gianluigi Buffon – 1,098

9. Pat Jennings – 1,089

10. Tony Ford – 1,082

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