Dave Diedhiou has become the 21st player to make 300 first team appearances for the club having been named in the starting line up this evening.
Dave originally joined the club as a 19 year old from Middlesex County League side Willesden Constantine in the summer of 2008, and made his debut as a substitute at Sutton United that August. Just a few weeks later, he was the last Hendon player to score at Claremont Road in the final game there against Wealdstone, this being his first goal for the club.
His appearances in the first season were limited, and he spent a fair amount of the campaign away on loan with Wembley. However, he returned at the beginning of the 2009/10 season, and other than when injuries have got in the way, he has been a very important member of the squad, particularly given his abilities to play both in defence and in midfield.
Always happy to play wherever Gary McCann has asked him too, Dave has also contributed to the goal tally, scoring 35 goals before tonight's game. His most prolific season was the 2013/14 campaign when he scored 9 goals.
The other players to have made at least 300 appearances are Dexter Adams, John Baker, George Bucci, James Burgess, Alan Campbell, Simon Clarke, Micky Cooper, Peter Deadman, Dermot Drummy, Bill Fisher, Rod Haider, Gary Hand, David Hogwood, Andy O'Brien, James Parker, Jimmy Quail, Dave Root, Roy Stroud, John Swannell and Laurie Topp.
Everyone connected with the club congratulates Dave on reaching the milestone of 300 appearances, and we all hope that there are many more to come.