On This Day – Pat Jennings Plays 1000th Match

26-2-1983: Goalkeeper Pat Jennings played his 1000th first-class game on this day in 1983. Jennings kept a clean sheet in Arsenal‘s 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns. A crowd of 13,923 witnessed the match.

Arsenal’s line-up included Kenny Samson, David O’Leary, Tony Woodcock and Graham Rix. Albion’s line-up included future Tottenham manager Martin Jol.

Jennings career stretched from 1963 to 1986. In addition to the over 1000 club appearances he made for Watford, Tottenham and Arsenal he won 119 caps for Northern Ireland.

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