On Saturday, George Glendon made his 100th Chester FC appearance!
The Blues Club Captain becomes just the 13th player to achieve this feat since the club reformed – and joins fellow teammates Kevin Roberts and Declan Weeks as a centurion.
And to think, it was only meant to be a short-term thing. Described as a ‘major coup’ by then Joint Boss Anthony Johnson, he arrived on a temporary basis in August 2019.
But after handful of appearances, and despite EFL clubs showing an interest, Glendon decided Chester was the place for him, signing a contract extension the following month and never looking back from there.
His silky movement and range of passing lights up the Blues midfield, and his ‘lead by example’ attitude saw him named Club Captain in 2020 – a role he has kept ever since.
In the 2020/21 ‘null and void’ season, the man dubbed Gleniesta played some of the best football seen even by his own standards – being named Club Player of the Season and even scooping the National League’s Player of the Month award for January 2021.
When Manager Calum McIntyre arrived last summer, he was quick to tie George down to a two-year deal as a key part of his plans going forward.
Those plans last season would suffer an early blow in heartbreaking circumstances, Glendon missing the entirety of the 2022/23 season after suffering a partial tear of his anterior cruciate ligament.
Nevertheless, George would continue to show his leadership, being right by the side of his teammates and the staff throughout the campaign, travelling up and down the country with the Blues.
He returned after 399 days out in an August friendly against a Man United XI, and his powers of recovery has seen the midfielder slot right back into the midfield unit as if he’s never been away – and his goal in the win over Farsley Celtic was a truly special moment to savour.
He’s a credit to our football club and we’re sure he will continue to wear the armband with great pride.