Craig Hignett etched his place in Boro history by scoring the first-ever goal at the Riverside. 

After leaving Ayresome Park at the end of the 1994/95 season, and life began at our new home with a 2-0 success against Chelsea where Hignett netted the first Riverside goal. 

The goal-scoring midfielder arrived from Crewe Alexandra in 1992 under the stewardship of Lennie Lawrence. 

The arrival of then club record signing Nick Barmby in 1995 saw him strike up a great partnership with Hignett. 

As well as bagging a historic goal to usher in a new era at the Riverside, Hignett helped clinch promotion to the Premier League in what proved to be his last game for the club, scoring in the 4-1 success at home to Oxford United. 

Hignett would leave Boro on a Bosman, where he would head north to Scotland to join Aberdeen but returned to England with Barnsley alongside former Boro teammate - and the scorer of the last goal at Ayresome Park - John Hendrie. 

His time on Teesside - and the record he holds - saw him take a place among other club legends on the Boro Brick Road outside the Riverside Stadium. 

Having finished his career in the north east with Hartlepool United - the team he's now in charge of - and also had a spell in the dugout at Boro as assistant to Aitor Karanka.