Joseph-Desire Job played a pivotal role in our first-ever major trophy success when we lifted the Carling Cup in 2004.

Job made the hop across the Channel after Bryan Robson signed him from Ligue One side Lens in a £3million deal.

He scored on his Boro debut on the opening day of the 2000/01 season away to Coventry, finding the back of the net on two more occasions in his maiden campaign on Teesside.

Job spent the second half of the 2001/02 campaign back in France with Metz, only making five appearances for Boro that season.

A former Cameroon international, playing for them in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, Job featured more regularly for Boro in the next few seasons.

Job played in both legs of the Carling Cup semi-finals against Arsenal before scoring in the final against Bolton Wanderers after only two minutes which we went on to win.

Having scored an important goal in our history, Job netted another big one in our first-ever season in the Uefa Cup, an overhead kick against Sporting Lisbon which was voted the best-ever goal at the Riverside.

Job’s time on Teesside came to an end in 2005, departing having made 112 appearances and scoring 22 times.

He had a brief spell in Saudi Arabia before returning to France where he played for Sedan and Nice.