Robbie Mustoe was an integral part of the Boro midfield during his 12 years on Teesside, taking in three trips to the Twin Towers of Wembley and a hat-trick of Premier League promotions.
Mustoe, who made more than 450 appearances during his spell on Teesside, made the switch from Oxford United in July 1990 and made his Boro bow in a goalless draw with West Ham.
The box-to-box midfielder was part of the side who clinched promotion to the inaugural Premier League in 1992, with our first stint lasting just one season.
The arrival of player-manager and former England international Bryan Robson saw Mustoe fall down the midfield pecking order, where he had partnered Jamie Pollock in the Boro engine room.
Mustoe regained his place in the heart of midfield and helped us return back to the top flight in 1995, beginning life at the Riverside in the Premier League.
Despite relegation in 1997, Mustoe featured for Boro in both of our trips to the nation’s capital for the FA Cup final and League Cup final.
Another promotion and another Wembley appearance for Boro came the next season, with Mustoe starting in midfield in the 2-0 League Cup final defeat.
A popular figure among Boro fans, Mustoe was granted a testimonial during the 1999/2000 campaign, with Borussia Dortmund coming to the Riverside and winning 2-0.
His time on Teesside came to an end in 2002 when he moved on to Charlton Athletic in a free transfer, leaving Boro with a record number of Premiership starts while notching 16 goals.
Mustoe’s career finished in South Yorkshire with Sheffield Wednesday, hanging his boots up in 2004.
Since retiring, Mustoe moved to the USA, coaching at a university and also became an analyst for NBC’s coverage of the Premier League.