On this day 28 years ago, we ran out at Wembley for the first time in our history, taking on Chelsea in the Full Members' Cup final.
On our first outing to the twin towers of Wembley, Boro lost 1-0 to Chelsea, with Tony Dorigo’s free kick the difference between the two sides in the nation’s capital.
Boro secured their place in the Zenith Data Systems Cup final by overcoming Aston Villa over two legs, winning 4-2 on aggregate.
The deciding goal at Wembley came with 26 minutes played, when Dorigo curled in a left-footed free kick, with the glove of Stephen Pears, dad of Boro youngster Aynsley, unable to keep it out.
Boro pushed hard for an equaliser and they had the lion's share of possession in the second half, but Chelsea prevailed to lift the trophy.
The Full Members’ Cup was created as an additional competition for clubs in the top two tiers of English football after the 1985 Heysel Stadium disaster.
The competition concluded in 1992 when Nottingham Forest defeated Southampton 3-2.
Since our inaugural Wembley appearance, Boro have been back to the capital four times, with two of those trips against Chelsea in the League Cup final and FA Cup final.
We’ve also taken on Leicester City at Wembley in the League Cup final, the first of two in succession for Boro, and Norwich City in the play-off final in 2015.