Gloucester City’s record appearance-maker Tom Webb has retired.

Today marks the end of a career spanning 18 years and 718 appearances for the first team since making his debut as a 16-year-old way back in the 2000/2001 season. In 2010 he surpassed the previous record of 413 held by Stan Myers.

Webb last played a competitive game for the club last season and made the jump into coaching as part of Marc Richards’ backroom set up for the 2018/2019 season.

Club owner Eamonn McGurk said:

“Loyalty in football is a very rare commodity these days and one-club players are very few and far between. When you think of ‘one-club men’ the names Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Steven Gerrard spring to mind. All were the embodiment of their respective clubs and I believe we had and still have that in Tom, which is why I’m so pleased that he has made the step up into coaching.

“The way he has represented Gloucester City on and off the field is a testament to him as a man and a player and is the living essence of what Gloucester City is about: passion, combativeness, a ‘never say die’ attitude and above all, integrity. I want to offer my personal thanks to him for the way he has represented Gloucester City and wish him all the best in the next phase of his career.”

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