Legend Noel Bailie has doffed his cap in the direction of Linfield skipper Jamie Mulgrew, who last week achieved a new club European appearance milestone.
When the 34-year-old led David Healy's boys out for their Champions League Preliminary Round tie against Tre Fiori, he overtook Bailie in the record stakes, having pulled on the famous blue jersey 37 times on the UEFA circuit.
Bailie, who made a record 1,013 appearances for Linfield before calling time on a glittering career back in 2011, reckons Mulgrew has now written his name into the rich fabric of the club.
"There are only a certain amount of games Irish League clubs can play because of where we are in terms of the standard of some of the European teams, so Jamie has done fantastically well in reaching 37 appearances," claims Bailie.
"He's got the remainder of the current campaign, plus he's still got a few years in him yet, so he could well reach a total that will be untouchable. He's a leader, both on and off the pitch.
"Jamie certainly would have had another appearance clocked up only for last week's tie against Drita being called off after a couple of their players picked up the coronavirus bug.
"I could well imagine the frustration in the Blues camp, there is nothing more annoying than having a game called off an hour before kick-off."
Bailie believes the Blues face a daunting assignment against Polish side Legia Warsaw in the First Qualifying Round in Poland on Tuesday.
He adds: "This will be a different test altogether because they are a top team.
"I watched a bit of the game against the San Marino team. The Blues had a lot of the ball and, without being disrespectful, they (Fiori) were pretty much an ordinary looking side.
"This will be a very different proposition. I would expect we'll be doing a lot of chasing, just as we did against good teams when I was playing.
"The bonus is, even in defeat, the Blues have the safety net of dropping into the Europa League, which is one big advantage these days.
"It is such an advantageous change for the team that wins the Irish League Championship. You now get a second bite at the cherry, compared to previous years."
Bailie vividly remembers his European debut for Linfield, back in 1989. In fact, it's an experience he'll never forget.
"We were banned from playing at home, so our home leg was at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham. It was against a Russian side, Dniepr. We lost 2-1 in Wales and 1-0 in Russia.
"But I'll always remember that for a different reason. The aircraft we were travelling in for the second leg couldn't land because the wheels wouldn't come down.
"That was my first European experience away from home - amazing stuff. It was scary.
"To be honest, we were not told what was really happening until we eventually got down onto the ground. Maybe that was a good job.
"On the pitch, I can remember a few belters. One such game in particular was against Dinamo Tbilisi in the UEFA Cup. Although they beat us 2-1 in Ukraine, our goalkeeper Wes Lamont had the game of the century. There were 55,000 fans making a deafening noise.
"My big memory was when we scored, you could have heard a pin drop apart from the cheers from the people we had in our dugout.
"Even though we lost 3-2 over two legs, Tbilisi were dumped out of the tournament because of alleged referee interference. It meant we faced Copenhagen in the Second Round - and we all know what happened in that one when we agonisingly lost 4-3 on aggregate when they scored the winner in the 96th minute.
"To make matters worse, we would have been drawn against AC Milan had we progressed. It made a bad experience 10 times worse."