Robbie Brady has been honoured by the Premier League for playing 100 games in the top flight.
A new ‘Premier League Milestones’ award programme has been introduced this season, with backing from sponsors Cadbury, to celebrate players reaching landmark moments in the league.
Each month, players clocking up the required number of appearances or goals will receive a special medallion and inscribed plaque from the Premier League.
Presentations will be made for each 100 appearances and 50 goals scored, with Brady among the first recipients.
The Clarets’ winger was one of nine players from across the Premier League clubs to have reached a century of appearances since the start of the season.
Two players hit the 200-mark – Manchester City defender Kyle Walker and Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata – with Manchester United winger Ashley Young’s receiving an award for making a 300th Premier League appearance.
Brady received his award on Wednesday, having made his 100th Premier League appearance in helping the Clarets win 1-0 at Everton at the start of October.
The Republic of Ireland international had played 21 of those games for the Clarets, since signing for Burnley in January, with the others coming with Norwich City (43) and Hull City (36).
“I’d like to say thank-you to the Premier League for this award,” said Brady.
“It’s a fantastic thing to receive and to be in such good company among the other players who have been recognised so far.
“One hundred games in the Premier League is a notable landmark and one I’m proud to reach.
“But I hope this is only a start. There is still a lot I want to achieve and the way we have begun the season I’m optimistic there is plenty to look forward for Burnley and myself.”