Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has become Belgium's joint-highest capped player with his 96th appearance, bringing up the milestone in the meeting with Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Vertonghen, 30, has become a fixture in the the Red Devils' backline since making his debut back in 2007 and starts at left-back for Saturday's World Cup qualifier, with Belgium already assured of their place at Russia 2018.
And now he joins Jan Ceulemans in holding the record for most appearances in a Belgium shirt, just four games short of becoming their first-ever centurion.
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Ceulemans represented Club Brugge for almost his entire playing career after starting at Lierse, and netted 23 goals from midfield in his 96 games for the Red Devils.
Part of a golden generation of Belgium talent that has now guided the nation to back-to-back World Cups after 24 years in international wilderness, Vertonghen earned the praise of coach Roberto Martinez in the build-up to Saturday's landmark game.
"There's been a lot of talk about this golden generation, but it's important we can have leadership and personality creating a team," the Belgium boss said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
"I think that's where Jan is essential. He's a leader, he's a really experienced head and that's important. We've got a few of those and they're going to guide the younger talent.
"To get 95 caps at this stage of his career is a sensational achievement. That just shows you the professionalism that he has."