In 2004, history was made at Middlesbrough Football Club. A 128-year wait for a trophy was put to an end at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff when Boro lifted the Carling Cup.
The date was February 29 2004, a leap year – meaning that the anniversary of Boro’s silverware success rolls around just once every four years.
Teesside tears flowed as Steve McClaren’s side held on after two goals within 10 minutes handed Boro what proved to be an unassailable lead over Bolton Wanderers.
Joseph Job opened the scoring after just two minutes when he latched on to the end of a perfect ball across the box from Bolo Zenden, before Zenden added a second himself from the penalty spot.
Kevin Davies put hearts in mouths when he pulled one back after 20 minutes but Bolton were unable to break down the Boro wall – and the day belonged to those from Teesside.