Reading legend Jamie Cureton is targetting European giants Paolo Maldini, Frank Lampard and Ryan Giggs in a unique appearance record.

The 47-year-old, who played over 100 times for the Royals from 2000 until 2003, is still playing for Enfield as his half century approaches.

With his playing career now in it's 30th year, the striker is sat on 1,034 club league appearances.

This has him 21st in the world, with former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton retiring on 1,390.

Displaying his record on social media, the former Norwich City, Queens Park Rangers and Bristol Rovers favourite said: "Giggs Maldini and Lampard are in my sights this season."

Giggs- a one-club man with Manchester United- retired on 1,036.

Maldini, the AC Milan and Italy defender, hit 1,041 while Lampard managed to reach 1,044.

Needing just 11 appearances for Enfield next season, who will be playing in the Isthmian League North Division after winnning The Essex Senior League last season, Cureton is a player-manager these days.

Only three players above Cureton on the list are still playing, including legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and icon Cristiano Ronaldo.