CHERRIES legend Charlie Daniels last night hit a landmark moment in his career, as he made his 500th appearance in professional football.

The 35-year-old, who played a key role in Cherries' rise up through the leagues, now plies his trade with Colchester United in League Two.

He came off the bench for the final 21 minutes as the U's were beaten 2-0 at table-topping Forest Green Rovers.

Daniels played the majority of his 500 matches during his near nine-year stay at Cherries between November 2011 and September 2020.

He featured regularly in each of the top three leagues of English football during his time in Dorset, after arriving from Leyton Orient.

Left-back Daniels first got a taste of senior football during a loan spell at Chesterfield from Tottenham Hotspur.

The first of his 500 games came at Saltergate in a 1-0 defeat against Leyton Orient in March 2007.

Daniels made just two appearances for Chesterfield, before moving on to Orient, where he played 175 times.

But it was Cherries where Daniels really made his name, with 265 appearances, many of them in the Premier League.

His last game for the club came against Manchester City in August 2019, where he suffered a serious knee injury.

Since leaving Cherries, Daniels has featured from Shrewsbury Town and Portsmouth, as well as Colchester.

Daniels has netted 25 goals in his 500 appearances, 17 coming for Cherries. His final goal for the club was in a 4-0 Premier League win over Chelsea.