At 3pm on Saturday at the DW Stadium in Wigan, Huddersfield Town will be kicking off for the 4,000th time in The Football League.

The club joined The League in 1910/11 season, a mere three years after their formation.

Their first game against Bradford Park Avenue saw a 1-0 win, with Henry Hamilton's goal the difference between the two sides. That season the club finished 13th in Division 2 but there were far greater achievements to come.

Managed by the legendary Herbert Chapman, Huddersfield won their first league title in 1923/24 and in 1925/26 Town became the first ever side in English football history to win the league three seasons in a row.

That feat has only ever been matched by Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.

The club is also the proud owner of The Football League record for consecutive games without defeat.

The Terriers recorded a 43-match unbeaten run, which finally came to an end in 2012, taking the record from Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest team of 1977/78.

Town fans will be looking forward to the weekend having made a strong start to the 2013/14 campaign.

Sitting ninth in the Sky Bet Championship makes Huddersfield currently the highest-placed side from Yorkshire.

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Huddersfield's 1,000th game, in 1939 versus Bolton, resulted in a 1-0 win and both their 2,000th and 3,000th matches against Sheffield United in 1969 and Shrewsbury in 1992 respectively, ended in draws.

Huddersfield Chairman Dean Hoyle said: "The club has a proud and rich heritage built over many years and to mark our 4,000 game with a win would be wonderful. It is a game we are all looking forward to."

Congratulating Huddersfield on their achievement, Football League Chairman Greg Clarke said: "4,000 Football League matches is a fine achievement for any club and Huddersfield Town have a history of which they can be rightly proud.

"Chairman Dean Hoyle and his Board of Directors are a setting a great example of how to run a club well and on a sustainable basis for the future.

"I salute the club on reaching this milestone in the 125th year of The Football League."

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