Notts County were inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame at the Motorpoint Arena last night.
In a poignant ceremony in front of a healthy contingent of football fans, Les Bradd received the honour from BBC Radio Nottingham commentator Colin Slater.
The presentation came after a succession of picture and video montages, interspersed with on-stage interviews with Brian Stubbs, Don Masson, Steve Cherry, Iain McCulloch, Mark Draper, Tommy Johnson, Phil Turner, Ian Richardson, John Thompson, Brian Bates, Kevin Bartlett, Mike Edwards and Mick Jones.
Nottingham Forest's European Cup-winning squads of 1979 and 1980 were also inducted, with the likes of John Robertson and Garry Birtles addressing the audience.
Supporters can relive the evening by visiting the club's Facebook page
Notts chief executive Jason Turner said: "Everyone at Notts County is thrilled that our status as the world's oldest Football League club has been recognised in this way.
"It is an honour for us to be inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside some truly great sides which, as of last night, includes our neighbours from across the Trent. Many congratulations to them.
"On behalf of all at the club I would like to thank everyone who contributed to what was a very special night."