Never has a nickname been more fitting.

Andrew Durante – known universally as 'Dura', to the point that even wife Sarah calls him that – has ended his 11-year stretch at Wellington Phoenix which was the true personification of durability.

Not just on the field – where he racked up a record 273 games, all as captain – but off it, where he was instrumental in creating and driving a player culture which is still considered both special and unique.

To list and then marvel at Durante's footballing achievements would only tell half the story, but it's important to recognise