YORK City legend Daniel Parslow said he is "truly humbled" by the response to his Tribute Dinner.

Around 200 people were in attendance for the evening at the York Racecourse, with former team-mates, ex-York City stars, friends, family and supporters all paying tribute to Parslow's career.

No other York player has won more Clubman of the Year awards than Parslow's three and the former captain sits 10th on the club's all-time leading appearance makers.

The Welshman won promotion to League Two with York in 2012 and picked up two FA Trophies while with the Minstermen.

Having seen his career cut short due to a head injury, Parslow was awarded with a Benefit Year, with the Tribute Dinner a celebration of his services to York.

“It was fantastic to finally be able to hold the evening," Parslow said of the coronavirus-affected event. "All the supporters and guests, they’ve all been so patient.

“It was just a really exciting and fantastic evening just to share with friends, family and fans.

“When you see faces of the past and to hear their thoughts on me and our relationship as well as what I mean to them, it was truly humbling.”

Perhaps the most touching part of the evening were the heart-felt video messages from various former team-mates of Parslow's.

"I was unaware that that would be happening," he admitted. "I got to see all of the players that I’ve shared so many memories with, highs and lows.

“To hear their thoughts and feelings about me as a person that really was emotional.”

While Parslow was forced into retirement, he says he feels lucky to have been recognised after playing by such events.

“To spend so long at a football club, it doesn’t happen too often now. So to be acknowledged and recognised for your services to that club was fantastic.

“It was a perfect way to give me that bit of closure on my football career. Covid got in the way of the Benefit Year, to a degree, but in a way, it’s prolonged it that bit further and it’s given me more time to come to terms with my retirement as I enter the next chapter of life.”

The money raised from evening will support Parslow in retirement and a portion of the funds will be donated to Headway, the head injury charity that gave plenty of support to Parslow.

“I suffered from a brain injury and I reached out to Headway," he explained.

"They do some fantastic work and throughout (retirement), I’ve been a campaigner for improvements in player welfare when it comes to concussions and head injuries.

“Headway are championing that as well. I’ve tried my best to keep Headway in the public domain as much as possible.

“Once all the money has been received from the auction, then I’ll be making another donation to the charity.”