Hartlepool are to retire their number 25 shirt following the death of young midfielder Michael Maidens in a road traffic accident.
Pools paid tribute to Maidens at Saturday's game with Brighton
All the Pools players wore his surname on the back of their shirts for Saturday's 2-1 defeat by Brighton.
However, the club has now confirmed plans to retire his shirt number.
The only other English clubs to retire numbers for deceased players are Manchester City (23 for Marc-Vivien Foe) and QPR (31 for Ray Jones).
"The minute's silence on Saturday was immaculately observed," chief executive Russ Green told Pools' website.
"It was an incredibly moving tribute to a very special young man.
"Football fans get a lot of bad press, but the way people have rallied round in the wake of this tragedy has been very touching."