Supporters of National League club Woking have raised £6,000 in just over 24 hours to pay for injured striker Scott Rendell to have an operation.
Rendell, 28, will miss the rest of the season with knee-ligament damage.
A crowdfunding page, with a target of £10,000, was set up by Cards director and club chaplain Ian Nicholson on Tuesday.
Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter and Crawley defender Joe McNerney, both ex-Woking players, have made donations.
Fans of the Surrey side raised £1,234 during a bucket collection before their league game against Bromley on Tuesday.
Rendell's team-mate Giuseppe Sole, who had a similar injury in 2012, has also contributed.
Woking midfielder John Goddard revealed a T-shirt saying "Stay Strong Scott" after scoring in the 2-0 victory over Bromley.
Rendell, who scored 24 league goals last season, was taken off on a stretcher during the first half of Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Tranmere Rovers after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.
Part-timers Woking intend for the money raised to go towards the cost of Rendell's surgery and rehabilitation.
Manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey: "To lose your top goalscorer and your talisman, with the experience he has got on and off the pitch, after 40 minutes of the new season is very hard to take.
"We are looking to bring in two strikers now to add competition."