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#FL125 Vote Results

17 April 2014

HARRY Morris has been voted as Swindon Town’s greatest player by the club’s fans in a poll conducted as part of The Football League's 125th Anniversary celebrations.

 

Morris picked up a resounding 70% of the vote to come out on top ahead of Don Rogers, Colin Calderwood, John Trollope and Harold Fleming. He signed from Swansea Town for a mere £100 at the start of the 1926/27 season and by the time he left, he had been Swindon’s leading scorer in each of his seven campaigns, bagging a club record 229 goals in just 279 games.

 

The vote for Swindon’s greatest ever manager went the way of Glenn Hoddle, who led the club from 1991 to 1993. He kept them in the Second Division in his first campaign in charge, then brought top-flight football to the club for the first time in 1993 when they won promotion to the Premier League, via a Play-Off Final victory against Leicester City, when Hoddle scored their first goal.

 

Hoddle left shortly after promotion to take over at Chelsea but his achievements saw him pick up 35% of the vote, beating Lou Macari, Sam Allen, Danny Williams and Bert Head to the honour.

 

Morris and Hoddlesits alongside legends of the game including Brian Clough, Sir Bobby Robson, Sir Tom Finney, Billy Wright, Sir Stanley Matthews, Trevor Francis, Billy Bremner and Herbert Chapman who have all been named in a list of the greatest contributors to clubs’ league history in a vote as part of The Football League’s 125th Anniversary celebrations.

 

The names feature in lists for each of the current 72 Football League clubs’ greatest in various categories including managers, players, captains, fan favourites, matches and seasons.  The polls were run by The Football League to celebrate each club’s own contribution to the last 125 years of league football.  The results have been announced on the anniversary of The Football League’s formation on 17th April 1888 to bring down the curtain on a year of activity celebrating the start of the world’s original league football competition.

 

Nearly 100,000 votes were cast in the polls after clubs were first invited to compile their own shortlist for each category based on fans’ nominations via social media.

 

.www.fl125.co.uk/swindon-town, and a club-by-club breakdown for each vote with more detail on the winners can be seen at www.FL125.co.uk/voteA list of the winners in each category can be seen at

 

.http://po.st/GameChangers.  Fans also still have a chance to visit a special exhibition called ‘Game Changers’ at the National Football Museum in Manchester celebrating 125 years of The Football League, with contributions from every club.  The exhibition is free to enter and open 7 days a week – for more details visit www.FL125.co.ukSupporters can find out more about The Football League’s 125th Anniversary at


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