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TC is the top Blade

28 September 2014

Tony Currie is Sheffield United's greatest-ever player.


At the glittering and stylish 125th anniversary celebrations of the Club, the former England midfielder took the accolade ahead of two other internationals, Phil Jagielka (2nd) and Brian Deane (3rd). They were chosen from 30 players shortlisted from more than 1,000 who have played for the Blades.


Currie received his award on Saturday night at a sell-out 1,200 audience at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.


"This is the greatest honour ever," said Currie, who paid tribute to some of his playing colleagues.


The evening was truly special for Currie, who was signed from Watford for a bargain basement fee and went onto an illustrious career playing 377 times scoring 68 goals and nationally recognised by John Motson in his Match of the Day commentary: "A quality goal from a quality player."


The midfielder was reunited with former teammates Alan Woodward and Eddie Colquhoun, immortalised in the famous Blades anthem: "We ain't got a barrel of money."


For Colquhoun the evening was memorable when he was awarded a long overdue Scottish international cap. Research by United and the Scottish FA, it was revealed he had not received the honour.


The greatest manager award went to Dave Bassett, who narrowly finished ahead of Neil Warnock in the voting. The other awards presented on the night included...


Greatest Goal (sponsored by DBL Logistics): Winner - Michael Brown, v Sheff Wed, 2003


Greatest Captain (sponsored CJCT): Winner - Chris Morgan


Special Award (sponsored by Westfield Health): Winner - Joe Shaw, record appearance maker (received by daughters Pamela and Yvonne)


Greatest Away Shirt (sponsored by Burnley Wilson Fish): Winner - 1989-91 Umbro luminous green


Greatest United Team (sponsored by Shout): Winner - Team of 2002-03


Special Award (sponsored by Pinders): Winner - The McCabe family


Most Memorable Blades Game Ever (sponsored by Sytner): Winner - 2003 Play-Off semi-final v Nottingham Forest.


More coverage from the special night will follow on www.sufc.co.uk in due course.



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