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FA CUP HEROES - RESULTS

Posted on 2 February 2006  - 12:00

Thanks for your many votes to select five Spurs players to go forward to the FA's 'FA Cup Team of Heroes' - the results are in!

Thanks for your many votes to select five Spurs players to go forward to the FA's 'FA Cup Team of Heroes' - the results are in!

We were after five players in total with one in each area of the field - one goalkeeper, one defender, one midfielder, one forward and the legendary FA Cup manager.

The results were as follows...

Goalkeeper: Pat Jennings was the clear winner ahead of Bill Brown.

Defender: A close call between Gary Mabbutt and Steve Perryman with Perryman just out in front.

Midfield: Three legends in the hunt in this position with Glenn Hoddle, Ricky Villa and Paul Gascoigne battling it out - 1981 hero Villa just nicked it ahead of Hoddle and Gazza.

Striker: Another close call between Jimmy Greaves and Gary Lineker that Greaves won by nine votes. Bobby Smith also polled well.

Manager: Only one man in it - the one and only Bill Nicholson.

These names have been forwarded to the FA to go towards their 'FA Cup Team of Heroes'.

Next week, all of the players will go before the FA's specialist FA Cup Panel headed by Sir Trevor Brooking, alongside Ray Wilkins, BBC's John Motson, Sky's Martin Tyler and The FA's historian David Barber. They will narrow down the full list of nominations to a shortlist of 125 - 25 for each category.

Visitors to the FA's website, TheFA.com, will then have six weeks to select their own FA Cup Team of Heroes from the shortlisted and the best eleven will be crowned The FA Cup All-Time Team of Heroes.

A plaque commemorating the team will be unveiled at Wembley and as part of this prestigious event, we will also be releasing a special FA Cup Heroes DVD.