Doncaster Rovers

FL125 VOTE

 

  Who is Doncaster Rovers' best ever captain?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Rob Jones 56%
2 Stephen Foster 25%
3 Graeme Lee 19%
     

The FL125 Greatest Captain voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestCaptain.

The nominees were:

Rob Jones - Captained Rovers to the 2012/13 League 1 title. Nicknamed the Corporal by the supporters, Jones was inspirational in Rovers' return to the Championship.

Graeme Lee - Trophy winning captain, Lee was known for his no-nonsense style of play and his brave nature.

Stephen Foster - Led Rovers back into The Football League in 2003 and to the Third Division Championship in 2004.

 

  Who is Doncaster Rovers' greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Alick Jeffery 59%
2 James Coppinger 21%
3 Billy Sharp 14%
4 Harry Gregg 4%
5 Charlie Williams 2%
     

The FL125 Greatest Player voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurGreatestPlayer.

The nominees were:

Alick Jeffery - At the age of 15 years and 229 days Alick became the youngest ever player to represent Doncaster Rovers. That record still stand till this day. Alick was on the verge of joining Sir Matt Busby's Manchester United before breaking his leg on England duty. After a stint away from Doncaster, Alick returned to the club spending five and a half years scoring many goals.

Harry Gregg - Northern Ireland International Harry Gregg played almost 100 games for the club before joining Sir Matt Busby's Manchester United for a record fee for a goalkeeper (£25,000).

Charlie Williams - Charlie Williams was a tough tackling centre-half who played for Rovers during he 1950s. Charlie was a fans favourite during his time at the club and is still remembered until this day.

Billy Sharp - Billy became an instant hit with the Rovers faithful after his club record transfer from Sheffield United. Scoring a goal every two games, Billy earned many plaudits which eventually saw him rewarded with a move to the Premier League.

James Coppinger - Copps as he is affectionately known is Rovers' longest serving current player and has enjoyed two promotions during his time in Doncaster.

 

  When was Doncaster Rovers' best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 2007/08 28%
2 2003/04 25%
3 1946/47 17%
4 2012/13 16%
5 2002/03 14%
     

The FL125 Greatest Season voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestSeason.

The nominations were:

1946/47 - Record-breaking 1946/47 season. Rovers broke records for the most amount of points gained, the most amount of wins, the most amount of away wins and the least amount of defeats for a season.

2002/03 - Rovers returned to The Football League after a five-year absence under the stewardship of Dave Penney.

2003/04 - Won Division Three Championship, promoted to the newly-named League 1.

2007/08 - Missed out on automatic promotion to the Championship after final day defeat to Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road. Rovers enter the Play-Offs, where the opposition was Southend United. The first leg ended in a 0-0, however the return leg at the Keepmoat Stadium ended in a resounding 5-1 victory, with James Coppinger scoring a sensational hat-trick. Rovers met Leeds United in a historic final at the new Wembley Stadium, where a James Hayter header minutes after the half-time break elevated Doncaster Rovers to the second tier of English football for the first time in 50 years.

2012/13 - Rovers entered the League 1 campaign under the stewardship of Dean Saunders, who then left the club part way through the season to join then Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers and was replaced by Brian Flynn and Rob Jones. The Flynn and Jones partnership guided Rovers to a dramatic final day title winning victory against Brentford to seal promotion back to the Championship.

 

  Who is Doncaster Rovers' best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Dave Penney 45%
2 Sean O'Driscoll 34%
3 Billy Bremner 13%
4 Peter Doherty 6%
5 Jackie Bestal 2%
     

The FL125 Greatest Manager voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatManagers.

The nominees were:

Dave Penney - Masterminded Rovers' return to The Football League after a five-year absence.

Sean O'Driscoll - Guided Rovers to back to the Championship after a 50-year absence.

Peter Doherty – The most successful manager during the 1950s.

Billy Bremner - Managed Rovers over two separate periods – 1978-85 and 1989-91.

Jackie Bestal - Managed Rovers in the record-breaking 1946/47 season. Rovers broke records for the most amount of points gained, the most amount of wins, the most amount of away wins and the least amount of defeats for a season.