Middlesbrough

FL125 VOTE

 

  Who is the all-time fans' favourite at Middlesbrough?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Frank Queudrue 41%
2 John Hickton 32%
3 Uwe Fuchs 19%
4 Dean Glover 4%
4 Archie Stephens 4%
     

The FL125 Fans' Favourite 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 #FansFavourite.

The nominees were:

John Hickton - Goalscoring "King John", famed for his mammoth penalty run-up.

Dean Glover - Tough-tackling midfielder in Bruce Rioch's promotion side.

Archie Stephens - You will believe a centre-forward can fly.

Uwe Fuchs - Goal-filled laon spell in Bryan Robson's promotion winners.

Franck Queudrue - Everyone's favourite "French Franck".

 

  What is Middlesbrough's best ever match?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Middlesbrough 4-1 Manchester United (2005) 41%
2 Middlesbrough 8-1 Manchester City (2008) 35%
3 Middlesbrough 4-1 Leeds United (1992) 17%
4 Middlesbrough 8-0 Sheffield Wednesday (1974) 4%
5 Middlesbrough 7-2 Chelsea (1978) 3%
     

The FL125 Greatest Match 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 #GreatGames.

The nominations were:

Boro 8-0 Sheffield Wednesday (1974) - Charlton's Champions end a record-breaking season in style.

Boro 7-2 Chelsea (1978) - Four goals for Micky Burns send the Londoners packing at Ayresome Park.

Boro 4-1 Leeds United (1992) - The league champions given an opening day hammering.

Boro 4-1 Manchester United (2005) - Sir Alex's boys sent crashing at the Riverside.

Boro 8-1 Manchester City (2008) - A goal-feast against Sven's men on the last day of the 2007/08 campaign.

 

  Who is Middlesbrough's best ever captain?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Tony Mowbray 43%
2 Gareth Southgate 33%
3 George Hardwick 11%
3 Nigel Pearson 11%
4 Gordon Jones 2%
     

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:

George Hardwick - Legendary captain of Boro, England and Great Britain.

Gordon Jones - Loyal and long-serving skipper during the 1960s, including Divison Three promotion campaign.

Tony Mowbray - Led Boro from the despair of liquidation to the glory successive promotions.

Nigel Pearson - Bryan Robson's captain during Riverside Revolution, including three Wembley finals in 1990s.

Gareth Southgate - Inspirational leader in 2004 Carling Cup win and historic 2006 UEFA Cup run.

 

  Who is Middlesbrough's greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Juninho 68%
2 Wilf Mannion 12%
3 George Camsell 11%
4 Brian Clough 6%
5 Mark Schwarzer 3%
     

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:

George Camsell - 63 goals in a season, 345 in 453 games and 18 in nine England games.

Wilf Mannion - The Golden Boy, 110 goals in 368 games, 26 England caps: “It was as if he had been sent down from heaven” - Sir Tom Finney

Brian Clough - Achieved worldwide fame as one of game's greatest managers but first recorded stunning figures of 204 goals in 222 Boro games.

Mark Schwarzer - 11 years with Boro included numerous cup finals including UEFA Cup, plus Carling Cup win.

Juninho - The Little Fella - won the World Cup and the hearts of Teessiders in three spells with Boro.

 

  When was Middlesbrough's best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 2005/06 40%
2 2003/04 28%
3 1996/97 22%
4 1973/74 8%
5 1913/14 2%
     

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:

1913/14 - Great pre-war side achieve highest-ever finish of third in Division One after being third-bottom on Christmas Day.

1973/74 - Jack Charlton's record-breaking Division Two champions end long exile outside the top flight.

1996/97 - Two major Wembley cup final appearances - the first in the club's history. Both end in defeat as Boro are also relegated.

2003/04 - Boro's 128-year wait for major silverware ends with a 2-1 win over Bolton in the League Cup final at the Millennium Stadium.

2005/06 - Boro's memorable European run ends with a UEFA Cup final appearances and there are league wins over Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal and an FA Cup semi-final.

 

  Who is Middlesbrough's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Bryan Robson 46%
2 Steve McClaren 33%
3 Jack Charlton 10%
3 Bruce Rioch 10%
4 Wilf Gillow 1%
     

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: 

Wilf Gillow - Legendary 30s boss who brought through stars such as Wilf Mannion, George Hardwick and Micky Fenton.

Jack Charlton - Ended long exile in second tier with record-breaking 1973/74 championship success.

Bruce Rioch - Took the club from Division Three to Division One in successive seasons.

Bryan Robson – Led Boro to three major cup finals as well as two promotions.

Steve McClaren - Lifted Boro's first ever major trophy and guided club to a European final.