Sheffield Wednesday

FL125 VOTE

 

  Who is Sheffield Wednesday's best ever captain?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Nigel Pearson 52%
2 Lee Bullen 24%
3 Don Megson 14%
4 Mick Lyons 7%
5 Ernie Blenkinsop 3%
     

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:

Ernie Blenkinsop - 1924-1934. A key figure in a Wednesday side that rose from the foot of the old Second Division to English champions in a short space of time, winning back-to-back championships in 1928/29 and 1929/30. Blenkinsop went on to captain the England side on five occasions.

Don Megson - 1959-1969. Long-serving left-back. Megson famously became the first captain to lead a losing side on a lap of honour at an FA Cup final, doing so following a 3-2 defeat to Everton in 1966.

Mick Lyons - 1982-1985. Strong defender who naturally took the role of captain. Lyons led Wednesday to win promotion back to the top flight after a 14 year absence in 1984.

Nigel Pearson - 1987-1994. Proudly lifted the League Cup trophy at Wembley and captained the Owls to promotion in 1991. Additionally helped the club reach both domestic cup finals in 1993 before sadly missing out on the occasions themselves, breaking his leg in the semi-final.

Lee Bullen - 2004-2008. Led a spirited Wednesday team to a memorable League One Play-Off Final win in Cardiff. A determined and passionate figure who infamously played in all eleven positions during his time at the club.

 

  Who is Sheffield Wednesday's greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Chris Waddle 39%
2 David Hirst 38%
3 Derek Dooley 12%
4 Ron Springett 7%
5 Andrew Wilson 4%
     

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:

Andrew Wilson - Still holds the records for all-time top goalscorer and number of appearances for Wednesday with 216 goals in 545 games.

Derek Dooley - Prolific goalscorer who netted 62 goals in 61 games for the Owls before his career was cut short when an infected leg had to be amputated following a serious fracture in his last match for the club.

Ron Springett - Long-serving goalkeeper who made 384 appearances for Wednesday between 1958-1967. Was an FA cup finalist with the Owls as well as a member of the England World Cup Winning Squad in 1966.

David Hirst - Centre forward who scored 149 goals in 358 appearances for the Owls. His 32 goals in the 1990/91 season helped Wednesday gain promotion to the first division as well as a memorable trip to Wembley!

Chris Waddle - Tricky winger who spent four years at Hillsborough which included two cup finals, a memorable Wembley Steel City derby goal and a Sports Writer's Player of the Year award.

 

  When was Sheffield Wednesday's best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 1990/91 78%
2 1928/29 13%
3 1983/84 9%
     

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:

1928/29 - Despite pulling off a great escape from relegation the previous season, Wednesday went on to win the League title and begin a run that saw the team finishing lower than third only once until 1936.

1983/84 - Howard Wilkinson's men ended arguably the darkest period in the club's history by gaining promotion and returning to the First Division for the first time in 14 years.

1990/91 - A double celebration for the Owls as Ron Atkinson led the team to both promotion and a memorable League Cup victory at Wembley in the same season.

 

  Who is Sheffield Wednesday's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Ron Atkinson 57%
2 Jack Charlton 26%
3 Howard Wilkinson 17%
     

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: 

Ron Atkinson - Introduced a style of football alien to supporters for years and won League Cup along the way.

Howard Wilkinson - Steered Wednesday back to the top tier after a 14-year absence.

Jack Charlton - Oversaw 4-0 win over Sheffield United that stands as most memorable Steel City derby win in history.