Swindon Town

FL125 VOTE

 

  Who is Swindon Town's greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Harry Morris 70%
2 Don Rogers 16%
3 Colin Calderwood 9%
4 John Trollope 3%
5 Harold Flemming 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:

Don Rogers - An exciting winger, Rogers is arguably the greatest player ever to wear a Swindon shirt. His goals helped the Town on the way to Wembley in 1969, resulting in Swindon's and Rogers' greatest achievement - a League Cup winners medal. Rogers tore Arsenal apart that day, scoring the two extra time goals that took the cup to Wiltshire.

Appearances: 487(3)

Goals: 181

John Trollope - A Swindon Town legend, Trollope holds the record for the number of League appearances made for one club - turning out for the Town in 770 games between 1960 and 1980, an achievement which saw him receive the MBE.

Appearances: 886(3)

Goals: 28

Harold Flemming - One of the greatest players in the club's history. In the 1908/09 Season Fleming scored 28 goals in 34 games, and was rewarded with international honours. To this day, he holds the record for the number of England appearances made by a Swindon player and has been immortalised with a statue that stands in the club's foyer. Also, he has a street in Swindon named after him, Fleming Way.

Appearances: 336

Goals: 204

Colin Calderwood - Lou Macari signed this unknown Scottish centre-back from Mansfield in the 1985/1986 pre-season, a Football League tribunal setting the fee at £27,500. It proved to be one of the biggest bargains in the history of the club - by the time Calderwood left eight years later, he was a Swindon legend.

Appearances: 412(2)

Goals: 21

Harry Morris - A bargain £110 signing from Swansea at the beginning of the 1926/1927 season, Morris is a Swindon legend. During his first season with Town, he managed an incredible 48 goals in 43 appearances. Morris went on to become Swindon's top scorer in all seven seasons that he played for the Town before being released on a free transfer to Clapton Orient in 1933.

Appearances: 279

Goals: 229

 

  Who is Swindon Town's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Glenn Hoddle 35%
2 Sam Allen 24%
3 Lou Macari 23%
4 Danny Williams 12%
5 Bert Head 6%
     

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:

Glenn Hoddle - Led the club to promotion to the Premier League in 1993.

Lou Macari - Steered Swindon from the Fourth Division to the brink of the First Division, winning the Division Four championship along the way.

Danny Williams - Led Town to League Cup glory in 1969, beating Arsenal 3-1 in the final at Wembley

Bert Head - Secured Swindon's first ever promotion in 1963 with a team of young, local players. Gave the great Don Rogers his debut.

Sam Allen - The club's first and longest serving manager. Between 1902 and 1933, Allen guided Swindon to two Southern League championships and two FA Cup semi-final appearances.