Blackpool FC Hall of Fame revealed

Harry Johnston and Stanley Matthews carried shoulder high with the FA Cup by team mates
Harry Johnston and Stanley Matthews carried shoulder high with the FA Cup by team mates
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THE Gazette’s Blackpool FC Hall of Fame is complete.

Since we launched our Hall of Fame feature on June 21, readers from far and wide have voted for their favourite Pool players and managers of all time via email and Twitter.

It was tough to narrow it down, and not everyone will agree, but these are the Seasiders who received the most votes.

We have six goalkeepers, six full-backs, five centre-backs, five central midfielders, six wingers and five strikers. We have also inducted four managers into our Hall of Fame.

If you have any observations about our list or would like to press the claims of anyone omitted, do drop us a line at tango@blackpoolgazette.co.uk

Here is the full list...

Goalkeepers

John Burridge

Steve Banks

Gordon West

Iain Hesford

George Farm

Full-backs

Jimmy Armfield

Eddie Shimwell

Stephen Crainey

Alan Wright

Mike Davies

Bill Bentley

Centre-backs

Harry Johnston

Glyn James

Ian Evatt

Peter Clarke

Roy Gratrix

Midfielders

Alan Suddick

Charlie Adam

Tony Green

Alan Ball

Keith Southern

Wingers

Sir Stanley Matthews

Trevor Sinclair

Mickey Burns

Bill Perry

Tommy Hutchison

Wes Hoolahan

Strikers

Jimmy Hampson

Stan Mortensen

Ray Charnley

Dave Bamber

Brett Ormerod

Managers

Billy Ayre (November 30, 1990 - June 10, 1994) 191 games, 77 wins, 70 draws, 44 defeats (40.31 per cent win rate)

Ian Holloway (May 21, 2009 - present) 147 games, 57 wins, 40 draws, 50 defeats (38.78 per cent win rate)

Simon Grayson (November 10, 2005 - December 23, 2008) 160 games, 58 wins, 51 draws, 50 defeats (36.88 per cent win rate)

Joe Smith (August 1, 1935 - April 30, 1958) 730 games, 317 wins, 247 draws, 166 defeats (43.42 win rate)