Keelan tops legends' poll

PUBLISHED: 16:40 23 July 2007 | UPDATED: 10:25 14 September 2010

Goalkeeper Kevin Keelan is the choice of Evening News readers as the ultimate Norwich City football legend.

Keelan topped a poll hosted by www.eveningnews24.

Goalkeeper Kevin Keelan is the choice of Evening News readers as the ultimate Norwich City football legend.

Keelan topped a poll hosted by www.eveningnews24.co.uk to decide which City player will go into the Professional Footballers' Association Centenary Hall of Fame.

Another former 'keeper, Bryan Gunn, finished second in the vote, with striker Iwan Roberts third.

Keelan made a club record 673 senior appearances for City between 1963 and 1980, twice helping them win promotion to Division One and playing in two League Cup finals at Wembley. He was also voted player of the season in 1972-73 and 1973-74.

As part of its centenary year, the PFA is putting together a list of 100 top players who have played professional football over the last 100 years - with a different player to be selected from 100 professional clubs to have competed in the Football League.

From a short list of 10 players produced by the club and a panel of sports journalists, Keelan polled one third of all votes, finishing on 34 per cent with Gunn on 19 per cent and Roberts on 12 per cent.

Current star Darren Huckerby was the best of the rest on nine per cent.

Nearly 1,000 votes were cast.

Final result

Kevin Keelan 34%

Bryan Gunn 19%

Iwan Roberts 12%

Darren Huckerby 9%

Martin Peters 6%

Ron Ashman 5%

Robert Fleck 5%

Dave Stringer 5%

Terry Allcock 3%

Johnny Gavin 1%

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