Our Greatest XI feature continues as we ask you to pick your greatest left backThe voting is open for fans to select their all-time favourite Gills left-back.
To celebrate the opening of Priestfield’s Legends Lounge, throughout the 2013/14 campaign, we’re asking fans to vote for what they consider to be their greatest all-time Gills XI.
Thanks to all our supporters that voted for their ultimate centre-half last month, hundreds of you voted, and there were two clear winners which we’ll be announcing very soon.
Meanwhile voting is now open for the left-back shirt which will be the next to be added to our Legends Lounge Wall of Fame. Here’s our shortlist for Gillingham’s greatest left-backs, or you can email your own suggestions to us by using firstname.lastname@example.org
Signed from the Army in 1958, Dennis was an uncompromising left-back who terrorised opposition wingers for a decade at Priestfield and was a key player in the Gills defence that helped Freddie Cox’s side secure the Division Four Championship in 1963/64.
By the time he transferred to Brentford in 1968 Dennis had clocked up 355 league and cup appearances, and he still remains 13th in the club’s all-time appearance table.
A graduate of Bill “Buster” Collins youth system, where his team mates included Steve Bruce, Micky began his career as a left-winger before dropping back into defence and was capped four times by England at Youth level.
He scored five times in 92 games for the Gills and earned a place in the 1982 -83 PFA Third Division Team of the year before transferring to First Division Coventry City for £85,000 in 1983.
A £30,000 for Gerry Summers from Swindon Town in the summer of 1980, Andy had an outstanding debut season for the Gills, scoring four goals in 42 appearances, and was deservedly named Player of the Year for 1980/81.
After one more season at Priestfield, he moved to Dartford in 1982 and later went on to enjoy great success as a manager with Gravesend and Northfleet, guiding them to the Conference Premier.
Another graduate of the Gills Youth academy, Roland progressed through the ranks to make his first team debut against Chesterfield in September 1998, aged 19.
He became a regular under Peter Taylor in 1999/2000, as the Gills secured promotion to the Championship with play-off final victory over Wigan at Wembley, and was a cornerstone of the team that kept Gillingham in the second tier until his move to Hibernian in 2003.
A free-scoring full-back with an eye for goal, Dave was lethal from the penalty spot, netting 31 times in 205 league and cup appearances for the club, after working his way through the youth system.
After helping the Gills secure promotion to Division Three in 1973/74 he was signed by Southampton for a fee of £50,000 and helped the Saints overcome the giants of Manchester United to win the FA Cup in 1976.
First signed by Neale Cooper in the summer of 2005, Danny is a versatile performer, equally at home on the left side of midfield, or at full-back, and made 178 appearances, scoring nine goals for the club.
His bubbly character and eye for a spectacular goal made him a firm fans’ favourite, winning the Goal of the Season title for 2006/07 for his stunning effort against Brentford and the Gills Player of the Year award in 2011/12.
There are three ways for supporters to vote:
Via Twitter @TheGillsFC using the hashtag #GreatestLeftBack
Via Facebook on GillinghamFootballClubOfficial comment using GreatestLeftBack
Via email to email@example.com subject title GreatestLeftBack