Sidebar

10
Sun, Dec
53 New Articles

Typography

The results are in and we can reveal that, according to Eurosport-Yahoo! readers, the greatest ever Aston Villa player is... Dwight Yorke.

The charismatic striker, who scored 97 goals in 231 appearances for Villa in a successful spell at the Midlands club during the 1990s, managed to garner 29 per cent of the vote.

But it was a close run thing, with Gareth Barry taking second place after winning 26 per cent. Perhaps Villa fans have already got over the midfielder's decision to leave Villa Park for Manchester City this summer?

Warhorse Paul McGrath - the only member of our predicted top three to make the actual honours list - came in third with 17 per cent of the vote.

Eurosport-Yahoo! verdict:

1 - Paul McGrath

2 - Gordon Cowans

3 - Pongo Waring

Readers' verdict:

1 - Dwight Yorke 29%

2 - Gareth Barry 26%

3 - Paul McGrath 17%

4 - Andy Gray 15%

5 - Peter Withe 5%

6- Gordon Cowans 4%

7 - Pongo Waring 3%

8 - Billy Walker 3%

20,477 votes at 13:00 2 August 2009