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Last Updated: Friday, 11 February, 2005, 15:25 GMT
Scunthorpe's cult heroes

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Alex Calvo Garcia has been voted Scunthorpe United's all-time cult hero by Football Focus viewers.

Garcia won with 77% of the vote ahead of fellow Scunthorpe favourites Lee Hodges and Peter Beagrie.


Top Spanish import who scored the goal that secured us promotion to the old second division at Wembley and gave years to the club.
Richard Starkey

Brought some Spanish sun to North Lincs. Retired back to Spain with his family at the end of last season following an emotional testimonial at Glanny Park where legends including Mendieta, Campo, and Jordi Cruyff turned out. Forever a place in our hearts after scoring the winning goal in the '99 play-off final at Wembley against Orient to gain us promotion and finally bringing some glory to long suffering Iron fans. I remember hearing an interview on Radio Humberside when he first arrived many years ago, when asked how Scunthorpe compared to his home town in Spain, his response was "ahhh..... the laydeeezz of Scunthorpe, veeery nice, I like a lot".
Andrew Sedgwick

Only one player it could possibly be, classy Spaniard, loved the town, and scored at Wembley to send us up.
Christopher Watkinson

Came to the club in 1996 as a young Spaniard speaking very little English, who started life as a striker, Brian Laws moulding him into a midfielder which proved a master stroke. In 1999 he scored the winning goal against Leyton Orient in the play-off final at Wembley. Already in the hearts of many supporters with his previous goals, that goal made him a legend, and as he retired last year, there was even a clothing range called "The Legend" in honour of the great man, with an emotional farewell at his testimonial at the end of last season.
Simon Walshe


5 foot 7 barrel who looked like Gazza when he was on the ball. Always one for a run from half way, beating 5 men and then top corner finishes - top entertainment.
Richard Starkey

Signed from West Ham, Sooper Lee gave us some magic moments. The Cup goal against Doncaster which had Lineker, Brooking et al salivating; playing a blinder against First Division Burnley in the FA Cup third round, and all the Burnley fans chanting "sign him up, sign him up...". Reputedly turned down offers to move to Boro, Forest and Gillingham to stay with us. Then there were the endless terrace rumours that he'd been seen out on the town on a Friday night again, he piled on the pounds, looked hungover every Saturday. He lost his form, lost his place, drifted to Rochdale reserves, to Bristol Rovers reserves, ending up at Thurrock. A true talent gone to waste because he liked a night out... we like to think of him as our very own George Best.
Andrew Sedgwick


Still got it at the age of 132, always makes a difference and lifts the team's performance. The finest purveyor of the dragback in English football.
Richard Starkey

Still playing. Beags brought flashy, dazzling skills and backflips to Glanford Park. The ageing left-winger still turns on the style, although the back flips are slightly less common an occurrence since his hip operation. His exact age seem difficult to pin down, but reports range from 37 to 40. He's still fit as a butcher's dog, and still has the incredibly annoying habit of taking the ball past defenders, turning to cross the ball..... and turning back and taking it past the defender again, and again, and again.... before loosing the ball. We forgive him for that though. Reputedly second in the OPTA stats only to Beckham a couple of years back for crosses completed. A legend indeed.
Andrew Sedgwick

For still attempting the back flips at 38 years old.
Fiona J Harrison

The veteran midfielder still possesses his incredible skill and expertise from set pieces and is a delight to watch from the stands.
Jason Windsor

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