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Last Updated: Friday, 1 April, 2005, 13:34 GMT 14:34 UK
Bristol City's cult heroes

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Dariusz "Jacki" Dziekanowski has been voted Bristol City's all-time cult hero by Football Focus viewers.

Dziekanowski won with 41% of the vote, ahead of fellow City favourites John Atyeo and Brian Tinnion.


City Legend. 598 appearances and 315 goals.
Stephen Miles

Scored some terrifc goals for our club and was a City Legend and England International.
Paul Hudd

England centre forward, our highest ever goal scorer.
Ben Jones


The only real star we ever had.
Stephen Miles

"He may be from a different country... today he's been from a different planet" was John Motson's analysis of Jacki's contribution to our 3-1 FA Cup win against Leicester a few years back, and this was about how most City fans felt about him too. Astonishingly skilful and with 60 odd Poland caps behind him, the only reason he ever found himself at a club like City was his love of women and vodka. Left the club and became a plumber in Warsaw.
Ben Jones

Jacki came to us from Celtic in 1992 for 250,000, which at the time made him our record signing. He was an experienced international footballer with around 70 caps for Poland. He remains to this day, without a shadow of doubt, the most entertaining forward player I have seen in a Bristol City shirt. To further endear himself to me, he had a reputation as a bit of a drinker and a womaniser, last of the famous international playboys you might say. Unfortuantly, under Russell Osman, Jacki was never able to command a regular place in the side. There were persistent rumours of dressing room bust-ups between Jacki and Osman and eventually Jacki was released and returned to Poland. Interestingly, he was granted one final farewell to the Ashton Gate faithfull and was paraded on the pitch like a new signing before he left. We won with player/manager, Russell Osman, scoring one of the goals. When Osman was named as the scorer of the goal, he was booed by all corners of the ground. There was no hiding who Bristol City's fans preferred, and not even Osman's victory at Anfield in '94 has changed that.
Alexander Scriven

A legend for us scoring plenty of great goals but also being on first name terms with local police for being collected most nights for drinking himself silly. All that talent and he made Gazza look like a tea-totaller!
Rich Webb

The most skilful player I have ever seen at the 'Gate.
Matt Sargent

The most outrageously gifted player to ever play for Bristol City.



Because of his left foot and loyalty.
Kiwi Colin

'Tinman', as he's now known (due to his stiff bodied running style), scored one of our club's most famous goals in 1994 in the FA Cup when we knocked Liverpool out at Anfield in a replay. I got Brian to sign my ticket from the game only last week, and his only comment was "this night rings a bell for me" in his thick geordie accent, with the biggest grin across his face!
Rich Webb

10 year at the club as player now player/manager, never shirks responsibility and lives for the club.
Matt Sargent

Current manager, massive commitment to the club - played with Gazza at Newcastle in his early career and scored the goal at Anfield in the FA Cup 3rd round replay which lost Graeme Souness his job!
Chris Kirwan

Over 10 years of loyal service. Over 500 games played. A quality left foot and fans' favourite. Very passionate. Great passer and great left foot.
Robert Smith

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