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Last Updated: Friday, 8 April, 2005, 09:23 GMT 10:23 UK
Hibernian's cult heroes

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Franck Sauzee has been voted Hibernian's all-time cult hero by Football Focus viewers.

Sauzee won with 59% of the vote, ahead of fellow Hibs favourites Pat Stanton and Keith Wright.


European Cup winner who came to Edinburgh in '98 and found home. The most cultured and gifted player to grace Easter Road in decades fell in love with the club, and the club with him. Although it ended with an ill-fated stint as manager, he is still feted today through song, particularly "You never beat Sauzee", in reference to Hearts' failure to beat Hibs with Sauzee as player, or manager.
Paul Jeffrey

European Cup Winner. Now, Franck may have been in the twilight of his career but he was a class act for Hibernian both on and off the pitch and, along side Russell Latapy, was probably the best signing McLeish made in his time at Easter Road. Whether it was playing in centre midfield or as a sweeper, Sauzee oozed class. His touch, vision, passing range and shooting ability showed why he'd won the highest club honour available. He was approachable off the pitch and always had time for Hibernian supporters in the streets of his adopted home.
Gareth Hall

Only with us at the end of his career but the man was sheer class, he is one of the only players that I have seen that could walk into any Hibs team and possibly any that they've ever played. He casually strolled through every game he played for us, rarely made a mistake and made many a striker look very foolish as he calmly flicked the ball over their head and carried the ball upfield. He brought a touch of class to Easter Road that hadn't been seen for many years. 'There's only one Sauzee'.
Craig Rowan

Fantastic player and captain, held a bad defence together for at least 3 years and was loved by fans. Became club manager but sacked after 69 days in charge.
Diana Osler

A great player, a great captain and most of all a great guy. Magnifique as his fellow Frenchmen would say.
Derek Robertson


Legend. The captain and lynchpin of "Turnbull's Tornadoes" during the early 1970s, and a member of the team that inflicted the famous 7-0 home defeat on Hearts on New Year's Day, 1973. Hibee through and through, a direct descendant of one of the club's founders, and still involved with the club today.
Paul Jeffrey

A great Hibs player under Turnbull when we could claim to be nearly as good as Stein's Lisbon Lions (some will not forgive him for the penalty miss against Leeds or the decision to go West).
Chris Wilson


"Ted" scored in every round of the 1991 Scottish League Cup, Hibs' first major trophy since the same cup was lifted by Pat Stanton in 1972. This came only 6 months after Hibs had beaten a predatory bid from Wallace Mercer, Hearts' owner, that would have shut them down. Another true Hibee, who scored at will with head or feet.
Paul Jeffrey

Centre forward, a Hibs fan - the fans took to him immediately and the fact that his goals helped us win our only trophy in the last 30 years helps. All he would have to do is walk on to a pitch and the Hibs fans would cheer him.
Craig Rowan

Top league goalscorer since the year dot, hard worker and scored important goals.
Diana Osler

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