The votes have been counted, and it is time to reveal the Southampton fans’ Ultimate XI!
The team forms part of the major exhibition on the club’s history, titled We March On: Southampton Football Club, Then and Now, which opens to the public at SeaCity Museum tomorrow.
Fans were given the chance to vote from a shortlist of players selected by an independent panel of supporters and club historians, with the results having now been calculated.
Ahead of tonight’s special launch event, which will see a host of dignitaries and specially-invited guests open the exhibition, we can reveal the team…
• Peter Shilton
• Jason Dodd
• Claus Lundekvam
• José Fonte
• Wayne Bridge
• Alan Ball
• Matt Le Tissier
• Adam Lallana
• Rickie Lambert
• Mick Channon
• Alan Shearer
SUBS: Antti Niemi, Mark Wright, Francis Benali, Ivan Golac, Morgan Schneiderlin, Terry Paine, Kevin Keegan.
MANAGER: Lawrie McMenemy
ASSISTANT MANAGER: Nigel Adkins
SeaCity’s exhibition will be open for seven months and will mark both the on and off-field history of the club, including never-seen-before memorabilia from the 1976 FA Cup and 2010 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy wins.
As well as charting the historical highs and lows, the exhibition will also show how the football club runs now, with an exclusive look behind the gates of Staplewood Campus.
Current members of the backroom staff – from sports scientists to academy coaches – give an insight into how the place ticks and what makes it one of the most respected training facilities in the country.
There will be a whole host of other insights, memorabilia and interactive experiences as part of the showcase.
Tickets for the exhibition cost just £3.50 per person or £2.50 for concessions and are available in-person at the SeaCity Museum or by clicking here.