The Prince of Half-Backs - Ernest Needham
As Sheffield United captain he led the club to the first division championship in 1898 as well as runners-up spots in 1897 & 1900. He lifted the FA Cup for the Blades in 1899 & 1902 as well as being a losing finalist in 1901.
He represented England 16 times included one occassion as captain - a 6-0 win over Wales at St James’ Park in Newcastle. He marked his captaincy with a goal.
He also played first class cricket for Derbyshire & he even wrote a book Association Football by Ernest Needham. What a guy - a true club legend.