Everton ace and former Leeds star voted Sheffield United's greatest ever players

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Everton's Phil Jagielka honoured by Sheffield United along with Tony Currie.

Sheffield United celebrated their 125th anniversary with a special dinner for fans, former players and staff alike.

Former in 1889, the Blades had asked supporters to vote for the club's best ever players, which were announced at the dinner with awards presented.

Current England international Phil Jagielka was one highly honoured, with the Everton man voted as the club's second greatest ever player.

With the award coming on the same day as he scored a memorable Merseyside Derby equaliser, it topped a superb 24 hours for the 32-year-old.

 

 

Jagielka came through the ranks at Sheffield United, becoming the club captain and leading them into the Premier League.

Having played more than 250 times for the Blades, he left the club in 2007 to sign for Everton following their controversial relegation, and has gone on to become a dependable and outstanding performer for the Toffees.

Jagielka was beaten to the top spot by United legend Tony Currie, who spent eight seasons at the club in the late 60s and 70s, and went onto star for Leeds later in the decade.

Currie was an outstanding midfielder, now 64, who was capped 17 times by England.

 

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