Vote for Archie as great League captain
Former Scunthorpe United captain Archie Gibson is one of five players shortlisted as the greatest skipper in the history of the Football League.
The online poll is being run by Prostate Cancer UK along with the Football League, as part of their Men United campaign.
Archie was nominated by his grandson Ross, an active member of the Iron Trust, who runs the blog Any Old Iron.
“I’m delighted that Archie Gibson has been voted one of the all-time great Football League captains from 72 outstanding nominees, which is a fantastic tribute to the commitment, skill and leadership that he showed for the Iron,” said Ross.
“Those skills have rightly made him a club legend at Scunthorpe and I have fingers crossed that Archie can achieve enough votes in the final round to become a worthy captain of ‘Men United’.”
An online poll put nominations from all 72 Football League clubs to the vote, with Archie making it to the final five alongside Nat Lofthouse (Bolton), Billy Bremner (Leeds), Paul Robinson (Millwall) and Mick Mills (Ipswich). You can vote for Archie in the final poll at prostatecanceruk.org/football.
“All of us at Scunthorpe United are delighted to learn of the news that our former skipper Archie Gibson has been named in the top five shortlist for the ‘Greatest captain in the history of the Football League’. We hope that everyone will spare some of their time to ensure that Archie is named as the ‘Greatest Captain’,” said David Beeby, Scunthorpe United’s general manager.
“Sadly, Archie is no longer with us but during his prime as a professional football player he was very influential for the Iron. He spent three successful years with Scunthorpe and he almost led the club to the top-flight but he narrowly missed out on what would have been a landmark achievement in his and the club’s history.”