4. Gary Sprake

Gary SprakeEvery list needs a controversial inclusion and we have ours in the form of “Careless Hands” Sprake.

More famous for his gaffes (a fine selection of which you can see here) than his goalkeeping skills and hated by many Leeds United fans for claiming Don Revie tried to rig football matches (a claim he refused to repeat under oath and was later disproved), it’s rare you’ll see a post listing him as one of the club’s greatest ever goalkeepers.

But while many would rather airbrush his name from history, his impressive number of appearances for Don Revie, a league title, the League Cup and Cup Winners Cup medals can’t be ignored. However comical his occasional bluffs were and however much his claims damaged the legacy of our greatest ever manager, Sprake’s contribution towards our collection of silverware kinda speaks for itself…