1. Nigel Martyn

Nigel MartynIt was always going to take something special to replace John Lukic in Leeds United’s goal and there’s no question in most fans’ mind that Nigel Martyn (whose first name is actually Antony…) is as good a Leeds United goalkeeper as we’ve ever seen.

While he’ll be remembered most fondly for his time under David O’Leary, it was Howard Wilkinson’s vision which brought Martyn to the club, signing him in 1996 along with the immensely talented youth player Lee Bowyer.

Martyn’s consistently outstanding displays both in the league and Europe were vital to Leeds’ unfortunately brief rise to the top during Peter Ridsdale’s infamous ‘Living The Dream’ days. Despite never managing to win silverware with the Whites, Martyn was still voted Leeds United’s dream team goalkeeper for an all-time greatest XI poll the club ran in 2006, the only member of the XI who didn’t play during the Revie era.

Notable omissions: Though I give fans every chance to influence these things by asking for thoughts on Twitter, top five lists are always going to be somewhat subjective.

The most notable omission here is probably Paul Robinson (though Lucas Radebe got a fair few shouts for his brief spell as LUFC goalkeeper). Ultimately, the final five was decided based on relative success, combined with the number of appearances they made for the club. It was tempting to replace Day with Robinson, but the former helped us win promotion to the top flight, which was a rather significant stepping stone to what happened two years later. As ever, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.