Millwall skipper just pipped by Leeds United legend in search to find greatest ever club captain (From News Shopper)
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Millwall skipper just pipped by Leeds United legend in search to find greatest ever club captain
4:49pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Sport
MILLWALL’S Paul Robinson has been immortalised into Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United Hall of Fame after being shortlisted in a nationwide search for the greatest captain in the history of the Football League.
The fans’ favourite entered the top five spot following a surge of support from the community and now joins Leeds United’s Billy Bremner in the roll of honour.
Robinson fought off stiff competition from all 72 Football League nominated skippers in the first round to enter the top five final online vote, only to miss out on the top spot to Bremner, who picked up the prize for the all-time greatest skipper in the history of the league.
Other legendary skippers entering the top five included Mick Mills (Ipswich Town), Archie Gibson (Scunthorpe United) and Nat Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers).
Robinson said: “I want to thank all those Millwall fans for voting for me in the recent Prostate Cancer UK poll.
“I’m extremely proud to be shortlisted alongside such a legend of the game as Billy Bremner and honoured to be inducted into the Men United Hall of Fame to help fight prostate cancer.
“We all have the opportunity to help make a real different to the lives of men this season.
“As we all get older the prostate can become a problem, so we all need to face up it and be aware of the risks.
“I am more than happy to stand up to tackle the issue head on and inspire others to take action.”
The newly extended three-year charity partnership between Prostate Cancer UK and the Football League aims to reach over 16 million fans across the terraces, raising awareness of the disease which affects one in eight men and kills more than 10,000 a year.
While Bremner’s legacy will live on to inspire a winning team to fight a disease which kills one man every hour, the Lions skipper will play a leading role in inspiring a new generation of men to wise up to prostate cancer.
Fans across England and Wales are being urged to put aside their rivalries on the pitch and join Men United this season and support a team which has to play the most important game this season against a deadly opposition.
If you have concerns or questions about prostate cancer, call Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 or visit prostatecanceruk.org
The helpline is free to landlines, staffed by specialist nurses, and open from 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday and additionally from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesdays.
To sign for Men United today, visit prostatecanceruk.org/football
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