In an FA Cup poll hijacked by supporters, a Portsmouth defender was chosen ahead of Bobby Moore.


In an FA Cup poll hijacked by supporters, a Portsmouth defender was chosen ahead of Bobby Moore.

The FA Cup’s official Twitter account held a poll to determine the competition’s greatest defender, with Raggett competing against Moore, John Terry, and Tony Adams.

Sean Raggett of Portsmouth has been named in the finest FA Cup five-a-side team of all time, beating out Bobby Moore, John Terry, and Tony Adams.

The team was chosen through a series of polls held on the FA Cup’s official Twitter account as part of a #5ASideFriday feature.

Terry, Moore, and Adams were all in the final four for the sole defense slot in what would be dubbed the FA Cup’s finest five-a-side team.

Raggett was also given a berth in the final, despite the fact that he had never advanced past the quarter-final stages with any of his eight clubs.

Moore won the FA Cup with West Ham in 1964, Terry won five times with Chelsea, four of them as captain, and Adams won three times with Arsenal.

Despite their amazing pedigree, Portsmouth fans rigged the voting to guarantee that Raggett came out on top.

The Englishman won by a large margin, receiving 68.1 percent of the 3,547 votes cast.

Terry came in second with 16.5 percent, Moore in third with 8.7 percent, and Adams in last place with only 6.7 percent.

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Raggett was promoted to the final team, where he was joined by Chelsea great Petr Cech, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, former Arsenal heroes Patrick Viera and Thierry Henry, and others.

Cech won four FA Cups with Chelsea, while Gerrard and Henry each won two with Liverpool and Arsenal.

Viera, on the other hand, was their most successful teammate, winning the competition four times with Arsenal and once with Manchester City.

Five-time champion Sir Alex Ferguson was chosen as the team’s manager, with Raggett being the only member who had never won a championship.

His most memorable FA Cup moment came in 2018, when he scored a last-minute winner against Burney to set up Lincoln’s quarter-final clash with Arsenal.

With Portsmouth, he has already won a game in the tournament this season, defeating Harrow Borough in the first round proper.


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