Blyth Spartans legend Robert Dale has been named in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League 50th anniversary starting XI.
Spartans’ captain Dale – who is reaching 600 appearances in the green and white of Spartans – joins a number of current and former football league talents including Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, former Newcastle United nemesis Ian Woan and former Norwich forward Grant Holt in the starting lineup.
Other Spartans’ players to make appearances on the top 100 players list include front-man Dan Maguire, defender Andrew Leeson and another club legend Gareth Williams.
Anthony Seghini, Blyth Spartans General Manager:
” The accolade received by Rob is thoroughly deserved, for the services that he has given not just to Blyth Spartans, but to Non-League Football in general.
“He is a special talent, that we have had the privileged to watch over many years at Croft Park. Wherever you go, often the first thing opposing fans & officials ask is; “is Dale still playing for you”, often followed by words of praise to his ability & the entertainment he provides.
!The Club are extremely proud of his achievement. It was also fantastic to see Dan Maguire & former Spartans, Gareth Williams & Andy Leeson named in the all time 100 players.
“Again, a great achievement. All of the players withouit doubt a credit to the Club. Well done all.”