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The title of the island’s best-ever footballer is one that fits perfectly on the striped shoulders of Matt Le Tissier. A true great, renowned across the modern footballing world.

But if you are an octogenarian your view might well be that Len Duquemin was our finest, perhaps ‘Flip’ Le Flem even, and, if you wish to push the best female footballer argument, then Maya Le Tissier wins hands down.

But, who was the island’s best non-professional? It is a question the Guernsey Press sports desk have pondered many times and now, with the support of DWA, we are running a countdown of Guernsey Football's All-Time Top 100 footballers who, at one time or another, have played senior club football on island or returned to play it after a professional career – a ‘rule’ that allows us to acknowledge the capabilities of those like Chris Tardif, the current Guernsey manager.

For our choices, we have gone back to the very start in the 1890s and we come bang up to date by including a few of the stars of 2020. In the 100 you will find at least one player from both ends of that 125-year spread.

To reach a conclusion to which player sits where on the 100-step ladder and those who failed to mount the first step onto it, we have used a simple criteria which saw players scored on the number of Muratti caps achieved, their technical ability, longevity and sheer star quality.

There have been bonus points for those who achieved professional status and yet stepped back into the Priaulx League and give us a peep at what we were missing when they were away in the UK.

It’s a long list. It is a broad one also and we will be updating it regularly until revealing who has come out on top.

100 – Sydney Cotton

99 – Les Arnold

98 – Roger Hemery

97 – Ryan Tippett

96 – Kevin Allen

95 – Jan Renouf

94 – Arthur Broadribb

93 – Charlton Gauvain

92 – Trim Morgan

91 – Alan 'Bonny' Eldridge

90 – Tony Williams

89 – Rodney Webb

88 – Ray Blondel

87 – Brian Knight

86 – Glyn Dyer

85 – Bill Huelin

84 – Ken Carter

83 – Henry Davey

82 – Bob Brehaut

81 – Micky Ogier

80 – Ken Giles

79 – Colin Le Page

78 – Dougie Mechem

77 – Joel Avery

76 – Kevin 'Goosey' Gleeson

75 – Geoff Rowe

74 – Martin Gauvain

73 – Art Le Page

72 – Stan Noel

71 – Harold Chapell

70 – Fred 'Ratter' Cleal

69 – Keith Jeffreys

68 – Freddie Willcocks

67 – Ryan Zico Black

66 – Tommy Le Prevost

65 – Jim Eker

64 – Arthur Pugh

63 – Micky Duncan

62 – Alex Le Prevost

61 – Nigel Le Page

60 – Craig Young

59 – John Herpe

58 – Neil Hunter

57 – Matt Warren

56 – Colin Reeve

55 – Stuart Polson

54 – Bill Le Page

53 – John Mahy

52 – Harold de Garis

51 – Lloyd Duquemin

50 – Colin Hargreaves

49 – Vince Tostevin

48 – Derek Mechem

47 – Walter Down

46 – Sam Cochrane

45 – Willy Barrasin

44 – Ernie Sauvage

43 – Dave Rihoy

42 – John Nobes

41 – Laurence Graham

40 – Paul Nobes

39 – Barry Mahy

38 – Gary de Carteret

37 – Jody Bisson

36 – Dick Vaudin

35 – Johnny Martel

34 – Alan 'Tich' Bougourd

33 – Mick Marley

32 – Darren Martin

31 – Chris Hamon

30 – Harold Dorey

29 – Kevin Le Gallez

28 – Jamie Dodd

27 – Chris Tardif

26 – Marshall Carre

25 – Richard Harvey

24 – Percy Bougourd

23 – Harry Stranger

22 – Wally Torode

21 – Harry Falla

20 – Alan Hunter

19 – Dave Lesbirel

18 – Tony Vance

17 – Craig Allen

16 – Les Robilliard

15 – Grant Chalmers

14 – Carl Le Tissier

13 – Walt Freeman

12 – Danny Mauger

11 – Dominic Heaume

10 – Colin Gervaise-Brazier

9 – Ross Allen

8 – Colin Fallaize

7 – John Loveridge

6 – Chris Dyer

5 – Peter Blondel

4 – William 'Busty' Warr

3 – Kevin Le Tissier

2 – Les Collins

1 – Colin Renouf

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