Arguably Sheffield United’s greatest ever player will now have a stand at Bramall Lane named after him, the club confirmed over the weekend.
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) July 13, 2018
The 8000 seater South Stand will now be known as the Tony Currie Stand in recognition of his time with us. The midfielder played for England 17 times and he will be honoured at the home pre-season friendly against Italian giants Inter Milan on July 24.
The club will be holding an unveiling even ahead of kick-off where fans will get their first opportunity to see the new signage at first hand and he will be invited onto the pitch for a warm reception.
Speaking to the Official Site, Currie was massively honoured by the gesture.
“I am overwhelmed with this honour. This is a very special tribute. Everyone knows what United and the fans mean to me – it’s an unbreakable bond that began 50 years ago and is as strong today as its ever been. The ground is also so close to my heart. It was the scene of so many moments that I cherish dearly. Its history is awesome – the events that have happened here that shaped football and sport in the world mean that having a stand named after me adds to the story and writes another page in the legend of the Lane. Incredible. I would never have dreamed all those years ago when I arrived as an 18-year-old from Watford that my name would one day adorn the front of a stand. I am so proud and want to thank the Blades family for adopting me as one of their own down the years. Things in my life have changed so much down the years, but Sheffield United has always been there.”
Currie made 313 appearances for United between 1968 and 1976, scoring 54 goals. In 2014 he was named as the club’s best ever player as we marked out 125th anniversary.
Reacting to the news, most fans felt it was long overdue and should’ve happened years ago.
100x better than the @J_Ennis stand
— Elliot (@esfirth) July 13, 2018
Just need something for Woody now ⚔️
— Matthew Eyre (@flashingblade03) July 13, 2018
Fantastic, so many times you see it after they’ve passed away. Great gesture ????????
— Paul J ????⚪⚫️⚔ (@pauljhnst) July 13, 2018
Been an amazing ambassador for you and well deserved given his time at the club ???????????? a true gentleman when ever I met him when I worked at the lane ????
— E S25OWL ???? (@davo33uk) July 13, 2018
Absolutely Fully deserved! ⚔️????
— ⚔️⚔️⚔️Jamie Davies ❤️????⚪️????⚔️ (@daviesblades83) July 13, 2018
Brilliant! at last recognition for probably the greatest ever player to put on the red and white striped shirt ✔✅✔⚪????⚪????⚪????
— Ray-z-Blade (@AbladeRay) July 13, 2018
Only 30 years too late but great news x
— Alan Pickard (@Alanpickard20) July 13, 2018
The only thing that could better this is a statue. The next step for a true legend!
— ????????????????????????????Vulkanasche???????????????????????????? (@Volcanic_Ash24) July 13, 2018
About bloody time!!!
— EYYYY UP (@T0M_Hall0wes) July 13, 2018
Took em bloody long enough. He’s done more for this club than most will ever do. #YounitedJimmy
— M4NT2 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)⚔ (@Manton1Alex) July 13, 2018
— Mosborough Blade (@JohnBrook51) July 13, 2018
— Phil Duggan (@loughblade) July 13, 2018
Brilliant. I'm definitely wearing my Currie shirt at the Inter game now
— L JD (@8LAD35) July 13, 2018