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6 Former Pompey Icons Chosen To Feature On New Street Art Mural At Fratton Park
by the PST Board

Added on 31 March 2024

Alan Knight, Guy Whittingham, Kanu, Linvoy Primus, Paul Merson and Robert Prosinecki are the six players chosen by Pompey supporters to feature on a new street art mural at Fratton Park.

The six Blues icons topped a poll of 2,418 fans as part of the Pompey Supporters’ Trust’s recent survey.

The mural will be painted onto the side wall of the club shop and ticket office, and will be completed in time for fans to view it ahead of the home fixture against Derby County on Tuesday 2nd April.

Pompey Supporters’ Trust Chair Donald Vass said: “The supporters have chosen some superb Pompey icons here. What a six-a-side team this would make!”

“Between them, they’ve delivered cup wins, achieved promotions, scored iconic goals and broken records while playing for Pompey”.

“Some have dedicated their life to the club, others dazzled for one special season, but each of them have given Pompey fans incredible memories, which we hope this street art mural will rekindle.”

Alan Knight is the club’s second longest-serving player behind Jimmy Dickinson, having played more than 800 times in goal for Pompey in all competitions between 1978 and 2000.

Guy Whittingham memorably scored 42 league goals in a prolific 1992/93 season, while Robert Prosinecki was a mercurial genius who arrived at Fratton Park for an improbable season in the English second tier after playing for both Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Linvoy Primus’s infectious smile and kind-hearted nature earned him the tag of ‘the nicest man in football’, but fans will also fondly remember his aggressive tackling and unbreakable spirit across nine seasons with the club.

Paul Merson was the talismanic captain of Pompey’s 2002/03 season which saw the club promoted to the Premier League.

In 2008, Kanu delivered Pompey’s first major trophy in more than 50 years by scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup Final against Cardiff City.

The street art mural has been organised by the Pompey Supporters’ Trust, with the help of a grant from the Arts Council. The work has been completed by MurWalls, who have previously made street art murals for Liverpool and Manchester City.

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