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Your Blues Team of the Decade

All the votes are in - you have chosen the best players who have represented Blues in the decade.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the team comprises of players who primarily earned Blues a first major trophy in 48 years.

The Carling Cup winners of 2011 figure prominently, with nine players from that unforgettable Wembley day making the cut (Scott Dann was injured).

Ben Foster - the Man of the Match in the 2-1 defeat of Arsenal - was voted as Blues top goalkeeper of the past 10 years.

Wembley captain Stephen Carr was voted right-back. During his spell at the Club, the Irish star proved to be one of the shrewdest and best pieces of business.

At centre-half, the pairing of Roger Johnson and Scott Dann received the most votes.

That duo helped underpin Blues in a ninth-place Premier League finish in 2009/10 - the Club's highest in 51 years.

At left-back, the dependable and often underrated David Murphy got the nod.

In central midfield, how about a combination of Barry Ferguson and Lee Bowyer?

Ferguson was Blues little general, dictating the play and tempo of Blues under Alex McLeish as they impressed in the top-flight and won the Carling Cup.

Like Carr, Bowyer came to Blues relatively late in his career but his outstanding midfield play in both boxes and an eye for goal were ever apparent.

For the wing positions, it was a case of old and new.

Sebastian Larsson was a consistent performer down the right flank. His work ethic and energy made him popular, and his free-kicks were often deadly.

Nathan Redmond came through the ranks an announced himself in some style, with a goal in the Europa League Play-Off victory against Nacional at St. Andrew's in 2011, aged 17.

Up front, you voted for Nikola Zigic and Kevin Phillips.

Zigic, a Club record signing at £6 million, has cemented his legend at Blues, scoring vital goals in the Carling Cup Quarter-Final against Aston Villa, transforming the Semi-Final and heading the opener in the final itself.

He played for five years all told at Blues - only Murphy, of the players selection for the Team of the Decade, performed for the Club for longer.

Kevin Phillips ended the previous decade top-scoring to help Blues to Premier League promotion, and continued to show his quality thereafter. Super Kev was an unused substitute at Wembley in the Carling Cup Final - Obafemi Martins was sent on, instead . . . 

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