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FA CUP: "The 1987 final was special, the whole run up was incredible, the fans made it." Coventry City's Steve Ogrizovic

16 May 2016

The Sky Blues legend reveals that the final was his proudest moment, but it was made even sweeter by the Sky Blue Army...

Coventry City legend Steve Ogrizovic has hailed the FA Cup win of 1987 as the "biggest moment" of his illustrious career.

The Sky Blues stopper was influential in the team's momentous cup win and hails the win at Wembley as the proudest moment during his time between the posts.


"I think I would have to say the 1987 cup final was the biggest moment of my career," Oggy said.

"As a kid, playing at Wembley in an FA Cup final was one thing you always want to do. 

"I think with today's era it might be difficult to understand how big it was, we were brought up with no live football apart from cup finals. 

"FA Cup final day was a massive day, coverage was on from 9-6 at night and you’d watch every single minute of it. You never quite believe it will happen much, much like being a professional footballer. 

"The experiences we had in ’87, not just the final,  the whole run up was incredible. The fans made the whole thing. Their adulation, interest and excitement was just incredible, it lasted for months after and there wasn't a place you could go, if you went to the supermarket it took you three quarters of an hour to get out, old women that had never watched football in their life were queueing for an autograph! 

"Even now hardly a day goes by when I don't get someone come up to me and tell me what they were doing for the cup final, it was truly magical. 

"I think as players you forget about what it was like for us and the staff, but what it must have been like for the loyal supporters, they’re great memories."

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