Nottingham Forest hero Stan Collymore has been named 86th in a Four Four Two compilation of the Top 100 Greatest Premier League players.

The ex-Reds striker was lethal during his time at the City Ground and proved a real hit among supporters.

He checked in from Southend United in 1993 and he quickly became a revelation under the management of Frank Clark.

He helped the Reds back into the top-flight during his first season at the club, with his brace on the final day at Peterborough United one of many iconic moments.

Stan Collymore
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Collymore proved his worth in the Premier League too.

During the 1994/95 campaign he fired another 25 goals in all competitions, proving himself as one of the country’s top marksmen.

Collymore departed for Liverpool in 1995 and once again he hit the goal trail.

In 64 games for the Anfield-based outfit he scored 28 goals during a two-year stint on Merseyside.

The Staffordshire-born performer also played for Aston Villa, Fulham, Leicester and Bradford City in the Premier League.


It was Forest, however, who undoubtedly saw the best of the talisman during his career.

Collymore has been named above some really big names in Four Four Two’s compilation.

He is higher than Steve McManaman, Jamie Carragher, Fernandinho, Gilberto Silva, James Milner and Peter Crouch.

Where does Collymore rank in terms of Forest greats?

To fans of a certain age, the former striker will sit right at the top of the pile.

Forest have seen very few strikers over the years boasting the sheer brute strength to brush defenders aside like Collymore did.

Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest 1994
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At times it seemed as though opposition players just bounced off his large frame, such was his dominance in possession.

It didn’t go down too well that Collymore went to join Liverpool but that is only a minor blemish on his reputation as a Forest legend.

Current supporters can only dream that one day the Reds have a striker boasting as much all-round quality that the nineties striker had.

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