Date: 11th October 2019 at 8:00am
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There are some players at football clubs that transcend the icon status and belong in a category of respect and love very few names will ever reach, but for Francis Benali, the former Southampton star is placed firmly here.

The now 50-year-old Saints hero has kept a strong affinity to the club the defender spent over 16 years at, with Benali part of the Southampton side that made it to the 2003 FA Cup final and forever making himself as a legend of the club for his work off the pitch, with the former defender raising £1 million this year for Cancer Research UK as reported by BBC News.

The former left-back is a true Southampton legend, and Benali has backed up his love for the Saints in a recent interview with the club’s official website where the south coast-born defender discussed the highest of highs and lowest of lows during his time with the no Premier League club.

With Benali holding a special place in the hearts of Southampton fans everywhere, plenty of supporters on social media flocked to praise their Saints legend for his words about the team and what it means to play for the club he loved.

Here’s what some Southampton fans had to say about Benali’s raving praise of Southampton…

Benali has a place in the hearts of Saints fans everywhere…

Benali will be hoping Southampton return to good form following the international break, with the Saints currently sat in 17th place in the Premier League table.

 

One Reply to “‘Superb human being’ – These Saints fans praise club legend who ‘lived the absolute dream’”

  • Franny you should be very proud of what you’ve achieved both as a player and as a good man It is a great shame that there are too many players who think they are prima Donna’s Football started going sour when then players earn more than the manager and intimidate the referees to much in rugby players respect referees decisions player s need to take note You are Matt Letissier are a credit to Southampton and football

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