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'Top ten in my lifetime': Sheffield United fans discuss Chris Basham as he hits the 7-year mark

You’ll be hard-pressed to go out there and find a Sheffield United fan who doesn’t admire or downright love Chris Basham.

The Blades defender has become something of a cult-hero in recent times at Bramall Lane. Still with the club from the League One days, ‘Bash’ has cemented himself in club folklore with his superb displays from centre-back.

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Basham has been integral to United deploying the ‘overlapping centre-backs’ that the Blades became famed for. Clubs across Europe have been copying Chris Wilder’s system, and Basham has been vital in its growth.

Today, as tweeted out by the club, marks seven years since Basham signed.

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In that time, Basham has been part of two promotions, a play-off defeat, and a stunning top ten finish in the Premier League. Per Transfermarkt, he’s racked up 317 appearances for United. Never the most prolific, he’s hit just the 15 goals, with 12 assists.

But Basham is so much more than goals and assists.

Sheffield United fans laud Chris Basham on Twitter

On Sheffield United News, we love Chris Basham. There’s no two ways about it. He’s easily one of our favourite players in the squad and he’ll go down a club legend.

But what does the rest of the fanbase think? Well, we posed the question to the Blades supporters via our Twitter account.

Unsurprisingly, the responses from United fans mirrored our thoughts. Basham, it seems, is a true club icon. Mentions of Bob Booker, the word ‘legend’, and ‘a top bloke’ were all in the replies.

Here, then, is a look at what the Sheffield United fans make of Chris Basham as he passed the seven-year mark at Bramall Lane.

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