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DANNY BERGARA

The Man from Uruguay

Danny Bergara holds a special place in the heart of County fans. “The Man from Uruguay” truly put Stockport County on the footballing map, winning promotion for the first time in twenty four years and leading the team out at Wembley on four separate occasions.

More than twenty-five years after Danny left County, our two supporter groups are confident the time has come to honour our legendary former manager. Stockport County Supporters Co-operative and Help the Hatters would like to commission a life-size bronze statue of Danny, which will take pride of place outside Edgeley Park.

We’re launching a fundraising campaign to cover the cost of the statue and a plinth to ensure Danny’s legacy at our home is not just emotional, but physical too.

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We're launching a fundraising campaign!

Anyone who is able to help is asked to contribute to our Just Giving page to raise the money we need - but we’ll also be donating profits from the Hatters Half marathon. The Co-op’s flagship event takes place on Sunday 5th September 2021, for more information visit - www.hattershalf.co.uk.

To start the ball rolling, the Co-op and Help the Hatters have committed to donate £2,000 each.

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Here’s to the man from Uruguay

A message from Stockport County Supporters Co-operative and Help the Hatters

In March 1989 a new manager arrived at Edgeley Park, replacing the popular Asa Hartford. Most County fans had never heard of the new boss, who came to us after a brief stint at local rivals Rochdale. We were all curious as to who exactly this new guy was – but we soon found out, and he went on to become arguably County’s most loved manager ever: Danny Bergara.

Prior to Danny’s arrival, County had been through years of misery - hanging on to Football League status by the skin of our teeth and two decades of underachievement which was relieved only by the odd cup success.

Danny changed all that, winning us promotion, making four Wembley appearances (albeit unsuccessful ones!) and building the basis of the team that would eventually, under his successor Dave Jones, gain promotion to what is nowadays the Championship.

To this day, County fans can be heard singing ‘Danny Bergara’s Blue and White Army. We will never forget him. Now is the chance to do something in his memory – a permanent memorial for the man who gave us back our pride.

County Supporters’ Co-op and Help the Hatters are jointly launching a campaign to have a statue of Danny erected outside Edgeley Park. The club have given us the go-ahead and we have been in contact with sculptors. What we need now is YOUR help. We hope to crowd-fund the statue, but it won’t be cheap, the cost is likely to be in the region of £50,000, depending on the choice of sculpture. Remember what we owe to Danny – dig deep and support us.

Danny Bergara - The man from Uruguay

How you can help...

JOIN THE CO-OP

The larger the membership of the Co-op, the stronger our collective voice as a fans’ organisation will be. Furthermore, we can continue to work on fantastic projects like the Community Ticket Initiative, build the Guardian Account and fundraise for a tribute to Danny Bergara.

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MEMBERSHIP COSTS
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Adult membership for 12 months
£3
16-25 membership for 12 months
£1
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WHY JOIN THE CO-OP
  • Help safeguard the future of Stockport County Football Club
  • Provide a legal and financial framework for the supporters
  • Facilitate a relationship between the supporters and the Club
  • Help build the fan base through the Community Ticket initiative
  • Support local charities and projects
  • Access to exclusive events for Co-op members only
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JOIN HELP THE HATTERS

If you would like to assist Help the Hatters or join one of our working parties at Edgeley Park, please contact John Gaskin on 07966 130 186 or fill out the form below.

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