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Legends of game to be recognised

The Bermuda Football Association has unveiled the five people to be honoured as BFA Legends as part of the Legends Scholarship Programme.

The first being honoured Chevonne Furbert, known for her many accolades in her football career.

Furbet made appearances for Bermuda's national team in both football and cricket including being named captain. She won the Konica Cup seven times, the Charity Cup eleven times, the FA Cup ten times, and the league ten times.

She has also picked up the MVP and top goalscorer awards at the BFA awards. While playing, she coached her team in the BFA Women's League as well as coaching her futsal team.

Also among those honoured is Danvers Seymour Sr, who started his football career at Pembroke Hamilton Club.

He made his first appearance for the senior team at PHC Zebras in 1968 and played for them until 1978.

During that time Seymour won the FA cup, Friendship Trophy, and the league title.

He had the honour of representing Bermuda at the Pan American Games, Olympic Qualifiers, and received a bronze medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games. He is the technical adviser at Somerset Cricket Club and has also been head coach at PHC, Southampton Rangers, Vasco da Gama, Dandy Town and North Village.

Next on the list is Ellsworth Lambert, who started playing as a junior for Somerset Eagles.

As a senior player, Ellsworth played for Devonshire Colts, winning the league and FA Cup twice, the Friendship Trophy and was also part of the first team to win the Martonmere Cup.

Lambert travelled with Devonshire Colts to London in 1972 to feature in practise games against Arsenal and West Ham United, while also playing against Suriname in 1973 to reach the quarter-finals in a Concacaf tournament.

Lambert made several appearances for Bermuda and won the bronze medal in Medellin, Columbia, in 1978, scoring the winning goal against the United States in 1979 at the Pan American Games.

Lance Brown attended both Allen University and Plymouth State College, winning league championships and individual awards at both institutions.

He played most of his career as a midfielder and full back at Somerset Trojans when the club was nicknamed the as “Silver City”.

During that spell, he is known for his winning goal against Dandy Town to win the Friendship Trophy in 1990.

Brown was dubbed the “$2,500 man” as he was the first $2,500 transfer in 1985 when he moved to Eagles.

He won the Midfielder of the Year award during his only season at Southampton Rangers, while he also has travelled to Antigua and Mexico to play for the Bermuda team.

Arnold Gene West discovered his love for playing in goal while attending The Central School after experiencing defeat against Technical Institute, in which he decided he was not going to lose like that again and asked to play in goal.

West played for Devonshire Cougars and also had a two-year spell at Rangers in 1981 and 1982.

He represented Bermuda in the Olympic Qualifiers, Pan American Games, and the CAC Games, winning a bronze medal in Colombia.

Decorated career: Chevonne Furbert, in action during an Over-40s All-Star match between St George's and Somerset at Wellington Oval in 2018, is being honoured by the BFA

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Published July 23, 2020 at 8:49 pm (Updated July 23, 2020 at 9:10 pm)

Legends of game to be recognised

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