AFTER receiving more than 16,000 votes, Echosport is now able to reveal Southend United’s team of the decade.

Shrimpers fans were asked to pick their favourite player in each position to have lined up for the club between 2010 and 2019.

And here is the line-up selected by our readers.


Bentley won the goalkeeping vote by a landslide.

The shot-stopper came through the ranks at Roots Hall to make 160 appearances for his hometown club.

He was instrumental in the Shrimpers winning promotion via the League Two play-offs in 2015 and now plays for Bristol City in the Championship.


White made more appearances for Blues in the decade than any other player and was selected in the team of the decade at right-back.

White captained the Shrimpers at Wembley for their League Two play-off final success and he still remains at Roots Hall, where he now lines up at centre-back.


Mohsni’s eccentric behaviour made him a firm fans favourite at Roots Hall and he went on to feature in a number of positions while with the Shrimpers.

However, he featured most at centre-back and has been chosen in the team of the decade at the heart of the back four.


A hugely popular defender who grew up watching Blues, Adam Barrett was also one of the most popular choices for this team.

Barrett returned to the Shrimpers for a second spell in 2015 and blasted home a penalty in the shoot-out success against Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley in the play-off final.


Another landslide winner, Coker received more than 90 per cent of the votes.

The defender joined Blues in 2013 and established himself as one of the best left-backs in the lower leagues after making 208 appearances while at Roots Hall.

Coker also started the League Two play-off final for the Shrimpers and is now with Lincoln City.


An exciting winger, Hall joined Blues in 2010 and scored 23 goals in 105 appearances before joining Leeds United in 2012.

Hall has since been unable to hit the highs he reached at Roots Hall and has been playing non-league football for the past couple of seasons.


Another very popular pick, Leonard was a real star for the Shrimpers during the decade, winning player of the year three times.

Leonard’s energy from the centre of the park was hugely important for Blues and he also started the League Two play-off final.

It is not a coincidence that Southend’s fortunes have plummeted since he departed and the midfielder now plays for Millwall in the Championship.


An incredibly committed midfielder, Timlin will be best remembered by Blues fans for the bravery he showed in the League Two play-off semi-finals.

Timlin suffered a horrific clash of heads in the first leg at Stevenage which required 15 stitches.

But, just days later, the midfielder started the second leg and scored the third goal in a 3-1 win which sent the Shrimpers to Wembley.

Timlin made 261 appearances for Blues before being controversially released in 2018, a decision which still rankles with the majority of supporters.


McLaughlin scored a crucial header in Blues’ League Two play-off semi-final success against Stevenage and is still with the Shrimpers.

The Irishman has now made 176 appearances for the club and has scored 24 goals in that time.

McLaughlin had 14 assists for Blues during the 2017/18 season and is currently lining up at left-back for Sol Campbell’s side.


The Irishman was a popular figure while with the Shrimpers and was another who started the League Two play-off final against Wycombe Wanderers in 2015.

Corr joined Blues in 2010 and went on to score 62 goals in 185 games before leaving to join Cambridge United, where he now coaches.


Cox joined Blues in 2016 and has been top scorer for the past three seasons.

In total, Cox has scored 45 goals in 172 games while at Roots Hall and he was voted player of the year last season after netting 17 times in a struggling side.

Cox has also created goals for those alongside him with his intelligent play and he remains part of the Shrimpers squad.


The closest category of all and the one which received the most votes saw Phil Brown just edge out Paul Sturrock.

Sturrock took over a club in crisis in 2010 and got Blues moving back in the right direction with many shrewd signings, five of which are named in the team of the decade.

However, Sturrock was replaced by Brown in 2013 and it was the former Hull City chief who led Blues out of League Two.

Brown was in charge of the Shrimpers for the 2015 League Two play-off final and he received 48 per cent of the votes, with Sturrock ending with 45 per cent.