As part of the club’s 125th Anniversary celebrations in 2009, Derby County supporters were invited to select a team of their all-time best players based on a 4–4–2 formation.
The players selected were:
- Goalkeeper: Colin Boulton
- Defenders: Ron Webster, David Nish, Roy McFarland, Igor Stimac
- Midfielders: Alan Durban, Stefano Eranio, Archie Gemmill, Alan Hinton
- Forwards: Kevin Hector, Steve Bloomer
- Manager: Brian Clough