AS WELL as having the claim to fame as being the club with the shortest name in the Football League, Bury FC has produced some notable personalities in the game.
We're not talking about the infamous Neville Neville here, the father of Manchester United brothers Gary and Phil who worked in the Shakers' commercial department, but the man who is arguably Gigg Lane's most illustrious old boy does share his Christian name.
Neville Southall, Wales' most-capped player and Everton's most-decorated, started his Football League career with Bury.
'Big Nev', the man who would go on to be rated as the world's best goalkeepers, was a late starter to the professional game and worked as a hod-carrier, chef and dustman during his early days with Conwy United and Bangor City after unsuccessful trials with Crewe Alexandra and Bolton Wanderers as a teenager.
But Bury gave him his big break with a £6,000 transfer from Winsford United and within a year he had been spotted by Howard Kendall and completed a £150,000 switch to Goodison Park in 1981. The rest, as they say, is history.
Another great of recent years, Arsenal stalwart Lee Dixon, also turned out for the Shakers before reaching the top at Highbury.
Current Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Dean Kiely made 137 appearances for Bury between 1996-99 in the same side as Jamaican-born striker David Johnson, who enjoyed his most prolific years at Ipswich Town before joining current club Nottingham Forest.
Perhaps the most intriguing signing to pass through Gigg Lane was Baichung Bhutia, captain of India, who played for Bury between 1999-2002.
A hero to more than a billion fans back home, Bhutia was the first player from the Asian sub-continent to play in the Football League.
However, the striker failed to make an impact with the Lancashire club and scored just three times in 46 appearances, 20 of which were as a substitute.