Who’s your Glory cult hero?


A cult hero is defined as being “a writer, musician, artist, or other public figure who is greatly admired by a relatively small audience or is influential despite limited commercial success”.

And at Glory, we’ve certainly had our fair share over the years.

Some sparkled in purple for the briefest of moments before departing, leaving us reeling amidst a swirl of bittersweet emotions, wanting more and rueing what might have been.

Others have stuck around longer, prompting indifference from many, but a fervent devotion from a frenzied few.

And while Ivan Ergic, Ljubo Milicevic, Andre Gumprecht, Eugene Dadi and Marc Warren are among the names that spring readily to mind, the cult hero is ultimately the most personal of choices.

Andre Gumprecht

Any Glory player could have triggered something in any of us at any time.

It might have been their style, their look, their penchant for sweatbands, or maybe because they let you nip in front of them while queuing at the Bibra Lake branch of Bunnings.

But whatever started it, the feeling developed into an enduring favouritism that, in many cases, defied all the orthodox measurements by which sporting greatness is defined.

Eugene Dadi celebrates

We’d love to hear the story of your Glory cult hero, so why not join the conversation and engage with your fellow-members and fans via our Facebook page HERE or Twitter HERE.