The Lone Moor Road club celebrated its 90th anniversary last year and Coyle proved to be an overwhelming winner from a list of the club's best ever talent.
Voted by his peers as the PFAI Players' Player of the Year in 1995, Coyle played a pivotal role as Derry City won two top flight titles in the League of Ireland.
Coyle earned 38 per cent of almost 800 votes to be crowned Derry City's greatest ever while the mercurial 'Derry Pele', Paddy McCourt, who lit up the Brandywell during three memorable years at his hometown club came second with 12 per cent of the vote.
In third place, closely behind McCourt, was Barney Travers, regarded by many as one the club's finest centre halves, who received 11 per cent of the votes. Notably the likes of Fay Coyle, Johnny Speak, Johnny McKenzie, Jimmy Kelly, Brendan Bradley and EDR Shearer missed out on the top 10.
Here's how you ranked Derry City's greatest ever. . . .