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National Football Museum Hall Of Fame 2015 Inductees Announced

Thu 26th Mar 2015 | Football Industry Events

The latest 9 members of the National Football Museum Hall Of Fame were announced at the museum last night.

Gordon Taylor of National Football Museum Hall Of Fame supporters The PFA, announced six new 'modern era' male players, as well as one new historic player. The following have all been voted into the Hall Of Fame by a panel including all current living members of the Hall Of Fame:

 

 

  • Ivor Allchurch The Golden Boy of Welsh Football; a Swansea hero and inside forward in the 1958 World Cup team.
  • Bob Crompton The Blackburn Rovers captain led his side to 2 Division One titles, and was England's record cap holder for almost 40 years. Crompton is this year's 'Historic Player' inductee.
  • Norman Hunter The first PFA Player of the Year, Hunter was the defensive lynchpin of Don Revie's Leeds United side.
  • Paul McGrath An elegant and composed centre half who could also play in midfield, Paul McGrath came to be known as ‘God’ by Aston Villa fans. The Irish international won 2 League Cups with Villa, and the FA Cup with Manchester United.
  • Alan Mullery Fulham, Tottenham and England midfielder Alan Mullery was a tough, hard-working midfielder with a capacity for scoring a great goal. A key part of Spurs’ 1967 FA Cup winners, he later lifted League and UEFA Cups as club captain.
  • Gary Neville England's most-capped right back was a one-club servant, winning 8 Premier Leagues, 3 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and 2 Champions’ League medals in over 600 appearances for Manchester United.
  • Stuart Pearce A hard-hitting full back with a blistering shot, Pearce was a club legend at Nottingham Forest, who he captained to 2 League Cups.

 

Peter Ackerley, The FA's National Game Development Manager, also announced the inductees in two categories supported by The FA:

  • Female player: Faye White. The Arsenal Ladies and England captain is one of the most decorated and respected figures of the modern women's game. White captained her country at 4 major tournaments, and lifted over 25 trophies during 17 years with Arsenal.
  • Football For All inductee: Gary Davies Captain of England's Cerebral Palsy side, Gary Davies won 85 caps and continues to work as a coach with young players.

 

In addition, it was confirmed that John Barnes, originally voted into the Hall Of Fame in 2005, will attend the ceremony in October to receive his award for the first time. 

The National Football Museum Hall Of Fame ceremony takes place on October 14 2015, at the museum. Find out more at http://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/hall-of-fame/events/.

Posted by: Kev Howland

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