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Matt's in the Hall of Fame
7:00am Thursday 26th September 2013 in Sport
Saints legend Matthew Le Tissier was last night inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame.
He was among ten people who received what is regarded as one of the highest honours in football. He joins other famous football faces like Sir Alex Ferguson, ex-Saints boss Alan Ball, Gordon Banks, Cliff Bastin, Jimmy Greaves and Sir Tom Finney on the honour roll.
Others inducted last night included Peter Schmeichel (Manchester United), Cliff Jones (Tottenham), Mike Summerbee (Manchester City), Ray Wilkins (Chelsea/Manchester United) and Eddie Gray (Leeds).
Sheila Parker – the first women’s England captain back in 1972 – and Jack Taylor, the Englishman who refereed the 1974 World Cup Final, were also honoured. The late Raich Carter, who captained Sunderland to League and FA Cup wins in the 1930s, was another inductee with David Clarke, England’s record goalscorer in blind football, completing the ten-strong line-up.
To qualify for the Hall of Fame, players, managers and referees must have finished their playing career or be aged over 30.
They must have played or managed in England for at least five years.
“We are delighted to be able to recognise the achievements of these legendary players,” said National Football Museum Director Kevin Moore.
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