2018 Scottish Football Hall of Fame Nominations Launch.

Nominations for the 2018 Scottish Football Hall of Fame  are now open!

The Scottish Football Hall of Fame is a permanent feature in the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park. A panel of experts from the world of football, and the media, will consider nominees and elect successful candidates. The inductees are those truly great players, managers and officials who have reached the pinnacle of their profession and have made a significant contribution to Scottish football’s reputation through their skill, spirit and determination.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at a star-studded dinner at Hampden Park on Sunday 21st October in association with Hampden Conference & Events and Prestige Sodexo, where there will be a special tribute to Hall of Fame inductee, and Scotland manager, Alex McLeish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above: McLeish was present to launch this year’s opening of Hall of Fame nominations where they will be a Special Tribute to him on the night.

Alex was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005 following a superb playing career for Aberdeen (692 appearances) and Scotland (77 caps). His playing career saw him win 10 domestic trophies as well as the European Cup Winners’ Cup and European Super Cup, and represent Scotland at three FIFA World Cups in 1982, 1986 and 1990.

After hanging up his boots, Alex went into management with spells at clubs including Motherwell, Hibernian, Rangers and Birmingham City. In February 2018, Alex returned to Hampden to take the helm of the National Team for a second time, having previously held the position in 2007, where he came very close to leading the team to UEFA Euro 2008. During his first spell, he recorded the highest win percentage of any Scotland manager, with seven victories from his 10 matches in charge.

The inductees are those truly great players, managers and officials who have reached the pinnacle of their profession and have made a significant contribution to Scottish football’s reputation through their skill, spirit and determination.

The committee of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame will consider nominees who meet the following criteria…

1)      Players recognised as being Scottish (in compliance with FIFA’s international guidelines on eligibility) once they have retired from the game.

2)      Non Scottish players who have made a significant contribution to Scottish football and who have since finished playing in Scotland.

3)      Managers recognised as being Scottish who are deemed to have spent a reasonable length of time in their chosen field.

4)      Non Scottish managers who have made a significant contribution to Scottish football and who are deemed to have spent a reasonable length of time in their chosen field.

5)      Officials recognised as being Scottish who are deemed to have spent a reasonable length of time in their chosen field.

6)      Non Scottish officials who have made a significant contribution to Scottish football and who are deemed to have spent a reasonable length of time in their chosen field.

The number of individuals inducted may vary from year to year at the discretion of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame committee, but at least one inductee per year will be shortlisted will come from the pre 1945 era.

The public can nominate their football personality at: https://bit.ly/VKFSU0

You can also post your nomination to: Scottish Football Hall of Fame, Hampden Park, Glasgow, G42 9BA. The closing date for nominations is midnight on Sunday 26th August.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at a star-studded dinner at Hampden Park on Sunday 21st October in association with Hampden Conference & Events and Prestige Sodexo. Tables can be secured by calling 0141 620 4040.

The full list of Hall of Fame members are:

2004 Inductees – Willie Woodburn, Jim Baxter, Sir Alex Ferguson, Graeme Souness, John Greig, Jock Stein, Bill Shankly, Billy McNeill, Jimmy McGrory, Danny McGrain, Sir Matt Busby, Bobby Murdoch, Jimmy Johnstone, Billy Bremner, Dave Mackay, Denis Law, Gordon Smith, Willie Miller, Hughie Gallacher and Kenny Dalglish.

2005 Inductees – Alan Morton, Alex McLeish, Bobby Lennox, Alex James, Charles Campbell, George Young, Jim McLean, Joe Jordan, John White, Lawrie Reilly and Willie Waddell.

2006 Inductees – Willie Henderson, Davie Cooper, Tommy Gemmell, Richard Gough, Willie Ormond, John Robertson, Tommy Walker, Brian Laudrup, Billy Steel, Sandy Jardine and Henrik Larsson.

2007 Inductees – Walter Smith, Gordon Strachan, Alan Hansen, Ally McCoist, Rose Reilly, Eddie Turnbull, Willie Bauld, Eric Caldow and Jimmy Cowan.

2008 Inductees – John Thomson, Bill Struth, Billy Liddell, Jim Leighton, Derek Johnstone, Bobby Evans, Archie Gemmill and Ian St John.

2009 Inductees – Willie Maley, Davie Meiklejohn, Jimmy Delaney, Alan Gilzean, Bertie Auld, Maurice Johnston, Paul Lambert and Steve Archibald.

2010 Inductees – Bobby Johnstone, Paul McStay, David Narey, Craig Brown, Andy Goram and Tom Wharton.

2011 Inductees – Pat Crerand, Ronnie Simpson, Terry Butcher, RS McColl, and journalist Hugh McIlvanney.

2012 Inductees – Frank McLintock, Bob McPhail, Gordon McQueen, Pat Stanton and Andrew Watson.

2013 Inductees – Scot Symon, Bobby Walker, Martin Buchan, Eddie Gray, Tommy Docherty and Alan Rough.

2014 Inductees – Davie Wilson, Bill Brown, Peter Lorimer, McCrae’s Battalion (1914) and Charlie Nicholas.

2015 Inductees – Maurice Malpas, George Graham, Bobby Brown, Ally MacLeod and Professor Stewart Hillis.

2016 Inductees – Steve Chalmers, Jock Wallace, John Wark, Alex Smith and Gary McAllister.

2017 Inductees – John Clark, Jim Craig, John McGovern, Allan McGraw, Archie MacPherson, Willie Wallace, The Lisbon Lions, and Queen’s Park FC.