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2018 Scottish Football Hall of Fame Nominations Launch.

Nominations for the 2018 Scottish Football Hall of Fame opened today.

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 today to launch this year’s opening of Hall of Fame nominations.

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 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: sfmhalloffame.co.uk.

 

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.

Football fans can participate by logging on to sfmhalloffame.co.uk and nominate the personality of their choice. 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.

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.

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.

Lisbon Lions Team to be Inducted Into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame

The Scottish Football Museum and Scottish Football Hall of Fame Committee can reveal the Celtic team which won the European Cup in 1967 (famously regarded as the Lisbon Lions) is to be inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame at the upcoming dinner on 15th October 2017.

The Celtic side made history after becoming the first British team to win the European Cup back on 25th May, 1967; after beating Inter Milan 2-1, thanks to strikes from Tommy Gemmell and Stevie Chalmers, in the Estadio Nacional, in Lisbon.

The team, managed by the great Jock Stein, is also regarded as possibly the greatest ever British side from football fans across the globe, not for just winning the European Cup, but for orchestrating an incredible fast, attacking style of football which led to Celtic to win every competition they entered.

Indeed, eight out of the eleven men have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its beginning in 2004. Though this year marks fifty years since the famous European triumph, with this year’s dinner already paying tribute to the wonderful 1967 football season in Scotland, the committee decided it would only be be fitting to recognise the entire team who helped create one of the most romantic tales in football history.

Left: The victorious Lisbon Lions with the European Cup.

Jim Craig, on behalf of the Lisbon Lions said: “It is very humbling to be honoured in this way and we are delighted to receive this kind of recognition. It has been an emotional year for all the Lions and our families.  There have been so many wonderful tributes organised by Celtic and we have enjoyed so many fantastic moments as we have marked this special 50th anniversary year.”

“We are delighted now to also mark this very special year by entry to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.”

Football fans from all over the world nominated players, managers and officials whom they thought should be recognised for their contribution to Scottish football. Then a panel of experts from football and the media considered the nominees and had the difficult task of whittling them down for inclusion this year. Further inductees will be announced at the dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hall of Fame, situated in the Scottish Football Museum at the National Stadium, Hampden Park honours individuals who have made a significant contribution to Scottish Football.

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 last remaining tables for this year’s annual dinner on 15th October can be secured by calling 0141 620 4040 or visiting www.scottishfootballhalloffame.co.uk.

 

The Scottish Football Museum is delighted to accept the presentation of an extremely rare 10-inch disc recording of “The Laddie Frae Cardenden”

The Scottish Football Museum is delighted to accept the presentation of an extremely rare 10-inch disc recording of “The Laddie Fae Cardenden”, a tribute to legendary Celtic goalkeeper John Thomson.

The historic song, written by Alexander McGregor and performed by Douglas Robb, dates from 1931 and was recorded as a tribute to Thomson who was killed in a tragic accident during an Old Firm match at Ibrox Park on September 5, 1931. A Scottish internationalist when he died aged just 22, John Thomson had already made 188 appearances for his club in a career that was so tragically cut short.

The disc is being donated to the Museum by Terry Dick son the late Glen Daly. Glen himself is famous for his recording of The Celtic Song which is still played at every Celtic home game.

Presenting the disc to the Museum was Celtic and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Pat Bonner, a man who represented his club on 641 occasions and is placed fifth in the Parkhead club’s list of all-time appearances. Pat will be accompanied by Gerry McDade, co-author of his Irish Book Award nominated autobiography, The Last Line.

you can listen to the Laddie frae Cardenden song here http://www.raretunes.org/recordings/laddie-frae-cardenden/

Pat Bonner

Football Exhibition is now open The Howgate Shopping Centre

Football Exhibition is now open The Howgate Shopping Centre and offers a great selection of exhibits from The Scottish Football Museum and has an area dedicated to the history of Falkirk Football Club.

The free exhibition is open every day from 10am-4pm and 12pm-4pm on Sunday.IMG_20150915_160634 IMG_20150915_160731 IMG_20150915_160804 IMG_20150915_160859

The exhibition will run for the next two months and is a partnership between the museum, the shopping centre, Allied International UK, Visit Scotland and local design agency Eden. The exhibition will be staffed by volunteers from the Falkirk Local History Society.

Football and the First World War

Thursday 9th July 2015

Hampden Park – Main Stand – Auditorium

(Located on Level Two along from the Museum)

12.00 to 15.00

Admission: Free

 

Guest Speakers

Michael White – Falkirk Football Club, 1914 -1918.

Tom Purdie – Hearts FC and the First World War.

Ian McCallum – Celtic FC – Season 1914-15.

Jim Hastie – Queen’s Park FC and the Great War.

Football on Parade Exhibition

Scottish Football Hall of Fame Annual Inductees Dinner 2015

Scottish Football Hall of Fame 2010 @ The Hilton ,Glasgow.

 

Tables are now available for this year’s Scottish Football Hall of Fame Annual Inductees Dinner which takes place at Hampden Park on Sunday 18th October.

The Dinner has established itself as one of the most prestigious events in the Scottish Football calendar.  The evening includes a champagne reception, three course meal,  ½ bottle of wine per person, followed by the awards ceremony which will be presented by Dougie Donnelly.  Tickets are priced at £110 + VAT per person.

After the induction ceremony there will be a special tribute to one of Scotland’s most iconic managers, Craig Brown.  Craig’s impressive spell as Scotland manger took the team to our last major championships, Euro 96 and the 1998 World Cup.   An interview not to be missed!

All proceeds from the night will go to the Scottish Football Museum which is a registered charity.

Come and join us for another memorable and highly entertaining evening.  For further details of the dinner or the Hall of Fame please visit our website www.sfmhalloffame.co.uk.   To book call 0141 620 4040.

You can nominate a player, manager or official by completing the nomination form on our website here.