Inducted in 2004
Football Player; Originating from Edinburgh Graeme Souness began his senior career as an apprentice at Tottenham Hotspur. He moved to Middlesbrough in January 1973 for £30,000 where his midfield performances helped the club win the Second Division Championship. Bob Paisley brought him to Liverpool in 1978 and he developed into a world class player at Anfield becoming one of the stars of the great Liverpool side which dominated European football.
A fierce tackler on the field Souness blended a committed approach with outstanding skill. His passing and shooting were a major strength of his game. With Scotland Souness was capped 54 times and in a memorable career with Liverpool he won the European Cup three times, the Football League five times and the League Cup three times before moving on to Sampdoria. Graeme returned to Britain as player manager of Rangers and helped to inspire the Glasgow club’s domination of Scottish football. Rangers would win three Scottish League titles and four Scottish League Cups before the temptation of the manager’s post at Liverpool brought Souness back to Anfield. He went on to manage Galatasaray, Southampton and Blackburn Rovers. At the time of his induction into the Hall of Fame Graeme was the manager of Newcastle United. He now works in television as a football pundit.