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Cliff to join greats in National Football Museum Hall of Fame

Posted on 22 May 2013  - 16:39

Cliff Jones is to be inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame.

Cliff to join greats in National Football Museum Hall of Fame

Our legendary former winger, one of the stars of Bill Nicholson's double-winning team, is one of 10 legends of the game that will be inducted in September 25.

Cliff joins Peter Schmeichel, Matt Le Tissier, Ray Wilkins, Eddie Gray, Mike Summerbee, Sheila Parker (Chorley Ladies FC), referee Jack Taylor. Raich Carter and David Clarke receive posthumous inductions.

"It’s a privilege to be there alongside the greats of football," said Cliff, who made 378 appearances for us between 1958-68, scoring 159 goals.

"From a personal point of view, I come from a family of footballers and it’s special for me to represent my family in there.

"I felt a great sense of pride when I was told. I started my career at Swansea, made my name there and then came to Tottenham and was part of that fantastic period, the glory, glory years under a managerial great in Bill Nicholson and playing alongside some wonderful players. It’s a privilege to be honoured in this way."

Cliff is the 13th Spurs player to make it into the Hall of Fame - Ossie Ardiles, Danny Blanchflower, Ray Clemence, Paul Gascoigne, Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Pat Jennings, Gary Lineker, Dave Mackay, Martin Peters, Sir Alf Ramsey and Teddy Sheringham.

Cliff Jones at White Hart Lane - May, 2013

Inductees have been chosen by a panel featuring some of the biggest names in football including, the Museum’s President Sir Bobby Charlton, Vice President Sir Alex Ferguson, Gordon Taylor and Mark Lawrenson. They must have finished their playing career or be aged over 30 and have played or managed in England for at least five years to qualify for Hall of Fame nomination.

The eight football legends will have their achievements celebrated at a charity fundraising Hall of Fame induction celebration at the National Football Museum in Manchester on 25 September.

Members of the public can buy tickets to attend the exclusive event in September by emailing halloffame@nationalfootballmuseum.com. Information about ticket prices and sponsorship packages can be found online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

The National Football Museum provides a world-class home for the greatest collection of football memorabilia ever assembled, in addition to housing its nationally-recognised Hall of Fame in Manchester.

Cliff up for a header in his playing days

Thanks to Manchester City Council and ERDF funding, the museum has taken over the whole of the city’s landmark Urbis building.

More than 140,000 objects, works of art and photographs make up this unique collection and highlights include a shirt from the world's first international match played in 1872, the 1966 World Cup Final ball and the shirt worn by Maradona during the infamous 1986 ‘Hand of God’ quarter final match between England and Argentina.

Admission is free of charge but, as the museum is a registered charity, it relies on donations from the public and support from the corporate sector to stay open.

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