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  • CLIFF'S PRIDE

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    Cliff Jones says he’s honoured to have been inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.

    The spritely Welsh flier, 78, was one of 10 inductees honoured at a ceremony in Manchester last month, and he said he enjoyed the chance to look back on his storied career – which famously included winning the Double in 1960/1961 as part of that all-conquering Spurs side.

    “To be presented with the award means a great deal to me,” said the former Wales international. “It was very much a night about picturing my career and honouring my career – I know the other ones who collected their awards on that night enjoyed it too.”

    Among those inducted last month were Peter Schmeichel, Eddie Gray, Matt Le Tissier and Mike Summerbee – and Cliff says the chance to sit down and share stories with them brought the memories flooding back.

    “It was a terrific night with players from my era and others, and we certainly had a few tales to tell!” said Cliff.

    “We had a big sit-down dinner, a few words were said, and then we were called up individually and shown a little glimpse of our careers. Mine was in black and white of course!

    “I must say it was a good evening, very enjoyable.”

    Former Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins, the first women’s England captain Sheila Parker, referee Jack Taylor – the first Englishman to referee a World Cup Final – and David Clarke, England’s record goal scorer in blind football, were also in the line-up, while a posthumous award was made to Raich Carter, who captained Sunderland to League and FA Cup wins in the 1930s.