Gary Speed inducted into National Football Museum Hall Of Fame

Reporter:

Owen Evans

Footballing legend Gary Speed has been inducted into the National Football Museum Hall Of Fame.

Speed, originally from Hawarden, is Wales’ most-capped outfield player and was Wales manager from December 2010 until his death in 2011.

He was announced as one of nine new inductees into the prestigious hall of fame.

He joined former England midfielders Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, ex-West Ham player and manager Billy Bonds and Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson to join the list.

The Historian Panel has selected Manchester United’s Charlie Roberts to be bestowed a place in the Hall as a Historic Player.

National Football Museum’s interim director Kevin Haygarth said: “We’re delighted to be inducting nine players who have amazed us with their commitment to the great game.

“The decision-making panel is made up of some of the greatest players and managers to grace the game, including some of the 1966 World Cup winning team.

“These footballing greats will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at an awards dinner in September which will allow inductees, and the families of posthumous inductees, to come together and reflect on their successes.

Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Players Football Association said the Hall of Fame gives fitting recognition to those who have contributed their own special chapters to football’s history.

Speed made 536 Premier League appearances.

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