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The English Football Hall of Fame is housed at the National Football Museummarker in Prestonmarker, Englandmarker. The Hall aims to celebrate and highlight the achievements of the top English footballing talents, and non-English players and managers who have become significant figures in the English leagues. New members are added each year, with a ceremony described as the 'Oscars of English Football' being held in September/October.

Members of the Hall of Fame are selected by a panel. Initially, this panel comprised former players Jimmy Armfield, Sir Trevor Brooking (also vice-president of the museum), Jimmy Hill, Mark Lawrenson and Gordon Taylor, all of whom had become professional pundits and/or senior figures in the game after retiring. They have since been joined by ex-England manager Graham Taylor and a group of the country's most eminent football historians (who advise on the selection of players from the game's early days). All surviving inductees to the hall are also granted an additional place on the panel, for all following years after their selection.

To be considered for induction players/managers must be 30 years of age or older and have played/managed for at least five years in England. The only exception to this rule is Duncan Edwards, who died at the age of 21 in the Munich air disastermarker (and whose playing career had been cut short just two months before the requisite five years).

The hall is on permanent display at the museum. An accompanying book, The Football Hall of Fame: The Official Guide to the Greatest Footballing Legends of All Time, was first published in October 2005 by Robson Books. Authored by Robert Galvin (one of the aforementioned historians on the panel), it is updated every year with the newest inductees, containing an in-depth profile about the career and reputation of each one.

In recent years, other regular categories of induction have been established alongside the main players, managers and women's categories. Chiefly, this has been done in recognition of football's central role in English culture. The Football Foundation Community Champion category honours players who have devoted their spare time to the grassroots level of the sport, while the FA Football for All Award is presented to leading pioneers of the various forms of football that are played by disabled people.

From 2009, the Museum now commemorates whole teams alongside its awarding of individual players and coaches.

2002 Inaugural Inductees

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2003 Inductees

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2004 Inductees

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Special Category - Ambassador of Football

  • Sepp Blatter - the president of FIFAmarker was honoured to mark the world federation's centenary, becoming the first figure outside the English game to be honoured by the Museum.


2005 Inductees

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2006 Inductees

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2007 Inductees

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Football Foundation Community Champion



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Special Category - 150th Anniversary of the World's Oldest Club



2008 Inductees

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Football Foundation Community Champion



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2008 Special Awards - European Hall of Fame

In 2008, the museum was invited to stage an additional awards dinner in Liverpoolmarker at the ACC Liverpoolmarker as part of the city's European Capital of Culture celebrations. This time, the selection panel deliberated to select the English game's greatest players and managers on the criteria of their performance for English clubs in European competitions and/or their successful periods with clubs on the Continent. In addition to this was a commemoration of the two teams largely responsible - from an English perspective - for creating the legend of the European Cup.

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All-Time Great European Footballer

  • Michel Platini - the current UEFA president became the second figure outside the English game to be honoured by the Museum


In addition, fans of the host city's two major clubs respectively picked their favourite performers from European games:



2009 Inductees

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