uk legends

uk legends

Alan Shearer O.B.E. born 13th August 1970
was the perfect english centre forward
with pace, strength and height, and is to date
The English Premier League's highest
goal scorer with 260 goals.
Alan began his professional career at
Southampton before moving on to
Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United
and earning 63 caps for England
King Shearer.

Gary Lineker O.B.E.
born 30th November 1960
began his football career at Leicester City, and
has played for clubs such as Everton, Barcelona,
Tottenham Hotspur, and Nagoya Grampus Eight
of Japan.
His international career landed him 80 caps
for England. Gary has never been booked or sent
off at any level of the game.

David Beckham O.B.E.
born 2nd May 1975
began his football career at Manchester United.
Known for his speed and pace on the ball along
with his truly accurate crosses and spot free kicks.
David has become a Football Icon worldwide earning
109 caps at international level for England and winning
the BBC lifetime achievement award in 2010
Nobody bends it like Beckham!

Jimmy Greaves.
born 20th Febuary 1940
is one of England's greatest ever strikers
and the highest goalscorer in the history
of Tottenham Hotspur football club so far.

John Motson O.B.E. born 10th July 1945
Legendary english football commentator,
John's voice was made for football.
With over 40 years experience and an
impeccable knowledge of the game
at domestic and international level.

Mark Hughes born 1st November 1963
The Manchester United and Wales Legend
was the first to win the PFA player of the year
award on two seperate occasions.
Mark began his managerial career in 1999 with
the Wales international team, he then went on
to manage Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City,
Fulham, and in 2012 was appointed manager
of Queens Park Rangers, and with managerial
wisdom he managed to secure their premiership
survival from relegation in 2012.

Trevor Francis born 19th April 1954
Trevor has played for a string of clubs
in the u.k. and abroad as a striker,
he won 52 caps for England and was
the first english player to be sold for
£1 million pounds when he signed for
Nottingham Forest in 1979.

Ian Rush M.B.E. born 20th October 1961
Liverpool's goal machine between
1980 - 1987 and is the Wales national
teams highest goalscorer so far.

Johnny Haynes born 17th October 1934
spent 18 years at Fulham FC and is said to
be the greatest english footballer ever to play
for a london football club. With a record of
658 games for Fulham and capped 56 times
for England, PELE once said that Johnny was
the best passer of the ball he had ever seen.

Bob Paisley born 23rd January 1919
known at Anfield as The Great Bob Paisley,
managed Liverpool between 1974 to 1983
and is the only manager in football history to
win the European Cup three times.  

Ian Wright M.B.E. born 3rd November 1963
began his career at Crystal Palace and has
become a true Arsenal legend up there with
the likes of Charlie George and Thierry Henry.
Ian Wright, Wright, Wright.

Paul Gascoigne born 27th May 1967
Paul known in the u.k. as Gazza put in
some great performances for Newcastle United
and Tottenham Hotspur, and scored one of the
best goals in the history of the England National
Team against Scotland under manager Terry Venables
in the European National Championships of 1996.

Billy Wright C.B.E. born 6th Febuary 1924
Billy played all his club football at
Wolverhampton Wanderers and was the
first player in the world to win a 100 caps
at international level by earning 105 caps
for England between 1946 - 1959.

Wayne Rooney. Born 24th October 1985
Wayne bursted on the scene with Everton FC
in 2002 and was named the BBC's young sports
personality of 2002. In 2004 Wayne joined
Manchester United and played alongside great
names of the game such as Ryan Giggs, Paul
Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo. Wayne went
on to become Manchester United's all time
leading goalscorer in both european and
domestic competitions with some of best goals
ever seen in world football. Wayne is also the
England national team's leading goal scorer
surpassing Gary Lineker and Bobby Charlton.
Sir Wayne Rooney The Record Breaker

Roger Hunt M.B.E. born 20th July 1938
An original anfield legend with 245 goals within
404 appearances for Liverpool. Roger was also
a part of the England team that won the 1966
FIFA world cup scoring three times during
the finals.

Kenny Dalglish M.B.E.
born 4th March 1951
Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland International
one of the true all time greats of u.k. football
King Kenny.

Viv Anderson M.B.E. born 29th July 1956
Is one of the Black Pioneers of the english game
who had helped to pave the way for english born
black players and players of different cultures to
become a part of the english game.
Viv played for Nottingham Forest, Arsenal,
Manchester United and Sheffield Wednesday
and was the first black player to represent and
play in
the England National Senior Team in 1978
under manager Ron Greenwood.
Viv a lover of the beautiful game, earned 30
caps for England at senior level.  
Sir Matt Busby C.B.E.
born 29th May 1909
Played for Manchester City and Liverpool
and in 1945 he became the manager
of Manchester United and is revered at
Old Trafford as an absolute legend.

Sir Bobby Robson C.B.E.
born 18th Febuary 1933
Played for Fulham, West Bromwich Albion
and Vancouver Royals, capped 20 times
for England and was England's manager
when they reached the semi finals of the
World Cup in 1990.

Sir Bobby Charlton C.B.E.

born 11th October 1937
Manchester United and England
footballing legend was part of
the Man Utd trinity along with
George Best and Dennis Law.

Johnny Giles born 6th November 1940
Johnny began his career as a youth player
with Manchester United but was highly
recognised at Leeds United during his
senior career. He is known as one of
the greatest footballers to emerge from
the Republic Of Ireland and was held
in high regard by past great managers
such as Matt Busby and Brian Clough. 

The Great Duncan Edwards

born 1st October 1936
the Manchester United midfielder
was tipped to be the best in the
world when sadly disaster struck
in 1958.

Ron "Chopper" Harris

born 13th November 1944
Chelsea defender 1962 - 1980
Ron was one of the toughest
defenders in the english game,
no one got past the "chopper"

Joe Mercer O.B.E.
born 9th August 1914
Joe played for Everton and Arsenal,
and went on to have huge success as
a manager at Manchester City between
1965-1971, winning the first division in
1968, the FA Cup in 1969, the League
Cup in 1970 and the European Cup
Winners Cup in 1970.

Laurie Cunningham
born 8th March 1956
Laurie started his professional career with
Leyton Orient and went on to play for
West Bromwich Albion, Leicester City,
Manchester United, Real Madrid and more
operating on the left wing. Laurie was the first
black player to represent the England national
team at all levels earning a total of 13 caps.

Martin Peters M.B.E.
born 8th November 1943
established himself with West Ham United
and was transfered to Tottenham Hotspur
in 1970 for back then a record breaking
£200,000. Martin was also a part of the
FIFA world cup winning England squad
of 1966.

Paul Ince born 21st October 1967
Paul began his career at West Ham United
before joining Manchester United in 1989,
during his time at Old Trafford he was part
of a strong midfield along with Brian McClair
and Roy Keane. Paul was capped 53 times
for England and was the first black player to
captain the England National Senior Team.  

Peter Osgood
born 20th Febuary 1947
Legendary Chelsea striker 1964 - 1979
earned 4 caps for England.

Dixie Dean
born 22nd January 1907
The Everton Legend scored a wopping
349 goals in 399 appearences for Everton
and holds the record of scoring 60 goals
within one season in english football.
Dixie was capped 16 times for England.

Charlie George born 10th October 1950
Arsenal legendary striker 1968 - 1975
earned 1 cap for England.

Chris Sutton born 10th March 1973
best remembered at Norwich City,
Blackburn Rovers and Celtic.
Chris formed a dynamic duo with
Alan Shearer at Blackburn Rovers
during season 1994 - 1995 winning
Blackburn their first top flight league
title since 1914.

Jock Stein C.B.E. born 5th October 1922
best known for his playing days at Celtic
as a center half (center midfield) 1951-1957.
In 1965 he was appointed manager of Celtic
where he had success and made history by
guiding Celtic as the first british club to win
the European Cup in 1967.

Paul Scholes born 16th November 1974
is the "Prodigal Son" of english football.
The Manchester United and England legend
announced his retirement from football in
May 2011, but in January 2012 Paul returned
as a player for Man Utd who were hit with
an injury crisis, and with his professional
experience of the game he helped to stabilize
the team's position amongst the top four clubs
of the english premier league.
Paul was also capped 66 times for England.

Duncan Ferguson born 27th December 1971
Known as "Big Dunc" Duncan played for Dundee
United, Rangers FC, Newcastle United and
Everton, and is the highest Scottish goalscorer
of the English Premier League.

Tony Adams M.B.E.
(The Commander In Chief)
born 10th October 1966
is one of england's best ever defender's,
admired gracefully by the english fans
he was the key to one of the strongest
Arsenal defenses ever along with Lee Dixon,
Nigel Winterburn and Martin Keown.
Tony has been capped 66 times for England.

Alan Hansen born 13th June 1955
Liverpool and Scotland International player,
Alan made 434 domestic appearances for
Liverpool and became the first player to win
English top flight titles within three decades
during the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's.

Harry Rednapp born 2nd March 1947
Harry played as a midfielder for West Ham Utd
and Bournemouth and in 1983 started club
management. In 2008 he became manager
of Tottenham Hotspur and on his arrival
found Spurs at the bottom of the english
premier league.
Harry's motivation skills and experience took
Spurs out of the relegation zone finishing
eighth in 2009.
With full backing of the club Harry guided
Spurs to the top flight of the english
premier league in 2012.

Steven "Captain Fantastic" Gerrard
born 30th May 1980
Devoted his playing career to his beloved
Liverpool FC and the famous Anfield Kop
despite being offered lucrative transfer deals.
Stevie G won FA Cup medals in 2001 and
2006 and steered his beloved Liverpool to
UEFA Champions League victory in 2005.
With over a hundred caps for England
Stevie G will never walk alone.

Sol Campbell born 18th September 1974
Sol was a top english defender who played for
Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Portsmouth,
Notts County and Newcastle United and
earned 73 caps for England during his career.

George Best born 22nd May 1946
The Manchester United and Northern Ireland
legend known as "the belfast boy"
was once rated by PELE
as the greatest footballer in the world.

Alan Cork born 4th March 1959
was a player for Wimbledon who were dubbed
"the crazy gang" along with Vinny Jones
and John Fashanu. Alan played for wimbledon
in all four football leagues winning promotion
through all of them right up to the first division,
and has set the record as the highest goalscorer
for wimbledon with 145 goals.

Mick Channon born 28th November 1948
Mick was a top striker for Southampton and
England, and is Southampton's highest goalscorer
with 185 goals and capped 46 times for England.

Dennis Law born 24th Febuary 1940
The Manchester United and Scotland
International legend was nicknamed
"The King" of Old Trafford.

Martin O'Neil O.B.E. born 1st March 1952
The Northern Irish international as a player
spent most of his playing career in England
winning a european cup medal with
Nottingham Forest in 1980.
Martin has been capped 64 times
for Northern Ireland.

Sir Stanley Matthews

born 1st Febuary 1915
The pinnacle of his career was with
Stoke City 1932-1965 and is the
only footballer to be knighted as a
Sir while still playing professionally.

Sir Tom Finney

born 5th April 1922
Dedicated his life to Preston North End
and capped 76 times for England.

Bobby Moore O.B.E.

born 12th April 1941
Played as a defender with
West Ham United and was captain
of England in 1966 when England
won the world cup at wembley.

Sir Geoff Hurst M.B.E.

born 8th December 1941
Sir Geoff established himself
as a striker with West Ham United
and scored the winning goal for
England in the 1966 world cup final.

Gordon Banks O.B.E.

born 30th December 1937
Known as the best english
goalkeeper ever, was in the
1966 world cup squad for England,
and has been capped 73 times
for England.

Paul McGrath
born 4th December 1959
Ace defender paul widley remebered at
Aston Villa and Manchester United was
named PFAI player of the year
1982 and PFA payer of the year1993.

Bobby Tambling born 18th September 1941
was Chelsea's most prolific goalscorer
between 1959 - 1970. Bobby had scored an
unbeaten record of 202 goals in 370 games
for Chelsea until Frank Lampard surpassed
his record for the blues in 2013.

Gary Pallister
born 30th June 1965
Manchester United central ace defender
won 22 caps for England and voted
PFA Player of the year 1992.

Neville Southall born 18th September 1958
one of the best goalkeepers in english football,
made a massive 578 domestic appearances
for Everton and is to date the Wales National
Team's most capped player with 92 caps.   

Sir Alf Ramsey

born 22nd January 1920
Played for Southampton and
Tottenham Hotspur and led England to
victory as England manager in the 1966
world cup, was also capped 32 times
as a player for England.

Bill Shankly O.B.E.

born 2nd December 1913
One of the u.k.'s most successfull
managers best known for his reign
at Liverpool.

Sir Alex "The Professor" Ferguson C.B.E.

born 31st December 1941
Manager at Manchester United
between 1986 - 2013.
Sir Alex is the English Premier League's
most successfull manager.

Alan Clarke
born 11th July 1946
One of the u.k.'s most prolific
goalscorers, best remembered
at Leeds United.

Alan Ball M.B.E.

born 12th May 1949
Was one of the best u.k. midfielders
ever, and was made man of the match
while playing for England in the 1966
world cup final.

Ryan Giggs O.B.E.

born 29th November 1973
has played for Manchester United
all of his career, and was made
BBC sports personality of 2009.

Kevin Keegan O.B.E.

born 14th Febuary 1951
was part of a dominant Liverpool
team in the 1970's and was known
as Kevin "God" Keegan to the
anfield faithfull (The Kop)

Ashley Cole
born 20th December 1980
Ashley began his career with Arsenal
before moving on to Chelsea with a
short loan spell to Crystal Palace in
between - and earning 107 caps for
England is rated by many as the best
left defender of his generation in
english football.

Peter Shilton O.B.E.
born 18th September 1949
A world class goalkeeper has played
for Leicester City, Stoke City and more,
and has won two European Cup medals
with Nottingham Forest under manager
Brian Clough. Peter is also the England
National Team's most capped player to
date with 125 caps.

Billy Bremner born 9th December 1942
Billy was a Leeds United and Scotland
International midfielder known for his
firery style of play. At Elland Road he
is known as the greatest Leeds United
player of all time.

Frank Lampard born 20th June 1978
Frank or "Super Frank" as known by the
Chelsea faithfull began his career with
West Ham United in 1994 before signing
for Chelsea in 2001 fullfilling a successfull
career with the blues, winning numerous
trophies and surpassing Bobby Tambling's
record of 202 goals for the blues.
Frank has also won over 90 caps for England.

Martin Chivers born 27th April 1945
A Tottenham Hotspur striker won 24
caps for England.

Rodney Marsh
born 11th October 1944
Top u.k. striker played for Fulham,
Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City
and earned 9 caps for England.

Peter Beardsley M.B.E. born 18th January 1961
Peter has played for many clubs during his
career including Newcastle United, Liverpool
and Everton.
His versitility enabled him to play as a forward
and as a midfielder and could score goals
from both positions.
Peter was capped 59 times for England.

Brian Clough born 21st March 1935
widely remembered at Derby County and
Nottingham Forest, Brian is noted as one of
the best manager's of the english game.

John Toshack O.B.E. born 22nd March 1949
formed a phenomenal attacking partnership with
Kevin Keegan for Liverpool in the 1970's

Tommy Docherty born 24th April 1928
In the season 1973 - 1974 saw the relegation
of Manchester United from the first division to
the second division. Tommy's astute managerial
skills saw the instant return of Manchester United
to the first division by topping the second division
in season 1974 - 1975. Tommy went on to take
Manchester United to an FA Cup Final victory
against Liverpool in 1977.

Michael Thomas born 24th August 1967
Michael made 206 domestic appearances for the
Arsenal and 126 for Liverpool, and propelled
himself to football stardom when he clinched a
vital last minute winning goal in the the final
match of the 1988 - 1989 season for the
Arsenal, giving the gunners the
First Division title over Liverpool.

Pat Jennings O.B.E. born 12th June 1945
The Northern Irish international goalkeeper
played for the Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur
and is Northern Ireland's most capped player
to date.

Peter Lorimer born 14th December 1946
Peter made 450 domestic appearances for
Leeds United scoring 151 goals,
and 21 appearances for Scotland.
The attacking midfielder is regarded as
having the hardest shot in football history.

Joe Royle born 8th April 1949
Everton and Manchester City striker,
Joe was Everton's top striker for five
seasons netting 119 goals for
the Toffee's.

Jack Charlton O.B.E. born 8th May 1935
Jack was one of the strongest defenders
in English football, he was a member of
the England world cup squad of 1966
and was part of a successful Leeds United
team during the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.
Jack won 35 caps for England.

Sam Allardyce born 19th October 1954
"Big Sam" has played for and managed many
clubs during his career, and in June 2011 he
became manager of West Ham United who
were relegated from the english premiership
to the english championship in 2011.
"Big Sam" earned his legendary status by
fullfilling his pledge with some top quality
football, which returned West Ham Utd
to the english premiership in 2012.

There are just too many to mention!