Former Leeds United players Jack Charlton and Norman Hunter honoured in The English Football Hall of Fame exhibition

Former Leeds United player Jack Charlton has been honoured in The English Football Hall of Fame exhibition at The National Football Museum.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 4:45 pm

The English Football Hall of Fame focuses on 50 of the game’s most inspirational and influential figures.

The exhibition, supported by the Professional Footballers’ Association, celebrates the achievements of those who have made an outstanding contribution to the game, on and off the pitch.

Leeds United related items on display include Jack Charlton’s tracksuit worn at the 1972 FA Cup Final and a tankard presented to Eddie Gray after Leeds’ 1-0 League Cup win over Arsenal 1968.

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The English Football Hall of Fame focuses on 50 of the game’s most inspirational and influential figures.

A Norman Hunter hand-knitted scarf made by a fan for his testimonial match in May 1975 and Billy Bremner’s Mileta sock tags (1971-74) are also in the exhibiton.

Leeds were the first club to wear these novelty items and players used to throw them to the crowd after the game.

Tim Desmond, Chief Executive National Football Museum, said: “We are delighted to be able to reopen the museum on Thursday 27 May with our rebalanced Hall of Fame equally celebrating both men and women.

“We are thrilled to welcome back visitors with fantastic new exhibitions, new historic objects and gallery tours, and fresh optimism for the rest of 2021.”

The English Football Hall of Fame focuses on 50 of the game’s most inspirational and influential figures.

A spokesperson for the National Football Museum said Leeds United players featured prominently throughout the new exhibition.

They said they were "thrilled" to display objects relating to the players.

The spokesperson added: “We are delighted to open our new Hall of Fame exhibition and that Leeds players and objects feature prominently. The Leeds teams of the 60s and 70s contained legends such as Jack Charlton, Billy Bremner and Norman Hunter, so we are thrilled to display objects relating to those players.

“Former England international hotshot Karen Walker also features in the exhibition.

"Walker spent her career in Yorkshire at Doncaster Belles and Leeds United while also scoring 40 goals in 83 appearances for her country.”

The English Football Hall of Fame

For almost two decades the National Football Museum’s English Football Hall of Fame has celebrated the great and the good of the game.

This is the first time the museum has put on a full-scale exhibition showcasing some of those who’ve made an outstanding contribution to football.

Spanning all eras from the 1880s, stars featured in the exhibition include Tom Finney, John Barnes, Lily Parr, Hope Powell, Kenny Dalglish, Alex Scott, Gary Lineker and Alex Ferguson.