Nottingham Forest’s 1978-1980 team are to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, while John Robertson has also been handed an individual accolade.The National Football Museum have announced that Forest’s European Cup-winning squads will be recognised at a special, one-off event in Nottingham later this year.
In further news, Scottish winger Robertson, regarded by many as Forest’s greatest ever player, will be inducted this year along with the likes of Rio Ferdinand and David Seaman.
Robertson will be immortalised next to legends such as Sir Tom Finney, Gordon Banks, Alan Shearer and last year’s inductees Gary Neville and Norman Hunter, whose achievements are already celebrated with a place in the Hall of Fame, a focal point of the museum.
Inductees are chosen by a panel featuring some of the biggest names in football including the museum’s president Sir Bobby Charlton, vice-president Sir Alex Ferguson and Gordon Taylor.
National Football Museum director Dr. Kevin Moore said: “Our expectations have been surpassed this year as our inductees have continued to amaze us not just with their talent, but their commitment to the game.
“These footballing greats will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at an awards dinner in October. The evening will be an experience like no other where the inductees can collectively reflect on their successes, spanning over five decades.”