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'Robbo' inducted into Hall of Fame

21 October 2016

Nottingham Forest were delighted to learn that the legendary John Robertson was inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.

The Scot made 514 appearances and scored 95 goals for The Reds during his time at The City Ground between 1970 and 1986 and was one of the 'Miracle Men' who won back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980.

Robertson was the provider as Trevor Francis scored the winning goal over Malmo in Munich before the winger found the net himself a year later as Forest claimed victory over Kevin Keegan's Hamburg in Madrid.

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. To qualify for nomination players must have finished their career or be aged over 30 and have played or managed in England for at least five years.

National Football Museum Director Dr. Kevin Moore said: “Once again I can say it’s a privilege to welcome yet more footballing icons to our Hall of Fame. All of this year’s inductees have contributed much to the beautiful game, either on the pitch as a player or in the dugout as a manager.

“As ever, we’re extremely grateful to our main sponsor - the Professional Footballers’ Association, and also to The FA for working with us to deliver the Women’s and Football For All awards.

Both organisations have helped us ensure that the Hall of Fame has become one of the most prestigious fixtures in the sporting awards calendar.”

The National Football Museum provides a world-class home for the greatest collection of football memorabilia ever assembled, in addition to housing its nationally recognised Hall of Fame in Manchester.

More than 140,000 objects, works of art and photographs make up this unique collection with over 2,500 on display at any one time.

Highlights include its recently launched 1966 World Cup Exhibition, a shirt from the world's first international match played in 1872, and the shirt worn by Maradona during the infamous 1986 ‘Hand of God’ quarter-final match between England and Argentina.

Admission is free of charge but, as the museum is a registered charity, it relies on donations from the public and support from the corporate sector.

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