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McGovern inducted into Hall of Fame

16 October 2017

Former Nottingham Forest captain and double European Cup winner John McGovern has been inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.

McGovern, who played more than 330 times for The Reds, was inducted at a dinner on Sunday evening at Hampden Park and has been recognised for his achievements during his playing career.

Born in Montrose, McGovern joins more than 100 of his fellow former professionals and he is delighted to have been nominated.

He said: "It came as a little bit of a surprise, especially since I played football about 40 years ago and some people must have some long memories!

"For someone who hasn't played for the full Scottish side at international level, it was a surprise also, but I am absolutely delighted.

"It is a fantastic feeling that I have to be inducted into the Scottish Hall of Fame. Although I may not sound Scottish having left there when I was seven-years-old, I am a proud Scotsman having been born and bred in Montrose and any honour that you get in football is very well received."

Nottingham Forest Chairman Nicholas Randall Q.C. has paid tribute to McGovern who now occupies the role of Club ambassador at The City Ground.

He said: "On behalf of everyone at the Club I would like to offer John our warmest congratulations on this well-deserved recognition."


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