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Two Newcastle legends and Michael Owen Inducted Into National Hall Of Fame

6 years ago
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Two Newcastle legends, Hughie Gallacher and Alan Shearer, were inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame at a special ceremony on Thursday night.

The two United greats were joined by Ray Wilkins, Patrick Vieira, Trevor Francis, Jimmy McIlroy, paralympian Matt Dimbylow, women’s football pioneer Sylvia Gore and…Michael Owen.

When receiving his award, Alan Shearer paid special tribute to the other Newcastle United legendary striker who was also being honoured on the night;

“It is a special honour to be recognised alongside so many greats of the game’s history.

“I am particularly pleased to be receiving my award in the same year as Hughie Gallacher.”

A special award was also made to mark the centenary of the World War One Football Battalion, these were a group of players and fans who fought in the Battle of the Somme.

In addition, the 1880s Preston North End Invincibles were honoured, they were the first team to win the world’s first Football League competition after completing an unbeaten season.

The panel choosing those to be inducted included Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton.

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