Denis Law and Jimmy Greaves join the Football Walk of Fame
22 June 2017
Manchester legend Denis Law and Tottenham Hotspur’s highest ever goal scorer Jimmy Greaves were amongst the latest inductees to the Football Walk of Fame, at a ceremony at the National Football Museum.
Last year, the likes of the 1966 England World Cup winning England team, Pelé and Cristiano Ronaldo immortalised with bronze plaques designed by legendary sport artist Paul Trevillion.
This year, five more footballing superstars - Denis Law, Jimmy Greaves, Eusebio, Alfredo Di Stefano and Paolo Maldini – have joined the exclusive set.
Greater Manchester’s newly appointed Mayor, Andy Burnham, joined Denis Law and Jimmy Greaves’ son, Andy, at the ceremony where the new bronze plaques were unveiled. Also in attendance was Mike Summerbee, Gordon Taylor, artist Paul Trevillion and Walk of Fame CEO and founder David Courtney.
Football Walk of Fame inductee Denis Law said: “The people who have given me this must have really good memories! I’m really proud to be in the Football Walk of Fame. My favourite player of all time was Di Stefano, and Jimmy Greaves was my favourite goalscorer, so to be part of that five is really lovely.”
Kevin Haygarth, Interim Director at the National Football Museum, said: “The Football Walk of Fame is a unique celebration of some of the game’s greatest players, and we’re delighted that Denis Law and Andy Greaves have been able to join us for this year’s event.”
Paul Trevillion commented: “It’s been wonderful to draw five new inductees for the Walk of Fame – they are all incredible players, though as a Tottenham fan, Jimmy Greaves of course holds a special place in my heart.” The National Football Museum is the perfect place for the Football Walk of Fame.”
David Courtney said: “It’s been a brilliant day – I’d like to thank everyone for their support in helping bring the Football Walk of Fame to life, in particular Paul Trevillion and the team at the National Football Museum.”
The Football Walk of Fame is a permanent ‘free to view’ tribute to the global icons of international football, forming a path outside of the National Football Museum. The Walk of Fame concept was created by music producer David Courtney.