Nottingham to Host Hall of Fame Football Celebration

5 September 2016

Notts County FC and Nottingham Forest’s European Cup winners are being inducted into the National Football Museum, so we're having a party to celebrate

Footballing heroes from the past and present will join together on 3 November at the Motorpoint Arena as the Nottingham Forest European Cup winning squads and the oldest professional football club in the world, Notts County, take their rightful place amongst the world’s football elite.

Over 3,000 football fans and enthusiasts are expected to attend the gala event, which is hosted by Nottingham City Council, and celebrate Nottingham’s status as the City of Football.

Nottingham Forest’s very own “Picasso of Football”, John Robertson, will be among the list of star names in attendance as he receives an individual induction into the Hall of Fame.

Fans will get the chance to meet the stars from past and present as they share their favourite goals and moments from Nottingham’s rich footballing history as well as looking forward to the future of football in the City and the achievements of the Nottingham City of Football project.


Hall of Fame launch at Nottingham Arena


John McGovern, Nottingham Forest double European Cup winning captain, commented; “It is an incredible honour for us to be inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame and we are grateful to Nottingham City Council for helping us to share this fantastic event with the people of Nottingham.”

Les Bradd, Notts County’s record goal scorer added; “Notts County has a very special place in the world of football and we are delighted to be given such an accolade on what will undoubtedly be a very special night for football in the city.”

Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council and Portfolio Holder for Strategic Regeneration added; “We are delighted to be hosting such a prestigious event to celebrate football in England’s City of Nottingham.

“We have a proud history of sport, and in particular football, in the City and for both clubs to be recognised in the Hall of Fame is testament to Nottingham as a whole.

“As well as celebrating the rich history of football in Nottingham it is also a time to be excited about the future of football as our status as the City of Football suggests.  Participation in football across Nottingham is at an all time high and the City of Football project continues to break down barriers and get more and more people involved in the beautiful game.”

Amanda Chambers, Managing Director of Nottingham City of Football, added; “This will be a fantastic event to celebrate everything that is great about football in Nottingham, both on and off the field, across all generations, genders and backgrounds and abilities.”

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