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Wednesday, August 5, 1998 Published at 12:04 GMT 13:04 UK


Sport: Football

Legends list in full

Simply the Best: the former Manchester United winger

Do you agree with the choice of top players? Who would be in your list of League legends? E-mail our talkingpoint@bbc.co.uk

The Football League has unveiled its "100 League legends" as part of their centenary celebrations.

Here is the full list:

Billy Bassett - West Bromwich Albion (1888-1900)

Archie Hunter - Aston Villa (1888-1891)

John Goodall - Preston, Derby, New Brighton, Glossop (1888-1904)

Steve Bloomer - Derby, Middlesbrough (1892-1915)

Billy Meredith - Northwich Victoria, Manchester City, Manchester United (1893-1925)

Bob Crompton - Blackburn (1896-1921)

Billy Foulke - Sheffield United, Chelsea, Bradford (1894-1908)

Alf Common - Sunderland, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough, Arsenal, Preston (1900-1915)

Sam Hardy - Chesterfield, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest (1902-1926)

Bill McCracken - Newcastle (1904-1924)

Viv Woodward - Tottenham, Chelsea (1908-1915)

Clem Stephenson - Aston Villa, Huddersfield (1910-1930)

Charles Buchan - Sunderland, Arsenal (1910-1929)

Elisha Scott - Liverpool (1912-1934)

Dixie Dean - Tranmere, Everton, Notts County (1923-1939)

George Camsell - Durham, Middlesbrough (1924-1939)

Hughie Gallagher - Newcastle, Chelsea, Derby, Notts County, Grimsby, Gateshead (1925-1939)

Harry Hibbs - Birmingham, Bristol City (1925-1939)

Alex James - Preston, Arsenal (1925-1938)

Eddie Hapgood - Arsenal (1927-1939)

Cliff Bastin - Exeter, Arsenal (1927-1948)

Wilf Copping - Leeds, Arsenal (1930-1939)

David Jack - Plymouth, Bolton, Arsenal (1930-1935)

Stanley Matthews - Stoke, Blackpool (1931-1966)

Ted Drake - Southampton, Arsenal (1931-1939)

Joe Mercer - Everton, Arsenal (1932-1954)

Raich Carter - Sunderland, Derby, Hull (1932-1953)

Peter Doherty - Blackpool, Manchester City, Derby, Huddersfield, Doncaster (1933-1954)

Frank Swift - Manchester City (1933-1951)

Tommy Lawton - Burnley, Everton, Chelsea, Notts County, Brentford, Arsenal (1935-1957)

Wilf Mannion - Middlesbrough, Hull (1936-1956)

George Hardwick - Middlesbrough, Oldham (1937-1956)

Johnny Carey - Manchester United (1937-1954)

Stan Mortensen - Blackpool, Hull, Southport (1938-1958)

Neil Franklin - Stoke, Hull, Crewe, Stockport (1946-1958)

Trevor Ford - Swansea, Aston Villa, Sunderland, Cardiff, Newport (1946-1961)

Nat Lofthouse - Bolton (1946-1961)


[ image: Sir Tom Finney:
Sir Tom Finney: "It's a great honour to be nominated"
Tom Finney - Preston (1946-1960)

Alf Ramsey - Southampton, Tottenham (1946-1955)

Len Shackleton - Bradford Park Avenue, Newcastle, Sunderland (1946-1958)

Jim Dickinson - Portsmouth (1946-1965)

Arthur Rowley - West Bromwich Albion, Fulham, Leicester, Shrewsbury (1946-1965)

Billy Liddell - Liverpool (1946-1961)

Billy Wright - Wolverhampton Wanderers (1946-1959)

Jackie Milburn - Newcastle (1946-1957)

John Charles - Leeds, Cardiff (1948-1966)

Ivor Allchurch - Swansea, Newport, Cardiff (1948-1968)

Danny Blanchflower - Barnsley, Aston Villa, Tottenham (1948-1964)

Bert Trautmann - Manchester City (1949-1964)

Jimmy McIlroy - Burnley, Stoke, Oldham (1950-1968)

Tommy Taylor - Barnsley, Manchester United (1950-1958)

Cliff Jones - Swansea, Tottenham, Fulham (1952-1970)

Johnny Haynes - Fulham (1952-1970)

Duncan Edwards - Manchester United (1953-1958)

Jimmy Armfield - Blackpool (1954-1971)

Terry Paine - Southampton, Hereford (1956-1977)

Bobby Charlton - Manchester United, Preston (1956-1975)

Jimmy Greaves - Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham (1957-1971)

Denis Law - Huddersfield, Manchester City, Manchester United (1956-1974)

Gordon Banks - Chesterfield, Leicester, Stoke (1958-1973)

Dave Mackay - Tottenham, Derby, Swindon (1958-1972)

Bobby Moore - West Ham, Fulham (1958-1977)

Alan Mullery - Fulham, Tottenham (1958-1976)

Geoff Hurst - West Ham, Stoke, West Bromwich Albion (1959-1976)

Nobby Stiles - Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Preston (1959-1974)

Johnny Giles - Manchester United, Leeds, West Bromwich Albion (1959-1977)

Billy Bremner - Leeds, Hull, Doncaster (1959-1982)

Frank McLintock - Leicester, Arsenal, QPR (1959-1977)

Alec Young - Everton, Stockport (1960-1969)

Martin Peters - West Ham, Tottenham, Norwich, Sheffield United (1960-1981)

Tommy Smith - Liverpool, Swansea (1962-1979)

Norman Hunter - Leeds, Bristol City, Barnsley (1962-1983)

Pat Jennings - Watford, Tottenham, Arsenal (1962-1985)

Alan Ball - Blackpool, Everton, Arsenal, Southampton, Bristol Rovers (1962-1984)

Colin Bell - Bury, Manchester City (1963-1979)

George Best - Manchester United, Stockport, Fulham, Bournemouth (1963-1983)

Peter Shilton - Leicester, Stockport, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Derby, Plymouth, Bolton, Leyton Orient (1965-1997)

Ray Clemence - Scunthorpe, Liverpool, Tottenham (1965-1988)

Malcolm McDonald - Fulham, Luton, Newcastle, Arsenal (1968-1977)

Kevin Keegan - Scunthorpe, Liverpool, Southampton, Newcastle (1968-1984)

Trevor Francis - Birmingham, Nottingham Forest, Manchester City, QPR, Sheffield Wednesday (1970-1995)

Graeme Souness - Middlesbrough, Liverpool (1972-1984)

Liam Brady - Arsenal, West Ham (1973-1990)

Glenn Hoddle - Tottenham, Swindon, Chelsea (1974-1996)

Bryan Robson - West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United, Middlesbrough (1974-1997)

Alan Hansen - Liverpool (1977-1990)

Kenny Dalglish - Liverpool (1977-1990)

Gary Lineker - Leicester, Everton, Tottenham (1978-1993)

Ian Rush - Chester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle (1978-1998)

Ossie Ardiles - Tottenham, Blackburn, QPR, Swindon (1978-1990)

Neville Southall - Bury, Port Vale, Everton, Stoke (1980-1998)

Paul McGrath - Manchester United, Aston Villa, Derby Co, Sheffield United (1981-1998)

John Barnes - Watford, Liverpool, Newcastle (1981-1998)

Tony Adams - Arsenal (1983-1998)

Paul Gascoigne - Newcastle, Tottenham, Middlesbrough (1984-1998)

Alan Shearer - Southampton, Blackburn, Newcastle (1987-1998)

Ryan Giggs - Manchester United (1990-1998)

Eric Cantona - Leeds, Manchester United (1991-1997)

Peter Schmeichel - Manchester United (1991-1998)

Dennis Bergkamp - Arsenal (1995-1998)



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