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Last Updated: Sunday, 11 November 2007, 21:31 GMT
Smith and Strachan both honoured
Walter Smith and Gordon Strachan
Smith and Strachan have been honoured at Hampden Park
Old Firm managers Walter Smith and Gordon Strachan have been inducted into Scottish football's Hall of Fame.

Rangers boss Smith led them to a ninth straight title in 1998, while Celtic chief Strachan won 50 Scotland caps.

Ally McCoist, Smith's assistant at Rangers, and former Scotland defender Alan Hansen also became members.

Others named for membership of the Hall of Fame, situated at Hampden Park, were Rose Reilly, Eddie Turnbull, Willie Bauld, Eric Caldow and Jimmy Cowan.

Strachan, who played in every group game in the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, paid tribute to his former Scotland team-mates

"There are legends in the Hall of Fame," he said. "I was a half-decent player who had good team-mates.

Speed is all I had, no-one could run past me. I couldn't tackle a fish supper

Former Rangers and Scotland full-back Eric Caldow

"I am quite annoyed with myself because, in the acceptance speech, I forgot to mention these guys.

"It's quite stunning being up there with people asking you questions, but I'd like to put on record that if it wasn't for all my good team-mates that I played with then I wouldn't be there."

Smith and McCoist were on holiday, with their awards being picked up by Rangers great Brian Laudrup, who was inducted himself last year.

McCoist scored 19 goals in 61 games for Scotland, while Reilly won the women's World Cup with Italy in 1983 after taking up Italian citizenship.

Turnbull played for Scotland in the 1958 World Cup and was also part of Hibernian's 'Famous Five' forward line.

Scotland international Bauld, who died in 1977, was known as 'King of Hearts' for his long service at Tynecastle and helped them win the league title in 1958 and 1960.

Caldow captained Scotland, winning 40 caps, and also played for Rangers, while goalkeeper Cowan helped the Scots win 3-1 against England at Wembley in 1949.

The 73-year-old Caldow said: "This is the icing on the cake at my age, it's wonderful.

"I was the only British player to play 450 games and never got a red card or a yellow card. That could even be a world record for a defender.

"Speed is all I had, no-one could run past me. I couldn't tackle a fish supper.

"The winger pushed the ball past me to run on and nobody ever got it - Jimmy Johnstone, Tommy Ring, Gento of Real Madrid, the fastest winger in the world. I was just fortunate I had speed."

Caldow won the last of his 40 caps at Wembley in 1963, when a tackle by Bobby Smith broke his leg in three places.

The game was one of Scotland's finest hours as a Jim Baxter double sealed a 2-1 win for the 10 men over England, but the injury badly affected Caldow's career.

"It was the only time I captained the winning side against England and I was only on the park six minutes, so I think I must have strengthened the team going off," he said.

"I was 28, that was my 40th cap. But I could have had my leg broken at 16, 17. I had a wonderful career."


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