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Carter Inducted Into NFM Hall of Fame

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12:57 22nd May 2013

by HCAFC

Former Hull City Player/Manager Raich Carter has been inducted into the The National Football Museum's Hall of Fame.

A player of some pedigree, Carter had established a reputation as one of the finest sportsmen of his generation prior to his move to Boothferry Park in March 1948. 

Enjoying a nine-year spell with Sunderland prior to the outbreak of WWII, the midfield maestro captained his hometown club to the First Division title in 1936, as well as the lifting the FA Cup the following year.

With the recommencement of the League following the war, Carter moved to Derby Couty, who he also led to FA Cup glory, and in so doing became the only player to have won a Cup winners' medal either side of the conflict.

Although 35 at the point of taking charge of the Tigers, the silver-haired midfielder still had plenty to offer - both on the field of play and in the dugout.

Initially arriving in the role of player/assistant manager, Major Frank Buckley’s departure soon paved way for Carter to take the hot-seat at Boothferry Park. 

Setting the standard for all of City's player/managers that followed, Carter maintained his magical presence on the pitch whilst also leading the club to success, winning the Division Three (North) title in 1948/49.

Joining Carter in the latest batch of inductees to the Hall of Fame are Matt Le Tissier – possibly Southampton’s greatest ever player, Cliff Jones – member of the Tottenham double-winning side, and Mike Summerbee – one of the ‘Holy Trinity’ in the great 1968-70 Manchester City team, will all be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a prestigious award ceremony on 25 September 2013.

They’ll be joined by former Chelsea and Man Utd midfielder Ray Wilkins, Leeds United legend Eddie Gray as well as Sheila Parker, the first women’s England captain, and Jack Taylor, the first Englishman to referee a World Cup Final (1974) and first referee to take a place in the Hall of Fame.

Legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel will also collect his Hall of Fame trophy whilst David Clarke, England’s record goal scorer in blind football completes the line up.

They all join a host of other famous football faces like Sir Alex Ferguson, Alan Ball, Gordon Banks, Cliff Bastin, Jimmy Greaves and Sir Tom Finney, whose achievements are already celebrated with a place on the honour roll.

Inductees are chosen by a panel featuring some of the biggest names in football including the Museum’s President Sir Bobby Charlton, Vice President Sir Alex Ferguson, Gordon Taylor and Mark Lawrenson.  

These legends will have their achievements celebrated at a charity fundraising Hall of Fame induction celebration at the National Football Museum in Manchester on 25 September.

National Football Museum Director Kevin Moore said: "We are delighted to be able to recognise the achievements of these legendary players in this way. We really hope they can all attend the induction dinner in September and we’d love to see fans come along too – it’s a rare chance to be close to some of the biggest players in football history. We’re also extremely grateful to the PFA for their continued support of the event." 

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