National Football Museum, located at Preston North End's Deepdale Stadium, launched a Hall
of Fame to honour English football greats at a dinner on 1 December
The first 29 inductees--22 players,
six managers and one woman--were selected by a panel of 20 experts from a short list of 96.
They were followed in 2003
by 13 more inductees--eight players, four managers and another woman--and in
2004 by a further 10 inductees--seven players, two managers and a third woman.
As of the end of 2004, the
National Football Museum Hall of Fame has 52 members, consisting of 37
players, 12 managers and three women.
Membership is open to
football figures of any nationality who have made a significant contribution
to the English game.