Preston North End legend Sir Tom Finney has been honoured in the Football Walk of Fame at the National Football Museum.
Including the 11 English heroes from the ‘66 team, a total of 25 of the game’s best have been honoured. England manager Sir Alf Ramsey has been recognised alongside Brazilian international Pelé who is the first to receive the ‘Football Walk of Fame Legend Award’.
Other names entering the Football Walk of Fame include legends of today’s game Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as heroes of modern football including Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and Thierry Henry.
Also honoured are George Best, Diego Maradona, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruff and Sir Tom Finney. Women’s football stars Marta and Lily Parr complete the roll of honours.
Displayed as a trail leading to the entrance of the National Football Museum, the Football Walk of Fame features images of the inductees immortalised by iconic sports artist Paul Trevillion who has created original illustrations for the brass plaques. ‘The Signature Collection’, featuring these original drawings, as well as further works by Paul Trevillion, will be on display in the museum’s Hall of Fame.