Gary Speed to be inducted into Hall of Fame
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 21/09/17 4:01pm
Gary Speed will be inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame today, celebrating a career spanning more than two decades.
Speed, who died in 2011 aged 42, made 841 career appearances for five clubs: Leeds, Everton, Newcastle, Bolton and Sheffield United.
The midfielder was capped 85 times by Wales, scoring seven goals, before going into management with first Sheffield United and later on, Wales.
Speed will be inducted later today alongside Steven Gerrard, Billy Bonds, Frank Lampard, Charlie Roberts, Kelly Smith and Rachel Yankey, while Paralympian and ex-England CP player Alistair Patrick-Heselton will receive the Football For All award, sponsored by The FA.
The inductees were decided by Hall of Fame members including; Sir Geoff Hurst, Gordon Banks, Sir Bobby Charlton, Peter Schmeichel, Roger Hunt, Kevin Keegan and Bryan Robson.
Speed won the First Division title with Leeds in 1992 and sits fifth on the list of all time Premier League appearances with 535. Only David James (572), Frank Lampard (609), Ryan Giggs (632) and Gareth Barry (632) have made more.