raich carter

Legend Carter honoured

by Ashley Houghton

1936 title winner recognised by National Football Museum.

Sunderland AFC legend Raich Carter will be officially inducted into the prestigious hall of fame at National Football Museum in Manchester in September.

Carter led Sunderland to a league title in 1936 and their first even FA Cup success in 1937; scoring the second goal as the Black Cats beat Preston North End 3-1 at Wembley.

The Hendon-born inside forward played 276 games for the Wearsiders in a spell which lasted seven years, in which time he scored 127 goals.

Also added to an already prestigious list of legends are Peter Schmeichel, Matt Le Tissier, Cliff Jones, Mike Summerbee, Ray Wilkins, Eddie Gray, Sheila Parker, who played for Chorley Ladies Football Club and was the first England women’s captain, and Jack Taylor, the first Englishman to referee a World Cup Final.

Kevin Moore, director at the National Football Museum, said: “We are delighted to be able to recognise the achievements of these legendary players in this way.

“We really hope those players that are still with us can 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.”

Members of the public can buy tickets to attend the exclusive event on Wednesday 25th September by emailing halloffame@nationalfootballmuseum.com.

Information about ticket prices and sponsorship packages can be found online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com.

The National Football Museum provides a world-class home for the greatest collection of football memorabilia ever assembled, in addition to housing its nationally-recognised Hall of Fame in Manchester.