RUFC - Emlyn Hughes Honoured
Rotherham United ex player/manager, Emlyn Hughes is being inducted into the Football Hall of Fame.
RotherFM say that more than five thousand people voted online for England legend, Hughes.
Emlyn played sixty times for the Millers in the early 80's and scored five goals.
Crazy Horse, as he was nicknamed after a rugby-like tackle on Newcastle's Albert Bennett (who was also an ex Miller), began his career with Blackpool in 1964 but is more famously known for playing for Liverpool where he stayed for twelve years before moving to Wolves. After moving to be player/manager with the Millers he went to play for Hull and Swansea. He also got sixty-two caps for England, captaining them on a number of occasions.
Emlyn was captain on the Sports Quiz show, Question of Sport where he famously said that a photo of Princess Anne was jockey John Reid!
After his football career ended he became an after-dinner speaker and became chief patron to FABLE an Epilepsy charity based in Sheffield where he lived.
In 2003 it was announced that he was suffering with a brain tumor for which he had treatment and continued to battle against the disease until his death on 9 November 2004 aged just 57.
Whatever Emlyn Hughes did he did with enthusiasm and with a big smile on his face and I, for one, believe he deserves this honour.
Emlyn Hughes' Honours
4 Division 1 (Level 1) championship winners medals (1973, 1976, 1977 and 1979)
FA Cup winners medal (1974)
2 European Cup winners medals (1977 and 1978)
2 UEFA Cup winners medals (1973 and 1976)
European Super Cup winners medal (1977)
3 Charity Shield winners medals (1974, 1976 and 1977)
3 First Division (Level 1) runners-up medals (1969, 1974 and 1978)
2 FA Cup runners-up medals (1971 and 1977)
Football League Cup runners-up medal (1978)
European Super Cup runners-up medal (1978)
Charity Shield runners-up medal (1971)
Football League Cup winners medal (1980)
Played for England (1969 - 1980) - 62 caps, 1 goal
Hughes captained England 23 times and was part of the 1970 World Cup squad in Mexico
Awarded the OBE in (1980)
Football Writers Footballer of the Year (1977)
Inducted into the Football Hall of Fame (2008)