Alan Hansen was one of the most successful Scottish football players of all time until a devastating knee injury ended his playing career in 1981. 

Alan Kennedy was born in Sunderland in 1954. On the pitch he gained the affectionate nickname 'Barney Rubble'.

Alan is now a familiar face on Sky Sports, following a long and successful career as a top International striker following an illustrious playing career.

Alan Mullery was a footballer who enjoyed an eventful and outstanding career with Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham and England in the 1960's and 1970's. 

Alan Rough signed as a goalkeeper for Partick Thistle in 1969 and notched up an impressive 410 league appearances before signing for Hibernian in 1982 and playing a further 175 league games.

Alan Shearer is one of the most feared and respected strikers of the modern era and a wonderful ambassador for the game.

Alex Stepney was one of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation. He played for Millwall and Chelsea before joining Manchester United in a career that spanned almost 15 years.

Allan Clarke, nicknamed “Sniffer”, played for Walsall, Fulham, Leicester City, Leeds United and Barnsley, and won 19 international caps for England.

Andy Goram was born in Bury, Lancashire, England. He started his career with Oldham Athletic and Hibernian, but he is best remembered for playing for Rangers during the 1990s, when he earned the monicker “The Goalie”.

Andy Gray has played a pivotal role in the development of Sky's football coverage. 

The former Republic of Ireland, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Chelsea Footballer, who is now a popular co-commentator and studio pundit on ITV.

Football player in Scottish and English Football Leagues and for Scotland.

Arthur Albiston joined Manchester United as an apprentice in July 1972, turning professional in July 1974. He made his debut in a League Cup Third Round match against local rivals Manchester City in 1974.

Barry Fry was born on April 7, 1945. He has been an football manager and is currently Chairman of Peterborough United FC.

Now probably one of the most popular after-dinner speakers in the country for mixed audience functions and the sports fans favourite host of BBC Radio 5s Six-O-Six Show 3 million listeners.

After a successful football career, having played as goal keeper for Arsenal in the early 70's Bob was one of the first footballers to move into TV presenting. 

Bruce Grobbelaar was born in Durban, South Africa on 6 October 1957.

Chris Kamara, the  former 'hard man' defender and  midfielder, made 11 team moves during his long career as a player, including being part of the 1992 Championship winning Leeds United team managed by the legendary Howard Wilkinson.

Clayton Blackmore was a Welsh football player. He was a combative player who excelled at full back or in defence but could play equally well in midfield or as an emergency forward. 

Clive Darren Allen (born 20 May 1961) is a retired English footballer  a prolific scorer for a number of clubs.

Clive Tyldesley is an English sports commentator, who since 1998 has been the main football commentator for ITV.

Craig Brown was the outstanding boy footballer of his generation - captain of Scotland Schoolboys and Scotland Youths.

Dave “Harry” Bassett is without doubt one of football's colourful characters. Affectionately known as 'Harry', he plied his trade at several clubs with considerable success.

Dave Watson is made of stern stuff: he's had to be. After not reaching the first team as a teenager at Anfield, the resolute stopper joined Norwich, with whom his career gathered momentum to such effect that he won England caps.

Without doubt, David Elleray was the highest profile British football referee in the world game until his recent retirement.

David Seaman acquired much success at Arsenal, including three championship medals, four FA cup medals, one League Cup winner's medal and a European cup winners' cup medal. 

Dean Nicholas Saunders was born 21 June 1964 in Swansea and is a former Welsh footballer who played as a striker in a professional career between 1982 until 2001. He is currently manager of Wrexham.

Denis Smith began his playing career with Stoke City on leaving school in 1963 and played 488 games for the club until hanging up his boots in 1982 having scored 41 goals.

During his career, Law was renowned for his pure genius when it came to putting a ball in the back of the net. 

Dennis was born in West London and joined Wimbledon in 1985 as a 19 year old. He is a hard working and exciting central midfielder. 

Dermot Gallagher was one of our country’s most high profile and respected officials. He officiated in the Football League since 1985, and was amongst the first band of Referees on the commencement of the FA Premier League in 1992.

Duncan McKenzie will always be remembered as an entertainer both on an off the pitch. 

Frank McClintock was a leading player of his generation and is acclaimed as one of Arsenal's greatest captains. Frank transferred from Leicester to Arsenal in 1964 for a then British record fee of £80,000. 

Gary's playing career spanned from 1976-1994. During his career he played for National and International teams including Leicester City FC, Everton FC, Barcelona FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC and England. 

Gary McAllister is a former Scottish professional footballer and manager. He began his playing career at Motherwell F.C.

Gary will be remembered for the successful partnership forged with Steve Bruce at the centre of the Manchester United defence for a decade. 

Graham started his playing career with Grimbsy, before moving on to Lincoln City. After retiring as a player due to injury, he took the role of manager and led the team to promotion from Divison Four into Division Three. 

Harry Redknapp is a former English footballer and the current manager of Portsmouth F.C. 

Ian Wright was one of the best known footballers in Britain. He was born 3rd November 1963 in Woolwich.

During his career at Liverpool he was named Footballer of the Year in both 1979 and 1983. 

Bill Shankly's £35,000 swoop for Keegan from Scunthorpe in May 1971 proved one of the shrewdest transfer moves ever. He was signed as a midfielder and potential replacement for long-serving Ian Callaghan.

Born in Lancashire, Lawrenson began his career at Preston North End, and also played for Brighton and Hove Albion before moving to Liverpool in 1981. 

Matt Le Tissier has been a legend at Southampton. He retired at the end of the 2002 season, but Saints fans will never forget how, almost single-handedly at times, he kept Saints in the Premiership.

A true jewel in England's crown, Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has played a major part in England's fortunes since making his debut at 18 versus Chile in 1998. 

Mick is one of the most honest and charismatic characters in English football. He was born in Barnsley and made his league debut for Barnsley in 1977 where he made 272 appearances.

England goalkeeping legend Peter Shilton has gained more caps for England than any other player and he was the youngest player to play for Leicester City at the tender age of 16 - taking over from the equally legendary Gordon Banks. 

Ray Clemence, MBE made his debut for Scunthorpe United in 1966 and was spotted and signed by Liverpool manager Bill Shankly a year later. 

Ron Atkinson has concentrated on punditry since leaving Nottingham Forest in May 1999. 

Ronnie Whelan was born 25 September 1961 in Dublin. He is a former professional footballer who played as a central midfielder, who was an integral part of the dominant Liverpool side of the 1980s.

Steve Daley had a great career as a pro footballer, starting at Wolves as a 15 year old, making his professional debut in 1971.

Steve Kindon was born December 17, 1950 in Warrington. He is a former professional footballer who played mainly on the left wing where his speed was an asset, but also played at centre forward.

Terry Butcher started his career with Ipswich Town, for whom he played over 300 games and helped them to win the UEFA Cup.

Terry entered professional football in 1960 when he signed with Chelsea F.C., playing over 200 games before leaving for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in 1966.