Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish was bestowed with the Knighthood on November 16, 2018, for his services to football, charity and the city of Liverpool. With Sir Kenny Dalglish being knighted let’s take a look at other previous football personalities who received Knighthood for their services to football.
5. Sir Trevor Brooking
This beauty is getting put up at the back of the Sir Trevor Brooking Stand. pic.twitter.com/xFLRb7hABA
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A West Ham legend, Sir Trevor Brooking was born on the 2nd October 1948 in Essex. The attacking midfielder won 2 FA Cups, 1 UEFA Cup Winners Cup runners-up trophy and 1 Second Division title during his time with the Hammers. Brooking also made 47 appearances for England and scored 5 times for the Three Lions.
Sir Trevor Brooking has a stand named after him at Upton Park as well as the Olympic Stadium since the Hammers move to their new stadium in the 2016/17 season.
4. Sir Bobby Charlton
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One of the greatest midfielders of all time, Sir Bobby Charlton was born on October 11, 1937, in Ashington and started his footballing journey with Manchester United. The attacking midfielder was one of the first members of the Busby Babes and is one of the survivors of the tragic Munich air disaster.
Charlton spent 17 seasons with the Manchester giants making 758 appearances, ranked second with the most number of appearances for Manchester United, and scored 249 goals, the second highest goal scorer in United history, in his time with Manchester United.
Sir Bobby Charlton made 106 appearances for the Three Lions, 7th most capped player in English history, and scored 49 goals for this country, the 2nd highest goal scorer in history.
Manchester United renamed their South stand, Sir Bobby Charlton Stand in honour of the Balon d’Or winner and legendary midfielder.
3. Sir Tom Finney
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One of the greatest players ever to come from England, Sir Tom Finney was born on April 5, 1922, and started his footballing journey with the Preston North End. On August 1946 Finney made his Preston debut, aged 24, and spent 14 seasons with the club making 473 appearances and scoring 210 goals in the process.
The Striker made his England debut a month after his Preston debut against Northern Ireland. He went on to make 76 appearances and score 30 goals for the Three Lions during his international career.
Considered by some as one of the greatest strikers ever, Sir Tom Finney sadly died on February 14, 2014.