Allchurch joins National Football Museum Hall of Fame

15th October 2015
Former striker Ivor Allcurch has been inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame.
At the prestigious awards ceremony on Wednesday, the Wales international joined over 130 other players in the Hall of Fame, including Alan Mullery, Gordon Banks, Sir Tom Finney and Ryan Giggs.
Allchurch, who signed professional at the Vetch Field in 1947, scored 164 goals in 445 league games during two spells with the Swans.
Former team-mate Cliff Jones, who played with Ivor at the Vetch and with Wales at the 1958 World Cup, presented the award to Esme Allchurch and their sons John and David.
"My most enjoyable time was in the 1950's in Swansea," he said. "He (Ivor) was the golden boy of Welsh football. He always resisted a move because his heart and loyalty was always with Swansea."