Jones inducted into Hall of Fame

26th September 2013

Former Swans winger Cliff Jones has been inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame.
Jones, who won 59 caps for Wales during a career which also saw him clinch the double with Tottenham during the early 1960s, was one of ten legends to be included in the latest inductees.
Swansea-born Jones had started his career with his hometown club, going on to score 47 goals in 168 games before following Terry Medwin to Spurs.
He said: "I am extremely honoured that I have been chosen to join the NFM Hall of Fame. It is a privilege to be part of such an illustrious list of names in football."
Jones joins Peter Schmeichel, Matt Le Tissier, Mike Summerbee, Ray Wilkins, Eddie Gray as well as Sheila Parker, the first women's England captain, and Jack Taylor, the first Englishman to referee a World Cup Final (1974).
The former players join a host of other famous football faces like Sir Alex Ferguson, lan Ball, Gordon Banks, Cliff Bastin, Jimmy Greaves and Sir Tom Finney, whose achievements are already celebrated with a place on the honour roll.
The National Football Museum, based in Manchester's landmark Urbis building, provides a world-class home for the greatest collection of football memorabilia ever assembled, in addition to housing the Hall of Fame.
More than 140,000 objects, works of art and photographs make up this unique collection and highlights include a shirt from the world's first international match played in 1872, the 1966 World Cup Final ball and the shirt worn by Maradona during the infamous 1986 'Hand of God' quarter final match between England and Argentina.
Admission is free of charge but, as the museum is a registered charity, it relies on donations from the public and support from the corporate sector to stay open.