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The club's Hall Of Fame honours those men and women who have played an outstanding part in creating and maintaining the club's wonderful history, whether they be players, club officials or supporters.

The Hall Of Fame was launched in 2011 with the first ten inductees and three new members will be added every year, chosen by a panel of supporters currently chaired by Mark Frake. The Hall Of Fame honours board, donated in memory of Karen Sheppard, can be found in the Players' Lounge.

SUTTON UNITED FC HALL OF FAME

JACK GOOSSENS   

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a unique role in the club’s history.  He was one of the group of men who met in the Robin Hood Hotel on March 5th 1898 to form Sutton United FC from the amalgamation of Sutton Association and Sutton Guild Rovers. He captained the third eleven before moving onto the club’s committee and then serving as Club President, celebrating his own 100th birthday in office.

CHARLES COLLINGWOOD   

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of his distinguished leadership that helped transform Sutton United from a junior club into one of the country’s leading amateur sides. Joining in 1913, he became Club President a year later and held the post for thirty years before helping to oversee the development of the grandstand and the formation of Sutton United FC Limited.   

ANDREW LETTS   

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of an unparalleled contribution to the development of the club. Commencing as a young supporter, he rose through the Supporters’ Club to a place on the club committee and became the first Chairman of the Board of Directors, remaining on the board through six decades.  His farsightedness, including the employment of top quality coaches and insistence on matching the progress made on and off the field was instrumental in shaping Sutton United.

DAVE HERMITAGE   

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of distinguished service to the club spanning five decades.  He is one of the club’s leading all-time scorers, with 140 goals in 319 games, and captained the team for the 1963 Amateur Cup Final. He served on the management committee as the club’s Honorary Secretary and was subsequently Chairman of the Club and a member of the Board of Directors.

RALPH CARR   

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of distinguished service to the club spanning eight decades. He came to the club as a goalkeeper and gained England amateur international honours before joining the management committee and then the Board of Directors.   He acted as first team manager, as the club’s Honorary Secretary and as Company Secretary.

BARRIE WILLIAMS   

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the club as one of its most successful managers.  He took his side to the 1981 FA Trophy Final, followed by second place in the Isthmian League and then a unique cup treble before winning the league title in successive seasons to earn promotion to the Football Conference. This was followed by FA Cup success with runs to the 3rd Round in 1988 and the 4th Round in 1989, including wins over Aldershot, Peterborough United and Coventry City.

TED POWELL   

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished playing career, making 409 appearances for the club and scoring 25 goals, during which time he was capped as an amateur international by England and Great Britain and also captained his country. He led the team to the 1967 Isthmian League championship and to the 1969 Amateur Cup Final, a game he missed through injury. He later served as first team manager, reaching the Amateur Cup quarter-finals and the 1st Round of the FA Cup.

LARRY PRITCHARD  

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished playing career, making 786 appearances for the club and scoring 134 goals, during which time he was capped as an amateur international by England and Great Britain. He also served the club as coach, reserve team manager and first team manager and won league championship medals as a player and manager, also representing the club at Wembley in Amateur Cup and FA Trophy Finals.

JOHN RAINS   

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished and successful career as a player and manager, making 685 appearances for the club and scoring 131 goals. He captained the side in the 1981 FA Trophy Final and led it two Isthmian League championships, later managing the team to the league title and promotion into the Football Conference.

PAUL MCKINNON   

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished playing career, including 543 appearances for the club. He joined as a midfield player and also appeared in defence but went on to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer with 279 goals. He was part of two championship-winning teams and also played in the FA Cup 3rd Round win over Coventry City in 1989 and featured in the previous season’s giantkilling defeats of Aldershot and Peterborough United.

PETER MOLLOY

Inducted into the Hall Of Fame in recognition of a unique place in the club's history. Peter was a player in the team that won the London Senior Cup and Athenian League in 1958, and briefly team manager, but it was his role off the field that left a lasting legacy. As Club Chairman from 1974 to 1987, he drove the club through the transition between amateur and semi-professional football, laying the foundations for the successes to come.

SID CANN

Inducted into the Hall Of Fame in recognition of his role as the architect of the club’s first Golden Age. As manager he led the club to its first Amateur Cup final in 1963 and  election to the Isthmian League.  He assembled one of the finest amateur teams in the country and won the Isthmian League in 1967, reached another Amateur Cup final in 1969 and achieved national fame the following year with an FA Cup run that culminated in a 4th round tie against Leeds United

TONY RAINS

Inducted into the Hall Of Fame in recognition of a playing career in which recorded 724  appearances for the club. Making  his debut aged 18 he ended the 1978/9 season with Anglo-Italian success. At home anywhere in the back four, he  played in two championship sides and the 1981 FA Trophy final, and scored one of the most celebrated goals in Sutton history, the first in the 2-1 win over Coventry. He returned to the club as assistant manager to his brother John and helped secure another title in 1999 and a place in Conference South five years later

CLAUDE PETTITT

Inducted into the Hall Of Fame in recognition of a playing career that spanned World War 2 and saw Claude make over 450 appearances for the club, scoring 21 goals. He joined the club when it was at its lowest ebb in the mid 1930s but helped the side to the quarter finals of the FA Amateur Cup just a year later and went on to play in the team’s first successful Surrey Senior Cup Final in 1946 and in the Athenian League championship winning side a year later.  He represented the FA, the Athenian League and Surrey

TREVOR BLADON

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished playing career that saw him play in two Amateur Cup Finals at Wembley, against Leeds United in the FA Cup 4th Round and in the 1967 Isthmian League championship team, as well gaining two league runners-up medals. Trevor made 512 appearances, scoring a remarkable 205 goals from a career spent chiefly on the right wing. He was also an England Amateur international.

MICKY STEPHENS

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished playing career that brought 42 goals in 552 appearances.  “Able” was the supreme supplier of chances for others, winning England semi-pro international caps and a collection of medals that included two Isthmian League titles, the London Senior, the Anglo-Italian, and Isthmian League Cups and eight Surrey Senior Cups. He played an important part in the 1989 FA Cup win over Coventry City and appeared in the 1981 FA Trophy Final.  He was named as an Assistant Manager to Paul Doswell in 2013.

CHARLIE VAUGHAN

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished playing career that saw him score 248 goals in just five seasons, including a club record of 68 goals in the 1945/6 season when he helped the club to the double of the Athenian League Championship and the Surrey Senior Cup. Charlie then turned professional with Charlton Athletic and gained an England B cap.

RICKY KIDD

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished playing career that saw him start as a free-scoring young striker and then return to the club, having gained a FA Trophy winner’s medal, as an all-action midfield player whose versatility even extended to starting a match in goal. He scored goals 185 in 450 appearances and gained an Isthmian League champions medal in 1985.

MICKY JOYCE

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished playing career that saw him score 219 goals in 405 appearances.  In November 1982 he set a club record by scoring nine times in an 11-1 win over Leatherhead.  Michael featured in many of the club’s triumphs of the 1980s, including the treble of Surrey Senior Cup, London Senior Cup and Hitachi Cup in 1983 and the Isthmian League Championship of 1984/85. He also played in the side that reached the 3rd Round of the FA Cup in 1988 and later coached the reserves. 

DON STOKER

Revered as one of the club’s greatest all-time players, Don Stoker is inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a career that brought him personal success with amateur caps for England and Great Britain, including the 1956 Olympics but also great success with the U’s. He played in the Athenian League & London Senior Cup winning side of 1958 and later had a brief spell as manager.

DARIO GRADI

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to Sutton United as layer and manager but also services to the game in general.  Dario joined the U’s at the start of the club’s Isthmian League membership, enjoying title success and an Amateur Cup Final and earning international caps before concentrating on a coaching career. He was only briefly Sutton manager in the mid-70s before a long career in the pro game that saw him most closely associated with Crewe Alexandra.

ROSE FORD

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of six decades of support, both from the terraces and behind the scenes.  Whilst husband Dennis toiled on the pitch, Rose began some sixty years of service in the tea hut that now proudly bears her name, but did so much more helping a succession of managers with kit and food after training.  

NIGEL GOLLEY

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished playing career that saw him score 86 goals in 680 appearances. Nigel was a versatile player at home anywhere in defence or midfield, with a never-say-die attitude and a towering presence in both penalty areas. He amassed a collection of medals that included two Isthmian League titles, the London Senior Cup, the Isthmian League Cup and numerous Surrey Senior Cups. He also played an important part in the 1989 FA Cup win over Coventry City.

MARK GOLLEY 

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished playing career that brought 100 goals in 453 appearances. Mark was a versatile player comfortable in defence or midfield or even in a more forward role, able to switch seamlessly between resolute defence and skilful attack. He won a collection of medals that included two Isthmian League titles, the London Senior Cup, the Isthmian League Cup and numerous Surrey Senior Cups, as well as England semi-pro caps. He played an important part in the 1988 FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough, scoring in the 1-1 draw at Gander Green Lane.

DAVE ROFFEY

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished playing career that saw him play in two Amateur Cup Finals at Wembley, against Leeds United in the FA Cup 4th Round and in the 1967 Isthmian League championship team, as well gaining two league runners-up medals. Dave made 403 appearances, as the goalkeeper for one of England’s finest amateur teams.

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