Hall of Fame
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.
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.
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.
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 C sashairman 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 giant-killing defeats of Aldershot and Peterborough United.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to Sutton United as player 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a full and varied contribution to the club as player, manager and director. Roy made 163 appearances, scoring 77 goals, and was a member of the 1963 Amateur Cup Final team against Wimbledon. He later became first team manager, with two spells as caretaker manager, before joining the board of directors.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a playing career that at the time had seen him make 442 appearances and score 96 goals, he has since passed the 500 appearance and 100 goal mark and is now 7th in the all time appearances list. Craig featured in two title-winning teams and has achieved cult-hero status with the supporters for his versatility and tenacity. He joined the club’s coaching staff in 2016.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a unique contribution as first team manager. In eleven seasons Paul achieved two runners-up finishes in the league and also won the Ryman Isthmian League and Vanarama National League South titles. In 2016/17 he guided the team to the FA Cup 5th Round with wins over Cheltenham Town, AFC Wimbledon and Leeds United before hosting Arsenal at Sutton, and the following season guided the club to a highest ever league finish of third in the National League. Paul also made a significant difference off the field, as the driving force behind new terracing and the 3G turf pitch.
Herbert “Tipper” Pratt
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a playing career that saw him make in excess of 331 appearances scoring 136 goals. Herbert “Tipper” Pratt played mainly on the left wing for U’s and was the first Sutton player to score for the Surrey FA representative side, against Berks & Bucks FA in February 1934 at Woking. Tipper’s career spanned WWII and his club honours include an Athenian League Champions medal in 1946. He was also a member of the Ground Improvement Committee that helped build the main grandstand.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a playing career as a determined and prolific centre-forward during some of the club’s most memorable seasons. Lennie scored 142 goals in 261 appearances, earning full international recognition with Jamaica. A member of the team who won the Isthmian League championship in 1986, Lennie also played an important role in the club’s two famous FA Cup runs of the 1980s and featured in the 2-1 win over Coventry City in the 3rd Round.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a long and dedicated contribution spanning five decades. Bruce started the Supporters’ Club Shop before joining the management committee in 1979 as Assistant Secretary, then becoming Vice-Chairman and then from 1996, Club Chairman, overseeing one of the most successful periods of the club’s history including the National League South title and the FA Cup tie against Arsenal. Bruce also serves as a director and was named Club President in 2011.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a lengthy association with the club as player and manager. Keith made 112 career appearances, scoring 18 goals and winning an Isthmian League title medal in 1967. He returned in 1977 as manager, winning the Anglo Italian Cup before taking over as boss of top Swedish side Malmo. Keith returned to the club in 1989 for two more seasons as manager and was later Head Coach at the FA School of Excellence.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a playing career that saw Derek widely regarded as one of the best amateur footballers in England. Derek made 226 appearances for the U’s, scoring twice, between 1963 and 1968, and won an Isthmian League championship medal in 1967. He was also capped for both the England and Great Britain amateur teams.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a successful playing career after joining from Chipstead FC and graduation from our own youth team and originally breaking into the first team as a centre-forward. before moving to central midfield. Paul quickly established himself as one of the best players in non-League football and excelled in the two games against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup of 1987/88 before starring in the famous cup win over Coventry the next year. He later joined Sheffield United, after making 402 Sutton appearances, scoring 39 goals and being capped by England at semi-professional level.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a highly successful and influential playing career during one of the club’s greatest eras. A reliable centre-half but also an inspirational captain, Jamie led the U’s to the National League South title in 2016 and scored the penalty that beat Leeds United in the FA Cup 4th Round in 2017 before leading the team out against Arsenal in Round 5. Jamie scored 36 goals in 243 appearances for the club.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of an influential playing career that saw the club win the National League South championship in his first season, 2015/16. Craig then featured in the FA Cup run of 2016/17 that culminated in a 5th Round tie at home to his former club Arsenal. In 2021 Craig captained the team to the National League title and promotion into the Football League. At the time of his induction Craig had scored 23 goals in 304 appearances.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a long and varied contribution to the club's fortunes. Dave served on the Supporters' Club Committee for 12 years, 7 as Secretary, also editing the fans’ magazine. Dave joined the Club Management Committee in 1987 and was the Youth Team, Capital League and 1st Team Secretary for over 10 years, and Chairman of the Centenary Committee, before joining the Board of Directors in 1997. After being Company and Club Secretary Dave became Chairman of the Board in 2011, stepping down in 2022. Dave was also Ground Safety Officer, and Club Covid Officer in the season the club won promotion to the Football League. Dave was also the author of seven club books and organiser of the club dinner for twenty three years.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a playing career that saw Dominic secure his place as one of the club’s most prolific marksmen, scoring 149 goals in 314 appearances for the club between 1991 and 1998. Dominic later joined the club’s Board of Directors and played a significant role in the club’s transition to Football League status in 2021.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of delivering the club promotion into the Football League in 2021 in his first full season of management, as Champions of the National League. The following season Matt defied the odds by guiding the club to a fourth Wembley appearance, in the final of the EFL Trophy, and missed out on a play-off place by one point.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of a highly successful playing career in the amateur team of Sutton’s first ‘Golden Era’. Mick featured in the multi-talented U’s team that won the Isthmian League in 1967, scored in the 1969 Amateur Cup Final and played against Leeds United in the FA Cup 4th Round in 1970. He scored 94 goals in 231 appearances and won 15 England Amateur caps before moving to Wycombe Wanderers and later a professional career with Portsmouth.
Inducted in to the Hall of Fame for his vital role in the club's last great amateur team. Rod joined from Wimbledon in 1965 and played many early games as a centre forward before settling on a more defensive role, at home in midfield or the back four. He established a reputation as a hard-tackling dynamo and became a firm favourite with the fans for his never say die attitude. Rod won a championship medal in 1967 and played in the 1969 Amateur Cup final and also against Leeds in 1970 before finishing his career with Dulwich Hamlet, and an annual golf challenge between Sutton and Dulwich has been established in his memory. He played 351 games for Sutton, scoring 46 goals.
Inducted in to the Hall of Fame as an integral part of the club's successes of the 1980s. Originally signed from Horsham in August 1979, he played in the FA Trophy Final in 1981 and then had a year out after brain surgery. Following three successful seasons at Worthing, Mike returned to Sutton in November 1985 to help win the league in 1986 and a first promotion to the National Conference. He won three straight Surrey Senior Cups, scoring in every round including the final in the 1987-88 success. Prominent in the 1987-88 FA Cup run, scoring against both Aldershpt and Peterborough, he then suffered a broken leg in the 4th qualifying round game agaunst Walton & Hersham in 1998-99, and famously waved his crutches as his team-mates beat Coventry. Mike scored 71 goals in 244 appearances.
Inducted in to the Hall of Fame as one of the club's most prolific goalscorers. Micky joined in summer 1961 from Portsmouth with U's in the Athenian League. He then played and scored in the 1963 Amateur Cup final against Wimbledon and continued that form in to the Isthmian League. Micky's total of 114 goals in just 168 games leaves him second in the club's goals per game ratio.