England's Stockholm Hero Honoured

Last updated : 16 June 2021 By Three Lions

Former England captain Terry Butcher has been inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame in a special ceremony at Ipswich Town's Portman Road.

Best remembered for his bloodied heroics in Stockholm as England secured qualification for the 1990 World Cup, Butcher won the last of his 77 caps during the tournament itself having played a major role in the run to the semi-finals.

Bobby Robson was the manager for the majority of Butcher's England career, knowing the player well from their time together at Ipswich and, fittingly, members of Sir Bobby's family were on hand to perform the induction ceremony earlier this week.

England Badge with Three Lions logo

The timing is also significant as England and Scotland prepare to meet at the European Championship at Wembley this Friday.

Having bucked the trend by heading to Scotland at the peak of his career, joining Glasgow Rangers after the 1986 World Cup, Butcher spent many years as both a player and manager at clubs north of the border and also as part of the Scottish national team's coaching staff.

That led him to be inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2011, an unusual and notable double!