List of football personalities with British honours

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Trevor Brooking was the most recent former professional footballer to be knighted, an honour he received in 2004.

This is a list of football personalities who have received Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom. Entries are listed alphabetically under the highest award attained. Previous awards, if gained, are listed in the relevant notes section. All players from the winning team in the 1966 World Cup Final were awarded medals the MBE, additionally Jack Charlton, Bobby Moore and Gordon Banks were made OBE.

List of recipients[edit]

Former England manager Bobby Robson received a knighthood in 2002.
Geoff Hurst was knighted in 1998. As of 2010, he is the only man to have scored three goals in the final of the FIFA World Cup.
Pelé received an honorary knighthood in 1997. As a Brazilian citizen, he was not eligible to receive an actual knighthood.
Gary Mabbutt received an MBE in 1994.
Name Year of
award
Award Notes Ref.
Trevor Brooking Jun-2004 Knighthood For services to sport; also received CBE in 1999 and MBE in 1981 [1]
Matt Busby Jun-1969 Knighthood After guiding Manchester United to the European Cup title. [2]
Bobby Charlton Jun-1994 Knighthood For services to football; regarded as second footballer to be knighted;
also received CBE in 1974 and OBE in 1969.
[3]
John Charles Clegg 1927 Knighthood Thought by some to be the first man knighted for services to football,
although the citation did not mention football.
Alex Ferguson Jun-1999 Knighthood Only the eighth football manager or player to receive a knighthood;
was also awarded an OBE in 1984 and a CBE in 1995.
[4]
Tom Finney Jan-1998 Knighthood For services to football; regarded as third footballer to be knighted;
also received CBE in 1992 and OBE in 1961.
[4]
Geoff Hurst Jun-1998 Knighthood For services to football; regarded as fourth footballer to be knighted;
also received MBE in 1975.
[5]
Stanley Matthews Jan-1965 Knighthood For services to football; regarded as first footballer to be knighted;
also received CBE in 1957 (the only footballer knighted whilst still playing).
[6]
Bert Millichip 1991 Knighthood
Alf Ramsey Jan-1967 Knighthood For services to football (following England's 1966 World Cup triumph). [6]
David Gerald Richards Jun-2006 Knighthood Chairman of the FA Premier League and Football Foundation. For services to Sport.
Bobby Robson Jun-2002 Knighthood For services to football; also received CBE in 1990. [4]
Stanley Rous 1949 Knighthood He was knighted in 1949 for his contribution to the London Olympics
the previous year and to sport in general.
[7]
Walter Winterbottom 1978 Knighthood For services to sport; also received CBE in 1972 and OBE in 1963
(first England manager).
[6]
Édson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé) 1997 KBE (honorary)
Craig Brown Jun-1999 CBE
Paul Elliott 2012 CBE For service to equality and diversity in football [8][9]
Ron Greenwood Jan-1981 CBE [5]
Jock Stein Jan-1970 CBE [10]
Billy Wright Jun-1959 CBE [11]
Bobby Moore Jan-1967 OBE [5]
Gordon Banks 1970 OBE [6]
David Beckham Jun-2003 OBE [6]
Brian Clough Jun-1991 OBE [12]
Garth Crooks Jun-1999 OBE For services to the Institute of Professional Sport. [13]
Jack Charlton 1974 OBE [6]
George Eastham 1975 OBE [6]
Jimmy Hill OBE [14]
Gérard Houllier 2003 OBE Honorary [15]
Emlyn Hughes 1980 OBE [6]
Mark Hughes Jun-2004 OBE
Kevin Keegan 1982 OBE [6]
Gary Lineker Jan-1992 OBE [6]
Cliff Lloyd OBE
Nat Lofthouse 1994 OBE [16]
Des Lynam 2008 OBE [17]
Joe Mercer 1976 OBE [6]
John Motson 2001 OBE [18]
Don Revie 1970 OBE [6]
Bill Nicholson OBE
Martin O'Neill 2004 OBE
Bob Paisley OBE
Bryan Robson Jan-1990 OBE [6]
Bill Shankly 1974 OBE
Alan Shearer Jun-2001 OBE [6]
Peter Shilton 1991 OBE Also received MBE in 1986. [6]
Gordon Strachan OBE
Gordon Taylor OBE
Jack Taylor OBE
Geoff Thompson Jun-2007 OBE
Arsène Wenger 2003 OBE Honorary
Bob Wilson OBE
Gianfranco Zola 2004 OBE Honorary
Walter Smith OBE
Ryan Giggs Jun-2007 OBE [19]
Tommy Walker OBE [20]
Tony Adams Jun-1999 MBE [6]
Debbie Bampton Jun-1998 MBE [21]
John Barnes Jun-1998 MBE [6]
Ted Bates MBE [22]
Brendon Batson 2000 MBE [23]
Peter Beardsley 2005 MBE [24]
Colin Bell Jan-2005 MBE For services to the community. [6]
Clyde Best Jan-2006 MBE [25][26]
Billy Bingham MBE
Billy Bonds Jan-1988 MBE [5]
Steve Bull Jan-2000 MBE [6]
Viv Anderson Jan-2000 MBE [6]
Ray Clemence Jan-2000 MBE [6]
Nobby Stiles Jan-2000 MBE [6]
George Cohen Jan-2000 MBE [6]
Roger Hunt Jan-2000 MBE [6]
Ray Wilson Jan-2000 MBE [6]
Norman Creek 1943 MBE Also awarded the Military Cross [6]
Barry Davies MBE
Kenny Dalglish MBE
Robbie Earle MBE
Barry Ferguson MBE
Tony Ford MBE
Steven Gerrard 2006 MBE [6]
Shaun Goater MBE [27]
Dario Gradi MBE
George Harkus 1949 MBE For "keeping up morale in the forces whilst stationed in the Middle East"
David Healy 2008 MBE For "services to football and the community"
Gordon Jago 2006 MBE
Henrik Larsson 2006 MBE For "services to football" [28]
Jim Leighton 1999 MBE For "services to football" [29]
Gary Mabbutt Jan-1994 MBE [6]
Ally McCoist 1994 MBE [30]
Lawrie McMenemy Jan-2006 MBE [26]
Willie Miller 1991 MBE [31]
Alan Knight 2000 MBE [32]
Terry Paine 1977 MBE [33]
Stuart Pearce 1999 MBE [34]
Martin Peters Jun-1978 MBE [5]
Ivor Powell 2008 MBE [35]
Niall Quinn 2003 MBE Honorary
For "outstanding services to international football and his contributions to charities"
[36]
Peter Schmeichel 2001 MBE Honorary [37]
Teddy Sheringham 2007 MBE [38]
Tommy Smith 1978 MBE For services to football [39]
Neville Southall 1995 MBE For services to football [40]
Ian Wright 2000 MBE [41][42]
Rachel Yankey Jan-2006 MBE [26]
Tony Carr 2010 MBE [43]
David James 2012 MBE [44]
Pat Rice 2013 MBE [45]
Noel Bailie Jun-2013 MBE [46]

See also[edit]

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