Football Personalities Honours List

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Football Personalities Honours List

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 1966 were awarded medals the MBE, additionally Jack Charlton, Bobby Moore and Gordon Banks were made OBE.

Name Date Award Notes
Trevor Brooking Jun-2004 Knighthood For services to sport; also received CBE in 1999 and MBE in 1981
Matt Busby Jun-1969 Knighthood After guiding Manchester United to the European Cup title.
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.
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.
Kenny Dalglish 2018 Knighthood For services to Football, to Charity and to the City of Liverpool;
Services of Charity and Liverpool regarded as support to victims of 1989 Hillsborough disaster.
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.
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.
Geoff Hurst Jun-1998 Knighthood For services to football; regarded as fourth footballer to be knighted;
also received MBE in 1979.
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).
Bert Millichip 1991 Knighthood
Alf Ramsey Jan-1967 Knighthood For services to football (following England's 1966 World Cup triumph).
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.
Stanley Rous 1949 Knighthood He was knighted in 1949 for his contribution to the London Olympics the previous
year and to sport in general.
Walter Winterbottom 1978 Knighthood For services to sport; also received CBE in 1972 and OBE in 1963 (first England manager).
Édson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé) 1997 KBE (honorary) As a Brazilian citizen, he was not eligible to receive an actual knighthood.
Jimmy Armfield 2010 CBE Also appointed an OBE in 2000-Jun.
Craig Brown Jun-1999 CBE For services to Association Football.
Paul Elliott 2012 CBE For services to Equality and Diversity in Football; also appointed an MBE in 2003-Jun.
Ron Greenwood Jan-1981 CBE Manager, England Association Football Team.
Denis Law 2016 CBE For services to Football and charity.
Hope Powell 2010 CBE Also appointed an OBE in 2002-Jun.
Alan Shearer 2016 CBE Also appointed an OBE in 2001-Jun.
Jock Stein Jan-1970 CBE For services to Scottish Football.
Billy Wright Jun-1959 CBE For services to Association Football.
Gordon Banks 1970 OBE For services to Association Football.
Brendon Batson 2015 OBE Also appointed an MBE in 2001-Jan.
David Beckham Jun-2003 OBE For services to Football.
Brian Clough Jun-1991 OBE For services to Association Football.
Chris Coleman 2017 OBE For services to Football.
Garth Crooks Jun-1999 OBE For services to the Institute of Professional Sport.
Jack Charlton 1974 OBE For services to Association Football.
Jermain Defoe 2018 OBE For services to the Jermain Defoe Foundation.
George Eastham 1975 OBE For services to Association Football.
Ryan Giggs Jun-2007 OBE For services to Sport.
Jimmy Hill 1995 OBE For services to Association Football and to Broadcasting.
Gérard Houllier 2003 OBE
Emlyn Hughes 1980 OBE For services to Association Football.
Mark Hughes Jun-2004 OBE Also appointed an MBE in 1998-Jan.
Frank Lampard 2015 OBE For services to Football.
Gary Lineker Jan-1992 OBE For services to Association Football.
Cliff Lloyd 1975 OBE Secretary/Treasurer, Professional Footballers' Association.
Nat Lofthouse 1994 OBE For services to Association Football.
Des Lynam 2008 OBE For services to Sport.
Joe Mercer 1976 OBE For services to Association Football in England.
John Motson 2001 OBE For services to Sports Broadcasting.
Bill Nicholson 1975 OBE Manager, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
Martin O'Neill 2004 OBE For services to Football.
Bob Paisley 1977 OBE Manager of Liverpool Football
Gary Pallister 2009 OBE For Contributions to Sport.
Bryan Robson Jan-1990 OBE For services to Association Football.
Bill Shankly 1974 OBE Manager, Liverpool Football Club.
Alan Shearer Jun-2001 OBE
Peter Shilton 1991 OBE Also received MBE in 1986.
Walter Smith 1997 OBE Manager, England Football Team. For services to Football.
Gareth Southgate 2019 OBE For services to Association Football.
Gordon Strachan 1993 OBE For services to Sport.
Gordon Taylor 2008 OBE For services to Association Football.
Jack Taylor 1975 OBE Football Referee
Geoff Thompson Jun-2007 OBE For services to Sport.
Arsène Wenger 2003 OBE Honorary (French citizen)
Bob Wilson 2008 OBE For charitable services through the Willow Foundation.
Dean Windass 2000 OBE
Rachel Yankey 2014 OBE Also appointed an MBE in 2006-Jan.
Gianfranco Zola 2004 OBE Honorary (Italian citizen)
Tony Adams Jun-1999 MBE For services to Football.
John Barnes 1998 MBE For services to Football.
Ted Bates 2001 MBE For services to Football.
Noel Bailie 2013 MBE For services to Football in Northern Ireland.
Peter Beardsley 1995 MBE For services to Association Football.
Colin Bell Jan-2005 MBE For services to the community.
Billy Bingham 1981 MBE Manager, Northern Ireland Association Football Team.
Billy Bonds 1988 MBE For services to Association Football.
Tom Boyd 2002 MBE For services to Association Football.
Steve Bull 2000 MBE For services to Association Football.
Karen Carney 2017 MBE For services to Football.
Tony Carr 2010 MBE For services to Football.
Ray Clemence 1987 MBE For services to Association Football.
George Cohen 2000 MBE For services to Association Football.
Norman Creek 1943 MBE Military Division; also awarded the Military Cross in 1918.
Barry Davies 2005 MBE For services to Sports Broadcasting.
Steven Davis 2017 MBE For services to Football.
Robbie Earle 1999 MBE For services to Association Football.
Barry Ferguson 2006 MBE For services to Sport.
Tony Ford 2000 MBE For services to Association Football.
Steven Gerrard 2007 MBE For services to Sport.
Shaun Goater 2003 MBE For services to Sport and young people, Bermuda.
Dario Gradi 1998 MBE For services to Association Football.
John Greig 1977 MBE Captain, Glasgow Rangers Football Club.
George Harkus 1949 MBE For “keeping up morale in the forces whilst stationed in the Middle East”
Eric Harrison 2018 MBE For services to Football.
David Healy 2008 MBE For “services to football and the community”
Steph Houghton 2016 MBE For services to Football.
Roger Hunt 2000 MBE For services to Association Football.
Gordon Jago 2006 MBE
David James 2012 MBE
Harry Kane 2019 MBE Captain, England Football Team. For services to Association Football.
Shelley Kerr 2019 MBE For services to Football.
Alan Knight 2001 MBE For services to Association Football.
Henrik Larsson 2006 MBE For services to Football.
Jim Leighton 1998 MBE For services to Football.
Gary Mabbutt Jan-1994 MBE For services to Football.
Sian Massey-Ellis 2017 MBE For services to Football.
Gary McAllister 2002 MBE For services to Association Football.
Gareth McAuley 2019 MBE For services to Football in Northern Ireland.
Ally McCoist 1994 MBE For services to Football.
Lawrie McMenemy 2006 MBE For services to Sport and to Charity.
Willie Miller 1974 MBE For services to Sport and to Charity.
David Narey 1992 MBE For services to Association Football in Scotland.
Michael O'Neill 2017 MBE For services to Football and the community in Northern Ireland.
Terry Paine 1977 MBE Player Coach, Hereford United Football Club.
Stuart Pearce 1999 MBE For services to Association Football.
Ivor Powell 2008 MBE For services to Sport.
Niall Quinn 2003 MBE Honorary (Irish) ; “outstanding services to international football & contributions to charities”
Cyrille Regis 2008 MBE For services to the Voluntary Sector and to Football.
Pat Rice 2013 MBE For services to Sport.
Peter Schmeichel 2001 MBE Honorary (Danish citizen)
Alex Scott 2017 MBE For services to Football.
Teddy Sheringham 2007 MBE For services to Football.
Kelly Smith 2008 MBE For services to Football.
Neville Southall 1995 MBE For services to Association Football.
Tommy Smith 1977 MBE Footballer, Liverpool Football Club.
Neville Southall 1996 MBE For services to Association Football.
Gary Speed 2010 MBE For services to Football.
Nobby Stiles 2000 MBE For services to Association Football.
Casey Stoney 2015 MBE For services to Football.
John Toshack 1982 MBE Manager, Swansea City Association Football Club.
Howard Webb 2011 MBE For services to Football.
Ray Wilkins 1993 MBE For services to Association Football.
Fara Williams 2016 MBE For services to Women’s Football and charity.
Ray Wilson 2000 MBE For services to Association Football.
Ian Wright 2000 MBE For services to Association Football.

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