United legends Sir Bobby Robson and Alan Shearer honoured by Newcastle

ALAN Shearer and Lady Elsie Robson
ALAN Shearer and Lady Elsie Robson

SIR Bobby Robson and Alan Shearer have been honoured by Newcastle United.

The club’s charity – the Newcastle United Foundation – inducted the late, great Sir Bobby and all-time record goalscorer Shearer into its new Hall of Fame last night.

The United careers of Fairs Cup-winning captain Bob Moncur and Peter Beardsley were also celebrated at a dinner at St James’s Park, and there were posthumous honours for legendary forwards Jackie Milburn and Hughie Gallacher.

The 1950s cup-winning side and Kevin Keegan’s 1990s team, branded “The Entertainers”, were also inducted into the Hall of Fame.

After a long and successful career spent outside his native North East, Robson returned to his beloved St James’s Park to manage the club he supported as a boy in 1999.

Sir Bobby revived Newcastle’s domestic fortunes – and took the club into the Champions League.

And Robson’s widow, Lady Elsie, said: “I’m extremely proud that Bob has been inducted into Newcastle United Foundation’s Hall of Fame.

“His career took him all over the world, and he was lucky to work at some wonderful football clubs, but Newcastle was always his team.

“It was his father’s team too, and he was thrilled to become its manager.

“My thanks go to everyone who voted for him. It means a great deal that my husband is still so fondly remembered by Newcastle United fans.”

Supporters voted for the inductees on the club’s official website.