A bronze dedication plaque for the Walk of Fame
Denis Law, legendary Manchester United player, has been inducted into the National Football Museum Walk of Fame and honoured with the addition of a commemorative plaque bearing his name. Together with four other iconic figures from footballing history, Denis was welcomed into football’s equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this month.
Photocast’s commemorative plaques gain new fame
Much like the Hollywood equivalent, Manchester’s walk of fame honours its stars with outdoor bronze plaques. Alfredo Di Stefano, Eusebio, Jimmy Greaves, and Paolo Maldini, are the latest players to have been commemorated by the addition of a bronze dedicated plaque to the site in Cathedral Gardens.
The outdoor bronze plaques, developed by Photocast on commission from the National Football Museum, now offer visitors the opportunity remember highlights from the careers of these five seminal players.
Denis Law on receipt of his new commemorative plaque
Denis Law, who was in attendance at the ceremony to unveil his new commemorative plaque, offered his thoughts on joining the prestigious group of footballers on the Walk of Fame. Denis said:
“I think it is lovely, absolutely lovely. Probably, more than anything, of the five people who have been rewarded today, one of them is my favourite player of all time in Alfredo Di Stefano.
“The second one was Jimmy Greaves, who was my favourite goalscorer of all time, so to be among those two people, and of course Eusebio and Maldini, cannot be any better.”
Legendary sports artist Paul Trevillion, whose illustrations will be familiar to football fans thanks to comic book Roy of The Rovers, created the portraits used by Photocast to create the commemorative plaques that now adorn the Walk of Fame.
Viewing the bronze dedication plaques on the Walk of Fame
The Football Walk of Fame is free to view and offers a permanent fixture in tribute to the global icons of international football. Football fans can stroll through Cathedral Gardens, just off Deansgate in Manchester city centre, at any time to take a look at the Walk of Fame, adjacent to the National Football Museum itself.