Chalmers, McAllister, Wark, Smith and Wallace enter Scotland's Hall of Fame

Steve Chalmers scored Celtic's European Cup-winning goal. Picture: SNS.Steve Chalmers scored Celtic's European Cup-winning goal. Picture: SNS.
Steve Chalmers scored Celtic's European Cup-winning goal. Picture: SNS.
Five footballing heroes became the latest inductees to Scottish football's Hall of Fame during a glittering gala dinner at Hampden last night.

Lisbon Lion Steve Chalmers – scorer of Celtic’s winning goal in their European Cup final triumph against Inter Milan in 1967 – was added to the list of Scotland’s greatest along with former national
team captain Gary McAllister, Ipswich and Liverpool star John Wark, veteran manager Alex Smith and the late Jock Wallace who, in addition to being one of the country’s most successful managers, masterminded one of the biggest upsets in the ­history of the Scottish Cup.

In addition, there was a special tribute to former Rangers and Scotland manager Walter Smith, picture above. Already an inductee, Smith joined host Dougie Donnelly on stage for a discussion on the highs and lows of his career, and he provided some entertaining insights into the world of football at its highest level.

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The Hall of Fame is a feature of the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden, honouring the great players, managers and officials who have reached the pinnacle of their profession and made a significant contribution to Scotland’s standing in the game.

Opened in 2004, the Hall of Fame now includes 103 inductees.


Chalmers was a Scottish junior internationalist before joining Celtic in February 1959. Fourth highest goalscorer in the club’s history, with 228 goals in 405 appearances in all competitions, he scored the winner in Celtic’s 2-1 European Cup final triumph against Inter Milan in 1967. Also won four league titles, three Scottish Cups, four league cups. Later played briefly for Morton and Partick Thistle. Five caps and three goals for Scotland.


Former Scotland captain who gained 57 caps, midfielder McAllister won the English league title with Leeds United in 1992 following earlier spells with Motherwell and Leicester. Captained the Elland Road side for two of his six seasons there. Aged 36, he completed a 2000-01 treble of League Cup, FA Cup and Uefa Cup during a brief stint at Liverpool, which sandwiched two spells at Coventry. Also managed Coventry and Leeds.


Having played for Kilmarnock, Stenhousemuir, Stirling Albion, East Stirlingshire and Albion Rovers, Smith became one of Scotland’s most respected managers, with Stenhousemuir, Stirling, St Mirren, Aberdeen, Clyde, Dundee United, Ross County and Falkirk. Guided St Mirren to Scottish Cup glory in 1987, and Aberdeen in 1990, also winning the League Cup (1989) with the Dons. Managed Scotland’s under-21s (1998-2002).


As a goalkeeper, Wallace was player-manager of Berwick in one of the biggest upsets in history, knocking Rangers out of the Scottish Cup in 1968. Later, as coach at Ibrox, helped Rangers win the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972. As manager, they won the league in his first season, ending Celtic’s nine in a row. Twice achieved a treble of all three ­domestic trophies. Also managed Leicester, Motherwell, Sevilla and Colchester. Died in 1996.


Glasgow-born Wark spent the bulk of his playing career at Ipswich Town, with whom he won the FA Cup in 1978, and Uefa Cup in 1981. In that year he was voted PFA Player of the Year and Young European Player of the Year. During a four-year spell at Liverpool, he twice helped the club win the English League Championship. Won 29 caps for Scotland, scoring seven goals. Played all three games in 1982 World Cup finals, scoring twice.