Nine hoisted into Scotland's proud Hall of Fame

NINE new faces were inducted to the Scottish Football Museum's Hall of Fame at a gala dinner in Glasgow's Hilton Hotel last night. Among the audience were Scotland manager Alex McLeish, who was himself inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005, and other members of the Hall including Brian Laudrup, Danny McGrain and Lawrie Reilly.

The Hall of Fame itself, situated in the Scottish Football Museum in the South Stand at Hampden Park, was established to honour players and managers who have made a significant contribution to the game in Scotland. The nine new entrants takes the total of figures in the Hall to 51 and they will be officially unveiled at a ceremony at Hampden this morning, with Gordon Smith, chief executive of the Scottish Football Association, and Rose Reilly, the first female inductee into the Hall, in attendance.

The nine new inductees are:

WILLIE BAULD

NICKNAMED 'the King of Hearts', Bauld scored 355 goals in 510 appearances for the Edinburgh club. Scored a hat-trick on his debut in October 1948, a 6-1 drubbing of East Fife, and proved it was no fluke with another treble the following week against Queen of the South. Won two league championships, a Scottish Cup and two League Cups in his 16 years at Tynecastle. Made just three appearances for Scotland, but almost sent the nation to their first ever World Cup finals in 1950 when he hit the bar in a 1-0 defeat by England when the SFA had said they would only travel to Brazil as Home International Champions (a draw would have been enough). Died in 1977, aged 49, and the Scottish Under-14 Cup was renamed the Willie Bauld Memorial Trophy in 1985.

ERIC CALDOW

SIGNED by Rangers as a 14-year-old in 1948, Caldow became one of the club's greatest servants. Made 407 appearances at right or left back, and was never booked. In that time the club won five league championships, two Scottish Cups and three League Cups, while Caldow also skippered them to the inaugural Cup Winners' Cup final, losing 4-1 on aggregate to Fiorentina. Captained Scotland 14 times in his 40 appearances before a broken leg against England in a 2-1 win at Wembley in 1963 curtailed his involvement. Also played for Stirling Albion and was player-manager at Corby Town before managing junior side Hurlford United and Stranraer.

JIMMY COWAN

THE outstanding Scottish goalkeeper of the early post-war years. Cowan won 25 caps and helped his country win the British Home Championships in 1949 and 1951 with a particularly inspiring performance against England in a 3-1 victory at Wembley in 1949. Born in Paisley, he began his career with St Mirren before spending nine years with Morton. As the club fluctuated between divisions, Cowan moved to Sunderland before returning to Scotland for a season with Third Lanark. Died in 1968, aged 42.

ALAN HANSEN

The cultured defender helped Partick Thistle to the First Division title in 1976 before leaving to join Liverpool the following year. An integral part of the Anfield team that ruled Europe in the early 1980s, winning three European Cups. Also picked up eight league titles, two FA Cups and three League Cups in England. Capped 26 times by Scotland including all three matches at the 1982 World Cup finals in Spain. Since retiring through injury in 1991, Hansen has established himself as a leading pundit with the BBC.

ALLY McCOIST

RANGERS' all-time leading scorer with 355 goals in 581 appearances and notched 19 goals in 61 Scotland caps, putting him fifth on that goalscoring list. Became the first Scottish player to win the Golden Boot as Europe's top scorer in season 1991/92, then retained it the following year. Featured in every campaign of Rangers' historic nine-in-a-row and also won nine League Cups and one Scottish Cup. Ended his career with Kilmarnock then moved into broadcasting, but is now assistant to Walter Smith at Rangers following a similar role previously with Scotland.

ROSE REILLY

PERHAPS the most gifted Scottish female player ever. Aged seven, Reilly caught the attention of a Celtic scout who admitted he was "interested in the wee No7 guy" only to be told it was a girl. Moved to Italy to further her career with AC Milan's women's team and became a naturalised citizen, even captaining the Italian national side to the women's World Cup in 1983, when she was voted the Azzurre's best player and scored in the final against the USA. Now back living in her hometown of Stewarton.

WALTER SMITH

By his own admission an ordinary player, Smith has gone on to become an extraordinary manager. He learnt his craft as an assistant to Jim McLean as Dundee United established themselves as one of Scottish football's leading lights in the 1980s before joining Rangers as Graeme Souness's assistant in 1986. Took over as manager when Souness left for Liverpool in 1991 and lifted seven of the club's historic nine titles in a row as well as almost reaching the Champions League final in 1993. Later managed Everton and was assistant to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United for a spell then became Scotland manager in 2004, his reign including a dramatic defeat of France in October last year. Rejoined Rangers as manager in January.

GORDON STRACHAN

BEGAN his career with Dundee and was the club's youngest ever captain, then joined Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen, picking up two league titles, three Scottish Cups, the Cup Winners' Cup and a European Super Cup. Moved to Manchester United and won the FA Cup in 1985 before captaining Leeds United to the Second then First Division titles. Played 50 times for Scotland, scoring five goals including a memorable strike against West Germany in the World Cup finals of 1986. Managed Coventry and Southampton then, after a short spell as a TV pundit, joined Celtic in 2005.

Has guided the club to two league titles, a Scottish Cup and a League Cup as well as the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time last season.

EDDIE TURNBULL

THE fourth of Hibs' Famous Five to be inducted into the Hall, with only Bobby Johnstone not yet included. A brilliant inside-left for Hibernian, he owns the distinction of being the first British player to score in European competition. Lost two Scottish Cup finals and made nine appearances for Scotland, including featuring in all three games at the 1958 World Cup finals in Sweden. However, it wasn't until March last year that Turnbull was given a cap by the SFA as he had not played in any Home Internationals, the criteria by which 'caps' were awarded until 1976. He managed Aberdeen to Scottish Cup success in 1970 before returning to Easter Road as manager, where his charges lost the Scottish Cup finals of 1972 and 1979 before making amends with a 7-0 defeat of Hearts on New Year's Day, 1973. Now aged 84, Turnbull recently released his autobiography.

Hall of fame

Jim Baxter; Billy Bremner; Sir Matt Busby; Kenny Dalglish; Sir Alex Ferguson; Hughie Gallacher; John Greig; Jimmy Johnstone; Denis Law; Dave Mackay; Danny McGrain, Jimmy McGrory; Billy McNeill; Willie Miller, Bobby Murdoch; Bill Shankly; Gordon Smith; Graeme Souness; Jock Stein; Willie Woodburn; Alan Morton; Alex McLeish, Bobby Lennox; Charles Campbell; George Young; Jim McLean; Joe Jordan; John White; Lawrie Reilly; Willie Waddell; Alex James; Davie Cooper; Tommy Gemmell; Richard Gough; Henrik Larsson; Brian Laudrup; Sandy Jardine; Billy Steel; Willie Ormond, John Robertson, Tommy Walker and Willie Henderson.