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Sylvia Gore inducted into Hall of Fame

16 November 2014

Rovers Ladies' Honorary Club President Sylvia Gore MBE has been inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame.

Sylvia is regarded as one of the pioneers of the modern women's game and scored England Women's first ever international goal in a 3-2 victory over Scotland in 1972.

She received her award from Sir Trevor Brooking at the ceremony in Manchester and joined other prestigious inductees including former Rovers favourite Alan Shearer.

Sylvia, who once netted 134 goals in a season, played as an amateur for Manchester Corinthians and Fodens, who she helped shock Southampton in the 1974 FA Women's Cup final.

After hanging up her boots at the age of 35, she went on to manage the Wales Women's national team and spent many years coaching in her native Merseyside.

Sylvia was chosen by a panel featuring some of the biggest names in football, including the Museum's President Sir Bobby Charlton, Vice-President Sir Alex Ferguson and ex-Rover Gordon Taylor. 

She said: "I am delighted to be entered into the Hall of Fame. I am so excited and thank the panel for choosing me and in particular Sir Bobby Charlton."

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