It has been confirmed that Justin Fashanu will be inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.

Fashanu will be posthumously inducted during a special ceremony tomorrow afternoon in Manchester. The striker played for a whole host of clubs during his 20-year career, including Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Airdrieonians and Hearts.

Justin Fashanu was commemorated by Norwich fans recently.

Justin Fashanu was commemorated by Norwich fans recently. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Perhaps his best known feat was becoming the first and only openly gay English footballer during the early 1990s. There has yet to be another player follow in Fashanu’s footsteps since this courageous act.


He was also the first black player to command a seven-figure transfer fee, moving between Nottingham Forest and Norwich for £1 million in 1981.

Fashanu spent some time in Scottish football. He became a cult hero over 21 appearances for the Diamonds before a short stint at Hearts. The striker sadly passed away in 1998.

Fashanu spent time with Hearts alongside a spell with Airdrie during two stints in Scottish football. (Allsport/Allsport

Tomorrow will see him inducted into the Hall of Fame on what would have been his 59th birthday.

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