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NEW HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Posted on: Mon 26 Mar 2012

THE evening of March 20 saw Carrow Road host a gala dinner to induct eight new members into the prestigious Norwich City Hall of Fame.

The evening, which was hosted by BBC Radio Norfolk's Chris Goreham and sponsored by Fosters Commercial, witnessed Alf Kirchen, Michael Foulger, Adam Drury, Efan Ekoku, Dean Ashton, Wes Hoolahan, Grant Holt and Paul Lambert join the existing group of 120 Norwich City greats.

Robert Pyke and Adrian Newborough from Fosters presented the past and present Canaries with their Hall of Fame plaques whilst 300 guests listened to Chris chat to them about their time at Carrow Road.

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A number of existing Hall of Fame members also attended the evening which reflected on the Club's proud history, while also recognising the recent achievements of the modern day Canaries.

The Norwich City Hall of Fame welcomes…

Adam Drury - Long-serving defender who is currently in his testimonial year at Carrow Road and captain of our 2003-04 Nationwide First Division Championship-winning team. Adam is the longest serving member of the current playing squad and has now played in 356 matches for the Club.

Adam Drury joins Hall of Fame

Michael Foulger - Currently the Club's Deputy Chairman and long-serving board member. Michael and his late father have both provided continual financial support for the Club for many years. Michael's involvement has played a major part in helping the Club's recent rise from League One to the Premier League.

Michael Foulger joins Hall of Fame

Alf Kirchen - Norfolk-born midfielder who played 18 first team games, scoring 10 goals in the 1930s. He later joined Arsenal where he won the title and made three appearances for England. Kirchen returned to Carrow Road in 1948 as coach and later joined the Club's board of Directors. Alf died in Norwich in 1999.

Sue Hyde receives a Hall of Fame plaque on behalf of her late father Alf Kirchen

Paul Lambert - Current City manager who arrived at Carrow Road in August 2009 and immediately set about resurrecting the Club's fortunes. Under his leadership the Canaries won the League One title during his first season and then sealed back-to-back promotions by ending 2010-11 as Championship runners-up.

Paul Lambert inducted into the Hall of Fame

Grant Holt - Captain, current leading scorer and crowd favourite - Holt joined Norwich City in the summer of 2009 from Shrewsbury Town. To date he has netted an amazing 65 goals in 122 appearances for the Canaries and was voted player of the season in both 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Grant Holt inducted into the Hall of Fame

Wes Hoolahan - Midfield playmaker Wes Hoolahan joined City in 2008 from Blackpool. He has played a major role in the Club's back-to-back promotions that have taken City back to the Premier League. Hoolahan has now played 151 games for City scoring 30 goals.

Wes Hoolahan inducted into the Hall of Fame

Dean Ashton - Became the Club's record signing when his joined City in January 2005 from Crewe Alexandra. An instant success, his classy goals almost helped the Club avoid relegation from the Premier League. He has subsequently played for West Ham United and England. Following retirement has become an ambassador of the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation charity.

Dean Ashton joins Hall of Fame

Efan Ekoku - Netted City's first ever goal in competitive European competition when he opened the scoring in the 3-0 UEFA Cup success over Vittesse Arnhem at Carrow Road in September 1993. Ekoku also netted four goals in a single Premier League game as City won 5-1 at Everton in 1993-94. He scored a total of 17 goals in 45 games for Norwich.

Efan Ekoku

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Eight new members inducted into the Hall of Fame - March 2012

Paul Lambert inducted into the Hall of Fame
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