Nottingham Forest’s double European Cup winners to be inducted in hall of fame
Nottingham Forest’s double European Cup-winning team of the late 1970s, one of the greatest British sides of the last few decades, is to be inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.
Talks have begun behind the scenes about arranging an event to honour the team managed by Brian Clough and Peter Taylor that won the 1978 First Division championship in their first season after promotion and went on to back-to-back European Cups as well as reaching three successive League Cup finals, winning the first two.
Forest’s achievements from 1977 to 1980 also included beating Barcelona in the European Super Cup and going on a 42-match unbeaten run in the league, a record that stood for 25 years until Arsenal’s 49-game sequence from May 2003 to October 2004.
A vital element of that squad was Peter Shilton OBE, the impervious goalkeeper whose safe hands kept out so many goals. Signed from Stoke City in September 1977, he conceded just 18 goals in 37 league appearances as the Reds won the First Division.
The stopper was then instrumental in Forest’s European Cup campaigns of 1978-79 and 1979-80 as Clough and Taylor’s side went all the way in the competition twice in a row, defeating Malmo in Munich and SV Hamburg in Madrid a year later.
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