Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the day that Bob Paisley was born in Hetton-Le-Hole, County Durham.
Bob Paisley, OBE, is widely regarded as one of the greatest football managers of all time. We certainly think so! During his nine years as Manager of Liverpool FC he won 3 European Cups, 6 First Division titles, 3 League Cups, 6 Charity Shields, 1 UEFA Cup and 1 UEFA Supercup.
He won the Football Manager of the Year award six times (1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83), was awarded the OBE in 1983 and was an inaugural inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
Over the next year, our website will be updated with more details of Bob’s fabulous career, but today, we thought it was fitting to share these photos with you. They were sent to us by David Willoughby, and show that Bob is still remembered, and loved, in the place where he was born. The photos are reproduced here with David’s kind permission.