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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

Hall of Fame players

Seven Blues legends were honoured in a special dinner at St. Andrew's this evening as they were inducted into the club's Hall of Fame.

Kevan Broadhurst, Joe Gallagher, Alex Govan, Robert Hopkins, Roger Hynd, Malcolm Page and Garry Pendrey all received the accolade at an event staged by the Former Players' Association in the Legends' Lounge at the ground.

Over the past few months supporters were asked to vote for the former players they thought were deserving of the recognition.

The only proviso was that they must have turned out on at least 100 occasions for the Blues first team.

The seven, join a number of other luminaries who had already been inducted into the Hall of Fame, including the likes of Gil Merrick, Joe Bradford and of course Trevor Francis

The evening, which was hosted by Tom Ross and Jasper Carrott, was attended by several hundred guests, including no less than 37 former players.

They enjoyed a three course meal, before the unveiling of pictures of the legends themselves.

The magnificent seven...

Kevan Broadhurst (1976 -1986)

Born: Dewsbury, 3 June 1959
Position: Defender/wing-half- 173 appearances, 10 goals

Kevan Broadhurst

A gritty and hard-tackling player who played as wing-half but also deputised as centre-half when required. His career was ended prematurely because of a knee injury.

Joe Gallagher (1972-1981)
Born: Liverpool, 11 January, 1955
Position: Centre-half - 335 appearances, 23 goals

Joe Gallagher

A hard-working, competitive defender who captained the club at the age of just 19.

Alex Govan (1953-1958)
Born: Glasgow, 16 June, 1929
Position: Outside-left - 187 appearances, 60 goals

Alex Govan

A tricky and fast left winger who scored 30 goals in the 1956/57 season; he is the only Blues winger to achieve the feat. He was responsible for the Blues fans adopting Harry Lauder's song "Keep right on to the end of the road" as their anthem.

Robert Hopkins (1983-1986 and 1989-1991)
Born: Birmingham, 25 October, 1961
Position: Forward/midfielder - 205 appearances - 33 goals

Robert Hopkins

A boyhood Blues fan, 'Hoppy' helped the club to win promotion to the First Division in 1985 and the Leyland DAF Cup in 1991. He played in a variety of positions for the club.

Roger Hynd (1970-1975)
Born: Falkirk, 2 February, 1942
Position: central defender - 205 appearances, 5 goals

Roger Hynd

Helped Blues to win promotion from the second division in 1972. A strong header of the ball and a tough tackler. He was a central defender but played in every position except goalkeeper during his long spell with the club.


Malcolm Page (1968-1981)
Born: Knucklas, Wales, 5 February, 1947
Position: Defender/midfielder - 394 appearances, 11 goals

Malcolm Page

Made close to 400 appearances for Blues over a 17-year spell. He won 28 full caps for Wales. He captained both club and country.

Garry Pendrey (1966-1979) (Managed the club 1987-1989)
Born: Birmingham, 9 February, 1949
Position: full-back/defender - 360 appearances, 5 goals

Garry Pendrey

A tenacious tackler, Pendrey captained both the reserve side and first team. He later returned to the club for a short spell as manager.

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