Football: Hallmarks of the future

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You can vote your favourite among today's players into a special category of Future Hall Of Famers. Shearer, Beckham, Wright, Seaman, Zola, Fowler, Ronaldo ... there are plenty to choose from. In the table below, we have listed 200 players who could all be in contention. To make your selection, all you have to do is select your choice of up to four players. If you wish you may select only one, but four is the maximum. Make your selections, noting down their code numbers and then call 0930 565 986. First of all, you will be asked to carry out a quick test to determine what type of phone you have. You will then be directed to enter your chosen player codes. At the end of the call, you will be asked to leave your name and address. Your votes will be registered against your name.

Vote now on: 0930 565 986

If the player or players you wish to vote for are not listed below, you can vote for them by filling in the form below and sending it to: Independent On Sunday, Future Hall of Fame, PO Box 6927, London E3 3NZ. Postal entries must be received by 8 November.

Please note: you should use the form only if your selections are not listed in the table below.

If you experience problems voting, call our helpline on 0990 800 283. You cannot register your vote on this line. Vote lines close on 9 November, 1997. The number for the Republic of Ireland is 1550 123 312 (Tone phones only - calls cost 58p per minute inc. VAT).

Calls should last no more than 2 minutes. 50p per minute at all times.

A Mecca for every supporter

A MECCA for supporters throughout the world: that is the exciting concept of the International Football Hall Of Fame. There is no sport which unites people like football, but to date there is no place where those followers can celebrate their all-time heroes and relive the game's most memorable moments. Until now, that is.

Manchester, one of the sport's most famous hotbeds, will be the home of the International Football Hall Of Fame. In 1998, an exciting new visitor attraction - operated by Granada Entertainments - will open its doors. It will not only be a place that pays homage to the rich history of football, but will also transport visitors into the middle of the game through revolutionary and exhilarating interactive experiences and futuristic rides.

Here are just a sample of the many exciting experiences...

The Hall of Fame

At the heart of the concept is the Hall Of Fame, a cathedral of football. Huge, embracing bronze arms, on which are etched all the names of the Hall Of Famers, curve around a giant, revolving globe displaying images of the all-time greats.

The Hope and Glory Road

Football through the ages is presented as a walk to the ground on match day. A traditional turnstile entrance sets a warm, nostalgic atmosphere and at the far end of the walk, stadium-style seating and a large video wall allow visitors to enjoy favourite historic moments.

Skykick: The Ride

Climb aboard and sit in gleaming, ball-shaped globes as you travel around the leisure attractions, taking in all the spectacular sights - before being hurtled into a heart-pumping, thrill- ride finale.

The Match

A three-dimensional audio-visual event - a sensation for adults and children alike. Entering this 360-degree experience, you feel as though you're actually on the turf at Wembley or Hampden Park.

Total Control: Activities Area

A variety of interactive games test your mental and physical abilities, whatever your age or footballing skill ... and you can play solo or in a team. In "Take A Penalty", for example, you actually have the chance to pit your wits and try to score against your favourite goalkeeper. "Free Kick" sees

Pick your team of legends and win pounds 1,500 Call 0930 565 976

WE have devised an exciting competition to kick off the International Football Hall Of Fame. Just imagine compiling the all-time great players from the past 50 years and creating your own "dream team".

Well, by simply doing that you can scoop all - or a share - of the pounds 1,500 up for the taking in our easy-to-enter competition. The Hall Of Fame players' list on the left gives you 250 star names. You must select: one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and threeforwards. Sorry, but you may select your team only from the players listed.

At the end of the Hall Of Fame's registration period on 9 November, we will add up the total number of times each player was selected in the competition. We will take the most selected goalkeeper, the top four defenders, the top three midfielders and the leading three forwards. This will give us the 11 players in the "Greatest Team Ever" according to Independent On Sunday readers.

It couldn't be easier - or could it? Banks in goal or the great Italian keeper Dino Zoff? Cruyff or Pele? It's down to you. If your team matches the "Greatest Team Ever" then you're on a winner.

To enter your team, all you have to do is select your 11 players, making a note of their names and code numbers in the box provided on the left. For a tie breaker, also select the player you think will come second (because we think Pele will come first). Then call the number above.

You will be asked to enter 12 code numbers (11 for your team plus your tie-break player). Then leave your dream team's name and your name and address. At the end of the call, you will be given an eight-digit PIN number, which is your record of registration. The call should last no more than six minutes. When entering your selections, we recommend you use a touch-tone telephone, although a pulse phone can be used. If you have trouble, call our helpline: 0990 800 282.

The Rules

1: Only entries made on Independent/Independent On Sunday phone lines will be valid.

2: Entries must comprise a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders, three strikers and a tie-break player from the list provided on the left.

3: The winner will be the reader whose team matches the 11 most popular players in their different positions as selected by Independent readers. If there is more than one winner, there will be a tie break, where callers have selected the player they believe will be the second most selected player from the list (second because we believe Pele will be the first). If there is still no outright winner, the prize will be shared. If there is no reader who successfully selects the 11 players, the process will work as above with those who selected 10 correctly and so on.

4: Team selections once made cannot be altered. There is no limit to the number of entries any person or household may make by individual entry. One PIN claim number will be issued for each valid team registration. Registration closes on 9 November, 1997.

5: Entries only from the UK and Eire. Entrants under 18 must get permission from the person who pays the telephone bill.

6: Inaudible, incomplete, incorrect entries or those considered obscene will not be accepted.

7: Employees of Newspaper Publishing, TIM and Europrint are not allowed to enter. Normal Newspaper Publishing rules apply.

8: Calls cost 50p per minute at all times. Entries made by a payphone will cost approximately double those made on a normal phone. Calls should last six minutes. The Republic of Ireland number is 1550 123 307 (Tone phones only - calls cost 58p per minute inc.VAT).

Voting dates for your diary

Don't worry, we'll be

re-printing the lists for

the Hall Of Famers and the Future Hall Of

Famers in the weeks to

come. These are the

dates to watch out for:

Hall of Famers

Monday 6 October

Saturday 11 October

Sunday 12 October

Monday 13 October

Monday 20 October

Sunday 26 October

Monday 27 October

Monday 3 November

Sunday 9 November

Future Hall of Famers

Thursday 9 October

Thursday 16 October

Sunday 19 October

Saturday 25 October

Thursday 30 October

Sunday 2 November

Saturday 8 November

The players


300 Vitor Baia Portugal

303 Pat Bonner Eire

304 Mark Bosnich Australia

305 Andy Goram Scotland

306 Andreas Kopke Germany

307 Gianluca Pagliuca Italy

308 Angelo Peruzzi Italy

309 Thomas Ravelli Sweden

330 Peter Schmeichel Denmark

333 David Seaman England

334 Peter Shilton England

335 Neville Southall Wales

336 Ian Walker England

337 Walter Zenga Italy

338 Andoni Zubizarreta Spain


400 Tony Adams England

403 Phillipe Albert Belgium

404 Franco Baresi Italy

405 Slaven Bilic Croatia

406 Stig Inge Bjornebye Norway

407 Laurent Blanc France

408 Danny Blind Holland

409 Winston Bogarde Holland

430 Andreas Brehme Germany

433 Sol Campbell England

434 Roberto Carlos Brazil

435 Alessandro Costacurta Italy

436 Fernando Couto Portugal

437 Frank de Boer Holland

438 Julian Dicks England

439 Thomas Helmer Germany

440 Colin Hendry Scotland

443 Hierro Spain

444 Dennis Irwin Eire

445 Vinnie Jones Welsh

446 Ronald Koeman Holland

447 Jurgen Kohler Germany

448 Alexi Lalas USA

449 Graeme le Saux England

450 Frank Leboeuf France

453 Gary Mabbutt England

454 Paolo Maldini Italy

455 Jason McAteer Eire

456 Paul McGrath Eire

457 Miguel Angel Nadal Spain

458 Gary Neville England

459 Phil Neville England

460 Gary Pallister England

463 Stuart Pearce England

464 Gica Popescu Romania

465 Michael Reiziger Holland

466 Matthias Sammer Germany

467 Gareth Southgate England

468 Igor Stimac Croatia

469 Des Walker England

470 John Wark Scotland

473 Christian Ziege Germany


600 Demetrio Albertini Italy

603 Aljosa Asanovic Croatia

604 Dino Baggio Italy

605 Nick Barmby England

606 John Barnes England

607 David Batty England

608 Peter Beardsley England

609 David Beckham England

630 Eyal Berkovic Israel

633 Zvonimir Boban Croatia

634 Lee Bowyer England

635 Nicky Butt England

636 Jose Luis Caminero Spain

637 Benito Carbone Italy

638 Rui Costa Portugal

639 Edgar Davids Holland

640 Ronald de Boer Holland

643 Ivan de la Pena Spain

644 Marc Degryse Belgium

645 Denilson Brazil

646 Marcel Desailly France

647 Didier Deschamps France

648 Roberto di Matteo Italy

649 Youri Djorkaeff France

650 Jose Dominguez Portugal

653 Roberto Donadoni Italy

654 Dunga Brazil

655 Dieter Eilts Germany

656 Paul Gascoigne England

657 Ruud Gullit Holland

658 Gheorghe Hagi Romania

659 Thomas Hassler Germany

660 Glenn Hoddle England

663 Paul Ince England

664 Juninho Brazil

665 Roy Keane Eire

666 Georgi Kinkladze Georgia

667 Yordan Lechkov Bulgaria

668 Robert Lee England

669 Leonardo Brazil

670 Luis Enrique Spain

673 Lothar Matthaus Germany

674 Gary McAllister Scotland

675 Andy Moller Germany

676 Joao Pinto Portugal

677 David Platt England

678 Robert Prosinecki Croatia

679 Jamie Redknapp England

680 Frank Rijkaard Holland

683 Bryan Robson England

684 Enzo Scifo Belgium

685 Clarence Seedorf Holland

686 Lee Sharpe England

687 Paulo Sousa Portugal

688 Steve Stone England

689 Gordon Strachan Scotland

690 Andy Townsend Eire

693 Patrick Vieira France

694 Ray Wilkins England

695 Zinadine Zidane France


800 John Aldridge Eire

803 Kennet Andersson Sweden

804 Darren Anderton England

805 Faustino Asprilla Columbia

806 Ibraham Ba France

807 Roberto Baggio Italy

808 Gabriel Batistuta Argentina

809 Jose Bebeto Brazil

830 Patrik Berger Czech Rep

833 Dennis Bergkamp Holland

834 Oliver Bierhoff Germany

835 Alen Boksic Croatia

836 Tomas Brolin Sweden

837 Steve Bull England

838 Emilio Butragueno Spain

839 Jorge Cadete Portugal

840 Claudio Caniggia Argentina

843 Eric Cantona France

844 Careca Brazil

845 Pierluigi Casiraghi Italy

846 Andy Cole England

847 Stan Collymore England

848 Martin Dahlin Sweden

849 Alessandro del Piero Italy

850 Paolo di Canio Italy

853 Dion Dublin England

854 Christophe Dugarry France

855 Les Ferdinand England

856 Duncan Ferguson Scotland

857 Luis Figo Portugal

858 Robbie Fowler England

859 Paulo Futre Portugal

860 Kevin Gallacher Scotland

863 Luis Garcia Mexico

864 Ryan Giggs Wales

865 Keith Gillespie N Ireland

866 David Ginola France

867 Mark Hughes Wales

868 Stefan Iversen Norway

869 Andrei Kanchelskis Russia

870 Jurgen Klinsmann Germany

873 Patrick Kluivert Holland

874 Igor Kolyvanov Russia

875 Emil Kostadinov Bulgaria

876 Brian Laudrup Denmark

877 Michael Laudrup Denmark

878 Matt le Tissier England

879 Jari Litmanen Finland

880 Roberto Mancini Italy

883 Diego Maradona Argentina

884 Ally McCoist Scotland

885 Steve McManaman England

886 Paul Merson England

887 Pedrag Mijatovic Yugoslavia

888 Marc Overmars Holland

889 Jean-Pierre Papin France

890 Juan Antonio Pizzi Spain

893 Karel Poborsky Czech Republic

894 Florin Radicioiu Romania

895 Raul Spain

896 Fabrizio Ravanelli Italy

897 Romario Brazil

898 Ronaldo Brazil

899 Ian Rush Wales

900 Julio Salinas Spain

903 Hugo Sanchez Mexico

904 Salvatore Schilacci Italy

905 Alan Shearer England

906 Teddy Sheringham England

907 Beppe Signori Italy

908 Trevor Sinclair England

909 Ole Solskjaer Norway

930 Hristo Stoichkov Bulgaria

933 Davor Suker Croatia

934 Kubilay Turkyilmaz Switzerland

935 Pierre van Hooijdonk Holland

936 Gianluca Vialli Italy

937 Chris Waddle England

938 George Weah Liberia

939 Ian Wright England

940 Tony Yeboah Ghana

943 Dwight Yorke Trinidad & Tobago

944 Gianfranco Zola Italy