Official release from Football Federation Australia
Socceroo goalkeeper James “Jim” Fraser and Matilda striker Linda “Sunni” Hughes were inducted into the FFA Hall of Fame at the 2013 Function in Melbourne today.
Fraser was the resilient goalkeeper whose rearguard action helped Australia qualify for the FIFA World Cup Finals for the first time in 1973 before embarking on a coaching career that has seen him shape the careers of countless Australian goalkeepers.
Hughes played 78 internationals for the Matildas from 1989-2000, scoring 24 times. She represented Australia at the 1995 FIFA World Cup and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, finding the back of the net in both tournaments.
“Jimmy and Sunni have both made invaluable contributions to the Australian football history and thoroughly deserve to take their place in the FFA Hall of Fame,” said FFA Chief Executive Officer David Gallop.
“They join an incredibly esteemed group of former players, coaches and volunteers who have helped shape Australian football to the point where we are currently enjoying unprecedented growth.
“I congratulate Jimmy and Sunni and on behalf of the entire Football Family I thank them for the contribution they have made to football.”
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