World Cup Hall of Fame
The World Cup Hall of Fame is for Players, Coaches, Referees, Commentators, Mascots and 'Other' Characters who have made a memorable impact in the history of the NationStates World Cup.
Not to be confused with the World Cup Nations Hall of Fame
From ancient, long-forgotten and mis-remembered players to the some of the newer participants of the Cup, all sorts of people (and other things) can make it into the Hall of Fame. Last updated after World Cup 65.
See also: archive NSWiki for links to articles about many individuals from older years
There are three ways to earn nominations to the NS World Cup Hall of Fame.
World Cup Qualifying: For every 7 World Cup Qualifying Campaigns participated in, 1 place is earned
World Cup Finals: For every 4 appearances in the World Cup Proper, 1 place is earned
For every World Cup Championship, 1 place is earned
Nominees By Nation
Read more in Aguazul's factbook.
Alasdair I Frosticus
Basil & Theo
Andossa Se Mitrin Vega
Evan Evans (Mr. Do Everything for the Sea Dragons as they moved from debutant to contender)
Unami Banta-N'bai (The Original hard-hitting defender that set the tone of true Sea Dragon style)
Mace Kinoz'gh (Devastating Center Back turned Manager. Mace turned ASMV into a defensive powerhouse)
Jonasei Ariq'Alara (Probably the most famous Sea Dragon of all time. Jonasei is the all time leading scorer for ASMV as well as an international poster boy for the fall of Starblaydi power. Possibly one of the most truly feared attackers of all time)
Ronda J. Styrn
Wim Van Wildernis
Trevor Richmond (Manager)--guided the National Team to qualification for World Cup 80, on the nation's first attempt; also led the squad to the World Cup Finals in cycle 81 & 82. before stepping aside as the winningest NT boss in history (49 victories in 95 matches)
Pamela Scott (Manager)--took over for Richmond after WC 82 and led the side to qualification for World Cup 83, continuing on through Baker Park's co-hosting of World Cup 84. Also managed the NT to a runner-up spot in Baptism of Fire 67, the BPNT's first ever WCC tournament. Won 61 of 99 matches in the mixed gender era, placing her first in both categories.
Adama Sowe -former Chairman of the RBSA, present Vice President of the World Cup Committee, member of the IFCF Executive Council)
Gitonga Kahara -all-time leading scorer for the Banijan national team, all-time caps leader for the national team, World Cup 86 winning captain for the national team
Joric Ruskin - Coach (plus ex-captain and war-hero). He has guided the Suns to 7 World Cups, including 3 quarterfinal finishes, their best ever result. He also coached the team to a CoH final.
Yohan Marris - Barunia's all-time leading goalscorer. He also captained the side for two cycles, which included the Round of 16 in World Cup 68.
Paul Bainbridge - Famed goalie nicknamed "The Wall". 2nd on Barunia's list of capped players, longest serving captain. He has played in two CoH finals and 5 World Cups.
Andi, Budi and Peri Busilanta (the Busilanta Brothers)
Adam Collick (Manager of Bostopia, WC29, WC30 qualifying, WC31 - CoH 34, winning Bostopia's first international trophy in his final game before retirement)
Esteban De Jesus
Miriam Spitfire Inducted Cycle 71
Left winger. 121 caps, 23 goals. Envy River, FC Brimstone, Guilder.
One of the Baptism of Fire squad as a young winger, Spitfire was one of the first Brenecians to make a name for herself further abroad than Nephara; specifically, in Apox. A clever, rangy winger who truly elevated what was at the time a fairly agricultural team.
Orson Faulkner Inducted Cycle 76
Rightback/centre-half. 126 caps, 7 goals. Northern Union, AC Izotz Zubia.
A muscular, bruising defender, a slightly late bloomer, and a lion-hearted captain with a knack for only scoring at the time of most need that made him a legendary figure at Zozi. Faulkner was part of the first actually successful generation of Brenecian players, and earned international acclaim for his performances under pressure.
Catherine Purrington Inducted Cycle 78
Attacking midfielder. 157 caps, 50 goals. Francisca Orient, Wye United, Vermillion Rage.
Short, overweight, lazy, exclusively one-footed. Unambitious in her club career. Had a fling with Nephara international Catheline Stockinger. None of this mattered when she was on the pitch and the ball was at her feet, and with a single languid sweep of her chunky left leg she could take it wherever she needed it to go, including the top corner of the net.
Ursula Rankin Inducted Cycle 80
Striker. 119 caps, 67 goals. FC Endeavour, Wye United, Tanrisal, RGS Athletic.
Something of a journeywoman striker, Rankin never developed more strings to her bow than just being a poacher and never felt like she needed to. Brenecia's all-time leading goalscorer, the numbers backed her up. When Brenecia played free-flowing Southern football, her runs opened up gaps in defences; when playing the brutalist Northern style, she made the most of scraps.
Catherine Gryphon Inducted Cycle 81
Defensive midfielder. 162 caps, 4 goals. Southern Star, FC Brimstone, Northern Union, Starling, Cornellians, Exton FC.
Never an exciting or dynamic player, but Gryphon reached the top in three different foreign countries, and captained Brenecia to what will likely be its only World Cup. A master of set pieces, but most of her work was just doing the simple things with perfect execution every time.
Candelaria And Marquez
Luuk Aart - 164 Caps, longtime player of Chromatika and Lonngeylin Coast (VIL). Husband of Keri Wyse Aart, the second Premier of Chromatika (and the first actually elected).
Keira Andisori - 177 Caps, 133 Goals and still playing for Chromatika. Starling (NPH) striker as well.
Erika Morningstar - 155 Caps, Right Back for Chromatika and Sabrefell Athletic (NPH) for multiple seasons.
Dance 2 Revolution
Naoki Maeda Snr.
Dorian and Sonya
EL CID THE HERO
General Abe Simpson
Lady Dazza Dallas
Major Rashina Dallas
Val Kylx (A human running gag after leaving Slembana towards international football stardom. Got pretty much nothing of it for a long while until a freak accident saw him end up without a leg: he moved to a managerial career and actually was responsible for getting the Northern Sunrise Islands into the World Cup. One of the few cases of a person inducted by another country but not his own homeland.)
Namine Nagatomo (Street football product, Namine Nagatomo moved to professional football and soon became a star of Sunrisian football. While not a World Cup champion, her efforts were deemed essential towards the identity of Sunrisian football, and by proxy Hinodejin Football.)
Hannah Alcouin (The key player on the Unified Sunrisian line-up that won the World Cup back-to-back, known for her amazing offensive play. A half-pokémon, she owned one of the finest World Champion pedigrees possible, including two Under-15 World Cup victories and a very respectable run in the Under-21s.)
Mellody Sioux (A cat-person goalkeeper that served as the number one option for the position in many Sunrisian line-ups. Her style of goalkeeping has been since adopted by Hinodejin players with questionable success.)
Nikolai Thorben (The father of Hinodejin football as we know it, responsible for several key additions that turned the game into what it is today in the prosperous empire. He also had a career playing for the Matthew City Senators and the Chromatik national football team and became a household name in the Hinodejin Empire during the off-time where the nation was locked away from the rest of the multiverse.)
Pokécards (Largely inspired by the PISballs, these were all the rage for a couple of cups but also served as the Sunrisians' second-best contribution to the sport as a whole.)
Anthony Hawk (Former left-back that also missed the World Cup victories but turned out to become a regular name in the Hinodejin Empire as it rejoined the multiverse, serving as a host of the highly influential Anthony Hawk's Project 8. Also was the butt of several in-jokes.)
The Diamond Club (The name for the group of masked or unidentified Hinodejin players that served the revived Northern Sunrisian national team before the Hinodejin Empire fully unveiled itself. It featured several high-level officials of the Empire and a former Queen.)
Rameses Niblick III
Dave Van Staveren
Sir Paul Dussis
Sir Douglas Freech
Syku "SyLy" Lyku (already entered by Rejistania, becomes the first person to be entered into HoF by two different nations)
Sir Jim Whites
Marc J. Floren
Jamie Smith (Already entered by The Weegies, becomes one of the select few to be entered by two different nations)
Laze v Tuhinju
Cathy Stokes Inducted Cycle 70
Leftback. 137 caps, 5 goals. AFC Treason.
Was never among the most talented of the Baptism of Fire squad. However, as a one-club woman and captain of club and country, Stokes' loyalty and resolute determination meant she squeezed out every inch of her skill for the Cormorants for years.
Michael Brandon Inducted Cycle 71
Defensive midfielder. 134 caps, 6 goals. Directus.
Left Nephara at 20 to join Directus, quickly slotting into the first-team picture of one of the multiverse's top sides and spending his entire senior career there. An exceptional midfield general who truly transformed Nephara's image on the international stage from a thuggish backwater to an emergent footballing power.
Hadrian Belfast Inducted Cycle 74
Centre-half. 172 caps, 11 goals. Chenoworth Harriers, Sabrefell Athletic, Dwile Warriors, Brookford Otters.
Still likely Nephara's greatest player. At one stage, he was named Player of the Season in the ANL - at the time the world's best - as the centre-half of the flamboyant attack-minded Dwile Warriors. Played in Nephara's first World Cup finals, aged 23; lifted the CE in his final game, aged 35.
Gethin Ramsey Inducted Cycle 75
Managed Nephara through Cycles 64-67. AFC Treason, Cosumar, the Licentian Isles.
A hard-bitten manager whose insatiable lust for trophies set the tone for Nepharim glory, heading an almost dizzying early period of success for a 'new' national team. Managed the likely unparalleled feat of taking three nations - Nephara, Cosumar and the Licentian Isles - to the World Cup.
Elaine Ashdown Inducted Cycle 77
Central midfielder. 155 caps, 50 goals. Iron City, Brinemouth, Hastmead Diamante, Iron City.
A tall, elegant and cultured midfielder, Ashdown was another player who never fit the stereotypical Nepharim mould. Notoriously slow, but the ball, after all, was round, and especially lethal from set pieces. Ashdown was a true marshal of the midfield, who captained Nephara to the World Cup with understated leadership.
Penumbra Amokachi Inducted Cycle 80
Striker. 116 caps, 65 goals. Brinemouth, Mâ Âlâmëómë, Eastweald, Coret Hawks.
Top scorer and self-styled philosopher queen of the 74 champions, the mercurial Amokachi was Nephara's leading goalscorer at the time of her international retirement being curtailed by a falling-out with management. Somehow, this only improved her image as Nephara's spectacular Roman candle.
Adnan Szalai Inducted Cycle 84
Right winger. 129 caps, 40 goals. Aries Chariots, Gwinevra Barbarians, Ulsa.
Szalai came from the very dregs to shine. Widely rumoured to be illiterate, he was Nephara's best player en route to the World Cup, and that only propelled his career forward to greater and greater heights. Szalai has the distinction of being named the first Boldsport Galactico, the best player in the world in the eyes of a neutral third-party agency.
Estrella Hawke Inducted Cycle 84
Striker. 150 caps, 91 goals. Starling, Sabrefell Athletic, Directus.
Athletic, powerful, lethal in front of goal, and nobody in the game has a single bad word to say about her. Hawke's goalscoring record for the national team will probably never be beaten. Spent an all-conquering career on top of both the international scene and club football in Nephara and Eura.
NEWI Cefn Druids
New Montreal States
Ruben van Mistletoe
Henry Louis-Charleston White
One Red Dot
Alvin Ker, (Coach of the National Team from WC4 to WC12, presently President of the Association of the Sports World of One Red Dot) (aSWORD).
Chris Gwee, (coach of the National Team from WC13 to WC26.)
Lord William Kenterbury
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Zombie Pele- (Played in 3 World Cup qualifiers and scored the goal that sent Prux to its first ever World Cup.)
Reggie Hassok GoalKeeper (World Cups 29-30)/ Head Coach (World Cups 31-32); Inducted before World Cup 33.
Fernando Turek Head Coach (World Cups 33-36)/Midfielder (World Cups 30-32); Inducted before World Cup 37.
Yancy Fry Forward (Qazox' all-time leading scorer with 29 goals (as of World Cup 41) (World Cups 35-38); Inducted before World Cup 42.
Sherlene Scheppe GoalKeeper (Qazox' all-time shutout leader with 9, as of World Cup 40) (World Cups 39-40); Inducted before World Cup 42.
Raul de Olivares Forward 5th leading Scorer in team history (as of World Cup 46).(30 goals). Forward/Head Coach Played during World Cups 42-44, team's Head Coach World Cup 44 to 47. Inducted before World Cup 47.
Kallie Jaus Forward Qazox' 3rd leading scorer (as of World Cup 48). Played During World Cups 42-44, became team's Head Coach in World Cup 47. Inducted before World Cup 47.
Matilda Swords Forward Qazox' All time leading scorer (51 goals) and most capped player (73 caps)(as of World Cup 48). Played during World Cups 45-48. Inducted before World Cup 49.
Ryan Greenley Head Coach World Cups 39-42. Qazox' winningest (58 wins) and longest tenured coach (20 years). Led Qazox to first ever 2nd round and quarterfinal appearances at World Cup 41. Inducted before World Cup 54.
Jon Fields Sr.
Queer Poco el Mono Ara
Ishmael Van Dyke
Sasijilvenku "Sasi" Dikelesinivetisaru
Royal Kingdom of Quebec
Hazel van Robben
Bobby Convey, playmaking midfielder on the first Stars team to compete in the World Cup
Bryan Marshall, posthumous, first manager of a Sarzonian national team to compete in a World Cup
Troy Perkins, starting goalkeeper for the first Stars team to compete in the World Cup
Brian Wilson, striker, manager; second player to score a hat trick in a World Cup final and the first to do so for a winning side
Horace Sandt, starting goalkeeper for the World Cup 22-winning Stars
Dave Wilson, assistant manager, then manager for the Stars
Matt Lynch, striker
Franz Braddock, Cafundelense manager and the first foreign-born manager in Stars history. (already entered by Cafundeu, becomes the third person to be entered into HoF by two different nations)
Ben Davis, defender
Zack Wilson, striker (becomes the third member of the Wilson family to be inducted into the World Cup Hall of Fame behind his grandfather Dave and his father Brian Wilson)
Amaechi Olsen, striker (World Cup 60)
Jenson Paulson, goalkeeper (World Cup 64)
Estevez (4th Qualification — World Cup 36)
Miquelinho (7th Try — World Cup 36)
Hujambo Sijambo (14th Try — World Cup 50)
Snub Nose 38
Ben and Eileen Dover
The Hooligan Cheerleaders
Kevaughn Ó Criomhthain
Simeone Di Bradini
Diamontii Di Bradini
Sergio Di Bradini
Trevor Duncan (played WCQ62-WC68, managed WCQ75) - One of Super-Llamaland's first great players, the dynamic attacking-midfielder put Super-Llamaland on the map with his well-rounded game. Saw out a great career by helping clinch the Tigers' first-ever World Cup qualification before retiring and briefly serving as national team manager.
Alex Cartwright (played WCQ68-WC74) - A dominant midfielder-turned-striker who in his heyday was one of the best in Esportiva at scoring goals. His career began with the Tigers' first qualification and ended with a triumphant return to the World Cup after a two-cycle drought. Also had a fruitful career with Quebec's Kingston FC in LigAnaia.
Adrian Lindberg (played WCQ74-WCQ80) - Fearless defender and Llamanean captain, as well as a Champion's Cup winner with Real Azuris, Lindberg's leadership, composure, and skill made him a mainstay in Llamanean football for over a decade.
Brian Ying Uing
The Babbage Islands
Tegan Nash (World Cup 52)
Magnus Svoboda (World Cup 53, posthumous)
Jerry Kirkpatrick (World Cup 56)
Nancy Svoboda (World Cup 60)
Jason Olson (World Cup 60)
The Belmore Family
The Islands of Qutar
The Licentian Isles (aka Licentiapacisterra, the Licentian Islands)
Peter De Bruis
Union of Socialist Alpine Republics
Espy va Drake
Callum Banda Former Player (WC13-28) Former Coach (WC 33)
Santo Kecker Former Player (WC13-28)
Helmut Vilkaous Former Coach (WC13-2x)
Ricky Ezis Former Player (WCxx-WC33)
Tanner Nerni Former Player (WCxx-WCxx) - Scored WC20 Game Winning Goal (1-0 v. Audioslavia)
Masvidal (World Cup 64). Player World Cups 57 - 62; Player/Assistant Manager World Cups 61, 62; Manager World Cups 63 - 65.
Mardellion Hummingbird (World Cup 65). Player World Cups 60 - 63.
Athelstan Marchand (World Cup 65). Player World Cup 60; Assistant Manager World Cups 63 - 65. Manager World Cup 66...
Nick Churchill(An All-Time Scoring Leader)
Simon Ryne Olson
Read more in Zwangzug's factbook.