LEGENDS OF AFC. The ultimate thankyou from the club. A legend who has given so much to the club and someone the club will always speak highly of…….
1. Rick Williams - The all time top goal scorer for AFC Stockport and the only player to ever represent AFC in an inter-league team. Rick scored 334 goals in 224 appearances, along with 142 assists, also a club record. He currently holds the record for Player of the Match awards as-well, with 37. These amazing figures were all completed in just 7 seasons between 2007/08-2013/14, an absolute goal machine.
2. Jess Loydall - Jess is the only Ladies player at the club to have played from season one back in 2006 when it was just a 7-a-side team. She then played through the 5-a-side leagues which followed that, before playing competitive 11-a-side in 2010 with AFC up to the present day. Jess is one of only 4 'Decade Achievement Award' winners after completing 10 consecutive 11-a-side seasons, playing a total of 142 games on the way. Loydall is one of only two players in the current Lionesses squad who have won a competitive 11-a-side competition with AFC, winning the Divisional cup back in the 2011/12 campaign. Jess is also the clubs secretary and treasurer
3. Ben Higgs - Ben was the first player to win the 'Decade Achievement Award' at the club and represented AFC Stockport a total of 217 times. Ben played in the very first season back in 2003/04 and in the 217 games played, in this time the midfielder never received a yellow or red card at anytime. He scored 57 goals and assisted 93 along with the Player of the Match award 20 times. Ben's loyalty and commitment to AFC should always be acknowledged. AFC's very own Iniesta
4. Nicola Gray - Nicola is currently second in all-time appearances for the Lionesses with a total of 180 games played. In this time she has scored 21 times and assisted 30. Gray is one of four players to have won the 'Decade Achievement Award' for playing 10 consecutive seasons for AFC. Not only is Gray a committed player she currently managers the Men's 1st Team and Saturday's Warriors team. Gray's commitment and work ethics has been as good as anyone's at the club and her standards and expectations are exactly what the club is about. Nicola proposed to long-term partner Julie Gilray at the clubs Presentation Night in 2016, she really is AFC through and through.
5. Daz Eaves - Daz is one of the most prolific marksman at the club, doing this while playing most of his AFC days as a Central midfielder. Eaves impressive record reads, played 169, goals 165, Assists 89 and Player of the Match 30. Eaves is one of the most inspirational players to ever have worn an AFC shirt, his work ethic and desire to win has never changed since his debut game back in 2004. Eaves picked up a bad injury in the 2009/10 season and didn't return back to AFC until the 2014/15 campaign. In total Daz has played 13 seasons with AFC and is without doubt an AFC legend.
6. Adam Ogdon - Adam has seen it all. His commitment and loyalty to the club has seen him bypass then leave every other player behind in appearances at the club. He is a solid defender who gives his everything on the pitch and now a manager, leading the Lionesses in the up and coming season. His individual awards tally makes him one of the all time greats at AFC. Adam is not only a magnificent addition to the Hall of Fame but he really is one of the nice guys in football, on and off the field. Welcome to AFC's Hall of Fame
7. Julie Gray - Julie is the first inductee in to AFC Stockport's Hall of Fame who is not a player. The commitment from Gray week in, week out since arriving at the club is up there with anyone's at the club. Julie is one of the most loved members of the club and a key member of the AFC Stockport committee. While players battle it out on the pitch, Julie has been there for years taking pictures to capture that perfect shot the players love to see. Gray is one of the main reasons that so many players at the club change their social media pictures, she has mastered the art of match pictures and is without a doubt an impressive addition in to our Hall of Fame
9. Ian Lavin - One of the original team players. Ian played in the very first game back in 2003, winning the first ever 'Best Goal of the Season' award after his impressive dribble and shot in to the top corner won the majority of votes at the End of Season Awards. Ian could play midfield or up front and netted 22 goals in his 32 appearances. When the club first started up, Ian was a key member of the team which laid the foundations for this club to grow. Since then the midfield goalscorer returns to AFC every year with his amazing tricks...but this time with close up magic. Things never change, maybe not football these days but Lavin Dazzles everyone with his magic like he did with his quick feet back in those opening years 2003/04-2006/07.
8. Joe Phillips - A Previous winner of 'Midfielder of the Year', 'Best Goal of the Season', Most Influential Player x2', 'Utility Player', Managers Player of the Year', Players Player of the Year' and 'Decade Achievement Award Winner'. This along with his impressive stats for the club seeing the midfielder pull on an AFC shirt over 180 times. Joe was known for his tackling and endless energy, a player who always gave his all when on the pitch.