Crewe United have had a real knack of being associated with big names throughout their history. Who could forget the visits of Manchester United legends George Best and Denis Law? Bestie made a few appearances in a Crewe shirt and was always very supportive of our charity events. His last game for us at Crewe Park in 1997 was his last ever match on Northern Irish soil and the shirt he wore that night adorns the wall up at Crewe to this day.
As a tribute to the work he helped us achieve while he was alive, Crewe raised £10,000 for the Cromwell Road Hospital in London where George spent alot of his time as a result of his liver problems. The money was accepted by Georges doctor, Professor Williams, to go towards liver research.
Other notable names that have been VIP guests at Crewe Park include Northern Ireland greats, Pat Jennings, Gerry Armstrong, Jimmy Nicholl, Alan McDonald and Sammy McIlroy.
England stars Malcolm Macdonald, Alan Kennedy, Kenny Samson as well a former Liverpool player Jan Molby have all been guests of the club.
Contact and friendship with many of these star names has developed and in many instances still remains. The club is extremely proud of our reputation of being associated with these big names in footballing circles.