Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Home Town Honours Clough

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Home Town Honours Clough

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Football legend Brian Clough was honoured by his home town yesterday with a 7ft bronze statue in his honour.

The statue, by internationally renowned sculptor Vivien Mallock, shows Clough as a 24-year-old with his boots slung over his shoulder striding towards the gates of Albert Park in Middlesbrough.

Clough lived in nearby Valley Road and regularly passed through the park on his way to Ayresome Park, Boro's former ground, in the 1950s.

The pounds 65,000 statue, unveiled by his widow Barbara and children Nigel, Simon and Elizabeth, was funded by a combination of public donations and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Clough played for Middlesbrough and Sunderland before injury led to his legendary career in management ( and two European Cup wins with Nottingham Forest.

He died of cancer in September 2004, aged 69.

Middlesbrough councillor John McPartland, said yesterday: "It's only right that his home town has a lasting tribute to the man in such an appropriate location. …

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