Bert Linnecor

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We couldn't begin our Hall of Fame without including someone from Boston FC's very first line-up.

And the player we've chosen is the legendary Bert Linnecor, who sadly died in 2012 aged 78.

A skilful attacker, Bert was a key part of Paul Todd's new club when it was founded in the summer 1964. He'd previously spent seven years at Lincoln City, where he played almost 300 times.

Birmingham-born Bert scored 22 goals in Boston FC's first season, captaining them to the Lincolnshire League title, and also won the Central Alliance league and Lincs Senior B Cup double with them in 1965-66.

He usually played either wing-half or inside forward - positions that don't mean much to many modern-day football fans. But suffice it to say that he he was the creative hub of the side, setting attacks in motion and scoring plenty of goals himself - over 20 in his first season with Boston FC.

Bert's most famous scoring feat, however, was for Lincoln City when he notched a hat-trick against Bill Shankley's Liverpool - at Anfield no less.