Reds’ goalkeeper Steele adds signature to our international Wall of Fame

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Reds goalkeeper Patrick Steele is the latest player to add his signature to Cambridge FC’s revered Wall of Fame.

With his name added, there are now more than 60 autographs of New Zealand internationals on the framed board in the clubrooms at John Kerkhof Park.

Steele, who is the goalkeeper for New Zealand’s national U-18 futsal squad, is the current first team custodian for the Reds in the Lotto NRFL second division.

By signing, he joined others to visit our club over the summer, including Eastern Suburbs coach Danny Hay (31 caps for New Zealand) and current All Whites Andre de Jong and Tim Payne.

The first signature on the board was that of Brian Turner, who played more than 100 games for his country and was part of five World Cup campaigns (three as a player and two as a member of the coaching staff).

Turner’s name is one of a number from the 1982 All Whites who became the first to reach the World Cup finals tournament.

Others on the board include ’82 coach John Adshead, Ken Cresswell, Ricki Herbert and the squad’s legendary kitman, Arthur Egan.

National coaches who have signed are Adshead, Herbert and Allan Jones.

One of the greatest All Whites of all time, Ivan Vicelich, has signed a corner of the display.

Another special signature is that of Waikato-born Barbara Cox who was the captain of the first-ever Football Ferns squad in 1975.

Two other Ferns to sign are former Cambridge FC players Maria Anderton and Andrea Rogers.

Now the club has filled one board with autographs, a second board will follow — creating more football history with the addition of every new signature!

Click here for earlier story about our Wall of Fame