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Friday, December 14, 2012
FFA announce Hall of Fame inductees

Retired Socceroo Scott Chipperfield, Matildas' legend Alison Forman and long-serving administrator Alan Vessey have been unveiled as the latest Football Federation Australia Hall of Fame inductees.

Chipperfield, 36, earned 68 international caps over 12 years and was a member of the team that downed Uruguay in 2005 qualifying and ended Australia's 32-year World Cup drought.

In all, the left winger played two World Cups, retiring from international football after the 2010 campaign.

He was a key member of the Wollongong side that claimed back to back National Soccer League titles from 2000-01 as well as the 2001 Oceania club championship.

He then left for Swiss club Basel where he won seven league titles and six Swiss Cups, tasting regular Champions League action.

Forman enjoyed a stellar 13-year international career and captained her country at the Sydney Olympics.

Remarkably, the midfielder started in all of Australia's games in the 1995 and 1999 Fifa Women's World Cups and the 2000 Olympics.

She is now a leading administrator for one of the world's largest international youth football tournaments, the Dana Cup in Denmark.

Vessey contributed to football administration from the grass roots to the national body during a 34-year career, including the organisation of a FIFA Under 19 World Cup and 2000 Sydney Olympic football tournament.

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