Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) warmly congratulates former Socceroo Scott Chipperfield, former Matilda Alison Forman and football administrator Alan Vessey, who were honoured last week as the latest inductees into the Hall of Fame by Football Federation Australia (FFA).

The FFA Hall of Fame is a prestigious honour recognising football’s history by paying homage to both men and women who have contributed to the game.

This year sees former PFA Footballer of the Year nominee Scott Chipperfield joining the Hall of Fame along with Matilda’s legend Alison Forman.

PFA President Simon Colosimo, who played alongside Chipperfield as a Socceroo, spoke highly of the Hall of Famer “I have the utmost respect for Scott and congratulate him on receiving his entry into the Hall of Fame. Scott’s contribution to the Socceroos for over 10 years and his contribution to Australian football from abroad make him a fantastic candidate for such an honour.”

Colosimo, who was nominated alongside Chipperfield in the 2009/10 PFA Footballer of the Year Awards went on to say “I think it’s great to see a player that came from the NSL days, who went on to have a fantastic international career in Switzerland all while maintaining an exceptional standard and contribution to the National team getting the recognition he deserves from a tireless commitment to his trade.”

Colosimo was also full of praise for former Matilda’s Captain Alison Forman “Alison is an extremely deserving recipient with over 13 years contribution to the game at an international level. I had the pleasure of joining Alison in the Sydney 2000 Australian Olympic Squad. Alison’s amazing career with Fortuna Hjorring shows that our home grown talent is not only appreciated here but around the world.”