Following on from our initial consultation with supporters, the club are delighted to announce the inaugural inductees of our first ever Hall of Fame!
Seven players and a manager from our history have been selected to kickstart our Hall of Fame, which will soon be housed in the Legends Lounge of the Justin Edinburgh stand.
Three of the remaining places will be up for a supporter vote in the coming days, whilst the final place will be revealed at a later date.
The inaugural inductees are as follows…
Justin Edinburgh (Manager) – Led us back to the Football League as we were crowned champions in the 2018/19 National League season, before his tragic passing.
Peter Allen – The all-time appearance holder for The O’s with 491, where he scored 29 times.
Sid Bishop – Made all 49 appearances in Orient’s 61/62 season in which we were promoted to the first division for the first and only time.
Stan Charlton – Following his return from Arsenal in 1958, he captained Leyton Orient to their first and only promotion to Division 1 in 61/62.
Alan Comfort – Scored 46 goals in 150 appearances between 1986 and 1989 before becoming the Club Chaplain. Played in The O’s 1989 Fourth Division playoff final victory against Wrexham.
Laurie Cunningham – Made his professional debut for Orient in 1974 before later becoming the first-ever Englishman to play for Real Madrid, and the first black man to represent England at international level.
Tommy Johnston – Previously voted as the Club’s greatest ever player, Johnston still holds the Club’s all-time goals record (123 goals). His ashes were interred at Brisbane Road following his death in 2008.
Peter Kitchen – Scored 49 league goals in 114 appearances for The O’s including his 21 goals in the 1977/78 season – a season in which he scored 7 goals in our FA Cup run which saw us reach the semi-finals, beating Chelsea along the way.
Special Edition Programmes
Throughout the season, we will commemorate each of the Hall of Fame inductees with a special illustrated programme cover.
Our first of these will be for Tommy Johnston against Bradford City on the 28th August, with special feature on Orient’s all-time top scorer.
The collectable programmes will be available for £3.50 on matchdays, and available for order through our external partner Curtis Sport.
Keep your eyes peeled on the website and social channels for the open vote for the final four spots.