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Mark Rankine inducted into the Hall of Fame

24 March 2020

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Doncaster Free Press

Supporters have voted Mark Rankine into the Doncaster Rovers Hall of Fame as the standout player of the 1980s making him just the 28th player in our 140 year history to get the honour.

Born in Doncaster, Mark was on Manchester United’s books as a schoolboy but joined Rovers aged 16, playing in the Youth Team. In his second season he helped Rovers to win the Northern Intermediate League Cup, scoring in the final victory over Huddersfield Town alongside another Hall of Fame inductee, Brian Deane.

You can learn more about Mark's career at Rovers by visiting his Hall of Fame profile written by John Coyle.

Mark was due to be inducted on the pitch at Rovers Sky Bet League One match against AFC Wimbledon and everyone at the club will look forward to welcoming Mark to a future match so that he can be properly welcomed into the Hall of Fame alongside other iconic players.

On receiving the news that supporters had voted for him as their standout player of the 1980s, Mark said: "I'm really honoured to have been given this award especially as I was born in Doncaster.

"I really enjoyed my time at Doncaster and have some great memories from the years I spent there with getting to the Youth Cup final a moment that really stands out.

"Finally, I want to say a thank you to all the magnificent fans who voted for me - I feel truly humbled by their support and I look forward to seeing some of them when I come to a match next season."

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