Dundee United legend Paul Sturrock has been recognised in the House of Commons following his induction into the Scottish football Hall of Fame.
Lifelong Arab and North East Fife MP Stephen Gethins placed an Early Day Motion at Westminster on Wednesday morning.
The forward scored 171 goals in a one-club playing career with the Tangerines, winning two League Cups, a league title and reaching the European Cup semi-finals and Uefa Cup final.
Sturrock was a member of two Scotland World Cup squads and later enjoyed success as a manager, leading St Johnstone to promotion and repeating the feat at Plymouth, Sheffield Wednesday and Swindon.
Mr Gethins said: “A generation of Dundee United fans like me grew up watching and admiring Paul Sturrock. He was always my favourite player and it was great to see him inducted into the Hall of Fame.
“These days I just wish that our current Government had as good a track record of hitting the target and winning friends in Europe as Luggy did!”
After hanging up his boots he worked as first-team coach at United under both Jim McLean and Ivan Golac. He then stepped up to manage St Johnstone before returning to take charge at Tannadice.
After that he headed for England and spells as boss of Plymouth Argyle (twice), Southampton, Sheffield Wednesday, Swindon, Southend and Yeovil Town.
He also returned to Tannadice for a spell in a scouting capacity and even took on a temporary coaching role towards the end of the season before last.
The motion reads: “That this House congratulates former Dundee United FC player Paul Sturrock on being appointed to Scottish Football’s Hall of Fame along with other new appointees and fellow former Scottish football players John Robertson, Colin Stein, Tommy McLean, Joe Harper and Patsy Gallacher.
“Notes that Paul Sturrock spent his entire playing career with Dundee United and in 385 appearances scored 109 goals winning the club’s only league title, to date, in 1983, and scoring in both victorious League Cup Final Wins in 1979 and 1980 – recognises a lifetime of achievement in football including being named SWFA Footballer of the Year in 1982, winning 20 cups for Scotland including playing in the 1982 and 1986 World Cups as well as an incredible record in European football for the Club and acknowledges the support he has from Dundee United fans.”
The motion was supported by Labour MP Jim Cunningham and Dundee East MP Stewart Hosie.