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Stoke Legend Frank Soo to be Inducted into City's Sporting Hall of Fame

England trailblazer Frank Soo will be inducted into Stoke-on-Trent's Sporting Hall of Fame to coincide with the 90th anniversary of his Stoke City debut, Sky Sports News can exclusively reveal.

Soo, whose father was Chinese, became the first player of Asian heritage to represent England when he appeared in a wartime international against Wales in 1942.

Derbyshire-born Soo is a Stoke City legend, who made more than 250 appearances for the club, and was a former team-mate and captain of Sir Stanley Matthews.

Soo died in Cheadle on January 25 1991. He was 76-years-old.

A tribute to Soo is also planned at the bet365 stadium, with Saturday's visit of Cardiff City arriving exactly 90 years on from his Stoke debut, which came against Middlesbrough on November 4 1933.

Soo will join 1966 World Cup-winner Gordon Banks, his former team-mate Matthews, darts legend Phil 'The Power' Taylor and squash icon Angela Smith in the Stoke-on-Trent Sporting Hall of Fame.

The Lord Mayor of the City of Stoke-on-Trent Majid Khan will conduct a civic ceremony and officially induct Soo into the Sporting Hall of Fame on Friday.

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