HALL OF FAME | Vote for the class of 2022

Supporters can now have their say on which players should join legends such as Sam Bartram, Keith Peacock, Derek Hales and Mark Kinsella in the club's Hall of Fame.

Cast your Hall of Fame 2022 vote here

As always, there are three eras represented in the Fans' Forum award - pre-1950s, 1951-1980 and 1981 until the present day - and fans have the choice of three players from each period.

The names of the three elected entrants will be listed on the Hall of Fame board that takes pride of place in the Charlton Museum.

Supporters can click here to cast their vote online. Voting closes on Tuesday, April 5th.

This year’s contenders are…


Jack (John William) Horton (1926/27-1932/33)

Apps: 272 Goals: 58

Jack Horton signed for the Addicks following a unretained trial at Bury in 1925, the forward would go on to appear 272 in all competitions for Charlton. He made his senior debut away at Watford in August 1926 and made his final appearance against Swansea Town in 1933.

He played a vital role in Charlton’s first promotion season of the 1928/29 season, winning the Third Division (South) Championship, netting 16 goals and appearing in all but one of their fixtures in the campaign.

The winger was an ‘automatic choice’ out on the left for six seasons, missing only nine of 252 league matches that took place within the period.

After success with Charlton, Horton transferred to Chelsea in 1933 in which he would go on to score 15 goals in 59 league outings, until his opportunities at Stamford Bridge came to an end following the arrival of Willie Barraclough.

Jimmy Oakes (1932/33-1938/39)

Apps: 234

Jimmy Oakes’ arrival in south London produced a piece of footballing history in itself, making him the first player to represent two clubs in the same fixture. The defender featured for Port Vale at The Valley on Boxing Day in 1932 in a game that was abandoned due to fog, and subsequently joined the Addicks, lining up for Charlton in their 2-1 triumph in the rearranged fixture in April 1933.

An indispensable member of Jimmy Seed’s Addicks, Oakes helped guide Charlton to successive promotions, winning the Third Division South title in 1934/35 and then finishing as runners-up in the Second Division in 1935/36 - just one point shy of Manchester United - before another second-placed finish the following season in the First Division.

The left back’s career was curtailed in 1939, owing to the outbreak of World War II, with Oakes widely considered unlucky not to have gained honours at the highest level.

Monty Wilkinson (1932/33-1938/39)

Apps: 237 Goals: 51

Jonathan Montague Wilkinson represented the Addicks on a number of occasions, after signing for the Addicks in 1933 following his departure from Blackpool. With the Addicks, Monty claimed a Third Division (South) Championship medal in 1935.

The forward served in Burma during the Second World War, as well as becoming manager of a cinema. He made his senior debut for Charlton against Swansea Town at The Valley in 1933 and made his final appearance for the Addicks against Preston North End in 1939.

Although Monty was considered an understudy during his days at Newcastle and Everton to footballing legends Hughie Gallacher and Dixie Dean, despite this he was able to construct a fine footballing career. A match the older fans will talk about is Newcastle vs Aston Villa in which Wilkinson scored a hat-trick whilst standing in for Gallacher in a thrilling 7-5 victory for The Magpies. Monty played a full part in Charlton’s journey from the Third to First Division runners-up during the mid-Thirties.


Benny Fenton (1946/47-1954/55)

Apps: 275 Goals: 22

Benny Fenton signed for the Addicks following his departure from rivals Millwall in 1947.

The forward made his debut against Preston North End at The Valley in 1947 and his final appearance came in an FA Cup fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1955.

Before Jimmy Seed left Charlton in 1956, he named Benny Fenton as the best person to succeed him as manager. Unfortunately, Seed’s opinion was not taken on board by the directors. Fenton provided ‘magnificent’ service in the role of inside forward or wing-half. He eventually did come back to SE7 after his spell at Millwall, not in the role of team manager, but of Secretary in 1977.

He became assistant manager of the Addicks in March 1980 and progressed to the position of general manager in June 1981. He stayed in with the club until June 1982

Peter Reeves (1965/66–73/74)

Apps: 288 Goals: 2

The Eltham-born midfielder had a long, loyal career with the Addicks before being forced to retire from League football following a knee injury in 1974. If injuries had not cut his career short he would definitely be up there among Bartram, Peacock and Hewie for the appearance records at Charlton.

Reeves became the youngest Charlton Player to reach 250 appearances for the Addicks after he achieved this at the age of 24.

He achieved eight England youth caps, captaining the side on seven different occasions.

The middle man made his senior debut and scored one of his two career goals for the Addicks against Norwich City at home, and made his final appearance against Port Vale in 1974.

Phil Warman (1969/70-1980/81)

Apps: 360 Goals: 20 

Warman joined Charlton whilst working as a bookbinding apprentice. Throughout his career he faced a series of unfortunate injuries including getting into a car accident. He also featured for his country at youth level.

Warman started his career off as a left-winger, however was later converted to a left-back by Theo Foley. He was a loyal, consistent and reliable servant to the club and made his senior debut as a substitute against Birmingham City in 1970 and played his final game for the Addicks against Gillingham in 1981.

1981-present day

Robert Lee (1983/84-1992/93)

Apps: 314(29) Goals: 65

Robert Lee was an exciting young prospect in SE7 who went on to make a big name for himself after signing for Newcastle United in 1992 for a fee of £700,000. A promising talent that by the 1984/85 season had cemented his place in the first team netting 10 goals and two assists in that campaign.

In that same season, Lee was voted as the people’s choice Young Player of the Year and Player of the Year in 1991. He received international recognition at U21 level while helping Charlton achieve promotion to the top flight in the season the club's exile from The Valley began and was a regular among the side for the four years they were in the First Division.

Lee made 21 appearances for England at international level, scoring twice. He was called up for his debut against the USA in September 1994, as well as coming on as a substitute in the 1998 World Cup against Colombia under Glenn Hoddle.

Steve Brown (1991/92-2002/03)

Apps: 228(55) Goals: 11

The Brighton-born defender played youth football with Whitehawk, making his first-team debut at 15 years-old in 1988 before being spotted playing for Brighton Boys by Charlton.

Brown began with Charlton in 1988/89 at the age of 16 before turning professional at the club where he proved to be a reliable, versatile and vital member of what would be a hugely-successful squad.

While at the club, Brown tasted promotion twice with the Addicks, including Charlton’s historic penalty shootout victory in a thrilling 4-4 game against Sunderland at Wembley in 1998, with Brown scoring one of the penalties.

As well as this, Brown made a few appearances between the sticks for the Addicks as stand-in stopper. Brown was an integral part of a variety of Charlton sides, including the one which equalled the record of 12 straight wins whilst in Division One as well as the side that retained Premier League status in 2000/01.

Yann Kermorgant (2011/12-2013/14)

Apps: 96 Goals: 31

Frenchman Kermorgant joined Charlton from Leicester City in 2013 to reunite with manager Chris Powell, who had coached him during his three seasons with the Foxes. The Frenchman made his impact felt from the outset, notching 12 goals and forming a formidable partnership with Bradley Wright-Phillips to fire the Addicks to a League One title in his inaugural season.

The club’s joint top scorer for the two seasons thereafter, classy forward Kermorgant bagged 17 goals in the Championship and a further three in FA cup action before departing for AFC Bournemouth on deadline day in January 2014.

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