One of English football's first Black players, Walter Tull, has been posthumously inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame.

Originally signed for Tottenham Hotspurs in 1909, he moving to Northampton Town two years later, where he played more than 100 games between 1911 and 1914 before he was killed in action during World War One, aged 29.

"As a family we are absolutely delighted on behalf of Walter," said Tull's great-nephew Edward Finlayson.

Subjected to insurmountable racist abuse during his football career before enlisting with Middlesex Regiment, part of a 'Footballers' Battalion' that recruited professional players from clubs after the outbreak of World War One, he became Britain's first Black army officer to command white troops, and was recommended for a Military Cross - a medal for gallantry - but did not get to receive it as he was shot on the battlefields of France.

Edward added: "What matters to us as a family is the manner in which Walter's life is remembered - it seems to provide the possibility of hope against adversity and tackling discrimination and inequality.

"Walter had to overcome many obstacles in his life and he might have been disappointed that enough progress has been made, that we still face significant challenges today. There is no place for complacency and that's a sad truth."