Kieran Trippier is to be awarded the Freedom of Bury for his stunning World Cup performances.
The 27-year-old is to get the rare honour for helping England reach the semi-finals and for the example he is setting to children in his hometown.
Trippier has been likened to Three Lions icon David Beckham for the quality of his deliveries in Gareth Southgate’s side.
Brazil legend Roberto Carlos also praised the full-back, who scored the opener in the heartbreaking defeat to Croatia.
Town hall chief Rishi Shori confirmed he would be nominating Trippier for the Freedom of the Borough of Bury in Greater Manchester.
He said: “Kieran and his England team-mates have given a huge amount of joy for local people with their incredible performances during the World Cup.
“I was nine years old the last time it happened.
“Kieran himself was outstanding, scoring a penalty in the shoot-out with Columbia and of course, that unforgettable free kick against Croatia.
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“He is now only third Englishman to have scored in a World Cup semi-final and certainly the first from Bury.
“He deserves to be acknowledged. He is a huge role model to younger people and hopefully can inspire the next generation of footballers in Bury.”
Trippier grew up in Summerseat, attending Holcombe Brook Primary School and Woodhey High School.