Pompey legend Linvoy Primus at Windsor Castle for MBE investiture

Linvoy Primus
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FOOTBALLING legend Linvoy Primus is set to get the biggest honour of his life so far today.

He’s known for being a Pompey footballing legend on the pitch and his dedication to helping others off it.

And the combination of the two is the reason why Linvoy Primus is being made a Member of the Order of the British Empire at Windsor Castle today.

He is being recognised for setting up the charity Faith and Football, which he started 12 years ago.

It was initially created to help children with exercise and school work in Paulsgrove but has since branched out to help 20 schools in Portsmouth, and even some in Birmingham and Plymouth.

The ex-defender joined Portsmouth Football Club in 2000 and started playing for the first team in the 2002-03 season.

In the same year he went on to win the PFC’s Fans’ Player of the Season and the Professional Footballers’ Association Fans’ Player of the Year.

During his time at Pompey he went on to make 219 appearances for the club until his retirement in 2010. The Milton End stand at Fratton Park has been renamed the Linvoy Primus Community Stand in recognition of his services to the club.