The former All Whites captain Steve Sumner says he's humbled to have a stand at English Park football ground in Chrischurch named in his honour.
'The Steve Sumner Stand' was officially named at the weekend.
"It was humbling and a privilege rolled into one to be the centre of attention and my family all told me how proud they were," said Sumner.
The England-born Sumner, captained the All Whites at the 1982 World Cup and played 105 times for New Zealand between 1976 and 1988.
As an 18 year old Sumner was a member of the Canterbury side which drew against Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers at the ground.
Sumner, 61, is currently battling advanced prostate cancer.