Our Elite Performance Director Ian Rush says he was "extremely grateful" to receive an honorary fellowship from Gylndwr University.
The Liverpool and Wales legend was nominated by the university's student's union and their sport and exercise department as somebody from North Wales who went on to achieve something great in sport.
Among his amazing achievements were scoring 28 goals for Wales, a national record which was only recently toppled by Gareth Bale.
But it was also for his work developing the next generation of international players, many of who are starting to make an impact on the senior international scene.
A university spokesman said: "Ian has given back to his community through his ambassadorial role of promoting the development of the Welsh game from the grassroots through to the elite level.
"He has helped develop the next generation of Welsh players for Wales' national teams and hosting numerous Ian Rush Soccer Schools for community development."
Rush took to Twitter to extend his gratitude to the university, saying: "Extremely grateful to receive an Honorary Fellowship from Glyndwr University."