The Premier League Hall of Fame aims to honour players who have shown exceptional skill at association football, and have had a significant influence on the Premier League.
Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry were the inaugural members of the newly established Hall of Fame, with Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard and Dennis Bergkamp being added earlier this week. Steven Gerrard and David Beckham deservedly became the 7th & 8th member enrolled into the Hall of Fame today.
Players must have retired before the start of the awarding season and are only judged on their domestic performances in the Premier League and no other competitions considered. Players must have made 250 appearances or if not satisfy one of the following:
- Appeared in more than 200 Premier League appearances for one club
- Selected to any of the Premier League Team of the Decade or 20-Year Anniversary teams
- Won a Premier League Golden Boot or Golden Glove
- Been voted as Premier League Player of the Season
- Won three Premier League titles
- Scored 100 Premier League goals or recorded 100 Premier League clean sheets (GK only)