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)
OFFICIAL: Eric Cantona has been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
OFFICIAL: Roy Keane has been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Frank Lampard was directly involved in 36 goals during the 2009/10 season, the most ever recorded by a centre-midfielder in a single Premier League campaign.
No wonder he is in the Hall of Fame.
OFFICIAL: Dennis Bergkamp has been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Dennis Bergkamp was the first player in Premier League history to provide four assists in a single Premier League game.
It took seven years for it to happen again and only five other players have done so.
315 Premier League appearances
Dennis Bergkamp joins teammate Thierry Henry in the Premier League Hall of Fame
Alan Shearer inaugural player inducted into the PL Hall of Fame.
Premier League trophies:
Golden Boot: 3
If there was a ball and there was a goal, nothing could stop Alan Shearer.
Not defenders, not distance, not great goalkeepers nor even the laws of physics sometimes. That was why he scored a record 260 of them in the Premier League.
The call of home to play for his boyhood club Newcastle United made him a Geordie legend, but meant he lifted the Premier League Trophy just once.
Some are scorers of great goals, some great scorers of goals. Shearer was both. He was the ultimate centre-forward, scoring from all angles, with his left foot, with his right foot and with his head and scoring with pace, power and technique.
“He’s a superb team player and an inspirational captain,” said Bobby Robson, his inspirational manager at Newcastle. “As a player he is up there with the very best.
Thierry Henry inaugural player inducted into the PL Hall of Fame.
Premier League trophies:
Golden Boot: 4
Player of the Season Awards:
Active: 1999-2007, 2012
Pace, power and grace. Henry gave Premier League defenders nightmares for eight seasons.
Converted by Arsene Wenger from a winger to striker, he redefined forward play, starting on the left, but proving just as deadly closer to goal.
He scored over 20 Premier League goals five seasons running, claiming four Golden Boots, with some outrageous strikes.
Not content with just scoring he provided 74 assists, including a record 20 in 2002/03, and he won two Player of the Season awards.
“It was embarrassing for the defenders,” reflected Wenger. “He just scored when he wanted.”
6 NEW Premier League Hall of Fame Inductees | Beckham, Gerrard, Lampard & more!
-409 apps,208 goals,103assists
-Premier league trophies 5
-Premier league trophies 3
-Invicible in 2003/2004
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The Premier League 25 man shortlist for the Hall of Fame is in: