Premier League Inducts Henry Thierry And Alan Shearer Into Its Official Hall Of Fame
Football legends, Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer have been named as the first players inducted into the official Premier League Hall of Fame in recognition of a combined 435 goals and seven Golden Boot awards.
Henry won two Premier League titles under Arsene Wenger and was part of the “Invincibles” team that went unbeaten throughout the 2003/04 title-winning campaign, has scored more than 20 Premier League goals in five consecutive seasons between 2001/02 and 2005/06 while Shearer who is also a Premier League’s record goalscorer, has netted 260 goals in 14 seasons for Blackburn and Newcastle.
Expressing his feelings on his latest achievement, Henry stated that to be inducted alongside Alan Shearer as the two first inductees into the Premier League Hall of Fame is more than special adding that as a young boy, his dream and desire was to get a pair of boots and Hall of Fame is indeed a huge one as well as a great honour.
In his words, Alan Shearer said;
“When you look at some of the unbelievable players to have graced the Premier League, week in, week out, year in, year out, I feel very honoured to join the Hall of Fame. All I ever wanted to be was a professional footballer.
“It was my dream to do that, my dream to win trophies and my dream to score at St James’s Park, to wear the number nine black-and-white shirt and it was fantastic. I enjoyed every minute of it.”
The Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Masters while speaking on the emergence of the two players as inductees into its Hall of Fame stated that it “recognises and celebrates the exceptional skill and talent of individuals who have graced the Premier League since its inception in 1992”.
“Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry are two world-class players who lit up the Premier League throughout their time in the competition”.
“Both players were capable of scoring every kind of goal, including some of the best we have ever seen.”
A shortlist of 23 additional nominees will be announced later on Monday, April 26, with fans invited to vote to help select the remaining six inductees to the 2021 Premier League Hall of Fame.