Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry announced as the first two Premier League legends to be inducted into all-new Hall of Fame… as fans are asked to vote on SIX other icons to join them
Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry have become the first two Premier League legends to be inducted into the all-new Hall of Fame.
The Newcastle and Arsenal heroes, widely regarded as two of the best strikers ever to play in the English game, are the first to take up their place, with many more to join them in the coming months and years.
In announcing the news, the Premier League’s official account introduced the pair as: ‘Two centre-forwards, both gifted with natural skill and talent who have written their names in Premier League history.’
The first two inductees were teased on social media in a video last week, in which the likes of Jamie Carragher and Ian Wright reflecting on the players have given insight and clues as to who could be taking the honour.
One of the players was described as ‘lethal, unmarkable at times’ and a ‘devastating phenomenon’, while the other, according to former Liverpool man Jamie Carragher, was ‘an absolute nightmare to play against.’