Premier League Hall of Fame

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Premier League Hall of Fame
Established 2021
Type Professional sports hall of fame
President Richard Masters
Website Official website
Alan Shearer 2008.jpg
Thierry Henry 2007.jpg
Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry, the first players to be inducted.

The Premier League Hall of Fame is the hall of fame for association football players that have played in the Premier League, the top level of the English football league system. Inaugurated in 2020 but delayed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hall of Fame is intended to recognise and honour players that have achieved great success and made a significant contribution to the league since its founding in 1992.

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As part of the inaugural class of 2021, eight players were inducted; Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard, Dennis Bergkamp, Steven Gerrard, and David Beckham.

Requirements

For players to be eligible for induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame, several criteria are taken into consideration, primarily players who have an "exceptional record of on-pitch success and have shown significant contribution" since the inception of the Premier League in 1992. [1] Other factors are also taken into consideration, with players needing to have retired before the start of the awarding season, and are only judged on their domestic performances in the Premier League with no other competitions considered. Additionally, players must have made 250 appearances in the league, or achieved one of the following: [2]

Upon the initial announcement of the Hall of Fame in 2020, Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said a place in the Hall of Fame is "reserved for the very best", and would allow fans to help celebrate "truly exceptional" careers. [3]

Inductees

Eric Cantona, inducted in 2021. Eric Cantona Cannes 2009.jpg
Eric Cantona, inducted in 2021.
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Roy Keane, inducted in 2021.
Frank Lampard, inducted in 2021. Frank Lampard'13-14.JPG
Frank Lampard, inducted in 2021.
YearNameApps.GoalsPos.YearsClubsAchievementsRef.
2021 Flag of England.svg Alan Shearer 441260FW1992–2006 Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle United
Champion
Golden Boot
Player of the Season
Player of the Month
Selected in the 20-Year Anniversary Team
[4] [5]
Flag of France.svg Thierry Henry 258175FW1999–2007, 2012 Arsenal Champion
Golden Boot (all-time record)
Player of the Season
Player of the Month
Selected in the 20-Year Anniversary Team
[4] [6]
Flag of France.svg Eric Cantona 15670FW1992–1997 Leeds United
Manchester United
Champion
Player of the Month
[7] [8]
Flag of Ireland.svg Roy Keane 36639MF1992–2005 Nottingham Forest
Manchester United
Champion
Player of the Month
Selected in the 20-Year Anniversary Team
[7] [9]
Flag of England.svg Frank Lampard 609177MF1995–2015 West Ham
Chelsea
Manchester City
Champion
Player of the Season
4x Player of the Month
[10] [11]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dennis Bergkamp 31587FW1995–2006 Arsenal Champion
Player of the Month
[10] [12]
Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard 504120MF1998–2015 Liverpool Player of the Month
Selected in the 20-Year Anniversary Team
[13] [14]
Flag of England.svg David Beckham 26562MF1995–2003 Manchester United Champion
Player of the Month
[15] [16]

Players by nationality

As of May 2021 award
NationalityPlayers
Flag of England.svg England4
Flag of France.svg France2
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland1
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands1

Inaugural nominees

The first two inductees were originally to be announced in March 2020, [17] but the announcement was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [18] [19] In 2021, along with the two inaugural inductees, a fan vote determined additional inductees; the inaugural nominees were: [20]

Players in bold were nominated for the Premier League Hall of Fame that year

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