Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame is the League’s highest individual honor, honoring the talent and accomplishments of outstanding players who have competed in the division since its inception in 1992. Players must have retired by August 1, 2020 to be considered.
Shearer, a former forward for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United, also holds the Premier League scoring record with 260 goals in 441 games over 14 seasons.
In the 1994/95 season, he won the championship with Blackburn under Kenny Dalglish, and from 1996 to 2006, he scored 148 times in the Premier League with his boyhood club Newcastle.
Former England striker, Alan Shearer, who won the Golden Boot three different times and happens to be the only player to have scored 100 Premier League goals for two different clubs.
It was a dream come true for me to do that, to win awards, and to score at St James’ Park while wearing the number nine black-and-white jersey, and it was incredible. I loved every second of it.”
Henry won the Premier League twice since joining Arsenal from Juventus in 1999, and was a key member of the ‘Invincibles’ squad that went undefeated during the 2003/04 title-winning season.
In 258 appearances for Arsenal, Henry set a club record with 175 Premier League goals and was the league’s top scorer four times.
In 258 appearances for Arsenal, the Frenchman claimed the Golden Boot four times and netted a club-record 175 Premier League goals.
Between 2001 and 2006, he scored over 20 Premier League goals in five consecutive seasons. During his tenure in north London, Henry also exceeded Ian Wright’s 185 goals in all competitions to become Arsenal’s all-time leading scorer (with 228).
” Being accepted into the EPL Hall of Fame with Alan Shearer as the two 1st inductees is more than uncommon,” Henry said.
“When I was much younger, all I actually cared about was just acquiring a pair of boots, and now what we’re talking about the Hall of Fame.” All through my career, I have decided to play hard and show how committed I am to the cause. That is what the fans want to see.
“If I was told I’d be inducted into the Hall of Fame when I started my career, I wouldn’t have believed.” It’s an incredible honor.”