The English top-flight announced that ‘Hall of Fame’ will be launched in March, in order to recognize those players of “exceptional skill and talent” who graced our screens, radio and print media since 1992.
Arsenal: Thierry Henry
Arsenal’s all-time top goalscorer with 176 Premier League goals, won the Golden Boot a record four times and he was in the only team to ever go a full Premier League season without losing. He has the most assists in a Premier League campaign tallying to (20) and still managed to score 24 goals on top of those assists.
West Ham: Paolo di Canio
Won Hammer of the Year in 2000, scored a volley against Wimbledon which is still regarded as one of the greatest goal in Premier League history.
Southampton: Matt Le Tissier
The first midfielder to score 100 goals in the competition and managed 25 in the 1993/94 season.
Won the Goal of the Season against Blackburn the following year.
He also scored 47 out of 48 penalties.
Sheffield United: Brian Deane
He scored 14 goals
He scored the first-ever goal in the Premier League: a fifth-minute strike against Manchester United on the 15 August 1992.
Norwich City: Chris Sutton
He scored eight goals that year but managed 25 the season after that; making his goals more than any other player in Norwich’s Premier League history has managed.
Newcastle United: Alan Shearer
He won the league with Blackburn Rovers, he joined Newcastle and scored 148 Premier League goals during his time at the club, with 260 goals overall in the all-time Premier League top-scorers rankings.
Manchester United: Eric Cantona
United hadn’t won the league since 1967, but was part of the team that ended up with four league win in his five years at the club.
He was banned in 1995 after kicking a Palace fan at Selhurst Park.
Liverpool: Steven Gerrard
He never won the league.
He won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award in 2006 and was named in their Team of the Year a record eight times.
He scored 120 Premier League goals and created a further 92, meaning he is one of just four players to have managed more than 90 in both the goals and assists.