Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer had been on Monday named as the primary gamers inducted into the official Premier League Corridor of Fame in recognition of a mixed 435 targets and 7 Golden Boot awards. Arsenal’s all-time high scorer Henry received two Premier League titles below Arsene Wenger and was a part of the “Invincibles” crew that went unbeaten all through the 2003/04 title-winning marketing campaign. France’s file goalscorer and 1998 World Cup winner scored greater than 20 Premier League targets in 5 consecutive seasons between 2001/02 and 2005/06.
“To be inducted alongside Alan Shearer as the 2 first inductees into the Premier League Corridor of Fame is greater than particular,” mentioned Henry.
“Once I was younger, I used to be simply making an attempt to verify I may get a pair of shoes and now we’re speaking concerning the Corridor of Fame,” Henry added.
Shearer, who received the title with Blackburn Rovers in 1995, is the Premier League’s file goalscorer, netting 260 targets in 14 seasons for Blackburn and Newcastle United.
“Whenever you have a look at a number of the unbelievable gamers to have graced the Premier League, week in, week out, 12 months in, 12 months out, I really feel very honoured to hitch the Corridor of Fame,” mentioned the previous England captain.
“All I ever wished to be was an expert footballer… It was my dream to try this, my dream to win trophies and my dream to attain at St James’s Park, to put on the quantity 9 black-and-white shirt and it was improbable. I loved each minute of it,” Shearer added.
The Premier League mentioned the Corridor of Fame “recognises and celebrates the distinctive ability and expertise of people who’ve graced the Premier League since its inception in 1992”.
“Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry are two world-class gamers who lit up the Premier League all through their time within the competitors,” mentioned Premier League chief govt Richard Masters.
“Each gamers had been able to scoring each sort of aim, together with a number of the greatest we have now ever seen,” Masters added.
A shortlist of 23 extra nominees will likely be introduced in a while Monday, with followers invited to vote to assist choose the remaining six inductees to the 2021 Premier League Corridor of Fame.