Former France forward Thierry Henry and ex England striker Alan Shearer have become the first two inductees of the Premier League’s Hall Of Fame.
The Premier League announced the big news on social media this morning, writing: “Two centre-forwards, both gifted with natural skill and talent who have written their names in Premier League history.
“We’re delighted to announce Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry as the first two inductees of the #PLHallOfFame.”
With Shearer being the PL’s record scorer with 260 goals for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United, it’s only right he is one of the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Henry also hit some big milestones as a player and was the league’s top scorer in a season a record four times. He scored 175 PL goals in 258 appearances for Arsenal and played a huge role in Arsenals’ unbeaten 2004-04 season in the league.
“To be inducted alongside Alan Shearer as the two first inductees into the Premier League Hall of Fame is more than special,” said 43-year-old Henry.
“When I was young, I was just trying to make sure I could get a pair of boots and now we’re talking about the Hall of Fame.
“During my career I wanted to play hard and make sure I was fighting for the cause, because that’s all the fans want to see.”
50-year-old Shearer added: “When you look at some of the unbelievable players to have graced the Premier League – week in, week out, year in, year out – I feel very honoured to join the Hall of Fame.
“I have to thank all of my team-mates, as well as the managers and coaches that I’ve worked with.
“All I ever wanted to be was a professional footballer. It was my dream to do that, my dream to win trophies and my dream to score at St James’ Park, to wear the number nine black-and-white shirt and it was fantastic. I enjoyed every minute of it.”