Yesterday, Thierry Henry (the greatest striker in Premier League history) and Alan Shearer (also a pretty good striker) became the first two players inducted into the newly created Premier League Hall of Fame. The Hall will add six more players this year, from a shortlist of: Tony Adams, David Beckham, Dennis Bergkamp, Sol Campbell, Eric Cantona, Andy Cole, Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba, Les Ferdinand, Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard, Matt Le Tissier, Michael Owen, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes, John Terry, Robin van Persie, Nemanja Vidic, Patrick Vieira, Ian Wright.
You can vote here.
Going forward, the criteria for being shortlisted and eligible for fan voting are:
- Made a minimum of 200 Premier League appearances for one Club
- Been selected to any of the Premier League Team of the Decade or 20-Year Anniversary teams
- Won a Premier League Golden Boot or Golden Glove
- Been voted as Premier League Player of the Season
- Won three Premier League titles
- Scored 100 Premier League goals or recorded 100 Premier League clean sheets (GK only)
In the comments on our article yesterday, one of you suggested that hopefully one day managers will be included in the Hall of Fame, which I wholeheartedly agree with. Any shrine to Premier League greats feels incomplete without Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson.
Who do you think should be the next 6 guys in? Is there anybody you think should be on the shortlist who hasn’t been named?