The Premier League has unravelled its plans to launch their very own Hall of Fame for players that have graced the game since the tournament was established in 1992. Membership in the Premier League Hall of Fame will be the highest individual honour awarded to the greatest of players that have been a part of the English Premier League. The names of the first two Premier League Hall of Fame inductees will be announced next month and the candidates could stretch from Alan Shearer to Thierry Henry.
The Premier League Hall of Fame will be a podium to recognize exceptional skill and talent in players from the past. On March 19, the first two players to have their name in the Premier League Hall of Fame will be announced. The inductees will be receiving a personalised medallion, engraved with the year of their induction. A shortlist of nominees will also be announced at the same time for accolades in the near future. Fans will be invited to vote and help select the players that are expected to join the Premier League Hall of Fame for 2020.
The criteria to be included in the Premier League Hall of Fame is that a candidate must have retired from the sport. Another critical aspect for the Premier League Hall of Fame induction is that the player's career will be judged only on the basis of their time spent in England's top division.
The Premier League Hall of Fame inductees may include names like Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Roy Keane, Dennis Bergkamp, John Terry, Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, etc. Being the most decorated player with 13 titles to his name, Ryan Giggs stands a fair chance of winning an induction alongside the competition's all-time top goalscorer with 260 goals - Alan Shearer.