LONDON: Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer and ex-Arsenal ahead Thierry Henry have grow to be the primary two gamers inducted into the Premier League’s Corridor of Fame, the league mentioned on Monday (Apr 26).
Shearer is the Premier League’s all-time prime scorer, having netted 260 targets throughout 14 Premier League seasons with Newcastle and Blackburn Rovers.
The previous England worldwide, who received the Premier League title within the 1994-95 season with Blackburn, is the one participant to have scored 100 targets within the competitors for 2 totally different golf equipment.
“If you have a look at a number of the unbelievable gamers to have graced the Premier League … I really feel very honoured to hitch the Corridor of Fame,” Shearer mentioned in a press release.
“All I ever needed to be was an expert footballer. It was my dream to try this, to win trophies and rating at St James’ Park, to put on the quantity 9. I loved each minute of it.”
Former France worldwide Henry scored a club-record 175 Premier League targets in 258 matches for Arsenal.
He received the league title twice and was a key member of the “Invincibles” group who went unbeaten in the course of the 2003-04 marketing campaign. He additionally offered a joint-record 20 assists in 2002-03.
“To be inducted alongside Alan Shearer as the 2 first inductees into the Premier League Corridor of Fame is greater than particular,” Henry mentioned.
“Once I was younger, I used to be simply attempting to verify I might get a pair of trainers, and now we’re speaking concerning the Corridor of Fame.”
The league mentioned the Corridor of Fame “celebrates the expertise and achievements” of those that have featured within the division since its inception in 1992, and that gamers will need to have been retired as of Aug 1, 2020 to be eligible.