Two ex-professional footballers Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry have been successfully named in the Premiership hall of fame due to their various outstanding performances.
The news was all over the Premier League official twitter handle as read thus: Two centre-forwards, both gifted with natural skill and talent who have written their names in Premier League history.
— Premier League (@premierleague) April 26, 2021
It was further noted that for any player to be eligible for induction in 2021 for the Premier League Hall of Fame , such player must have been retired by August 1, 2020.
Furthermore, fans all over the world would have the opportunity to cast their votes which is ongoing as six more players are expected to join Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry soonest.
In the Premier League, if there was a ball and a goal, nothing could stop Alan Shearer. The ultimate Centre-Forward, scored with pace, power and incredible technique, netting a record 260 Premier League goals in his playing career.
He is the first 2021 Inductee to the Premier League Hall of Fame.
The Ex-Newcastle player had 441 Premier League appearances and scoring 260 goals with 64 assists. He won the Golden Boot during the 1994/95, 1995/96 and 1996/97 seasons; Player of the season 1994/95, Premier League Champion 1994/95; Player of the Month November 1994, September 1998, December 2002 and October 2003. No wonder he is often regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation and one of the greatest players in the history of Premier League.
Alan Shearer responding to this outstanding award said : Very honoured to be named into the inaugural @premierleague hall of fame alongside the brilliant Thierry Henry. Thank you. https://t.co/5sO6PuxqbE pic.twitter.com/hJvaTysHwa
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) April 26, 2021
Thierry Henry was also inducted due to his composure, natural skill and pace as a redefined forward player. His outrageous strikes saw him won four golden boots, two player of the Seasons award and two Premier League titles with 258 appearances and scoring 175 goals as he is the second 2021 inductee to the Premier League Hall of Fame.
The France International was the first player to win the PFA Player of the year award in consecutive seasons 2002/2003; 2003/2004. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has such record.
Arsenal in its official twitter handle congratulates Thierry Henry as it reads thus: Congratulations to The King 👑#PLHallOfFame
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 26, 2021
The Premier League Hall of Fame award is the highest individual honour awarded to players of the League.