Henry Y Alan
Shearer have entered the ‘Hall of Fame’ of the Premier League. Both the former Arsenal and Newcastle United players are recognized for their exceptional work and success on the pitch as well as important contributions off the pitch.
The ‘Hall of Fame’ is the highest individual honor bestowed on players by the League and celebrates the talents and accomplishments of the outstanding professionals who have appeared in the division since its inception in 1992. To be eligible, players must have been retired as of August 1, 2020.
Shearer, a former striker for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United, still holds the record for the Premier League’s top scorer with 260 goals in 441 games in 14 seasons. He won the title for Blackburn alongside Kenny Dalglish in the 1994-95 campaign and went on to score 148 times in the top flight over 10 years at his childhood club, Newcastle, from 1996 to 2006.
The former English international is a three-time Golden Boot winner and remains the only player to have reached 100 Premier League goals for two different clubs. “When you look at some of the incredible players who play in the Premier League, week after week, year after year, I am very honored to join the Hall of Fame. I have to thank all my teammates, as well as the managers and coaches that I have worked with. All I ever wanted is to be a professional footballer. It was my dream, to win trophies and score in St James’ Park, to wear the number nine black and white jersey and it was fantastic. I enjoyed every minute, “he said.
From dreaming of buying a pair of boots to entering the Hall of Fame
Following his move to Arsenal from Juventus in 1999, Henry won the Premier League title twice and was a key member of the ‘Invincibles’ who remained undefeated during the 2003-04 title-winning season. The Frenchman won the Golden Boot award four times and scored 175 Premier League goals, a club record, in 258 games for the Gunners.
He scored more than 20 Premier League goals in five consecutive seasons between 2001 and 2006. He also surpassed Ian Wright’s total of 185 goals in all competitions to become Arsenal’s all-time top scorer (228) during his tenure. in north London.
“Being inducted alongside Alan Shearer as the first two members of the Premier League Hall of Fame is beyond special. When I was young I was just trying to make sure I could get a pair of boots and now we are 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 what the fans want to see. ” “If you had asked me early in my career about getting into the Hall of Fame, I wouldn’t have believed you. It is an incredible honor ”, he assured.