Congratulations to Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer! The former players have become the first inductees into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Thierry Henry, 43, who won the golden boot on four occasions, is Arsenal’s record goalscorer, whilst Alan Shearer, 50, is the Premier League’s record scorer, with 260 goals for Blackburn Rovers.
In a statement, Henry said, “To be inducted alongside Alan Shearer as the two first inductees into the Premier League Hall of Fame is more than special.
“When I was young, I was just trying to make sure I could get a pair of boots and now we’re talking about the Hall of Fame… If you asked me at the start of my career about entering the Hall of Fame, I wouldn’t have believed you. It’s an amazing honour.”
Shearer stated, “When you look at some of the unbelievable players to have graced the Premier League – week in, week out, year in, year out – I feel very honoured to join the Hall of Fame.
“All I ever wanted to be was a professional footballer. It was my dream to do that, my dream to win trophies and my dream to score at St James’ Park, to wear the No 9 black-and-white shirt and it was fantastic. I enjoyed every minute of it.”