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The Premier League has revealed plans to launch its official Hall of Fame, which will recognise and celebrate the exceptional skill and talent of players who have graced the competition since its inception in 1992.

Membership of the Premier League Hall of Fame will be the highest individual honour awarded to players by the League.

The first two inductees to have their careers commemorated in the Premier League Hall of Fame will be revealed on Thursday 19 March.

Fan vote

A shortlist of nominees will also be announced at the same time, with fans invited to vote to help select the additional former players to join the Premier League Hall of Fame 2020.

"Since 1992, the Premier League has been home to world-class players who have defined generations and provided us with compelling football season after season," Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said.

"A place in the Premier League Hall of Fame is reserved for the very best. It will be an occasion for our fans around the world to look back over the years and help us celebrate some truly exceptional playing careers."

"A place in the Premier League Hall of Fame is reserved for the very best"

Richard Masters, Premier League CEO

The Premier League Hall of Fame will be presented by Budweiser, official beer partner of the Premier League, for the duration of its multi-year partnership.

"We are passionate about football, and so are our consumers, so we couldn't be prouder to celebrate the sport and the players' legacies with the Premier League Hall of Fame," said Steve Arkley, Global Vice President of Marketing, Budweiser.

To be eligible for the Premier League Hall of Fame, players must be retired, and only a player's Premier League career is considered in their candidacy.

Each inductee will receive a personalised medallion, engraved with the year of their induction.

The League will honour the first two inductees to the Premier League Hall of Fame at a special event on Thursday 19 March.

Further details will be announced shortly. 

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5 hours ago, Huckleberry said:

Giggs and Shearer?

Giggs for sure in the inaugural class; he has the most winners medals and assists, and is second in appearances. As for the second...Shearer (all-time leading goal scorer and a title with Blackburn) is a good bet; he has as good an argument as any one else for the other slot.

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8 hours ago, Huckleberry said:

Giggs and Shearer?

gotta be.  Rooney could have an argument (2nd in goals, 3rd in assists), but i'd put him behind these two.  probably doesn't help that he's still playing (albeit in the Championship).

** just saw the part about Rooney being ineligible.  screw me.

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1 hour ago, Pato del Muerto said:

What was the top league before 1992?

football league first division.

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gotta be.  Rooney could have an argument (2nd in goals, 3rd in assists), but i'd put him behind these two.  probably doesn't help that he's still playing (albeit in the Championship).
** just saw the part about Rooney being ineligible.  screw me.


For the first ever and only two going I think it has to be guys from the 90’s.

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So what’s the difference such that an EPL only hof is warranted?


At the time it was a new/separate league that the top 20 teams broke away for a new tv deal and branding.

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10 hours ago, Pato del Muerto said:

So what’s the difference such that an EPL only hof is warranted?

new ownership structure?

it'd  be like if the power 5 conferences broke away from the NCAA and in 30 years formed their own HoF only for players who'd played in the power 5 since the breakaway.

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it's obviously going to be Henry and Bergkamp.

In all seriousness, I thought that SAF should be the first person to be inducted, but they don't seem to even be considering managers at this point. 

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