sport news Premier League launch Hall of Fame to celebrate legendary former players

Premier League launch US-style 'Hall of Fame' to celebrate legendary former players… but which two icons will be the first to be honoured next month? Candidates must have retired and only a Premier League career is considered  The first two inductees will be announced at a special event on March 19 The iconic duo will be named alongside a shortlist of additional nominees  The likes of Alan Shearer, Ryan Giggs and Thierry Henry are in with a shout 

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 12:05 GMT, 27 February 2020 | Updated: 12:05 GMT, 27 February 2020

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The Premier League has revealed plans to launch its official Hall of Fame, with the first two players to be inducted next month.

The Hall of Fame will recognise and celebrate the exceptional skill and talent of those who have graced the Premier League since its inception in 1992. Candidates must have retired and only a player's Premier League career is considered.

The first two inductees will be announced at a special event on March 19 alongside a shortlist of additional nominees which fans will be able to vote for for future inclusion.

Alan Shearer is still the Premier League's all-time top scorer with a remarkable 260 goals

Alan Shearer is still the Premier League's all-time top scorer with a remarkable 260 goals

Ryan Giggs has won the most Premier League titles, claiming 13 with Manchester United

Ryan Giggs has won the most Premier League titles, claiming 13 with

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry tormented defences throughout his time in the Premier League

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry tormented defences throughout his time in the Premier League

The likes of Alan Shearer (the Premier League's top scorer in history), Ryan Giggs (player who has won most titles), Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Eric Cantona, John Terry, Steven Gerrard and Co are all in with a very good shout of claiming the special honour thanks to their brilliant services down the years.

'Since 1992, the Premier League has been home to world-class players who have defined generations and provided us with compelling football season after

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