Premier League Hall of Fame: Sergio Aguero, Paul Scholes, Didier Drogba, Vincent Kompany, Ian Wright and Peter Schmeichel last inducted | football news

Sergio Aguero, Paul Scholes, Vincent Kompany, Didier Drogba, Ian Wright and Peter Schmeichel have all been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

They join Wayne Rooney and Patrick Vieira as the latest players to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame, with a total of 16.

The decision to select these players was based on a public online vote and the Premier League Prize Panel, with the Hall of Fame recognizing the greatest players who have graced the league since its inception in 1992.


The Premier League Hall of Fame was inaugurated in 2021, with Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer as its inaugural inductees. David Beckham, Dennis Bergkamp, ‚Äč‚ÄčEric Cantona, Steven Gerrard, Roy Keane and Frank Lampard soon followed to complete the ‘Class of 2021’.

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Six more players have been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame, which already includes Wayne Rooney and Patrick Viera.

Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero has scored more Premier League goals than any foreign player

Sergio Aguero left Manchester City in 2021 as the highest-scoring foreign player in Premier League history, with 184 goals in just 275 games over a 10-year period in which he won five league titles.

The 33-year-old former Argentine international, who retired from professional soccer due to a heart condition earlier this seasonhe is also City’s all-time leading goalscorer with 260 goals in 390 appearances.

But Aguero will be best remembered for his spectacular stoppage-time victory against QPR at the Etihad on the final day of the 2011/12 season that gave City their first Premier League title.

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A look back at some of Sergio Aguero’s most memorable Premier League goals

“Getting into the Hall of Fame makes me happy for myself and my family,” he said. “I loved playing football here for Manchester City and the memories of winning the Premier League five times, including the biggest goal of my career to win that first.

“Since I was nine or 10 years old I wanted to play in the Premier League. I think it’s the best league in the world, where the football is fast and beautiful and the atmosphere is always amazing. I miss my teammates and the fans still a lot now.” .

paul scholes

paul scholes
Paul Scholes won 11 Premier League titles with Manchester United

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes came to Old Trafford as part of the famous Class of ’92, which included David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt.

He won the Premier League 11 times with United under Sir Alex Ferguson, before ending his career at the same time as his manager in 2013, scoring 107 goals in 499 Premier League appearances.

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Watch a selection of Paul Scholes’ best goals for Manchester United in the Premier League, including his magnificent volleys against Bradford and Aston Villa.

“It’s a special feeling to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame alongside so many fantastic players who have already been voted in and with the players who will be inducted today,” Scholes said.

“I played for the best manager for 20 years at Manchester United; the biggest club in the world with the best fans. I feel lucky and privileged to have been part of a team that won so many trophies and to have won the Premier League 11 times. “. .”

Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba left Chelsea as a four-time Premier League winner

Didier Drogba won the Premier League four times during two seasons at Chelsea, while earning a reputation as a man for big occasions.

The former Ivory Coast international, who won the Golden Boot in 2006/07 and 2009/10, amassed 104 goals in 254 Premier League games for the Blues.

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We review Didier Drogba’s best goals in the Premier League

“It is a real honor for me to have been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame,” said Drogba. “My years with Chelsea were very special to me and I am incredibly proud of everything we have achieved as a team.

“I played with fantastic players for some amazing managers and against brilliant opponents. I’m very happy to say that I won the Premier League four times, and now I’m in the Hall of Fame with some of those great players that I played with and against. , which makes me very proud.”

Vincent Kompany

Vincent Kompany
Vincent Kompany won the Premier League four times with Manchester City

Vincent Kompany spent 11 seasons at Manchester City and played a vital role in transforming the club into a title-winning force, lifting the Premier League four times during his time at the Etihad.

The defender, who joined City in 2008, was named Premier League Player of the Season for 2011/12 when he captained the team to their first Premier League trophy in a tight title race with rivals Manchester United.

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We take a look at Vincent Kompany’s marvelous goal against Leicester that left Manchester City with a hand at the Premier League trophy in 2019.

Kompany’s most famous goal for City came last, a 30-yard scream against Leicester City at the Etihad in the penultimate game of the 2018/19 season that ultimately tipped the title race in his favor over Liverpool.

“I feel like I’ve found a home at Manchester City and in the Premier League, so I’m delighted to be joining the Hall of Fame,” Kompany said.

“I grew to love the club and I think the greatest achievement of my career was being part of such an incredible journey, where we progressed from a side with no great expectations to become a dominant force and four-time champions.”

Ian Wright

Ian Wright
Ian Wright scored 113 Premier League goals in 213 appearances for Arsenal and West Ham

Ian Wright was a prolific goalscorer for Arsenal and helped the club win the Premier League for the first time in 1997/98. It was the same season that he became the Gunners’ all-time leading goalscorer, a record now held by Thierry Henry.

Wright, who was the top scorer for the Gunners six seasons in a row, ended his Premier League career after spells with Arsenal and West Ham with 113 Premier League goals in 213 appearances.

“It’s a real privilege to be inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Wright said. “You have to remember that for most of my football journey I never thought I would become a professional footballer. So to do that, to enjoy the times I spent with the fans and my teammates and now to receive this accolade, it’s a real honor. honor. I feel really honored.

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We review some of Ian Wright’s best goals for the club

“Growing up in South London, football was my escape. We played for pure pleasure and that is something that never left me when I played. I always felt like I was running out of time and this recognition is a special reminder to cherish the journey, hard work and overcoming any doubts I had.

“I also have to thank so many amazing teammates, backroom staff and coaches, especially Steve Coppell who gave me the opportunity and shaped the player I became.”

Peter Schmeichel

Peter Schmeichel
Peter Schmeichel is the first goalkeeper to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel becomes the first goalkeeper to be inducted into the Hall of Fame after winning the Premier League in five of his seven seasons at Old Trafford.

Schmeichel kept 128 clean sheets in 310 Premier League appearances and remains the only goalkeeper to win the Premier League Player of the Year award for the 1995/96 campaign.

The Dane, who was also at Aston Villa and Manchester City, also managed to register a goal in the Premier League.

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See here a selection of the Great Dane’s best saves in the Premier League

“I am very honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Schmeichel said. “I understood immediately that your career is only for a very short period of time. You have to take advantage of that opportunity and make sure that you are someone who is remembered because you did something.”

“When I was a kid in Denmark, I used to fall asleep with this dream of playing for Manchester United. The team I was a part of was so good that winning the Premier League once was special, but we felt we had to keep it to prove it.” ourselves, and it was a dream come true for me to win five titles.

Who has been inducted into the PL Hall of Fame?

  1. alan shearer
  2. Thierry Henry
  3. david beckham
  4. dennis bergkamp
  5. Eric Canton
  6. Steven Gerrard
  7. roy keane
  8. frank lamp
  9. Wayne Rooney
  10. Patrick Vieira
  11. Ian Wright
  12. Peter Schmeichel
  13. paul scholes
  14. Didier Drogba
  15. Vincent Kompany
  16. Sergio Aguero

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