Arsenal, Newcastle Legends Become First Inductees In Premier League Hall Of Fame
- Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer have been rewarded with the highest individual honour in English football
- The Frenchman and Englishman were prolific goalscorers during their days at Arsenal, Blackburn and Newcastle respectively
- Shearer still holds the record for the highest goal scorer in the Premier League while Henry is Arsenal's topscorer
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Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer were inducted into the Hall of Fame of the English topflight division following their outstanding achievements for the respective clubs.
Arsenal's Henry and Blackburn and Newcastle's Shearer have been prolific since the Premier League started in 1992.
The individual award, which is first in its making, is only eligible for players who must have retired as of August 1, 2020.
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Former England international Shearer still holds the record as the highest goalscorer in the English League with 260 goals in 441 appearances across 14 seasons.
During his spell with Black Rovers, the three-time Golden Boot winner won the Premier League title during the 1994-95 season.
He moved to his boyhood club Newcastle and scored 148 across ten seasons before hanging his boots.
After being given the honour Shearer told Sky Sports:
"I feel very honoured to join the Hall of Fame. I have to thank all of my team-mates, as well as the managers and coaches that I've worked with."
On the other hand, Henry was a member of the Arsenal squad that went unbeaten in the 2003/04 title-winning campaign and also won the league in 2001-02 season.
In his eight seasons with the north London club, the four-time Golden Boot winner scored 175 Premier League goals in 258 appearances, a feat any Arsenal player is yet to break.
"To be inducted alongside Alan Shearer as the two first inductees into the Premier League Hall of Fame is more than special."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has disclosed that he went as far as hiring a bodyguard for his daughter after he received threats following his goal against Ireland before the 2010 World Cup.
The former Gunner was in the middle of a controversy as his goal which appeared to show the ball had come off his hand knocked Ireland out of the qualification for the global showpiece.
Henry admitted regrets about the goal saying he is not proud but stated that it happens in the game of football just like that of legendary Maradona against England in Mexico ’86.