The Premier League has revealed the newest batch of gamers nominated to enter its Corridor of Fame in 2023.
The likes of Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have all been beforehand inducted because it was unveiled in 2021.
Earlier this week, legendary managers Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have been introduced as this 12 months’s first inductees, with a 15-man shortlist consisting of the competitors’s greatest gamers within the working to affix them.
What’s the Premier League Corridor of Fame?
The Premier League Corridor of Fame is a set of the competitors’s greatest-ever gamers. Nominees are chosen by the Premier League and members of the Premier League Awards Panel based mostly on their contribution and report of success for the reason that league’s inception in 1992.
Who’s already within the Premier League Corridor of Fame?
Since inducting its first members in 2021, there are 18 former gamers and managers within the Premier League Corridor of Fame.
2021’s inductees have been: Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, David Beckham, Dennis Bergkamp, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.
2022’s inductees have been: Patrick Vieira, Wayne Rooney, Ian Wright, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes, Didier Drogba, Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero.
This 12 months noticed Ferguson and Wenger change into the primary managers to enter the Corridor of Fame.
Who’s on this 12 months’s Corridor of Fame shortlist?
Former Arsenal captain Adams – a two-time winner of the Premier League (alongside the Gunners’ Division One success in 1989) – has his place within the competitors’s folklore assured. His spectacular end in opposition to Everton in 1998 put the icing on the cake as Arsenal stormed to their first PL title.
A stalwart of the Gunners’ backline in a spell spanning three many years, Adams’ haul of 255 appearances for the reason that league’s inception in 1992 makes him one in every of English soccer’s most embellished gamers.
The one-club man might be a part of former teammates Henry, Vieira, Wright and Bergkamp within the Corridor of Fame.
Campbell despatched shockwaves by way of north London in the summertime of 2001 when he made the controversial change from Tottenham Hotspur to Arsenal – however it was within the pink a part of the capital the place he loved the majority of his success.
Successful two Premier League titles and FA Cups inside his first three seasons at Highbury, the Gunners ‘Invincible’ was a mainstay of their historic 2003/04 marketing campaign underneath Wenger with 35 appearances whereas powering Arsenal to an unprecedented triumph.
A spell with Portsmouth adopted earlier than a quick return to Arsenal in 2010 and a brief stint at Newcastle United, the place he surpassed 500 appearances within the prime flight.
Beginning out at West Ham United, midfielder Carrick took his profession to new heights after shifting to Spurs and incomes himself a change to Manchester United, the place he gained no fewer than 5 Premier League titles.
Being a part of a star-studded United aspect might have left his contributions to go underneath the radar, however with the likes of ex-teammate Scholes already a part of the Corridor of Fame, maybe it’s time the present Middlesbrough boss bought the popularity his stellar profession deserves.
Shot-stopper Cech joined Chelsea in the summertime of 2004 from Rennes as one of many first signings underneath Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.
A part of the record-breaking backline that conceded simply 15 objectives in an unimaginable debut season – sealing Chelsea’s first league title for 50 years within the course of – it was maybe inevitable he would go on to change into a Premier League nice.
Certainly, after over a decade in west London, the place he earned 4 top-flight crowns, he additional enhanced his standing as a real nice of the sport when he broke the Premier League’s all-time clear sheets report, surpassing David James along with his a hundred and seventieth shutout whereas enjoying for Arsenal in December 2015.
Ending on a grand whole of 202 – 33 greater than James’ tally – there’s little doubt Cech is greater than worthy of a spot amongst the league’s elite.
Ex-Newcastle and Manchester United striker Cole is arguably one of many league’s most understated strikers. His 34-goal haul in 1993/94 stays the very best in any Premier League marketing campaign (up to now) – albeit in a 42-game season, whereas his all-time tally of 187 nonetheless ranks as excessive as fourth within the competitors’s historical past.
The five-time league champion (all with the Pink Devils) performed for a complete of seven golf equipment within the Premier League, having additionally turned out for Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester Metropolis, Portsmouth and Sunderland earlier than hanging up his boots in 2008.
Arguably one in every of England’s greatest-ever left-backs, Cole made his identify at Arsenal earlier than persevering with his trophy-laden profession at Chelsea, with the Stepney-born defender having three Premier League winners’ medals to his identify.
One other member of the Gunners’ Invincible squad, there are few who might declare to have had as illustrious a profession as Cole, who additionally gained a report seven FA Cups and the Champions League in 2012.
Defoe’s Premier League profession began at West Ham, the place he scored the primary of his 162 objectives within the competitors.
Spells at Spurs, Portsmouth, Sunderland and his first membership, Bournemouth, adopted – and though he by no means gained the grand prize, he undoubtedly ranks among the many top-flight’s best goalscorers.
His greatest haul got here in Tottenham’s 2009/10 marketing campaign, the place one in every of his extra memorable moments included a five-goal show in opposition to Wigan Athletic.
Taking part in for six completely different golf equipment within the Premier League period, Ferdinand confirmed his eye for objective all through his top-flight profession.
He graced the likes of Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle United, Spurs, West Ham, Leicester Metropolis and Bolton Wanderers along with his objectives, ending on a grand whole of 149.
Going agonisingly near the title in 1995/96 with the Magpies was the closest he got here to attaining the silverware his expertise maybe deserved, however it’s troublesome to query his affect within the PL’s early years.
Ferdinand’s £30m transfer from Leeds to Manchester United in 2002 noticed his Premier League profession really take off. The ex-West Ham defender gained six titles at Previous Trafford, together with in his debut season.
His partnership with teammate – and fellow Corridor of Fame nominee – Nemanja Vidic has been labelled as one of many biggest within the division’s historical past, with the Pink Devils’ report run of three consecutive titles a transparent motive why.
He ended his profession again in London at QPR, the place he was unable to save lots of them from relegation, although he did make his five hundredth look throughout his spell at Loftus Highway.
Nicknamed ‘God’ by the Anfield devoted, Fowler’s deadly contact in entrance of objective actually places him within the dialog as one of many Premier League’s biggest strikers.
Among the best moments of his PL profession undoubtedly got here in 1994 in opposition to Arsenal, when he netted a four-minute hat-trick – a report he held till fellow former Pink Sadio Mane bagged a quickfire treble for Southampton in slightly below three minutes in 2015.
Fowler additionally turned out for Leeds United, Manchester Metropolis and Blackburn Rovers earlier than leaving these shores in 2009, ending his top-flight profession in England with a grand whole of 163 objectives.
Now a revered tv pundit, Neville’s time at Manchester United made him a family identify, with the full-back turning into a champion on eight events.
Neville is a graduate of the notorious ‘Class of ‘92’, with fellow teammates David Beckham, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona amongst United’s current Corridor of Famers, with punditry associate Jamie Carragher additionally amongst them.
If inducted, Neville would change into probably the most embellished defender by way of league titles, along with his place among the many top-flight’s best possible already assured.
Bursting onto the scene as a teenage wonderkid, Owen made his identify at Liverpool, the place he gained the Golden Boot on two events in addition to European Footballer of the 12 months.
After 18 months at Actual Madrid, Owen returned to English soccer Premier League with Newcastle United, earlier than turning out for outdated foes Manchester United – successful his solely Premier League trophy at Previous Trafford in 2010/11 – and Stoke Metropolis earlier than calling time on a memorable profession.
Owen’s report stands at 150 objectives throughout 16 top-flight seasons in England, which means few can boast a greater eye for objective.
Chelsea captain Terry was a relentless all through his time at Stamford Bridge. Lifting the Blues’ first league title in half a century will mainly rank amongst his best moments, whereas he repeated the trick on 4 additional events.
Amassing simply shy of 500 Premier League appearances, Terry nonetheless ranks because the competitors’s highest-scoring defender with 41 objectives.
Having achieved additional success domestically and on the continent, the Blues legend could be in good firm if inducted, with ex-teammates Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba already within the Corridor of Fame.
Toure is trying to change into simply the second African to change into a Premier League Corridor of Fame inductee after Didier Drogba, and it’s straightforward to see why his affect in English soccer has earned him a nomination.
Becoming a member of Manchester Metropolis in 2010, the Ivorian helped the Residents qualify for the Champions League for the primary time in his debut season, earlier than turning into a champion simply 12 months later.
He was instrumental when scoring 20 objectives as he fired Metropolis in direction of a second PL title in 2013/14, earlier than incomes a 3rd winners’ medal in 2017/18.
Vidic’s report at Manchester United speaks for itself. Becoming a member of within the 2005/06 season, the Serbian led the Pink Devils to 5 Premier League triumphs, hitting up a legendary partnership with Rio Ferdinand within the United backline.
In 2007/08, Vidic made 32 appearances in a defence that conceded simply 22 instances on their strategy to the second of three consecutive titles.
Recording simply shy of 100 clear sheets throughout his time at Previous Trafford, there’s little denying the centre-back could be worthy of a spot within the Corridor of Fame.
How can followers vote?
This 12 months’s inductees will likely be determined by most of the people, with followers capable of vote for who they wish to see change into Corridor of Famers.
Supporters can vote on-line at www.premierleague.com/halloffame or through the official Premier League app. Voting commences on Monday tenth April, with three gamers becoming a member of Ferguson and Wenger as a part of 2023’s consumption on Wednesday third Could.
What’s the prize for inductees?
Profitable entrants to the Premier League Corridor of Fame obtain a personalised medallion, whereas the Premier League will donate £10,000 to every participant’s chosen charity.