Six more names of the world of football inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame


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

This brings the total to 16 players who have now been admitted to the Hall of Fame, which recognises players who have graced the league since it began in 1992.

The six join an elite band of names which includes former England striker Alan Shearer and ex France forward Thierry Henry who were the first names to be inducted twelve months ago.

Wayne Rooney and Patrick Vieira were two recent names added to the Hall of Fame, back in March.

They join fellow former players David Beckham, Dennis Bergkamp, Eric Cantona, Steven Gerrard, Roy Keane and Frank Lampard in the club.

Former Manchester City striker Aguero is the Premier League’s highest-scoring overseas player with 184 goals in a ten-year spell with the current Premier League champions and is already a City legend.

Fellow striker Drogba scored 104 top-flight goals in 254 appearances over two spells at Chelsea, winning the Premiership title on four occasions.

Schmeichel is the first goalkeeper to be added to the Hall of Fame. The 58-year-old was a key part of Manchester United’s treble-winning side in 1999 and also helped Denmark win the 1992 European Championship.

The Dane won five league titles at United and went on to play for Aston Villa and Manchester City, keeping no less than 128 clean sheets in the Premiership.

Former midfielder Scholes played alongside Schmeichel and won 11 top flight titles along with two Champions League titles in a career that spanned twenty years at Old Trafford.

Wright, an Arsenal legend, was part of the North London sides double-winning team of 1998. He also won two Premier League titles as well as scoring 113 goals in 213 appearances in the competition. Wright also had a short spell with fellow London side West Ham.

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