Premier League Hall of Fame to induct first two names later today

The Premier League is set to announce the two inaugural members of its Hall of Fame on Monday.

Eight players will be inducted at first, with the remaining six voted for by fans.

The Premier League initially announced the concept last February, but its launch was later postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

They posted a video yesterday announcing the Hall of Fame, with several key figures revealing short anecdotes about the unnamed inductees.

The likes of Jamie Redknapp, Ian Wright and Jamie Carragher all feature in the video.

Who could be the first Hall of Fame inductees?

The clips shown point towards a striker being inducted first.

Arsenal legend Wright calls one player “the best goalscorer the Premier League’s ever seen”. Could he be referring to fellow Gunners frontman Thierry Henry, or perhaps Match of the Day counterpart Alan Shearer – the league’s record goalscorer?

After the video was posted by the Premier League, there was plenty of speculation on Twitter about who would be inducted.

Manchester United‘s Ryan Giggs was commonly seen in the replies. The Welshman scored over 100 goals for United over a 24-year career.

Others went with Henry – with one reply opting for the Frenchman and his long-time team-mate Dennis Bergkamp to both be inducted first.

Another name mentioned was Manchester United’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney.

It will be interesting to see which two names are inducted first – and indeed who will be on the shortlist to decide the other six when announced.

It is worth noting, that given the ongoing controversy surrounding the European Super League announcement, another delay to the announcement wouldn’t be a massive surprise.

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