The Premier League announced at the end of February that they will be opening a Hall of Fame to honour past players and managers who have had the greatest influence on England’s top division since it began in 1992.
The only players who will be considered for induction, must have retired from their playing career. Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says: “A place in the Premier League Hall of Fame is reserved for the very best.”
The Premier League announced their sponsor for the Hall of Fame would be famous larger company, Budweiser, who is already the Premier League’s sponsor.
Steve Arkley, Budweiser’s Global VP of Marketing, said: "We are passionate about football, and so are our consumers, so we couldn’t be prouder to celebrate the sport and the players’ legacies with the Premier League Hall of Fame."
The announcement of the Hall of Fame has generated much excitement among fans, who are already speculating who the first inductee will be.
Each inductee will receive a personalised medallion, engraved with the year of their induction. The first two inductees are set to be announced in March.