The Premier League has announced plans to launch an official Hall of Fame for past players and managers that have graced the competition since its inception back in 1992. The first two inductees to have their careers commemorated in the Premier League Hall of Fame will be revealed on Thursday 19 March.

Having a Hall of Fame is a concept that’s largely associated with American sports, but with the huge global legacy that the Premier League has created since it began back in 1992, it’s now been brought to this side of the pond. The criteria for inductees specifies that candidates must have retired and only a player’s Premier League career is considered.

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The first two inductees will be announced at a special event on 19 March, where a further shortlist of nominees will also be announced, with fans invited to vote to help select the additional former players to join the Premier League Hall of Fame 2020.

"Since 1992, the Premier League has been home to world-class players who have defined generations and provided us with compelling football season after season," Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said. "A place in the Premier League Hall of Fame is reserved for the very best. It will be an occasion for our fans around the world to look back over the years and help us celebrate some truly exceptional playing careers."

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