Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba and Manchester City legend, Sergio Aguero have become the latest football icons to be inducted into the English Premier League, EPL, Hall of Fame today.
Apart from Drogba and Aguero, the likes of Vincent Kompany, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes and Ian Wright were also inducted into the EPL Hall of Fame.
The six football icons joined Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney and Arsenal legend, Patrick Vierira as this year’s inductees and will be formally honoured at an event in London this evening.
They were selected by the public, through an online vote, and the Premier League Awards Panel.
The Hall of Fame, which was launched last year, is described by the EPL’s official website as “the highest individual honour awarded to players by the Premier League.”
Reacting, Aguero said: “Entering the Hall of Fame makes me happy for myself and for my family. I just loved playing football here with Manchester City and the memories of winning the Premier League five times, including the most important goal of my career to win that first one.”
On his part, Drogba said: “It is a real honour for me to have been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. My years with Chelsea were so special to me, and I am incredibly proud of everything we won as a team.”
Similarly, Scholes said: “It is a special feeling to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame along with so many fantastic players who have already been voted in and with the players who are being named today.”