Henry included in PL's Hall of Fame as one of first two inductees alongside Shearer

Henry included in PL's Hall of Fame as one of first two inductees alongside Shearer
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  • The French striker is one of the greatest PL players - if not the greatest.
  • Henry's stamp on the league has been recognized officially, as he was introduced to PL's recently-opened Hall of Fame.
  • Alan Shearer, PL's best-ever goalscorer, was named as the other maiden entry.

Thierry Henry became one of the first two inductees at Premier League's Hall of Fame today: the Frenchman's massive impact in England was officially recognized alongside that of Alan Shearer's.

Here's what Henry said upon being in named in Hall of Fame.

"To be inducted alongside Alan Shearer as the two first inductees into the Premier League Hall of Fame is more than special.

"When I was young, I was just trying to make sure I could get a pair of boots and now we're talking about the Hall of Fame."

Henry set Arsenal's all-time goalscoring record during his 8 seasons at the clubs, netting a total of 228 goals, 175 of them in the Premier League - a record for a foreign striker until very recently, when Sergio Aguero surpassed it.

Needless to say, Henry has been pivotal in helping Arsenal to 2 league titles and going a season unbeaten in 2003-04. He also holds a joint record for most assists in a single campaign - 20, in 2002-03 - alongside Kevin De Bruyne.

Shearer has left his mark on the league by becoming its record goalscorer with 260 in 14 seasons at Blackburn and Newcastle. He's also won the league title with Blackburn in 1994-95.

Source: Premier League

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