The 2023 English Premier League (EPL) Hall of Fame inductees have been finally announced.
The EPL Secretariat카지노사이트 announced on its official website on the 3rd (Korean time) the final three players to be inducted into the EPL Hall of Fame in 2023. Rio Ferdinand, Petr Cech, and Tony Adams were honored to be selected through voting.
The EPL has announced a Hall of Fame inductee every year since 2021. The EPL, which selected 8 players in 2021 and 8 players in 2022 to lay the groundwork, selected 5 fewer players this year and turned to solidifying rather than quantitative expansion.
The EPL Hall of Fame inducts two people directly selected by the secretariat before voting, and is subsequently inducted through a vote among candidates selected annually.
Ferdinand is a legendary Manchester United defender. Debuting in the first team at West Ham United, he went through Leeds United and entered Old Trafford in 2002 for the highest transfer fee (29 million pounds, about 48.4 billion won) for a defender at the time.
Since then, he has led Manchester United’s renaissance period. Ferdinand built an iron wall with center back partner Nemanja Vidic and goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, conceding 1,311 clean sheets in the 2008-09 season. Ferdinand played in the EPL for 20 years, winning six league titles.
Cech is Chelsea’s leading goalkeeper. After entering Stamford Bridge in 2004 and starting his EPL career, he immediately rose to become the team’s main player and scored 1,025 consecutive minutes without conceding, giving Chelsea their first EPL championship in 50 years.
He went on to write a legend after that. Cech won four league championships with Chelsea and also won four Golden Gloves in the EPL, solidifying his position as the best goalkeeper in the EPL. Cech’s 202 clean sheets in the league is a record no one has even approached.
Tony Adams is Arsenal’s ‘one club man’. Nicknamed ‘Mr. Arsenal’, he played as a centre-back and captained the club at the age of 21 in 1988 and wore the armband for 14 years.
Arsenal’s heyday was also together. Adams, who won the league four times, including before the EPL reorganization, was also honored with being selected in the Best 11 of the EPL 20 season. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004. And with this entry into the EPL Hall of Fame, he was once again recognized for his legendary performance.