Eric Cantona, a legend of Manchester United, has been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Following a glittering career in England that saw him score 70 goals in 156 Premier League games and win four league titles, the former French striker became just the third ex-player to be inducted, joining Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.
‘I am very excited and very proud, but at the same time I am not pleased,’ Catona said of his induction. If I hadn’t been elected, I would have been stunned.
‘I believe there were about 30 players who should have been elected.’ It’s not the same for me. If you have to have one, it should be me.
‘However, the others are all fantastic.’ What about me? ‘I’m a one-of-a-kind person.’
Alan Shearer, a former England striker, and Thierry Henry, a former France forward, were the first players inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame last month.
The award honors players who have had a particularly successful on-field career and have made significant contributions to the division since its inception in 1992.
Players would have retired by August 1, 2020 in order to be considered for induction.