Roy Keane Inducted Into Premier League Hall Of Fame

Roy Keane Inducted Into Premier League Hall Of Fame
By PJ Browne
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Roy Keane has become the fourth player to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

The Corkman joins Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and his former Manchester United teammate Eric Cantona, who was also inducted on Tuesday, in being honoured by the league.

"I feel very lucky to be inducted but I’ve only been inducted because of the players I’ve played with," Keane said.

The former Ireland captain is one of six players from a 23-man shortlist to have received the most combined votes from the public and the Premier League panel.

After joining Manchester United from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 1993 for what was then a British record fee, he spent 12-and-a-half seasons at Old Trafford winning seven Premier League titles.

In all, he made 366 Premier League appearances, scoring 39 goals.


Earlier on Tuesday, Cantona was announced as an inductee. The Frenchman joined Manchester United from Leeds in 1992 and went on to win four titles in five seasons with the club.

He made 156 Premier League appearances and scored 70 goals. He also provided 56 assists. Cantona shocked the football world in 1997 when he retired from the game aged just 30.

"I am very happy and very proud, but at the same time I am not surprised," he said.


"I would've been surprised not to be elected!

"I have been lucky to play in this team, with wonderful players, a wonderful manager and wonderful fans."

Only players who have retired as of August 1st, 2020 are eligible to enter the Hall of Fame. A further four inductees will be announced this week. The Hall of Fame was launched in April.


Photo by Damien Eagers/Sportsfile

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