Eric Cantona And Roy Keane Inducted Into Premier League Hall Of Fame
Former Manchester United captains Eric Cantona and Roy Keane have become the latest players to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Cantona scored 70 goals in 156 Premier League appearances for United, where he won the league title four times in five seasons at Old Trafford before his retirement in May 1997.
“I am very happy and very proud, but at the same time I am not surprised,” said the Frenchman, 54.
“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.”
Keane amassed 366 Premier League appearances across a successful 12-and-a-half year spell in which he won seven league titles at Old Trafford from 1993 to 2005.
The ex-teammates are the first of six players to be announced into the Premier League Hall of Fame alongside inaugural inductees Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry after a fans’ vote from a 23-man shortlist.
The honour recognises players who have demonstrated an exceptional record of on-pitch success and have made important contributions in the division since its creation in 1992.