Alan Shearer, three-times golden boot winner and once title winner with Blackburn Rovers, has been inducted into the inaugural Premier League Hall of Fame.

Shearer has been inducted as the league's record goal scorer, having netted 260 goals across 14 Premier League seasons and remains the only player to have reached 100 Premier League goals for two different club.

The striker became the first player to reach a century of Premier League goals after scoring 112 times in just 138 matches for Rovers, his key contribution helping them to the title in 1994/95.  He left Ewood Park for Newcastle United, where he would spend a further 10 seasons in 1996.

Shearer has been inducted alongside four-time Premier League golden boot winner Thierry Henry.

Speaking of his induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame, Shearer said: "When you look at some of the unbelievable players to have graced the Premier League - week in, week out, year in, year out - I feel very honoured to join the Hall of Fame. I have to thank all of my team-mates, as well as the managers and coaches that I've worked with.

"All I ever wanted to be was a professional footballer. It was my dream to do that, my dream to win trophies and my dream to score at St James' Park, to wear the number nine black-and-white shirt and it was fantastic. I enjoyed every minute of it."

Shearer was inducted into the inaugural Rovers Hall of Fame in February 2019.

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Henry won the Premier League's Golden Boot award a record four times and scored a club record 175 Premier League goals in 258 appearances for Arsenal. He netted more than 20 Premier League goals in five consecutive seasons between 2001 and 2006. 

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

A shortlist of 23 additional nominees eligible to join the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2021 will be announced later this evening.,

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: "Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry are two world-class players who lit up the Premier League throughout their time in the competition. Both players were capable of scoring every kind of goal, including some of the best we have ever seen. 

"Shearer’s record 260 Premier League goals puts him at the top of a long list of exceptional goal scorers. The fact that record remains unchallenged today, 15 years since his retirement, goes to show what an achievement it was.

"Henry broke individual and team records during eight seasons with Arsenal when he became a footballing icon. He was a talisman in the 'Invincibles' team and his four Premier League Golden Boots during a five-year period reflect the impact he had."