Steven Gerrard and David Beckham latest players to be inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame

Steven Gerrard and David Beckham inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame after fans' vote; former England captains made over 750 Premier League appearances between them; Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard and Dennis Bergkamp already inducted

David Beckham and Steven Gerrard have been inducted to the Premier League Hall of Fame
Image: David Beckham and Steven Gerrard played over 750 Premier League matches between them

Steven Gerrard and David Beckham have become the latest players to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

The former England captains are the seventh and eighth players to be handed the honour, joining Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard and Dennis Bergkamp.

Gerrard spent 17 years at Liverpool - including 12 as captain - during which time he scored 120 goals and provided a further 92 assists in 504 Premier League appearances.

Those figures place him 11th on the all-time list for appearances in the Premier League, 18th for goals and seventh for assists.

Steven Gerrard is the seventh inductee into the Premier League Hall of Fame
Image: Gerrard is the seventh inductee into the Premier League Hall of Fame

Gerrard won the Premier League Player of the Month award on six separate occasions but failed to get his hands on the title itself, finishing as a runner-up in 2014, 2009 and 2002.

Speaking following Gerrard's induction, former England manager Glenn Hoddle paid tribute to him, saying: "You could play Steven in many, many positions and he'd be the best player on the team.

"He was a wonderful player - had everything. You wouldn't want to play against him, you wouldn't want to have to mark him."

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Gerrard is joined in the Hall of Fame by Beckham, who won six Premier League titles during his time at Manchester United.

He made his Premier League debut in 1995 and went on to make 265 appearances, scoring 62 goals and registering 80 assists - the ninth-highest figure in the competition's history.

Steven Gerrard
Image: Gerrard is currently the head coach at Scottish Premiership champions Rangers

Fellow Hall of Fame inductee Frank Lampard, who played with Beckham for England, said: "David Beckham, as a player, was top class.

"He was the top free-kick taker in the world during his career. From a Premier League stand, we never saw the like of him during his career.

"He was also a statesman, very well thought of in England and I think his legacy all round is very well respected throughout the game."

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Phil Neville, who lined up alongside Beckham with England and Manchester United, added: "That technique of hitting the ball from right to left, those diagonals, the free-kicks over the walls in big games - that wasn't by accident. That was by hard work.

"He would be a £100m player now, simply because of the fact that his corners, his free-kicks, his crossing ability was a centre-forward's dream.

"Becks was a dream because he used to do your work in defence and going forward. He was so good in both areas."

David Beckham inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame
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The Premier League Hall of Fame 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.

In order to be eligible for induction, players must have been retired by August 1, 2020.

Other Hall of Fame nominees

Tony Adams, Sol Campbell, Andrew Cole, Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba, Les Ferdinand, Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler, Matt Le Tissier, Michael Owen, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes, John Terry, Robin van Persie, Nemanja Vidic, Patrick Viera, Ian Wright.

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