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Premier League Hall of Fame 23-man shortlist announced

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The Premier League has released its 23-man shortlist to decide the next six players to join the Hall of Fame.

After Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer became the inaugural players to make the Premier League hall of fame list, the search is on for more names to be included.

Six more spots are set to be filled via a public vote, which comes to a close at 6 pm on Sunday, May 9.

Only players who have retired as of August 1, 2020, can be included in the Premier League hall of fame list

The 23-man shortlist includes superstars who have represented such clubs as Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton.

The defenders selected are Tony Adams, Sol Campbell, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry and Nemanja Vidic.

The midfielders to make the list include Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Matt Le Tissier, Patrick Viera, Paul Scholes and David Beckham.

And finally, the strikers to make the cut are Andy Cole, Didier Drogba, Les Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Robin van Persie, Eric Cantona and Ian Wright