We’re persevering with our run by of candidates for the Premier League Hall of Fame, following the announcement of inaugural inductees Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.
The celebration of the division’s best is ready to incorporate some of the biggest names in Premier League historical past, with a 23-man shortlist having been introduced for the subsequent gamers to be immortalised.
Following on from our have a look at 5 goalkeepers and left-backs deserving of future inclusion, our newest providing switches to the reverse flanks and a few of the Premier League’s greatest right-backs.
Here are 5 right-backs who should be included in the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Part of an Arsenal again 4 nonetheless celebrated for his or her defensive reliance right now, Dixon signed for the north London aspect throughout the pre-Premier League period earlier than forming half of the membership’s defence for the first decade of the rebranded division.
Dixon was half of the old-school type of full-back in which stopping opponents overrode attacking intentions, proving a decided defender and making 305 Premier League appearances for the Gunners.
Having twice gained the First Division title earlier than the Premier League’s inception, the right-back added an entire host of additional silverware, together with forming half of the aspect that gained a home cup double in 1992/93 and successful two additional titles as half of home doubles below Arsene Wenger in each 1998 and 2002.
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Dixon completed his profession having made 616 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners, scoring 28 objectives and successful eight main honours.
No right-back has ever loved extra Premier League success than Gary Neville, the defender coming by the ranks at Manchester United as half of the membership’s fabled ‘Class of ’92’ earlier than forming half of a aspect that will dominate English soccer.
Neville was a mannequin of consistency at right-back throughout the nice Red Devils’ sides of the nineties and 2000s, successful eight league titles and lifting a historic Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup treble throughout the 1998/99 marketing campaign.
The former England worldwide was recognised by his friends as the greatest right-back in the division at his peak, being named PFA Team of the Season on 5 events, together with three successive seasons between 1997 and 1999.
Neville spent his complete profession together with his boyhood aspect and made 602 appearances earlier than his retirement, an ever-reliable and dedicated performer in an period of unprecedented success for United.
Branislav Ivanovic returned to the Premier League this season with the veteran making a shock transfer to West Brom, although it’s the defender’s decade at Chelsea that earns him inclusion on this record.
Ivanovic arrived as a relative unknown and took time to settle at Stamford Bridge, earlier than changing into one of the Blues’ greatest items of enterprise of the Premier League period.
The Serbian was an imposing and intimidating defender snug centrally or at right-back, forming half of a formidable backline as Chelsea collected a wealth of main honours.
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Ivanovic gained three league titles, three FA Cups, in addition to the League Cup, Champions League and Europa League, scoring a stoppage-time winner in the latter closing as one of a number of essential objectives scored throughout his Chelsea profession.
Pablo Zabaleta stays a agency followers’ favorite at Manchester City, having been a key determine in the membership’s emergence as England’s dominant power.
The tough-tackling Argentine arrived the day earlier than City’s transformative billionaire takeover, earlier than taking part in an integral function in the membership’s rise and unprecedented interval of subsequent success.
Zabaleta shaped half of the aspect that ended a wait of 35-years for a serious trophy with FA Cup success in 2011, earlier than successful two league titles and two League Cups throughout his time at the Etihad.
Zabaleta’s relentless competitiveness noticed him adored by the terraces throughout his City profession, one which noticed him make 333 appearances throughout all competitions earlier than a three-season spell at West Ham.
One of two present gamers – alongside the aforementioned Ivanovic – shortlisted amongst our 5, Kyle Walker has been one of the Premier League’s greatest right-backs in latest seasons for a dominant Manchester City aspect.
Walker spent eight seasons at Tottenham after coming by the ranks at Sheffield United, establishing himself as one of the greatest in the division at the north London aspect together with his uncooked tempo and athleticism tailored for the trendy sport.
He signed for City in a £50m deal in 2017 and has since turn out to be a key cog below Pep Guardiola, successful the league title with a report haul of 100 factors throughout his debut season, earlier than retaining the title as half of a historic home treble the following marketing campaign.
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Walker’s sport has advanced below Guardiola’s tutelage together with his buccaneering type having been refined, the England worldwide now snug tucking inside to create midfield overloads and has stuffed in at centre-back every so often for each membership and nation.
The 30-year-old’s 4 seasons at the Etihad have already delivered seven main honours, with the prospect of extra to come back as City shut in on Premier League and Champions League success in 2020/21.
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