Premier league partners with Budweiser to launch Hall of Fame
Budweiser will be the sponsor of the Premier League's new Hall of Fame.
The initiative will recognise players of “exceptional skill and talent” from home and abroad who have played in the top division since it began in 1992.
Only a player’s Premier League career is considered and they must have retired from their footballing career.
Steve Arkley, Budweiser’s Global VP of Marketing, said: "We are passionate about football, and so are our consumers, so we couldn’t be prouder to celebrate the sport and the players’ legacies with the Premier League Hall of Fame."
Budweiser is already the league's official sponsor.
Each inductee will receive a personalised medallion, engraved with the year of their induction.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says: “A place in the Premier League Hall of Fame is reserved for the very best.”
Two players will be inducted initially alongside a shortlist of nominees for future inclusion, voted for by fans. The first inductees will be announced in March.
A separate English Football Hall of Fame has existed since 2002 and is housed at the National Football Museum.