Former Ireland and Manchester United captain Roy Keane has become the fourth
player to be inducted into the Premier League’s Hall of Fame.
Keane made 366 appearances and won seven league titles during his 12 seasons at
the club before his departure by mutual consent in 2005
Keane is one of the most decorated players in Premier League history, having won
seven titles with United, and joins ex-team-mate Eric Cantona, Thierry Henry,
and Alan Shearer in the Hall of Fame.
‘I feel very lucky to be inducted but I’ve only been inducted because of the players
I’ve played with,’ Keane said in contrasting style to Cantona, whose place in the Hall
of Fame was announced earlier on Tuesday.
As well as seven Premier League titles, Keane also won four FA Cups, four Community
Shields, one Champions League, and an Intercontinental Cup during his time at United.
The Hall of Fame was launched last month to “recognize and celebrate the exceptional
skill and talent of players who have graced the League since its inception in 1992”.
A fans’ vote closed on May 9th, while to be eligible, players must have been retired
by August 1st, 2020. Only a player’s Premier League career was considered.