Sergio Aguero, Didier Drogba, Vincent Kompany, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes and Ian Wright have all been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Former Manchester City striker Aguero is the highest scoring foreign player in the division, with 184 goals in 275 appearances between 2011 and 2021.
The 33-year-old Argentine, who retired in December for health reasons after leaving for Barcelona, lifted the title five times during his time at the Etihad Stadium, with the 36-year-old former City Kompany captain implicated in four of those wins.
Aguero’s dramatic late win against QPR on the final day of the 2011–12 season secured City’s first Premier League triumph.
“I think it’s the best league in the world, where the football is fast and beautiful and the atmosphere is always amazing,” Aguero said.
“I loved playing football here for Manchester City and the memories of winning the Premier League five times, including the biggest goal of my career to win that first one.”
The 44-year-old former Chelsea striker Drogba managed 104 top-flight goals in 254 starts in two spells at Stamford Bridge, winning the title four times.
Schmeichel is the first goalkeeper to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which is selected by the public and the Premier League awards panel.
The 58-year-old Dane won five titles with Manchester United between 1991 and 1999 and went on to play for Aston Villa and Manchester City, finishing his career with 310 top-flight appearances, 128 clean sheets and one goal.
“When I was a kid in Denmark, I used to fall asleep with this dream of playing for Manchester United,” he said.
“The team I was part of was so good that winning the Premier League once was special, but we felt we had to keep it to prove ourselves and it was a dream come true for me to win five titles.”
Midfielder Scholes played alongside Schmeichel at Old Trafford and spent his entire career at United. The 47-year-old scored 107 times in 499 outings between 1993 and 2013 and won 11 titles.
Scholes’s former England teammate Wright rounds out the latest selections.
Striker Wright, 58, won the Premier League with Arsenal in 1998 and scored 113 goals in 213 games in the competition, including a brief spell with West Ham.
They join Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, David Beckham, Dennis Bergkamp, Eric Cantona, Steven Gerrard, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard, Patrick Vieira and Wayne Rooney in the Hall of Fame.