Premier League winner Glen Johnson has picked his top five players worthy of a place in the division’s newly-announced Hall of Fame.
But it’s likely quite a lot of supporters will not agree with his selection, as he left out fan favourite and Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer.
On Thursday, the English top flight revealed their plans to launch an official Premier League Hall of Fame.
“A place in the Premier League Hall of Fame is reserved for the very best,” read a statement, also stating that membership will be the ‘highest individual honour’ for players in the country.
To be eligible, players must be retired and only a player’s Premier League career will be considered.
The first two Hall of Fame inductees will be revealed on Thursday March 19, along with a shortlist of nominees for the next group, with fans set to vote who gets in.
This naturally got supporters speculating who could – and demanding who should – get a place.
Among the early favourites are Shearer, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and Manchester United icon Eric Cantona.
But, only one of that trio made Johnson’s list when talkSPORT challenged the former Chelsea and Liverpool defender to choose his top-five candidates.
Glen Johnson’s top-five PL Hall of Fame candidates
1. Thierry Henry
2. John Terry
3. Steven Gerrard
4. Petr Cech
5. David Beckham
‘Where’s Shearer’, many of you may ask.
Johnson explained on White and Sawyer: “Well, this five could change every 30 seconds, that’s the problem!
“I’ve picked these five not just going for strikers, I’ve tried to get a few positions in there.
“Shearer could be in there, of course he could, but if I could only pick one striker it’s got to be Henry.”
What do you make of his top-five?