The former Manchester United star joins the Premier League Hall of Fame
The Premier League said on Tuesday that former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has become the third player to join the Premier League football hall of fame. Cantona joined the Hall of Fame after former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer and former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry joined it. Cantona won the Premier League title four times during his five seasons with United, scoring 70 goals in 156 matches with the club, before retiring in May 1997 when he was 30 years old. The 54-year-old also won the Premier League title with Leeds United in the 1991-92 season. “I am very happy and very proud, but at the same time I am not surprised,” the official website of the association quoted Cantona as saying. He continued: “I was lucky to play for this team, along with great players, a great coach and a great crowd.” Cantona famously kicked a back-kick at a Crystal Palace fan in January 1995, after he was sent off at the London club’s stadium. Shearer, the historic Premier League goalscorer, and Henry, Arsenal’s all-time goalscorer, joined the Hall of Fame last April. The League said that joining the Hall of Fame is a reward for the talent and achievements of the players who have participated in the tournament since its inception in 1992.