The Premier League has announced it will be launching a Hall of Fame with the first inductees to be announced on 19 March.
Two players will be inducted initially alongside a shortlist of nominees for future inclusion, voted for by fans.
Only retired players will be considered for the new Premier League Hall of Fame and only a player’s Premier League career is considered.
Potential Premier League Hall of Fame nominees will be players of “exceptional skill and talent” from home and abroad who have played in England’s topflight since it began in 1992.
“A place in the Premier League Hall of Fame is reserved for the very best,” said Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.
“It will be an occasion for our fans around the world to look back over the years and help us celebrate some truly exceptional playing careers.”
Each inductee will receive a personalised medallion, engraved with the year of their induction.