Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, two legendary coaches, have been elected into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
The pair left a tremendous legacy with their respective clubs, Manchester United and Arsenal, winning a total of 16 Premier League championships while forging one of the most storied rivalries in the annals of the league.
Since the Premier League’s start in 1992, individuals who have demonstrated outstanding success and made a significant contribution are recognised and honoured in the Hall of Fame. The League awards it as the highest individual honour.
With a record 13 titles under his belt, Sir Alex is the most successful manager in Premier League history. On two separate instances, he also won the championship for three straight seasons.
During an incredible 27-year career at Old Trafford, which incorporated 21 P L seasons, his Manchester United side won the inaugural Premier League title in 1992/93 to deliver the club’s first league success since 1967 and kick-start a remarkable era of success.
During his tenure, Ferguson rebuilt the United squad several times, committing to nurturing prodigious homegrown talents, notably the ‘Class of ’92’, along with a plethora of international superstars. He finished his career with a final P L title in 2012/13.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s Premier League record
Sir Alex’s all-time Premier League record stands at 528 wins from 810 matches and 1,752 points accumulated. He was named manager of the season 11 times and collected the monthly award on 27 occasions.
Ferguson said: “I’m truly delighted to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. It’s an honour when you receive recognition like this.
Wenger’s 22 seasons in charge of Arsenal is a P L record. He won the P L three times and made history in 2003/04 as ‘The Invincibles’ became the only team to win the title while remaining unbeaten throughout the entire campaign.
Arriving as one of the first foreign managers in the League in 1996, Wenger’s impact was instantaneous and remarkable. He raised standards through a revolutionary football philosophy and commitment to playing attractive, attacking football, winning the title in 1997/98, his first full season with the club.