The Premier League inducted the first two members into its new Hall of Fame this week, and each was gifted a special jersey to mark the occasion.
The jerseys are black with metallic gold accents around the collar and cuffs, along with “subtle graphitcolorsrs” that form a “modern take on a classic hooped jersey.” It features the Premier League’s lion head logo on the left side of the chest and a special “Hall of Fame” badge on the right sleeve. It also features the logo of Budweiser, the presenting sponsor of the Hall of Fame, on the chest. The phrase “Home of the Greats” is printed on the neck tape inside the collar.
The jerseys are made by Avery Dennison, the company that makes the name, number and sleeve badge appliqués for Premier League teams. However, the jersey itself does not feature a manufacturer’s mark, but Avery Dennison’s logo does appear on the jock tag. The names and numbers on the back of the jersey are also in metallic gold.
The inaugural inductees into the Premier League Hall of Fame included Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and all-time PL leading scorer Alan Shearer, who played for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. Each was gifted a framed jersey with their name and number from their playing days.
Football fans can vote on the next six inductees to the Hall of Fame for this year on the Premier League’s website. They can also take a quiz for a chance to win a Hall of Fame jersey on Avery Dennison’s website.
Feature photo courtesy Avery Dennison; all other photos courtesy FootyHeadlines