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Hall of Fame 2022 nominee: Matthew Le Tissier

24 Mar 2022
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Enjoy the best of the Southampton legend's goals as we profile the 25 players who were up for the vote

We are looking at the 25 nominees who have been shortlisted for the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2022.

The six players with the most combined votes from the fans and a Premier League Awards panel will enter the Hall of Fame. Fans had their say by voting up until 21:00 BST on Sunday 3 April.

Matthew Le Tissier

Has any player blessed the Premier League with as many memorable goals as Matthew Le Tissier did with Southampton?

There were his chips over numerous chastened goalkeepers, the individual skills that set up long-range piledrivers, and an unrivalled record of success from the penalty spot with 25 out of his 26 spot-kicks converted.

It all helped one of England’s most gifted players in the 1990s become the first midfielder to score 100 goals in the competition. Saints’ talisman spent his entire professional career with the club.

One of his final and most telling contributions came in Southampton's last match at their old stadium, The Dell. He swivelled and fired a fairytale winner against Arsenal into the top-left corner. 

Career in numbers
Category Matthew Le Tissier
Appearances 270
Goals 100
Assists 63
Monthly awards 2
What they said

"With someone of Matthew's ability in your side you've always got a chance of winning any match. He is a very special talent and he must be treated in a special way. I think that everyone at the club appreciates that, even the other players.” – Graeme Souness

“His talent was simply out of the norm. He could simply dribble past seven or eight players but without speed – he just walked past them. For me he was sensational.” – Xavi

“He is a great legend not just in Southampton, but across football.” – Sadio Mane

Did you know?

Le Tissier scored 100 Premier League goals, all for Southampton. He has scored 32 more goals for Saints than any other player in the Premier League. 

During the 1994/95 season, only Alan Shearer (47) was directly involved in more Premier League goals than Le Tissier (34), with 19 goals and 15 assists.

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