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Hall of Fame nominee: Les Ferdinand

30 Apr 2021

See best moments and landmarks for prolific striker as we look at the 23 players up for the vote

After the launch of the Premier League Hall of Fame, we are looking at the 23 nominees who you can vote for to join inaugural inductees Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.

Cast your vote A place in the Hall of Fame is reserved for only the best. Who joins is down to you - the fans. Vote now

The six players with the most combined votes will enter the Premier League Hall of Fame.

Les Ferdinand

Les Ferdinand terrorised defenders across 13 Premier League seasons, starting with prolific spells at Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United 

At St James’ Park, his career-best 25 goals in 1995/96 helped Newcastle go close to the title that season.  

Ferdinand led the line at Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leicester City and Bolton Wanderers and, by the time he played his final Premier League match, only three players had scored more than his 149 goals. 

Career in numbers
Category Les Ferdinand
Appearances 351
Goals 149
Assists 49
What they said

“[Me and Les] were similar, we both loved crosses coming into the box and with the wingers that we had, with [Keith] Gillespie, [David] Ginola and Peter Beardsley, our Newcastle side was a very attacking team." - Alan Shearer

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Did you know?

Ferdinand was the second player to score 100 Premier League goals, after Alan Shearer, reaching the tally in May 1997.

Ferdinand scored 149 Premier League goals for six different clubs. Only Craig Bellamy has scored for more different teams in Premier League history (7).

He is one of only five players to have scored a hat-trick for three different Premier League teams, doing so for QPR, Newcastle and Spurs.

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