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Hall of Fame 2022 nominee: Sol Campbell

28 Mar 2022
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Read about the defender's outstanding career as we go through the 25 nominees who were up for 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.

Sol Campbell

After nine seasons as the mainstay of the Tottenham Hotspur defence, Campbell made the controversial move across north London to Arsenal in 2001.

In his first season there, he helped the Gunners to their second Premier League title.  

Campbell was then part of the 2003/04 "Invincibles" team, with his displays at the back being a key factor as Arsene Wenger’s side went unbeaten in the league that season.  

The centre-back went on to enjoy two top-half finishes in an impressive stint for Portsmouth before rejoining the Gunners and then finishing his top-flight career with Newcastle United.  

He is one of only three central defenders to make more than 500 Premier League appearances. 

Career in numbers
Category Sol Campbell
Appearances 503
Goals 20
Assists 15
Clean sheets 153
PL titles 2
What they said

"For me, it was easy because everybody was con­scious that I had signed a great player." - Arsene Wenger

"Sol was an excellent player. He had pace, strength and a great reading of the game. He was as solid as a rock as a centre-half." - Michael Owen

"When he was at Arsenal, he was well-respected and always gave his all." - Tony Adams

Did you know?

Campbell holds the Premier League record for the longest unbeaten run by a player, going 56 matches without defeat between November 2002 and October 2004.

He is one of only 13 players to have appeared in 500+ Premier League matches.

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