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Hall of Fame 2022 nominee: Paul Scholes

29 Mar 2022

See why the 11-times PL champion was one of 25 nominees up for the vote

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Nominees for Hall of Fame in 2022

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.

Paul Scholes

Ranked by his peers as one of the finest midfielders of his generation, Paul Scholes helped Manchester United to 11 Premier League titles across three decades.  

Able to find a team-mate with a pinpoint long-range pass or be the architect for slick passing exchanges, Scholes provided 55 assists for his team-mates.

But he also provided an incredible attacking threat from United's midfield, with his fearsome shooting ability helping him rack up 107 Premier League goals. Many of those were long-range wonder strikes, most notably his thunderous volley in off the crossbar at Aston Villa in December 2006.

Scholes, a four-time Player of the Month, spent his entire career at Old Trafford as a product of their famous "Class of 1992" in the Academy, making 499 top-flight appearances from 1994 to 2013. 

Career in numbers
Category Paul Scholes
Appearances 499
Goals 107
Assists 55
PL titles 11
Monthly awards 4
What they said

“He was the absolute perfect player and no matter how many great players we have had in the past at Manchester United, Paul sits in the great pantheon of those players." - Sir Alex Ferguson 

“He’s always one of those people others talk about. Even playing at Real Madrid, the players always say to me, 'What’s he like?' They respect him as a footballer and see him as the ultimate." – David Beckham

“Without any doubt the best player in the Premier League has to be Scholes. He knows how to do everything, and he is one who directs the way his team plays. On top of that, he has indestructible mental strength and he is a genuine competitor.” – Thierry Henry 

Did you know?

Scholes’ 11 Premier League titles are the second-most won by any player in the competition.

Scholes scored in 19 different and consecutive Premier League seasons from 1994/95 to 2012/13. 

In 2002/03 Scholes had his most productive season in front of goal, scoring 14 times in the Premier League. No other midfielder netted more in that campaign.

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