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Cole: I'm extremely proud to be a Hall of Fame nominee

1 May 2021

League's third-highest scorer of all time explains how grateful he is to have played the game he loves

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Andrew Cole has spoken of his pride at being one of the 23 nominees who can join inaugural inductees Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry in the Premier League Hall of Fame

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Only Shearer and Wayne Rooney have beaten Cole's total of 187 Premier League goals, while he won five titles with Manchester United and claimed the Golden Boot at Newcastle United.

"I'm extremely proud that I'm one of the nominees, extremely proud that I could possibly get inducted into the Hall of Fame," says Cole.

"Looking back, I've been fortunate to have played with some great players, fantastic managers, win silverware playing a game I really loved.

"I'm very proud of my achievements."

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Cole says a place in the Hall of Fame would also mean a great deal to his family and friends.

"[I'm] very proud that if I do get there, [my parents] are still here to witness me get there," he adds.

"I think a lot of my mates and my sisters, the way they talk, they actually played the game for me. They're so proud of me."

The six players with the most combined votes out of the 23 nominees will enter the Hall of Fame. Voting is open until 18:00 BST on 9 May.

Follow @premierleague and #PLHallOfFame on social media for further details.

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