He was the Premier League's first genuine superstar, a man who helped to build Alex Ferguson's Manchester United empire. Few had the ability to match King Eric on the pitch.
This week's inductee put himself through immense physical strain to pull on a Spurs shirt each weekend – and the White Hart Lane faithful loved him all the more for it.
It's time to say goodbye to one of the most gifted players England has ever produced. Even if he does look a bit shit sometimes.
For a record 16 successive fights, Anderson Silva was undefeated in the Octagon. The Brazilian became the most feared man in the UFC, dispatching his opponents with an air of nonchalance.