Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is among nine footballers who will be inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame later this year.

The former Gunners captain joins the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Tony Adams, Alan Ball and Cliff Bastin on the honour roll.

Inductees have been chosen by a panel featuring some of the biggest names in football, including the National Football Museum’s president, Sir Bobby Charlton, and vice president, Sir Alex Ferguson.

Footballers must have finished their playing career or be aged over 30 and have played or managed in England for at least five years to qualify for a Hall of Fame nomination.

Vieira said: “I am extremely honoured and proud that I have been selected to join the National Football Museum Hall of Fame. It is a huge privilege to be inducted and join my former team-mates Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Tony Adams on the illustrious list.”

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