City legends amongst six new players to receive the accolade
Former City stars Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany have been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame, it was revealed on Thursday.
The duo were joined by Didier Drogba, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes and Ian Wright as the latest inductees following a public vote.
Aguero joined the Bluesin 2011 and went on to become the club's leading all-time scorer, with 260 goals from 390 games, whilst Kompany captained the side during the most successful period in City's history.
On receiving the honour, the Belgian said: “I feel that I found a home at Manchester City and in the Premier League so I am delighted to be joining the Hall of Fame.
“I came to love the club and I think the biggest achievement of my career was to be a part of such an incredible journey, where we progressed from a side without high expectations to become a dominant force and champions four times.”
Aguero, meanwhile, said that he as honoured to have been inducted:
“Since I was nine or 10 years old, I wanted to play in the Premier League," said the 33-year-old Argentinian.
"I think it is the best league in the world, where the football is fast and beautiful and the atmosphere is always incredible.
“Entering the Hall of Fame makes me happy for myself and for my family. My son can say that is something his father has achieved.
"I just loved playing football here with Manchester City and the memories of winning the Premier League five times, including the most important goal of my career to win that first one.
"I miss my team-mates and the fans a lot still now.”