The 10 Best Ever Players in the Premier League

10. Steven Gerrard

Mr Liverpool himself. Having just joined LA Galaxy, the former Liverpool captain leaves behind an incredible record with the Merseyside club, including a Champions League winners medal and THAT goal in the 2006 FA Cup Final.

9. Frank Lampard

With an illustrious career with West Ham, Chelsea and most recently, Manchester City, Frank Lampard’s remarkable goal scoring record from a midfield position has seen him become one of world football’s very best.

8. Dennis Bergkamp

Scorer of one of the Premier League’s greatest ever goals, Dutch international Dennis Bergkamp was a pivotal part of the dominant Arsenal side of the late 90s and early 2000s. Having made over 400 appearances for the London club, Bergkamp is still revered by Arsenal fans.

7. Eric Cantona

The flamboyant Frenchman is one of the Premier League’s greatest ever characters, having forged an impressive Premier League career with Leeds and Manchester United respectively. Unfortunately Cantona is just as well known for kung fu kicking a Crystal Palace fan and his infamous seagull outburst.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo

Before the 3 time World Player of the Year was banging in the goals for Real Madrid, he was already single-handedly winning Premier League titles with Manchester United. Pace, power and vision, Ronaldo was arguably the most complete player the Premier League had ever seen. A far cry from the goofy teenager who made his cameo debut against Bolton in 2003 after 60 minutes.

5. Patrick Vieira

The ferocious midfield general was probably most known for his rivalry with Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, but the Arsenal captain was the dominant force in the “invincible” Arsenal side of 2003/04 and many other triumphs.

4. Didier Drogba

The big man for the big occasion. Didier Drogba defined a generation of success for Chelsea FC, scoring 9 goals in 9 cup final appearances, including his 88th minute header and the winning penalty in the 2012 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

3. Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer may not have been as skilful or pacy as the likes of Ruud Van Nistelrooy or Thierry Henry, but the Newcastle legend was the Premier Leagues all-time leading goalscorer with 260 league goals, and the one of the most iconic goal celebrations ever seen in the Premier League.

2. Thierry Henry

The man who gave life to the phrase va va voom was also one of the Premier League’s true greats, having played a vital role in the “invincible” Arsenal side of 2003/04 and beyond right up until his departure to Barcelona. A brief return in 2012, cemented Henry’s status as a true Arsenal legend, and one of the Premier League’s best.

1. Ryan Giggs

The most decorated player in Premier League history’s career spanned an incredible 24 years from 1990, solely with Manchester United, for whom he is now Assistant Manager alongside Louis Van Gaal. With over 600 Premier League appearances to his name, Ryan Giggs has comfortably made more top flight appearances than any other player, and has spent years leaving English football fans lamenting his Welsh heritage.

Who are your top 10 Premier League stars? Do you agree with the names on our list?

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