The EPL is in its 26th season, with the English top flight still regarded as one of the most competitive competitions in world football. Let’s look at those talented players that the League was blessed to have.
7. Alan Shearer
The legendary has such amazing records; the most goals in a 42-game season (34), most goals in a 38 game season (31) and the most number of hattricks in Premier League history (11). The only player in the history of the Premier League to score more than 100 goals for two separate clubs, Shearer is easily one of the best players.
6. Patrick Vieira
The first and best signing of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal reign, Patrick Vieira was the captain of the incredible Arsenal “Invincibles” side. Known for his tackling, passing ability and determination, the French midfielder was a natural fit in the Premier League.
The facts of Vieira’s career speak for themselves; featured in six seasons in a row in the PFA team of the year at Arsenal, won three Premier Leagues and four FA Cups.
5. Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard has played for West Ham and Manchester City but he is best known for his time at Chelsea. The Englishman spent the majority of his career from 2001-2014 at Chelsea and he was one of their best and consistent performers in the Premier League.
A three-time Chelsea Player of the year and the club’s top scorer with 211 goals; three-time Premier League winner from the midfield position, Frank Lampard is definitely one of the greatest Premier League players of all time.
4. Ryan Giggs
No-one can match Giggs for longevity but he is about even more than that. One of Manchester United’s greatest players needs no introduction. The most decorated player in British football, the Welshman was known for his marauding runs down the left flank.
What would you say about 13 Premier League titles, 4 FA cups, 3 League Cups, 2 Champions League, 1 Club World Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup and 1 UEFA Super Cup? To play at the highest level for so many years and still have the same hunger as he had back in 1991 is simply amazing.