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Best premier league players of all time

To be the best of something, you must be good at many perspectives. We are going to talk about some footballers who had tried hard, played with vision, and focused on what they wanted to do. They definitely had claimed their place in the list of best premier league players ever.

Premier League is a very recognizable word in the world of football.

English premier league

, simply known as EPL, is one of the most famous and beloved national leagues in the world of football. EPL clubs have the most UEFA champions league wins after Spanish la Liga with 13 championships and 8 Europa league wins as well.

Although, without the players, clubs are nothing but names. It's only because of players that a club reaches its goal and wins a competition. Overall, players are the bones of a team, and without bones, you cannot move forward.

Best footballers of the premier league

Now let's see who are these

best premier league players ever

. It has to be mentioned that there is no particular order in this list. 

Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer is surely among the top premier league players in history. He played for

Newcastle United

, Blackburn Rovers Football Club, and


. Shearer holds the record of most scores in the premier league with 260 goals. Also, he has the record of the Most Premier League hat-tricks in a season when he played for Blackburn Rovers Football Club in 1995.

He retired in 2006 from the world of football and ended his 18-year career in professional football. Overall, there is no doubt that he will be remembered as one of the best Premier League players ever.

David Beckham

Everybody knows who he is! One of the best players in premier league history and a Symbol of English football. He played in Manchester United for ten years and then transferred to

Real Madrid


Spanish La Liga

. But during those years, he won the Premier League title six times and claimed his place in the list of players with the most assists in the EPL history with 80 assists.

Beckham has consistently ranked among the highest earners in football, and of course, he deserves it because he is clearly among the

best EPL players of all time


Wayne Rooney

He is another famous footballer who played in

Manchester United

. He is now playing for Derby County as a forward. During the years, he has proven himself many times, and he is worthy enough to be in the list of best premier league players ever. With a total of 208 goals and 103 assists in the EPL, you can really tell how talented this man is. Speaking of records, it's worth mentioning that he is England's all-time record goalscorer and the second-most-capped player.

Wazza, with no doubt, is one of the

premier league best players ever


John Terry

One of the greatest and bravest center backs we've ever seen! He might have a very infamous penalty miss against Manchester, But you can't deny the fact that he has to be on the list! The list of

best players in premier league history

. He was known for his aggressive tackling, but at the same time, he was clever and understood the fact that tackling is not for every situation.

But, as we have mentioned before, his strongest point was his bravery. He took any kind of risk, to prevent his opponents from scoring a goal! He retired from playing in October 2018 and is now an assistant head coach at Villa Park.

Frank Lampard

What can I say! He is one of the greatest midfielders as well as one of the most important


players. He is awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) and he is among the best premier league players ever. With 609 appearances in the premier league, he is placed third in the chart of EPL players with the most appearances.

He is also in the list of premier league's all-time most assists with 102 assists. Lampard consistently reached the 20-goal mark each season and has a reputation for being in the right place at the right time. He is now the head coach of Chelsea since 2019.

Steven Gerrard

As the fourth-most capped player in the history of the England national football team. He spent the majority of his playing career with


as a central midfielder. He was good in so many techniques, leading, passing, scoring goals, defending, tackling, and so on, which led him to be one of the best EPL players of all time.

No one can deny the impact that this man had on English football's top flight. He never achieved the Premier League winner's medal but he is truly placed in the list of top premier league players in history.

Dennis Bergkamp

The only Dutchman ever to be inducted into the FIFA Hall of Fame. Wildly known as the "non-flying Dutchman" due to his fear of flying. He is generally considered as one of the greatest of his generation and, of course, one of the best premier league players ever. He spent most of his professional career with


. He played there for 11 years and was originally a midfielder, then he moved to the main striker and then to the second striker. His skills were interesting to watch and he was very influential for the world of football as well.

Peter Schmeichel

We can't make a list about footballers without mentioning some goalkeepers. Especially when the goalkeepers have done a fascinating job. A very good example is Peter Schmeichel. He was ranked among the top 10 goalkeepers of the 20th century and for sure he is among the best players in premier league history.

His prime years were with Manchester United. He played 8 years for Manchester. To be one of the 

top premier league players in hitory

, you must have something special, and this amazing footballer proved he is the one with his goalkeeping skills. You might also find it interesting to know that he is the most-capped Danish player with 129 international appearances.

Peter Shilton

Here is another goalkeeper and also another Peter! He is listed for the top 10 goalkeepers of the 20th century as well. He currently holds the record for playing more games for the England men's national football team. Peter was awarded an MBE then an OBE by the Queen and is a Global Ambassador for Seattle Sports. He played for many clubs such as Nottingham Forest, Southampton, and so on. He has a record of most clean sheets in the FIFA world cup. Such an amazing goalkeeper.

Eric Cantona

He is another foreign player that dominated the premier league. This French footballer played in Leeds United and Manchester United and nicknamed by Manchester United fans as "King Eric. He won four Premier League titles in five years. The Frenchman is a bit hated in the football world for his disciplinary record and charge of assault against a fan but surely, he is one of the best premier league players ever. He was an amazing forward with lots of techniques and creativity with goal-scoring ability.

Patrick Vieira

Another fascinating Frenchman! Former footballer Patrick Vieira is considered as one of the best in his generation. He played both for the Italian Serie A and the EPL but his prime time was at Arsenal. Vieira played as a midfielder.

He was known for his aggressive style of playing which caused him to receive 9 red cards during his career. But nothing washed away perfection. He managed to have three Premier League titles and four FA Cup triumphs. He was placed in the list of hardest footballers of all time and now was defiantly placing him in the list of best Premier League players of all time.

Ryan Giggs

A loyal footballer who played for one club for almost 25 years! Former footballer Ryan Giggs played for Manchester United from 1990 to 2014 and during those years he achieved 13 Premier League winner's medals, 4 FA Cup winner's medals, 3 League Cup winner's medals, 2 UEFA Champions League winner's medals, and so on.

Speaking of achievements, he is also the record holder for most assists in premier league history with 162 league assist and don't forget about his 632 league appearances in the EPL too. Giggs is one of the most decorated footballers of all time and one of the

best premier league players ever


Paul Scholes

Once, Zinedine Zidane called Scholes his toughest opponent! Well, he is not wrong though. Ten league titles and two UEFA Champions League winners medals show what an amazing player he is. He is praised and respected among other footballers like Xavi and Adrea Pirlo and Thierry henry named him the best premier league players ever.

He played as a midfielder for Manchester for 20 years. No matter what, he'll be always remembered for his intelligence and skills. In 2008, he got what he deserved and he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.

Roy Keane

Like Vieira, Keane was listed in the hardest footballers of all time. Roy Keane was not only successful and gifted but also carried a fear factor that saw him win the midfield battle every time. Keane played for Manchester as a midfielder, and he is surely one of the best in this position.

He is the joint-most successful Irish footballer of all time, having won 19 major trophies, 17 of which came at Manchester United, in his club career. Roy was known for his mobility, energy, and aggressive style of play and he played very competitively. But without a doubt, he was a footballing talent and among

the best premier league players ever


Thierry Henry

Henry has played for many leagues, and EPL is one of them. He was named the French Player of the Year. A record five times, in one word, he is fabulous! Once, an interviewer asked him about his dream, and he answered: "to see Paris at 11 pm". That's how passionate he is about playing football. He played for Arsenal as a striker.

Although He played in Juventus and Monaco as a wing. He changed the arsenal formation to 4-5-1. About Henry, you might also like the fact that no one assisted more in a season of Premier League. He is definitely among the

best premier league players ever


Rio Ferdinand

The fact that he has twice set the record for the most expensive British transfer with £18 million for transferring to Leeds, then £33 million from Leeds to Manchester United, tells about this British footballer. He is considered by many as one of the best EPL players of all time.

Also, he is one of the most decorated English footballers with five league titles to his name, a UEFA Champions League final victory over Chelsea, and 81 international caps, which is very interesting too. He played as a center back, and he has a more elegant, graceful, and continental rather than physical style of defensive play.

Petr Cech

Former Chelsea and Arsenal player, a four-time league winner at Chelsea and again, has been described as one of the greatest goalkeepers in European history. He is the record holder of the most Premier League clean sheets with 202 clean sheets. Besides, he is the record holder of the most saves in the Premier League as well.

He is also the only goalkeeper to have won the Premier League Golden Glove with two separate clubs. Cech's 15-year career in the Premier League was outstanding, and he is in fact, in the list of

top premier league players in history


Robbie Fowler

An English former professional footballer who played for some EPL famous clubs like Liverpool and Manchester City. He played as a striker and score many goals. He scored a total of 162 goals throughout 15 seasons and placed fourth-highest goal scorer in Premier League history. He even has a four-minute hat-trick against Arsenal in 1994. He was nicknamed "God" by the Anfield crowd, becoming a club legend. He was a quick and technical striker and will be remembered as one of the premier league best players ever.

Honorable mentions

Our list of the Best premier league players of all time is not over yet! Here is another list containing

some other best premier league players ever


  • Christiano Ronaldo

  • Mohamed salah

  • Andy Cole

  • Didier Drogba

  • Michael Owen

  • Gareth Barry

  • Sergio Agüero

  • David Silva

  • Cesc Fàbregas

  •  Vincent Kompany

In conclusion, we can boldly state that the premier league is defiantly one of the most entertaining leagues ever. Although, as we've mentioned, this Greatness was due to the hard work, focus, vision, and love of these amazing players and so many others, while of course, good management and coaching had played a very effective role. But, overall, these best premier league players of all time have made the football world more awesome than ever.

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