UTV SPORT : The 50 Greatest Premier League Players Of All Time Have Been Named And Ranked

Thierry Henry has been listed as the Premier League’s greatest ever player by FourFourTwo magazine.

The French forward lit up England during his time at Arsenal and helped them to multiple Premier League titles.

FourFourTwo have ranked him to beat other icons such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney to top spot.


Check out the top 50 below.

50. Denis Irwin

49. Teddy Sheringham

48. Michael Owen

47. Robbie Fowler

46. Jaap Stam

45. Robert Pires

44. Yaya Toure

43. Cesc Fabregas

42. Sadio Mane

41. Luis Suarez

40. Xabi Alonso

39. Robin van Persie

38. Sol Campbell

37. Michael Carrick

36. Nicolas Anelka

35. Ruud van Nistelrooy

34. Tony Adams

33. Gianfranco Zola

32. Harry Kane

31. David Silva

30. Edwin van der Sar

29. David Beckham

28. N’Golo Kante

27. Dwight Yorke

26. Andy Cole

25. Eden Hazard

24. Didier Drogba

23. Virgil van Dijk

22. Kevin De Bruyne

21. Nemanja Vidic

20. Peter Schmeichel

19. Vincent Kompany

18. Dennis Bergkamp

17. Petr Cech

16. Mohamed Salah

15. Sergio Aguero

14. Ashley Cole

13. Rio Ferdinand

12. John Terry

11. Ryan Giggs

10. Patrick Vieira

9. Roy Keane

8. Steven Gerrard

7. Paul Scholes

6. Frank Lampard

5. Eric Cantona

4. Wayne Rooney

3. Alan Shearer

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

1. Thierry Henry



The list has been decided based on ‘A combination of player ability, status and the moments they gave us over the years’.

It comes as no shock that it’s forward players who make up the top five.

The list has also had a say on the eternal Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes debate.

All three players come within one place of each other but it’s Lampard who comes the highest in sixth place.

Scholes and Gerrard come in at seventh and eighth respectively.

The highest player on the list who is currently playing in England’s top flight is Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero in 15th.

An astonishing 20 of the top 50 have represented Manchester United, who dominated English football over the last 28 years.

Should the list be rewritten in the next 20 years, then it’s likely some current Premier League stars could rise in the ranks.

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