One of the biggest debates among English football fans in years gone by: Who is the Premier League’s greatest?
Over the past 28 years, some sensational talents have graced the top flight, with many going down in history as their club’s best ever player.
Footballers come and go, although these 10 are not only admired forever in the hearts of those who cheered their name but respected by those who came up against them as rivals.
Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer were two of the most prolific goalscorers the English game has seen, and their records will take some beating.
John Terry redefined defending at Chelsea, while few can argue there are better examples of a club captain than Manchester United warrior Roy Keane.
Dennis Bergkamp agonisingly missed out on the top 10 by coming in at 11th
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But where do they rank in the countdown of the Premier League ’s ultimate players.
Miss the players ranked 20th to 11th? You can catch up on that here.
But now the attention turns to the top 10. Without further ado…
10 – JOHN TERRY
John Terry has gone down in Chelsea history as their most successful captain ever
Captain, leader, legend reads the banner in honour at Stamford Bridge, and John Terry had been all of those things. Arguably the best central defender ever to play in the Premier League, he was a rare breed in that he was comfortable with either right or left foot. But he could also read the game, was aggressive in the tackle and dominant in the air.
Few would argue with his dedication and will to win, and it’s no surprise he won four Premier League titles as Chelsea’s captain and on-field leader. He is also the club’s most successful captain, helping them to lift the Champions League in 2012. A rare product of Chelsea’s youth system, he went on to make over 500 appearances for the club, and…