Thierry Henry has been voted the best player in Premier League history
The research was done by YouGov For Betfair ahead of the Premier League’s 30th anniversary.
Henry came out on top after beating the likes Cristiano RonaldoAlan Shearer and Eric Cantona. According to the findings, 15% of football fans said that Henry is the best player in the competition.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Frenchman received votes from almost a quarter of fans living in the capital, London.
Henry is undoubtedly a major favorite among Gunners fans. During his two spells in north London, Henry made a total of 377 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 228 times to become Arsenal’s all-time top goalscorer. He was also a member of the famous ‘Invincibles’ team of 03/04 season.
The forward lifted two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, two FA Community Shields and was runner-up in the 2006 Champions League. He went on to play for Spanish La A few giants barcelona and MLS suits up with the New York Red Bulls before starting his career in 2014.
A stellar career that has earned him huge accolades, Henry is now the assistant coach of the Belgium national team.
In second place behind Henry is the great Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldoaccording to the survey, the five times Balloon The Gold winner received more support than the 45–54 age group than any other player.
Ronaldo has hit the headlines off the pitch this summer after asking for an exit from Old Trafford.
The 37-years expressed his desire to leave last month as he would like to play in the Champions League, something he will not be able to do at United this season after his woeful 21/22 seasons led to qualification for the Europa League.
United, however, are adamant that the Portugal international is not for sale and is in the manager’s plans for the season.
In the top 20 players voted for by fans, United have the most representatives with eight, including Wayne Rooney, Roy Keane and Paul Scholes.
Here is the list of the 20 greatest Premier League players of all time as voted by football fans:
- Thierry Self induction
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Alan Shearer
- Eric Cantona
- Steven Gerard
- Dennis Bergkamp
- Mohammed Salah
- Kevin De Bruyne
- Ryan Giggs
- Sergio Aguero
- Sincere Lampard
- Peter Schmeichel
- Paul Scholes
- Wayne Rooney
- Roy Keane
- Didier Drogba
- Patrician Viera
- Vincent The company
- Peter Cech
- Rio Ferdinand
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