The Premier League – the best and most fiercely competitive league in the world. The Premier League All-Time XI is difficult to choose, though. The league has welcomed a number of elite athletes and football superstars who have set records. Therefore, before selecting the all-time Premier League XI, we compared the players’ statistics and accomplishments.
The all-time best Premier League lineup
A player’s legacy is frequently assessed using measures like Premier League goals, trophies, and clean sheets. However, some players seldom ever score, while others even win fewer championships, but they nonetheless merit a spot in the greatest Premier League XI ever for their contribution. See our pick for the greatest Premier League team below.
Petr Cech (Chelsea, Arsenal)
The most shutouts in Premier League history belong to the former Arsenal and Chelsea goalkeeper. He surpasses Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel in terms of Premier League titles won.
Gary Neville (Manchester United)
With eight titles, Neville is the most successful right-back in PL history. He has a significant advantage over Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool and other right-backs because of his durability and leadership skills.
John Terry (Chelsea)
John Terry was a defensive giant, a risk-taker, and a leader in addition to helping the Blues win five Premier League championships. He demonstrated that he is not a seasonal player by playing for Stamford Bridge for 19 seasons.
Rio Ferdinand (West Ham, Leeds United, Manchester United)
Most defenders lack the speed, athleticism, and leadership that Ferdinand possesses. With United, he won six Premier League championships thanks to his unwavering character and coolness.
Ashley Cole (Arsenal, Chelsea)
Ashley Cole, a former member of Arsenal’s “Invincibles” squad and a champion with Chelsea, is without a doubt the greatest left-back in Premier League history.
Roy Keane (Manchester United)
Keane served as the team’s captain and inspiration as Man United dominated English football for almost a decade. The Irishman was a box-to-box midfielder whose style of play was combative and intensely competitive. He took home seven championship trophies.
Patrick Viera (Arsenal)
As captain of Arsenal’s “Invincibles” team, the 1998 FIFA World Cup champion with France marked an era in the Premier League. He was the team’s driving force as they dominated opponents and went undefeated to win the PL. Viera was named the Premier League Player of the Season in 2000–01 after helping Arsenal win three league championships.
Frank Lampard (West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City)
Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, David Silva, and Kevin De Bruyne are all defeated by Lampard. He had an eye for goals and was a dynamic midfielder. With 177 goals and 102 assists during his career, Lampard was the fifth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Only Ronaldo has ever won the Ballon d’Or for the Premier League. The Portuguese left a lasting impression in England before heading to Real Madrid despite just spending six seasons at United. He contributed to the Red Devils’ three straight Premier League titles. As a result, Ronaldo frequently ranks with Lionel Messi as one of the greatest footballers in history.
Alan Shearer (Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United)
Speaking of the best PL goal scorer in history, Shearer’s 260 PL goals are still unmatched. Even though he only had one Premier League championship (with Blackburn), he is still deserving of a spot on the Premier League XI.
Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
A poll of football fans selected Henry as the greatest player to ever play in the Premier League. He was one of the standout players on Arsenal’s “Invincibles” team. Henry had 175 goals in 258 Premier League games. He also has the most golden boots of any player (4).
Coach: Alex Ferguson
Following his 13 league titles with Manchester United, Ferguson is the best manager in the Premier League. With the help of some of the greatest players in history, he assembled a number of elite teams that dominated English football.