30 Years of the Premier League: The Best XI

Since the Premier Leaguekicked off in August 1992, players from all over the world have flocked to the top flight for Britain.

Here, the PA news agency has selected teams from the last 30 years. That team, in its prime, might have given reigning champions Manchester City the odds.

Petr Čech (Goalkeeper)

Premier League Appearances: 443, Premier League Titles: 4

The Czech goalkeeper has made it big for Chelsea 4 Premier League titles between 2004 and 2015, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and 2011-12 Champions League, and won the Europa League in 2012-13.

Leaving for Arsenal, where he once again won his FA Cup, Čech holds his 202nd clean sheet record in the Premier League overall.

Ashley Cole (left back)

Appearances: 385; Titles: Three

Won two Premier League titles with Arsenal before moving to (Rebecca Naden/PA)

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First Arsenal, then Chelsea In that era, Cole won the Premier League three times and the FA Cup seven times.

After a successful streak at Arsenal, Cole moved to Stamford Bridge after a protracted transfer stalemate in 2006, where he won the Premier League title, four FA Cups, the League Cup, the Champions League and Europe. won the league.

John Terry (center back)

Appearances: 492; Titles: 5

Chelsea Captain John Terry wins five Premier League titles (Mike Egerton/PA)

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Chelsea captain Terry leads the Blues to five He led them to the Premier League title and made more than 700 appearances in 19 seasons.

Terry, 41, has won the FA Cup five times for him and the League Cup three times for him, with success in both the Champions League and the Europa League.

Vincent Kompany (centre back)

Appearances: 265; Titles: 4

He won the Premier League trophy four times, helping to secure his first championship title since 2011.

After making his 265 appearances in the Premier League, Kompani left City at the end of his 2018-19 season, with Pep his Guardiola side achieving his treble in the country. .

Gary Neville (Right-back)

Appearances: 400; Titles: Eight

Manchester United defender, Gary Neville won eight titles under Sir Alex Ferguson (John Giles/PA Archives)

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He won eight Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues with Alex Ferguson's squad.

The England right-back, between 1991 and 2011 he made 602 appearances, winning the League Cup twice and the FA Cup three times.

Kevin De Bruyne (Midfield)

Appearances: 211; Titles: 4

Belgian international De Bruyne, 31, is currently 's only Premier League player to finish 11th all-time.

De Bruyne has experience playing for Chelsea early in his career and has delivered consistently quality performances for City, winning four Premier League winners' medals.

Roy Keane (Midfield)

Appearances: 366; Titles: 7

Roy Keane is Manchester United's midfielder (Martin Rickett/PA Archive)

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He was central to United's midfield early on.

Kean later captained the club, winning the Premier League seven times for him, the Champions League for him once and the FA Cup for him four times.

Patrick Vieira (Midfield)

Appearances: 307; Together, he became a midfield enforcer for Arsene Wenger's team.

Vieira led the team with the Invincibles in his 2003–04 season, and in 2005 he scored a spot on his kick in the FA Cup Final penalty shootout against United. We have won. He moved to Juventus, also playing for Inter Milan, and later joined Manchester City briefly.

Wayne Rooney (forward)

Appearances: 491; : 208; Title: 5

Wayne Rooney is Manchester United's record scorer (Martin Rickett/PA)

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Rooney, the second-highest scorer in the Premier League, won five titles in his 13 years at United, enjoying success in both the Champions League and Europa League. I have lifted both domestic cups.

At United he scored 253 goals, Sir Bobby Rooney, who broke Charlton's record, returned to Everton in the summer of 2017.

Alan Shearer (Forward)

Occurrences: 441; Goal: 260; Title: One

Shearer has scored 260 goals. , topped the Premier League's all-time scoring charts, but won Blackburn's only title.

The English striker joined his hometown club Newcastle in 1996 for his then world-record transfer fee of £15 million, winning his boot of Golden for the third season in a row. did. Shearer retired in 2006, when at Newcastle he broke Jackie Milburn's 49-year-old record of 200 goals. Goals: 175; Titles: 2

After moving from Juventus, the winger-turned-Henry spent eight seasons at the Gunners plaguing defenders, during which he won Golden his boot four times. Earned.

Henry moved to Barcelona in 2007 and won his league of Champions. Upon returning to Arsenal on short-term loan in 2012, Henry extended his club-wide record to 228 goals.


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