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Premier League 433 2340 Best starting XI in Premier League history 31762085 Alan Shearer, forward Alan+Shearer%2C+forward Premier League

Blackburn: 1992-96

Newcastle: 1996-2006

Premier League appearances: 441

Premier League goals: 260


Alan Shearer was a classic center forward, known for his strength, stature and aggressive play. He became a common target of crosses, with almost 25% of his goals for Newcastle scored from headers. He exceeded 20 goals in a season seven different times, and holds the record for most career Premier League goals.

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Premier League 433 2340 Best starting XI in Premier League history 31762086 Thierry Henry, winger/forward Thierry+Henry%2C+winger%2Fforward Premier League

Arsenal: 1999-2007, 2012 (loan)

Premier League appearances: 258

Premier League goals: 175


Thierry Henry played both as a lone striker and out on the wing, but was consistently Arsenal's main offensive threat. He had remarkable pace that allowed him to constantly win one-on-one battles and slip past defenders. He scored double digit goals in each of his eight seasons with Arsenal, and twice contributed over a dozen assists.

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Premier League 433 2340 Best starting XI in Premier League history 31762084 Cristiano Ronaldo, winger/forward Cristiano+Ronaldo%2C+winger%2Fforward Premier League

Manchester United: 2003-09

Premier League appearances: 196

Premier League goals: 84


Cristiano Ronaldo is hailed by many as one of the top players on the planet. He has an endless list of skills: speed, strength, technical ability and power. He is a deadly set piece and penalty kick taker, and can seemingly float in the air when he delivers a header. He led the Premier League with 31 goals in 2007-08 and made the Premier League team of the year four times.

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Premier League 433 2340 Best starting XI in Premier League history 31762081 Ryan Giggs, midfielder Ryan+Giggs%2C+midfielder Premier League

Manchester United: 1992-present

Premier League appearances: 619

Premier League goals: 109


Ryan Giggs can be considered the ironman of the Premier League. He is the only player to have played and scored in every EPL campaign. He has transitioned from a winger to a deeper playmaking role over his career, and is one of the leading assist men in history. He has won a record 13 Premier League titles with Manchester United, and is the only player to have medaled in each win.
 

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Premier League 433 2340 Best starting XI in Premier League history 31756079 Frank Lampard, midfielder Frank+Lampard%2C+midfielder Premier League

West Ham: 1995-2001

Chelsea: 2001-present

Premier League appearances: 650

Premier League goals: 165


Frank Lampard plays as a central midfielder and is known for his remarkable work rate. He's considered a box-to-box player and is vital to both the team's attack and defense. He is an equally talented passer and goalscorer: He led the Premier League twice in assists, and scored double digit goals in each of the last ten seasons.

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Premier League 433 2340 Best starting XI in Premier League history 31762080 Paul Scholes, midfielder Paul+Scholes%2C+midfielder Premier League

Manchester United: 1993-2011, 2012-13

Premier League appearances: 497

Premier League goals: 107


Paul Scholes is one of the more decorated Premier League players. He helped Manchester United win 11 league titles. He is primarily known for his sound technical ability, with his one-touches and vision regarded as his best attributes. Though he is not flashy with his style of play, Scholes is thought of by many as one of the most valuable players of his era.
 

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Premier League 433 2340 Best starting XI in Premier League history 31762082 Ashley Cole, left back Ashley+Cole%2C+left+back Premier League

Arsenal: 1998-2006

Chelsea: 2006-present

Premier League appearances: 367

Premier League goals: 15


Though Ashley Cole has not scored many goals in his career, he is appropriately labeled as an attacking defender. As soon as his team wins the ball back, he is up the field on the attack and often sets teammates up for a run on goal. He has won a total of three Premier League titles with Arsenal and Chelsea.

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Premier League 433 2340 Best starting XI in Premier League history 31756078 Rio Ferdinand, center back Rio+Ferdinand%2C+center+back Premier League

West Ham United: 1996-2000

Leeds United: 2000-02

Manchester United: 2002-present

Premier League appearances: 478

Premier League goals: 10


Rio Ferdinand is the rock that has held the backline together across his various clubs. He was named Hammer of the Year at West Ham, captain at Leeds, and has helped Manchester United win six Premier League titles. He was also named to the Premier League team of the year six times.

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Premier League 433 2340 Best starting XI in Premier League history 31762083 John Terry, center back John+Terry%2C+center+back Premier League

Chelsea: 1998-present

Premier League appearances: 387

Premier League goals: 32


John Terry has been a model of consistency for center backs, making over 500 appearances for Chelsea, including 387 in the Premier League. Terry is the club's all-time highest scoring defender. He was named player of the year in 2004-05, and has captained Chelsea to three Premier League titles.

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Premier League 433 2340 Best starting XI in Premier League history 31758759 Gary Neville, right back Gary+Neville%2C+right+back Premier League

Manchester United: 1992-2011

Premier League appearances: 400

Premier League goals: 5

 

Gary Neville was a staple at right back for Manchester United, spending his entire career with the club. He was a captain for five separate campaigns, and was also named to the team of the year five times. He was the second longest serving player in history - behind Ryan Giggs - and he helped United win eight Premier League titles.

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Premier League 433 2340 Best starting XI in Premier League history 31756077 Peter Schmeichel, goalkeeper Peter+Schmeichel%2C+goalkeeper Premier League

Manchester United: 1992-99

Aston Villa: 2001-02

Manchester City: 2002-03

Premier League appearances: 310


Peter Schmeichel was a menacing keeper, standing at 6'3" and 230 lbs during his playing days. He holds the record for best clean sheets-to-games ratio in the Premier League: 42% of the games he played ended without conceding a goal. He was named Goalkeeper of the Year four times, and led Manchester United to five Premier League titles.

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