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5 greatest premier league midfielders of all time

Football is straightforward, with attackers scoring goals and defenders defending as if their life depended on it. However, it is frequently the midfield that determines whether a game is won or lost. The ten players on this list have not only won matches, trophies, plaudits, and hearts, but they have also influenced future generations to play the game differently. 


While some provided grit and steel to the midfield, some added flair and tranquility, and others mesmerized fans and opponents with their ball wizardry. The wizards who mastered their professions and captivated the Premier League with their witchcraft are commemorated in the following list

 Paul Scholes, No. 1

Manchester United is a football club based in Manchester, England. 


11 PL Titles 


Number of Appearances: 499 


107 goals were scored. 


55 assists 


This list's top five are nearly interchangeable. A cigarette paper cannot be placed between the five of them. But there's a reason it's ranked so high, and why Paul Scholes is considered the best midfielder in Premier League history. 


Despite winning eleven Premier League titles, Scholes never won the Ballon d'Or and was only named to the PFA Team of the Year twice. Was it because he was overlooked outside of Manchester's red half, or because he was overshadowed by players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry, who drew more attention?

Steven Gerrard (#2) 




Liverpool is a football club based in Liverpool, England. 


Number of PL Titles: 0 


504 Appearances 


121 goals 


97 assists 


Gerrard made his Premier League debut for Liverpool exactly a decade after signing for the red half of Merseyside in 1988. Gerrard won everything there was to win over his 27 years with the club, be it local or continental championships, but that elusive Premier League gold eluded him time and time again. That, however, only adds to the man's magnificence, as he is the only player on the list who has never won the Premier League title.

Frank Lampard, No. 3 




West Ham United | Chelsea | Manchester City are the clubs involved. 


3 PL Titles 


611 Appearances 


177 goals 


117 assists 


When Frank's uncle, Harry Redknapp, noticed his promise as a young player at West Ham United, there was a lot of speculation about nepotism. When Redknapp predicted that young Frank would rise to the top, he sounded more like a soothsayer than a wheeler-dealer. His forecast came true, however it took some time for Lampard to become well-known. 


After the arrival of Claude Makélélé at Chelsea in 2003, Lampard was given the freedom to move more forward, and with that came added success, as Lampard was Chelsea's top goal scorer in that season.

Patrick Vieira, #4 


 Arsenal | Manchester City are two of the most famous football clubs in the world. 


3 PL Titles 


307 Appearances 


31 objectives 


31 assists 


Patrick Vieira, a former Arsenal captain, is largely regarded as one of the best midfielders in Premier League history. During Arsenal's historic and unparalleled "Invincibles" season in 2003/04, Vieira was the lynchpin. 


“My grandfather has a used Sierra! Pat Vieira, wooaahh!” When fans chant about their heroes, something happens. It's a heady mix of devotion and humour for a player they consider one of their own. This is the iconic chant that erupted from the Highbury stands after his sensational debut. The supporters were aware that they were witnessing the beginnings of a new era.

Ryan Giggs (#5) 




Manchester United is a football club based in Manchester, England. 


13 PL Titles 


632 appearances 


109 goals 


161 assists 


Ryan Giggs is a one-man show. Only two clubs in England have won more league titles than the Welshman. 


Allow that to soak in for a moment. There are only two of us! 


In his career, Giggs won 34 trophies, making him the most decorated player in UK history. And it's a joke that his career spanned 24 years in midfield, in the Premier League, at Manchester United, during the boom years! 


Giggs had history in his sights from the minute he made his United senior debut as a 17-year-old substitute against Everton on March 2, 1991. By the start of the following season, he had established himself as Ferguson's top

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