Xabi Alonso PL appearances / goals (143 /15) Following the appointment of Rafa Benitez in 2004, Alonso joined up his fellow countryman at Anfield and was to become the lynchpin of a new way of football thinking for Liverpool. Initially impressing with his tactical awareness and range of passing, the Spaniard also garnered a reputation… Continue reading The 100 Greatest Premier League Players -Part 4 (70-61)
Steve Bruce PL appearances / goals (148 / 11) PL titles 3 Arguably the greatest player to not have won a solitary England cap during his career, Bruce was the steel to Gary Pallister’s skill and pace. A dogged and determined centre back, Bruce was at the heart of Manchester United’s early Premier League success,… Continue reading The 100 Greatest Premier League Players -Part 3 (80-71)
Jürgen Klinsmann PL appearances / goals (56 / 30) Perhaps the player with the shortest Premier League playing tenure on this list, Klinsmann was a somewhat surprising signing for Tottenham Hotspur in 1994. Having played a part in England’s demise at the 1990 World Cup with West Germany, Klinsmann’s arrival attracted a fair amount of… Continue reading The 100 Greatest Premier League Players -Part 2 (90-81)
In 1992 the structure of the English football pyramid changed forever. Amidst the influx of ever-growing TV revenue and commercial interest 22 clubs resigned from the football league to found what is now commonly portrayed as the most watched and most exciting sporting competition in the world, the Premier League.