legend has been voted the greatest footballer to play in the Premier League.
This was according to the final voting results of The Mirror’s Football’s World
Cup of Premier League greats.
pitted 32 of the finest talents to ever grace the Premier League against each
other over the past few weeks, all in a World Cup format. And in the final
round contested between Henry and legendary Manchester United winger Ryan
Giggs, the 1998 World Cup winner secured 82 per cent of the votes to stand
present who featured in the polls include; Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, John
Terry, Petr Cech, Alan Shearer, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira. Also
included are Roy Keane, Steven Gerrard, Eric Cantona, Eden Hazard, Wayne
Rooney, Yaya Toure, Paul Scholes and Vincent Kompany.
1999, won the Premier League, FA Cup and Community Shield, before departing for
Barcelona on 2007 – although he came back for a brief loan spell midway through
the 2011/12 season.
revolutionising the role of a central striker, boasting incredible pace and an
eye for goal which saw him net 175 top-flight goals. During his time at
Barcelona he won the treble in the 2008/2009 season – forming a devastating
strike force with Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto’o.
of Sir Alex Ferguson’s great Manchester United sides, and helped set the Old
Trafford standards during an era when success followed success for the Red
name, Giggs is United’s all-time record appearance holder, and after serving on
the club’s coaching staff under previous boss Louis van Gaal he is now in
charge of the Wales national team.