Alan Shearer has named his all-time top 10 outfield players from the Premier League era.
The former Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers and England has identified a group of 10 men who he feels have been the best performers in the English top flight since it became the Premier League in 1992.
Shearer’s all-time Premier League top ten
RYAN GIGGS: He has spanned Premier League history — most decorated player, most appearances and a 24-year career at Manchester United. Extraordinary!
THIERRY HENRY: Another of the great foreign imports. Followed in Bergkamp’s footsteps and helped create the Invincibles.
PAUL SCHOLES: Probably more recognition now of his ability than when playing. In a United team of stars he was the quiet man — but the best of the lot.
JOHN TERRY: Not the most popular but longevity, leadership and achievements at Chelsea make him one of the Prem’s most accomplished defenders.
WAYNE ROONEY: A 14-year career so far. Alongside Giggs and Gerrard we’ve seen him go from boy to man and win title after title.
FRANK LAMPARD: One of the Premier League top-scorers, from midfield. Extraordinary. His longevity and trophies at Chelsea guarantee him a spot.
PATRICK VIEIRA: A giant. A tough call between him and Roy Keane. Both brought influence and leadership.