Written byRajdeep Saha
And now, we present the top five English players in Premier League history.
He went on to make a total of 492 appearances and also registered 41 goals and 12 assists.
Terry won five Premier League titles and was a great leader.
The Chelsea legend was strong, tenacious, and had a physical presence.
Imagine a mid-fielder being a club's record goal-scorer. Isn't that surprising?
Frank Lampard's 211 career goals for Chelsea stood out.
Lampard, who also played for West Ham and Manchester City, scored a whopping 177 Premier League goals, besides making 102 assists.
He scored 10-plus goals in the EPL for 10 successive seasons.
Lampard could play anywhere in mid-field and set up attacks.
Winner of 11 Premier League titles, Manchester United's Scholes is still the most decorated central mid-fielder.
He made 499 appearances and scored 107 goals, besides making 55 assists.
Scholes was praised by some of football's greatest players.
He brought beauty and an aura to the game.
He was pin-point accurate with his passing and distribution.
Scholes was superb with his movement and link-up play.
He played as a striker, number 10, winger and mid-fielder to show his versatility.
Rooney was lethal both inside the box and from distance. His free-kicks stood out.
He registered the second-highest goals in the competition (208), besides making 103 assists.
He won five Premier League titles.
Former Blackburn and Newcastle legend Alan Shearer holds the record for most goals scored in the Premier League.
He scored 260 goals in 441 matches, besides amassing 64 assists.
A three-time Golden Boot winner, Shearer bagged the Player of the Season award in 1994-95.
His goal-scoring attributes helped Blackburn win the EPL that season.
Shearer and his contribution will be remembered fondly.
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