Who is the best overseas player in Premier League history? | BBC Sport


Gabby Logan is joined by Alan Shearer, Ruud Gullit, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith, as they discuss who is the Premier League’s best ever overseas player.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona are among the finalists. Who do you think it should be?

From The Premier League Show.


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Who is the best overseas player in Premier League history? | BBC Sport


Date: May 9, 2020

32 thoughts on “Who is the best overseas player in Premier League history? | BBC Sport

  1. Titi was the only player I saw get clapped off the park by multiple home and away opposition fans. He was the player that put actual bums on actual seats he made money for the opposition and Arsenal. No other player had his effect on the Premiere league !

  2. This is a wonderful video. Spot on. All these guys get it. Very intelligent discussion. I’m a Scot, Ireland is not overseas. Sorry for hurt feelings. Henry the best overseas player in PL history, based on longetivity. Ronaldo the best talent ever to play in PL. Gerrard the best British and Irish player, Roy Keane a close second.

  3. I agree with people saying that thierry Henry is the best overseas player to play in the premier league, but surely bergkamp needs to be mentioned aswell. I mean, his technique was on par with zidane. He won three premier league titles. Three or four fa cups. Three community Shields. One of the most underrated players of all time. And also a really complete player 🇳🇱😍🏐👊⚽️😀🧐

  4. Shearer was dead against Henry winning this vote…when Ruud Gullit changes his mind from Drogba to Henry, watch Shearer's reaction. He looks like he took a slug of a pint of beer and then realized it was piss.

  5. Roy Keane didnt even get a mention WTF!

    Premier League: 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03
    FA Cup: 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04

    FA Community Shield: 1993, 1996, 1997, 2003

    UEFA Champions League: 1998–99

    PFA Team of the Year: 1992–93 Premier League, 1996–97 Premier League, 1999–2000 Premier League, 2000–01 Premier League, 2001–02 Premier League

    what a bunch of fucking muppets!

  6. Gullit himself was certainly one of the best foreign players in the PL. Already 2 two times Worlplayer of the year (now Ballon d'Or) before he joyned Chelsea. But the absolute best? I think an elite group of players not coming from the UK: Henry, Bergkamp, Cantona, Pires, Litmanen, Torres, CR7, Robben and others. The best foreign players of the current PL: Kevin de Bruyne, Firmino, van Dijk, De Gea.

  7. simple. drogba has more premier league titles than henry. drogba changed the way strikers are looked. but its criminal not have cantona in the mix. 4 league titles and 2 FA cups.

  8. All these comments of people saying they believe someone’s ‘the best’ despite supporting a different club. Supporting a different club doesn’t make your opinion right 😂 fucking morons

  9. Ronaldo, is the answer, he is one of the greatest players of all time. Almost 700 career goals. Ronaldo is up there with the God's of football, Pele's Mardona's , Cruyff and Messi. Henry as great as he was is not in that category, he was one of the greatest players of his generation. Henry, was not the best player in the French national team of that era, Zidane, was. Ronaldo is acknowledged as being the the best player in Real's, history even Zidane, himself stated that. I am not trying to disparage Henry, but the facts speak for themselves if Ronaldo had stayed at Old Trafford, he would have torn the Premier League apart as he did La Liga and Serie A, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. As for John Terry, he is grateful Ronaldo left when he did because he knows he would have suffered worse than sleepless nights .

  10. Schmeichel, Vidic, Vieira, and Henry can't argue with that I had De Bruyne as midfielder but I'm an Arsenal fan and I must have been too young to realise how important he was to that great team can we not get an all time 11

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