The development of the English Premier League to become one of the best leagues in Europe over the last decade is inseparable from the presence of star players in the league. In fact, the reality is that non-English players or those from outside England actually look better than local players. Well, the following 5 players are recognized as the best foreign players in the history of the English Premier League.
1. Thierry Henry
This French legend is known as one of the best players Arsenal has ever had. Bought from Juventus in the summer of 1999 for 11 million Pounds, Henry initially operated as a winger, but his role changed to become a striker. Proven in that position, this former AS Monaco player appeared excellent. In fact, during 8 seasons defending Arsenal, Henry scored 175 goals in the Premier League and 74 assists in between. He was also part of the Arsenal Invicibles Team, which won the League in 2004.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
The player who is now defending Juventus is also a big legend in the history of the English Premier League. He was bought from Sporting CP in 2003 by Manchester United. Ronaldo, who was then still 17 years old continues to grow year after year. He managed to score 118 goals in the Premier League. Presented a number of titles, including the European Champions League in 2008.
3. Didier Drogba
The only African player on this list is Ivory Coast Legend, Didier Drogba. Drogba is a great Chelsea and Premier League striker. Drogba recorded 8 seasons playing for Chelsea, between 2003 and 2012. Drogba scored 157 goals in 341 appearances, including 100 goals in the Premier League. His record was scoring 10 goals in 10 final matches, which led to Chelsea in winning 10 titles.
4. Sergio Aguero
While the Argentine player is already known as a living legend of Manchester City. He was bought from Atletico Madrid in 2011. His role in Manchester City’s success in securing four Premier League trophies so far has been enormous. He is ranked 6th in the list of all-time top scorer of the English Premier League with a score of 173 goals.