The Premier League is arguably the best in the world.

With great stadiums, players, fans and managers alike, it's everyone's dream to play in the top flight of English football.

Yes, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga also boast world-class players, but surely the ultimate achievement is to play for the best, at the best?

The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney, Eric Cantona, and Alan Shearer are just a few names that spring to mind when considering some of the greats who have graced the Premier League, but what about those who, for whatever reason, avoided playing in England's top tier throughout their careers?

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