8. Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry was simply untouchable for a couple of years with Arsenal in the Premier League.

He won the European Golden Boot twice - in 2004 and 2005 - and would destroy defences on his own.

It's somewhat scandalous that the former France international never managed to win a Ballon d'Or, although he came close in 2003, when he finished second to Juventus' star Pavel Nedved.

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