The Independent's 100 greatest Premier League players of all time

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Who is the greatest Premier League player of all time?

Answering that question all comes down to personal opinion, but the same few names crop up every time the debate arises.

Thierry Henry was incredible for Arsenal between 1999 and 2007, while Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or at Manchester United.

Alan Shearer can also stake a claim as the Premier League's all-time top goalscorer. So too can Ryan Giggs, who won every single trophy on offer with United.

Players like Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Dennis Bergkamp and Paul Scholes are certainly in the mix, too.

This week the Independent have been counting down the 100 best players in Premier League history in batches of 20, and on Friday they named Henry as the greatest.

Ronaldo and Giggs came second and third respectively as Roy Keane clinched fourth and Frank Lampard made the top five.

It's a mighty long list, but you can check out the Independent's 100 greatest Premier League players below.

100-81

100 - Graeme Le Saux

99 - Cesar Azpilicueta

98 - Fernandinho

97 - James Milner

96 - Joe Cole

95 - Juninho

94 - Marcel Desailly

93 - Arjen Robben

92 - Robbie Keane

91 - Chris Sutton

90 - Sami Hyypia

89 - Edin Dzeko

88 - Lee Dixon

87 - Nani

86 - Peter Beardsley

85 - Freddie Ljungberg

84 - Emmanuel Petit

83 - Patrice Evra

82 - Jay Jay Okocha

81 - Steve McManaman

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80-61

80 - Branislav Ivanovic

78 - Gary Speed

77 - William Gallas

76 - Mesut Ozil

75 - Gilberto Silva

74 - Jamie Carragher

74 - Paul Ince

73 - Les Ferdinand

72 - Raheem Sterling

71 - Mark Hughes

70 - Gary Pallister

69 - Jurgen Klinsmann

68 - Ricardo Carvalho

67 - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

66 - David Ginola

65 - Jimmy-Floyd Hasslebaink

64 - Diego Costa

63 - Ledley King

62 - Michael Essien

61 - Marc Overmars

Manchester City v Watford FC - Premier League

60-41

60 - Fernando Torres

59 - Kevin De Bruyne

58 - David Seaman

57 - Luka Modric

56 - Dennis Irwin

55 - Gary Neville

54 - Xabi Alonso

53 - Paolo Di Canio

52 - Edwin van der Sar

51 - Dimitar Berbatov

50 - Steve Bruce

49 - Nicolas Anelka

48 - Dwight Yorke

47 - Jaap Stam

46 - Claude Makelele

45 - Teddy Sheringham

44 - Michael Carrick

43 - Ian Wright

42 - Robbie Fowler

41 - Carlos Tevez

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40-21

40 - David de Gea

39 - Sol Campbell

38 - Tony Adams

37 - Robert Pires

36 - N'Golo Kante

35 - Matt Le Tissier

34 - Harry Kane

33 - Luis Suarez

32 - Gianfranco Zola

31 - Petr Cech

30 - Cesc Fabregas

29 - Yaya Toure

28 - Michael Owen

27 - Robin van Persie

26 - Gareth Bale

25 - Andy Cole

24 - Vincent Kompany

23 - Eden Hazard

22 - Ruud van Nistelrooy

21 - David Beckham

Chelsea v Arsenal - Premier League

20-11

20 - Peter Schmeichel

19 - Nemanja Vidic

18 - Didier Drogba

17 - David Silva

16 - Rio Ferdinand

15 - Steven Gerrard

14 - Ashley Cole

13 - Dennis Bergkamp

12 - Paul Scholes

11 - Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona of Manchester United

TOP 10

10 - Sergio Aguero

9 - Patrick Vieira

8 - John Terry

7 - Alan Shearer

6 - Wayne Rooney

5 - Frank Lampard

4 - Roy Keane

3 - Ryan Giggs

2 - Cristiano Ronaldo

1 - Thierry Henry

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