Thierry Henry Crowned Best Player Ever in Premier League History, Beats Ronaldo, Mo Salah, De Bruyne to Award

Thierry Henry Crowned Best Player Ever in Premier League History, Beats Ronaldo, Mo Salah, De Bruyne to Award

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Arsenal legend Thierry Henry beat the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Steven Gerrard to be crowned the greatest player in Premier League history
  • Henry came out on top in the survey conducted by Betfair and YouGov after a stellar eight years at Arsenal
  • Ronaldo's first stint at United saw him finish second on the list, with Allan Shearer coming in at third

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been voted the best player in the history of the English Premier League. The legendary striker bagged more votes than anyone else in the poll conducted by Betfair.

Current Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo finished in second place, with former Newcastle United striker and Premier League's all-time top scorer Allan Shearer completing the podium places.

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Thierry Henry poses with his Premier League Golden Boot and Player of the Year award in 2004. Photo by Clive Mason.
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Henry played for Arsenal between 1999 and 2007, where he helped Arsene Wenger's side to two English Premier League titles. he was part of the invincible squad of 3004 that went the whole season without losing a single game.

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The French striker scored 174 goals in 254 appearances for the Gunners. Daily Mail reports that he got more than 15% of the vote in what was a closely-contested tie.

Ronaldo, one of the best players in history, had to settle for second place. The United striker's first stint at United saw him win three consecutive Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson before he left for Real Madrid.

His second stint hasn't been as prolific despite him finishing third in the top-scorer charts. After Allan Shearer, another United legend, Eric Cantona, finished fourth, with former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard coming in fifth.

Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne are the only active players to be included in the top 10 list. The trio has a couple of years left to scale even higher in the list.

Thierry Henry slams Mohamed Salah for his pre-match comments before the Champions League final

Previously, Sports Brief reported that Thierry Henry had criticized Mohamed Salah for his pre-match comments before the Champions League final. Salah was on record a couple of times expressing his desire to get revenge over Real Madrid.

This year’s final was a repeat of the 2018 final where Salah went off injured in the first half. Real Madrid went on to win 3-1, a result that left a sour taste on Salah’s mouth.

Speaking after beating Villarreal in the semi-finals to book a place in the final, Salah was asked which team he’d prefer to face in the final between Real Madrid and Manchester City. The prolific forward bullishly said he’d rather have the Spanish champions to exact his revenge.

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