12. Respected Legends
There have been countless extremely talented footballers to grace the Premier League. From Cristiano Ronaldo to Gianfranco Zola, from Marcel Desailly to Michael Owen, the list truly is endless. Legends for each team are respected by fans around the globe, for being such consistent and inspiring individuals for their club. However, there are some notable mentions for legends that have graced multiple leagues with their high level of skill.
Thierry Henry is a prime example of that. The man is worshipped in France, England, Spain and the USA for his ability to score brilliant goals for any team (maybe with the exclusion of Juventus in Italy). Frank Lampard is another. Although maybe not as much as Henry, Lampard is considered as possibly one of the best Premier League players ever. Having been a club great for Chelsea, scoring 211 goals and becoming their top goal scorer of all time, he signed for Manchester City as well as New York City where he was welcomed with open arms to both clubs.