If you were to do a poll to find out who is the most popular player in the Premiership Robin Van Persie would probably win at canter given the billions of United fans across the globe who would vote for him.
But is he really the most popular player in the Premiership? Thought not. So I asked a highly cultured group of footy fans to name who their favourite Premiership players are, the catch being that they couldn’t nominate anyone from their own team – and naming a player from their rivals was positively encouraged.
So which players do you admire? Who do you like watching? Who do you respect? And who would you think would be top value if you went for a drink with them?
Here are the ten players we came up with. Tell us who we missed in the comments.
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3 Peter Crouch
Most players on this list are one team players. With Peter Crouch though he has an amazing ability to still be loved even by supporters of teams that sold him. He scores lots of points for the best quote from a player ever. Q - If you weren't a footballer what do you think you'd be? Crouch - A virgin.