GK. Brad Friedel
The American hero is best remembered for his incredible shot stopping abilities.
He made 287 appearances for Blackburn Rovers between 2000-2008 and even scored a goal there in 2004.
He is now a pundit on TV, following his retirement in the 2014/15 season whilst playing for Tottenham Hotspur.
CB. Tony Adams
Spent his 22 year career at Arsenal, making a whopping 504 appearances.
With Arsenal, he won four top flight division titles, captaining a title-winning team in three different decades, three FA Cups, two League Cups, a UEFA Cup Winners Cup and three FA Community Shields.
A statue honouring Adams now stands proudly outside the Emirates Stadium.
CB. John Terry
Terry is Chelsea’s most successful captain, having led them to three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and a UEFA Champions League title since 2004.
He is one of five players to have made over 500 appearances for the club and is also the club’s all-time highest scoring defender.
He is currently still the captain of Chelsea FC, going into the 2015-16 season.
CB. Jamie Carragher
Another one club player, Carragher’s honours with Liverpool include two FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields, one Champions League title, one UEFA Cup and two Super Cups.
He is now a pundit alongside former Manchester United player, Gary Neville, on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
RM. Robert Pires
The Frenchman scored 62 goals in 189 appearances for Arsenal between 2000-2006 and was part of the Gunners’ legendary invincibles side of 2003-04. His honours with the club include two Premier League titles and three FA Cups. He is considered to be one of the best French players of all time.
He is now regularly seen watching Arsenal matches at the Emirates Stadium.
CM. Frank Lampard
A three-time winner of the player of the year award at Chelsea, Lampard is regarded as a hero and widely regarded as one of the best Midfielders of this generation.
He is the club’s all time top goalscorer with 211 goals in all competitions and is one of seven players, and the only midfielder, to have scored 150 or more goals in the Premier League. He is also second in the Premier League’s all-time assists table, behind Ryan Giggs. In 2005, Lampard was voted FWA Footballer Of The Year and was runner-up in both the FIFA World Player Of The Year and the Ball on d’Or.
He also gained international recognition, as he was capped 106 times by and scored 29 goals for his country. He was also voted England player of the year for two consecutive years in 2004 and 2005.
He will spend the 2015/16 season at newly formed Major League Soccer side, New York City FC.
CM. Steven Gerrard
“Stevie G” spent 17 seasons with Liverpool, making his debut in 1998, cementing his place in the first team in 2000, and becoming the club’s captain in 2003. His honours include two FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Champions League title, one UEFA Cup title, and two UEFA Super Cups.
He also holds numerous individual accolades, such as, when in 2005, he was honoured as the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, has been named in the PFA Team of the Year a record eight times, the UEFA Team of the Year and FIFA World XI three times, and was named PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2006.
As an England player he was capped 114 times, scoring 21 goals, between 2000-2014.
He will spend the 2015/16 season at Major League Soccer side, Los Angeles Galaxy.
CM. Patrick Vieira
He rose to prominence during a hugely successful spell at from 1996 to 2005, where he eventually became club captain and won four FA Cups and three Premier League titles – including captaining the “Invincibles” side of 03/04.
At international level, Vieira obtained 107 caps for France, and was part of their 1998’`World Cup and Euro 2000 winning sides; he was also a member of the French team that finished runners-up in the 2006 World Cup.
Nowadays, he is a youth team coach at Manchester City.
LM. Ryan Giggs
Giggs is the most decorated player in Welsh and English football history.
During his time at United, he won 13 Premier League winner’s medals, four FA Cup winner’s medals, three League Cup winner’s medals and two Champions League winner’s medals.
He also has a long list of personal achievements.
He was the first player in history to win two consecutive PFA Young Player of the Year awards (1992 and 1993), and won the PFA Player of the Year award in 2009. He was the only player to play in each of the first 22 seasons of the Premier League, as well as the only player to score in each of the first 21 seasons and also olds the record for the most assists in Premier League history, with 271.
He is now currently Louis Van Gaal’s assistant manager at United and is a co-owner of Salford City FC.
ST. Alan Shearer
Shearer scored 283 league goals in his career, including a record 260 in the Premier League for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United (of which 58 were penalties) with a record 11 Premier League hat-tricks. In 2004 Shearer was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players as part of FIFA’s 100th anniversary celebration.
Between 1992–2000 he appeared 63 times for England’s senior side, scoring 30 goals.
Nowadays, Shearer can regularly be seen as a pundit on Match Of The Day alongside Gary Lineker.
ST. Thierry Henry
Sometimes regarded by many as the leagues greatest player ever, Henry’s time at Arsenal between 1999–2007, he played 254 times, scoring 174 goals, and thus becoming the clubs record goalscorer, surpassing Ian Wright’s record. In 2012 he returned to the club on loan, playing a further 4 games and scoring once.
He won two league titles and three FA Cups with the Gunners. In 2003 and 2004 during the “invincibles” season, he was runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the year award. He was also named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year twice, and the FWA Footballer of the Year three times.
Henry enjoyed success with the French national team, winning the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000 and The 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. In October 2007, he surpassed Michel Platini’s record to become France’s top goalscorer of all time.
He is now a pundit on Sky Sports.
On the bench:
GK. David James
CB. Sol Campbell
RM. Cristiano Ronaldo
CM. Paul Scholes
ST. Didier Drogba
ST. Andy Cole
ST. Ian Wright
Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson
Assistant: Arsene Wenger