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The Premier League’s 50 All-Time Greatest Central Midfielders Have Been Ranked

The Premier League’s 50 All-Time Greatest Central Midfielders Have Been Ranked

From Roy Keane and Paul Scholes to Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, the best central midfielders in Premier League history have been named.

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has been named the best central midfielder in Premier League history ahead of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes.

Fans have entered into heated debates over who is the best Premier League midfielder out of Liverpool icon Gerrard, Chelsea hero Lampard and United legend Scholes.

And even former United skipper Keane, 49, has insisted that the trio were "way better than me."

However, Read Premier League ranked the legendary Irishman top of its list for the best CM of all time in the league's history.

The publication said that Keane was the 'driving force behind a brilliant Manchester United side during his 12-year stay at Old Trafford.'

Read Premier League continued to praise the former Nottingham Forest star for his 'winning mentality' and his 'excellent leadership skills.'

Gerrard and Lampard finished second and third respectively, while Patrick Vieira came fourth and Scholes rounded off the top five.

Posted below are Read Premier League's 50 best midfielders of all time below.


50. Tugay Kerimoglu

49. Mikel Arteta

48. John Obi Mikel

47. Scott Parker

46. Dietmar Hamann

45. Danny Murphy

44. Tim Cahill

43. Dimitri Payet

42. Moussa Dembele

41. Christian Eriksen


40. Aaron Ramsey

39. Gary McAllister

38. Javier Mascherano

37. Mesut Ozil

36. Juan Mata

35. Santi Cazorla

34. Juninho

33. Paul Ince

32. Philippe Coutinho

31. Nemanja Matic


30. Michael Ballack

29. Paul Pogba

28. Gary Speed

27. Jordan Henderson

26. Emmanuel Petit

25. Darren Fletcher

24. Jay-Jay Okocha

23. Gareth Barry

22. Bernardo Silva

21. Nicky Butt

20. David Batty

19. James Milner

18. Michael Essien

17. Matt Le Tissier

16. Xabi Alonso


15. Gilberto Silva

14. Luka Modric

13. Michael Carrick

12. Claude Makelele

11. Cesc Fabregas

10. N'Golo Kante

9. Fernandinho

8. Kevin De Bruyne

7. Yaya Toure

6. David Silva

5. Paul Scholes

4. Patrick Vieira

3. Frank Lampard

2. Steven Gerrard

1. Roy Keane


Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes, Patrick Vieira, Football, David Silva, Premier League, England, Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, Kevin de Bruyne, Steven Gerrard, N'Golo Kante, Roy Keane