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Ben Foster names the top 10 best Premier League midfielders of all time

Jack Kenmare

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Ben Foster names the top 10 best Premier League midfielders of all time

Paul Scholes is the greatest Premier League midfielder of all time, according to Ben Foster, who has sparked some serious debate with his latest TikTok video.

Foster, who will feature between the sticks for League Two side Wrexham this season, gave himself the unenviable task of ranking the top 10 midfielders in Premier League history.

To kick things off, the former Manchester United goalkeeper names recently-retired David Silva in 10th place.

Silva enjoyed a trophy-laden career with Manchester City, where he lifted four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and five League Cup trophies during an unforgettable ten-year spell.


Foster goes on to name former United teammate Ryan Giggs in his top 10 alongside Yaya Toure, Gareth Bale, Patrick Vieira and another ex-United midfielder, Roy Keane.

You can watch that full TikTok clip from the Ben Foster The Cycling GK channel below.


Perhaps the biggest surprise from Foster's controversial top 10 list is the whereabouts of Steven Gerrard.


When it comes to the age-old 'Gerrard, Lampard or Scholes' debate, many often pick the former Liverpool and England midfielder as their number one.

But the Wrexham shot-stopper names Frank Lampard, Kevin De Bruyne and Paul Scholes ahead of Gerrard.

Here is the list in full:

  • 10. David Silva [Manchester City]
  • 9. Ryan Giggs [Manchester United]
  • 8. Yaya Toure [Manchester City]
  • 7. Gareth Bale [Spurs]
  • 6. Patrick Vieira [Arsenal]
  • 5. Roy Keane [Manchester United]
  • 4. Steven Gerrard [Liverpool]
  • 3. Frank Lampard [Chelsea]
  • 2. Kevin De Bruyne [Manchester City]
  • 1. Paul Scholes [Manchester United]

As you can imagine, the TikTok comments were quick to have their say on Foster's picks. One fan said: "Steven Gerrard fourth is crazy," while another commented: "If you don't know it's Paul Scholes then you don't know ball."

A third wrote: "If Bale is a midfielder then so is Ronaldo, therefore Ronaldo is first."

A fourth added: "Cesc Fabregas must have played golf."

Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty

SPORTbible have also ranked the top 10 Premier League midfielders of all time, using stats to quantify the rankings, as well as their overall contribution to the game.


5) Roy Keane

  • 366 appearances
  • 39 goals
  • 33 assists

4) David Silva

  • 309 appearances
  • 60 goals
  • 93 assists

3) Steven Gerrard

  • 504 appearances
  • 120 goals
  • 92 assists

2) Frank Lampard

  • 609 appearances
  • 177 goals
  • 102 assists

1) Paul Scholes

  • 499 appearances
  • 107 goals
  • 55 assists
Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty

Thoughts on Foster's list of the greatest midfielders in Premier League history? Do you agree?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Getty - TikTok/@benfcyclinggk

Topics: Ben Foster, Premier League, Manchester United, Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard, Kevin De Bruyne

Jack Kenmare
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