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Study ranks the 10 'most talked about' Premier League pundits of all time

Study ranks the 10 'most talked about' Premier League pundits of all time

Thierry Henry, Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Alex Scott feature in the list.

A study has revealed the ten 'most talked about' Premier League pundits of all time, featuring Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Michael Owen.

Research carried out by betting tips website Smartbettingguide analysed a list of 214 Premier League pundits, commentators and presenters to establish the most talked about individual.

An average monthly volume of Google searches was combined with eight popular search terms, including ‘best commentary’ and ‘match analyses’.

So who came out on top? Thierry Henry, known for his punditry appearances on CBS Sports and Amazon Prime Video, leads the list with a monthly average of 637,844 searches globally.

In fact, the former Arsenal and Barcelona forward receives more searches monthly than Ian Wright, Alan Shearer and Michael Owen combined.

Roy Keane, a regular on the Sky Sports panel, features in second with an average of 443,838 monthly searches.

The former Manchester United midfielder is also hugely popular on video sharing website TikTok. The #roykeane tag has picked up a hefty 1.2 billion views, while #roykeanesavage received 33.9 million views at the time of writing.

So who gets the bronze medal? Peter Crouch is said to average 386,106 searches per month on Google, according to the study.

Crouch, who appears on TNT Sports and hosts That Peter Crouch Podcast alongside Chris Stark, is another former Premier League player who has become synonymous with going viral since entering the punditry and podcast space.

Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty

Micah Richards, the youngest pundit to feature on the top 10 list, comes in fourth place with 270,400 monthly searches as he continues to entertain on BBC Sport, Sky Sports and CBS Sports.

Gary Neville, another fan favourite, follows closely behind Richards in fifth place with a monthly average search volume of 264,448.

BBC Sport presenter Alex Scott, meanwhile, brings an average of 243,685 searches per month.

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is placed seventh in the list with 221,540 average monthly searches and Arsenal legend Ian Wright receives 210,735 searches a month.

To complete the rankings, BBC analyst and Premier League all-time top goalscorer Alan Shearer finishes ninth, with 205,081 average monthly searches, while TNT Sports pundit Michael Owen makes the top ten with 185,585 monthly searches.

Here is the top 10 in full:

  1. Thierry Henry
  2. Roy Keane
  3. Peter Crouch
  4. Micah Richards
  5. Gary Neville
  6. Alex Scott
  7. Rio Ferdinand
  8. Ian Wright
  9. Alan Shearer
  10. Michael Owen
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Topics: Premier League, Michael Owen, Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Thierry Henry