Thiery Henry emerges FourFourTwo's Premier League's greatest player ever

Thiery Henry emerges FourFourTwo's Premier League's greatest player ever

- Thiery Henry has been named the greatest star to ever play in the Premier League

- The Frenchman surprisingly beat the like of Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard to the list

- According to FourFourTwo, who did the ranking, the research was carried out using a 'combination of player ability, status and the moments' in the EPL

Arsenal legend, Thiery Henry, has beaten the likes of Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard to the FourFourTwo's best Premier League's greatest ever list.

It came as a surprise as the Frenchman came atop of the pile, with Cristiano Ronald beating EPL legends including Eric Cantona and Frank Lampard to the second place.

Henry, who has 175 goals for Arsenal in 258 appearances, was crowned the best in what has left the result of the ranking in utter controversy.

According to FourFourTwo, the list was compiled using a "combination of player ability, status and the moments they gave us over the years.''

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And controversially, Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney came on the third and fourth spots respectively, while Eric Cantona, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard, Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira sealed the top ten in respective order.

Man United legend Ryan Giggs was ranked eleventh, with legendary Chelsea skipper John Terry coming behind in the 412th place. Rio Ferdinand was ranked 13th. Ashley Cole and Sergio Aguero. capped the first 15-man list.

Surprisingly, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was ranked above Chelsea legendary goalie Petr Cech, while Dennis Bergkamp, Vincent Kompany and Peter Schmeichel capped the first twenty.

Others are:

30. Xabi Alonso

29. David Beckham

28. N'Golo Kante

27. Dwight Yorke

26. Andy Cole

25. Eden Hazard

24. Didier Drogba

23. Virgil van Dijk

22. Kevin De Bruyne

21. Nemanja Vidic

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Meanwhile, had reported that Lionel Messi has overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo and other football stars on the planet to top the list of the highest-paid footballers in 2020.

The Barcelona star does not only come top of the pile, his earning worth a staggering €8.3m gross per month almost doubled that of his Portuguese arch-rival.

This may be so because the Argentine hitman is the best player on the planet right now having won the coveted Ballon d'Or honour for the sixth-time record.

According to French publication L’Equipe, the Juventus star is next to the Barcelona captain with an earning of €4.5m gross per month.

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