3. Ian Rush
Ian Rush is a retired Welsh striker,he played for Liverpool F.C. from 1980–1987 and 1988–1996, and is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, having scored a total of 346 goals in all competitions during his two spells at the club. At international level he made 73 appearances for the Wales national football team and remains the record goalscorer for his country with 28 goals between 1980 and 1996.
2. Kenny Dalglish
Magician, genius, king, call him what you want. He was one of the best Liverpool players ever if not the best. With 172 goals scored for Liverpool, King Kenny is probably most remembered for his European Cup-clinching goal in 1978 final. He seemed to play football in the future, knowing exactly where his team-mates would be and the perfect ball to play. He represented the club with class on and off the field.
1. Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard just pips Dalglish as Liverpool’s greatest ever player. What he achieved, often in far more inferior sides, was astonishing. His passion for the club was unmatched. Many big clubs wanted him in his prime, but he stayed loyal to Liverpool. A local lad who has risen through the ranks to lead his beloved club to a Champions League crown, two FA Cups and three League Cups. Gerrard has scored over 150 goals during his 14 years with the first team.
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12. Manchester City
3. Bert Trautmann
Bert Trautmann was a German professional footballer who played for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964. He made 508 apps for the club which is 4th highest. He firmly established himself in City folklore in the 1956 FA Cup final, when he broke his neck fifteen minutes from full-time. Incredibly, he continued playing and was able to collect his winner’s medal.
2. Colin Bell
Arguably the greatest among Man City legends, Colin Bell, has a stand named after him at the Etihad Stadium. A magnificent goal-scoring midfielder who covered every inch of the field and knew how to tackle, too. Won the First and Second Division titles, the FA Cup, two League Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in his time at the club.
1. Sergio Aguero
Not many people would argue that Sergio Aguero is the greatest player ever to wear the Man City’s jersey. He has scored over 250 goals for Man City. So often this man comes to rescue City in times of trouble, his goals have helped elevate the club to new heights and their current standing in the game is largely owed to Sergio Leonel Aguero.
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13. Manchester United
3. Ryan Giggs
Giggs is the most decorated footballer in English history, with 168 goals in 963 appearances. He started as a fearless winger with pace to burn and ended almost a quarter of a century later as a midfield mainstay, a leader and a future manager in the making. In between times Ryan Giggs won a record 34 trophies including 13 Premier League titles.
2. George Best
“Pele Good, Maradona Better, George Best”
This quote isn’t said without reason. True to the words, George Best was probably the greatest player to have graced the Old Trafford pitch. Speed, balance, vision, superb close control, the ability to create chances and score from seemingly impossible situations tells half the story. The other half was an uncontainable zest for the game as it should be played, a ceaseless trickery and joy. Pelé, for his part, dubbed United’s no.7 “the greatest player in the world.”
1. Bobby Charlton
Just 16 months after making his United debut Bobby Charlton lost eight of his team-mates in the Munich air tragedy, an experience that he still thinks about every single day. Yet he still went on to score 249 goals in 758 appearances for the club which now goes hand in hand with his name. During 17 years of devoted service playing for the Red Devils, Charlton won three league titles and an European Cup.This Man Utd legend is also part of the ‘Holy Trinity’.
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14. Newcastle United
3. Jimmy Lawrence
Lawrence spent 14 seasons as United’s first-choice goalkeeper and won three Championship medals during his Tyneside stay. Durable and consistent, along with John ‘Jock’ Rutherford and Colin Veitch, he was one of only three players to take part in all of United’s Edwardian era successes. He played with Newcastle for eighteen years after joining the Tyneside club in 1904 and still holds the record for making the most appearances for them – 432 league appearances, 496 matches in total.
2. Jackie Milburn
Milburn played two trial matches at St James’ Park as a 19-year-old in 1943. Milburn remains Newcastle’s second highest goalscorer, having scored 200 competitive goals. He was finally granted a testimonial ten years later after leaving the club, in 1967. In 397 games for the club, Milburn scored 200 goals.
1. Alan Shearer
As a player, Shearer was often styled as a classic English centre-forward, owing to his strength, physical stature, heading ability and strong shot, which enabled him to be highly prolific goalscorer. He is Newcastle’s and the Premier League’s record goalscorer. He scored 206 goals for the club, of which 49 were scored with his head.
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15. Sheffield United
3. Phil Jagielka
Jags was an integral part of the team that reached two semi-finals and later won promotion to the Premier League. Phil stuck around longer than he had to when the big boys came calling- ensuring a special place in the hearts of the Lane faithful. Magic moments like his 30 yard injury time blockbuster against Leeds and the emergency goalie skills that kept Arsenal at bay, will always stay in the memories of the fans.
2. Alan Woodward
Local lad, powerful shot, pace, nifty wing play, great dead ball striker and premature greyness: what’s not to love? In the eyes of the faithful, Woody was a cross between Peter Lorimer and Eddie Gray. During a 15 year career he clocked up over 500 appearances
1. Tony Currie
The biggest attendance at Bramall Lane in the 1986/87 season saw a Sunday afternoon game in which Sheffield United’s 1972 promotion side took on Dennis Waterman’s Showbiz XI for Tony Currie’s testimonial. It was a chance for the youngsters to pay tribute to the great man. Currie is arguably the finest player ever to pull on the red and white stripes.