Premier League

Premier League legends ranked from 'GOAT' to 'Overrated'

Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane surprisingly fall in two different tiers
Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane surprisingly fall in two different tiers / PAUL BARKER/GettyImages

A football fan has taken to social media to share a tweet ranking Premier League legends from 'GOAT' to 'Overrated'.

@NathWHU_ broken down the list into seven tiers, sorting players on the iconic moments they've gifted us over the years.

The 'GOAT' tier comprises of prolific goalscorers like Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney as well as world-class shot-stoppers like Peter Schmeichel and Petr Cech. Other players in the category are Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Patrick Viera and Chelsea icons Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, and John Terry.

The 'Legend' tier includes some of the best past and present players to have graced the world of football. From former players like Vincent Kompany, Jens Lehmann, Mikel Arteta, Cesc Fabregas, Dimitar Berbatov, to current players like Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Harry Kane, Mesut Ozil, and Douglas Costa.

The 'Class' and 'Underrated Ballers' tiers is when the team selection begins to get more varied. While the 'GOAT' and 'Legend' tiers are dominated by players from the traditional 'Big Six' clubs, gems such as Bobby Zamora and Jussi Jääskeläinen, who played for other clubs pop up.

The 'Average' tier features former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a standout player, alongside Dirk Kuyt, James Milner, Nicholas Anelka, and Marouane Fellaini.

Only three players feature in the 'Overrated' tier, and at least one of them is sure to cause controversy. Jay-Jay Okocha joined Bolton from Paris Saint-Germain in 2002, and was, at the time, one of the best bargain buys of all time.

A few huge names miss out on the list, including legends such as Ryan Giggs, Robin van Persie, and Cristiano Ronaldo.