Greatest English Footballers of the Last 20 Years (Part 2)

Wayne Roone

Wayne Rooney really should be ranked higher on this list. In fact, he has the potential to become England’s greatest player ever, but the Manchester United footballer has struggled with a number of vices throughout his career.

Although it’s unfair to judge Rooney’s playing ability on his desire to get involved with elderly women, his passion for junk food has certainly impacted his progress to develop in recent years.

At his best performance, Rooney is an unstoppable player who can score stunning goals from nothing, He’ll track back, work doggedly and put his teammates before personal achievements. At his worst, Rooney’s energy levels dropped low, his distribution lacks of accuracy and his temper might become uncontrollable.

Despite being one of the country’s most popular ever stars, Rooney’s career is defined by a mix of heroics and annoyances.

Major Honours—Premier League (x5 titles), League Cup (x2 titles), Community Shield (x3 titles), Champions League, FIFA World Club Cup.

John Terry

It’s everybody’s favourite model, Captain Fantastic, The Brave John Terry.
Again, it’s worth mentioning about John Terry’s off-the-field antics. Chelsea’s long-serving player and defender has been an integral part of the club’s success in achieving their glory. His influence at Stamford Bridge is remarkable as any member and coaches would tell and his presence in the back four has formed an ever-changing squad continue to win countless number of trophies.

There’s no denial that Terry has slowed down massively over the past few year. He still is an excellent reader of the ball and powerful player in the air. His goal-scoring prowess has also raised the debate of many critics at just the right time throughout his career.

Major Honours—Premier League (x3 titles), FA Cup (x5 titles), League Cup (x2 titles), Community Shield (x2 titles), Champions League, Europa League.