Greatest English Footballers of the Last 20 Years (Part 3)

Rio Ferdinand
The Ferdinand family is popular across English football, but no one is more famous than Rio. The Twitter-loving, cap-wearing centre-back player has spent a decade winning major trophies for Manchester United and staking his title as one of England’s best football defenders ever lived. Ferdinand has always relied on his athletic ability over instinct and intelligence. Even so, his 2012/13 season highlighted him as a footballer who has worked tirelessly to alter his game despite the presence of aging legs. The 34-year-old has had one of his best campaigns ever this year, indicating he still has plenty to offer.
Besides Nemanja Vidic, Man United’s long-serving defender also contributed to forme one of the Premier League’s greatest ever centre-back partnerships.

Major Honours—Premier League (x6 titles), League Cup (x2 titles), Community Shield (x4 titles), Champions League, FIFA World Club Cup.

David Beckham
David Beckham is an icon of English footballer, famous all over the world. The fashionable winger has it all: dashing good looking, a famous pop star wife, adorable children and even the ability to kick a ball.

When Beckham does decide to kick a ball, it goes where he aimed. Although the former Manchester United man has never maintained amazing pace, his passing accuracy and vision can compete with the world’s best players. Furthermore, Beckham’s free-kick stance is famous throughout the globe and often ends with spectacular results. Becks is also famous as one of England’s most well-travelled players. Played in the USA, Italy and France have proven quite successful, but the famous No. 7 player will always be best known for his haired time at Old Trafford and match-winning antics in an England shirt.

Major Honours—Premier League (x6 titles), FA Cup (x2 titles), Community Shield (x4 titles), Champions League, Intercontinental Cup; La Liga, Spanish Super Cup; MLS Cup (x2 titles), MLS Supporters’ Shield (x2 titles), MLS Western Conference (x3 titles); Ligue 1.