Premier League: The worst of the best to lift England's ultimate title

Premier League glory. The stuff dreams are made of.

From Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville to Didier Drogba, Thierry Henry and Frank Lampard, winning England’s top division is a feat synonymous with football’s elite.

Or so we thought. The recent miracle of Leicester aside, there are some truly bemusing names on the list of those to lift the most prestigious domestic crown.

Mind you, there are plenty of star names to never lift the title. I’ll let your imagination wander on that one.

Take a trip down this particular footballing rabbit hole and find out some of the worst of the best to lift the league in May.

<p>The former Ipswich stopper managed to claim a top flight title for the Gunners in 2001-2, before moving on to several clubs including TWO returns to the Tractor Boys. Not exactly Petr Cech or Edwin Van der Sar, but they all count. </p>
Richard Wright, Arsenal

The former Ipswich stopper managed to claim a top flight title for the Gunners in 2001-2, before moving on to several clubs including TWO returns to the Tractor Boys. Not exactly Petr Cech or Edwin Van der Sar, but they all count.

<p>The English winger lifted the Premier League in 2006-07 after playing an accompanying role as Cristiano Ronaldo wreaked havoc on the top flight. </p>
Kieran Richardson, Manchester United

The English winger lifted the Premier League in 2006-07 after playing an accompanying role as Cristiano Ronaldo wreaked havoc on the top flight.

<p>After joining the Old Trafford club in 2001, Argentina midfielder Veron flattered to deceive but still tasted glory in 2002-03. </p>
Juan Sebastian Veron, Manchester United

After joining the Old Trafford club in 2001, Argentina midfielder Veron flattered to deceive but still tasted glory in 2002-03.

<p>So, sure. There are plenty of Red Devils men in this list. But that’s part of parcel of winning so many trophies under the guile of Sir Alex Ferguson. Here’s hoping the legendary gaffer makes a full recovery. </p>
Darron Gibson, Manchester United

So, sure. There are plenty of Red Devils men in this list. But that’s part of parcel of winning so many trophies under the guile of Sir Alex Ferguson. Here’s hoping the legendary gaffer makes a full recovery.

<p>Jesus Navas endured a torrid time during his spell at Manchester City, frustrating fans and manager alike. All that said, he was part of the 2013-14 winning squad. </p>
Jesus Navas, Manchester City

Jesus Navas endured a torrid time during his spell at Manchester City, frustrating fans and manager alike. All that said, he was part of the 2013-14 winning squad.

<p>Fair to say Jack Rodwell’s career has not followed the trajectory once predicted for him on Football Manager. Although he won the league, he has endured a terrible injury record and now has been relegated with Sunderland. </p>
Jack Rodwell, Manchester City

Fair to say Jack Rodwell’s career has not followed the trajectory once predicted for him on Football Manager. Although he won the league, he has endured a terrible injury record and now has been relegated with Sunderland.

<p>​Cygan was one of Arsene Wenger’s less successful transfer finds. The French central defender never looked comfortable receiving the ball and was one of the riskiest players to have as your last line of defence. Still, that didn’t stop him lifting the title with the Invincibles in 2003-04. </p>
Pascal Cygan, Arsenal

​Cygan was one of Arsene Wenger’s less successful transfer finds. The French central defender never looked comfortable receiving the ball and was one of the riskiest players to have as your last line of defence. Still, that didn’t stop him lifting the title with the Invincibles in 2003-04.

<p>Aliadiere was one of the less memorable members of Arsenal’s Invincibles squad, not really contributing. In mitigation to him, though, he had a hell of a task displacing Henry and Bergkamp from Arsene Wenger’s side. </p>
Jeremie Aliadiere, Arsenal

Aliadiere was one of the less memorable members of Arsenal’s Invincibles squad, not really contributing. In mitigation to him, though, he had a hell of a task displacing Henry and Bergkamp from Arsene Wenger’s side.

<p>Luke Chadwick, a man who unlike many, has a Premier League winners medal. Chadwick achieved success as a bit part player for Manchester United as a youngster between 1999 and 2003 making 25 league appearances for the club. </p>
Luke Chadwick, Manchester United

Luke Chadwick, a man who unlike many, has a Premier League winners medal. Chadwick achieved success as a bit part player for Manchester United as a youngster between 1999 and 2003 making 25 league appearances for the club.

<p>The Portuguese winger made a serious impact in the top flight with Fulham but I’m not convinced many would’ve seen him as one with a Premier League medal in the cabinet. He lifted the league with the Gunners in 1997-8. </p>
Luis Boa Morte, Arsenal

The Portuguese winger made a serious impact in the top flight with Fulham but I’m not convinced many would’ve seen him as one with a Premier League medal in the cabinet. He lifted the league with the Gunners in 1997-8.

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