It’s time for Group D of the Premier League greats’ Mirror Football World Cup, as four more English top league superstars compete against each other.
Every player wants to reach the knockout stage as we will crown the greatest Premier League player of all time in the coming days and weeks.
Read below about each of today’s competitors and vote in the poll at the end of the article. You have until 10 p.m.
Manchester United’s record goal scorer. England’s top scorer. A true all-time great.
Rooney came on stage as a fresh-faced 16-year-old Everton in 2002, scoring 15 goals in 67 games for his hometown Toffees before moving to Old Trafford for £ 25.6 million in 2004.
He wrote his name in Red Devils folklore and looted 193 goals in 393 Premier League games for United.
His total of 253 goals is the highest in club history and he won five Premier League titles, an FA Cup, three League Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League.
He returned to Everton in 2017 like a fairytale, scoring 10 goals in the Premier League in his lonely season at Goodison. Now he plays a role with Derby as a player coach. Could he make a first-class return at 34?
Cech moved to Chelsea in 2004 for just £ 7m and paid back this fee many times over, establishing himself as one of the premier league’s biggest shot stoppers.
He made 333 top appearances for the blues and won the title four times with four FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League.
Cech lost his place to Thibaut Courtois in his eleventh season with the club and moved across London to join arsenalHe played another four seasons and added another FA Cup to his trophy train before hanging up his gloves.
Captain. Leader. Legend. As a banner once put it.
Terry came through Chelsea through youth and became one of the most important players in his history, playing 492 games in the Premier League.
As an inspiring skipper, he won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League with the blues.
He moved to the Aston Villa championship in 2017 – where he is now deputy manager of Dean Smith – but was unable to add a promotion to his resume as a player because they lost Fulham in the playoff final.
Virgil van Dijk
The best middle of the world right now? It would be a brave man to say otherwise.
Van Dijk has established himself as a flag bearer since making a £ 75m move to Liverpool Southampton two years ago.
He has played a total of 148 times in the Premier League for Saints and the Reds, having previously played for Groningen in his home country of Netherlands and Celtic.
Was the key to helping Liverpool get a sixth European crown last season.
World Championship of Premier League giants Group D.
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