Sky Sports News’ Transfer Show Team Cristiano Ronaldo Transfers Best Premier League | Football News
Cristiano Ronaldo won the competition between Thierry Henry and Eric Cantona and was crowned the best Premier League transfer.
Ronaldo topped the list of 20 best Premier League deals selected by the transfer show team at a special Christmas Day event on Sky Sports News. He was one of four Manchester United players in the top 10 along with Eric Cantona, Roy Keane and Wayne Rooney.
In August 2003 United signed Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon for 12 million m. In six seasons at Old Trafford, he has won eight major trophies, including three Premier League titles and the Champions League. During his one-star career, he has scored more than 750 goals, winning 30 major trophies, five Ballon d’Ors and two FIFA World Player of the Year awards.
“When he signed, I thought he was not a signatory to United.” Sky Sports News Said presenter Tom White. “So from now on, don’t listen to a word I say.”
Thierry Henry finished second, despite many arguing that he made more of an impact in the Premier League than Ronaldo. Arsenal signed Juventus in the summer of 1999 for 11 11 million. In the eight seasons he has been at Highbury, he has become unbeaten, winning two titles and breaking the club’s goal-scoring record.
“We wondered who this player was [when Arsenal signed him], ” Sky Sports News Host Jim White said. “Well, we found out soon. Henry for Arsenal – a complete Premier League player.”
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, who scored one of the most popular Premier League goals in 2012, is 19th on the list.
“I’ve got a beautiful wife. Our wedding day was spectacular.” Sky Sports News Host Mike Weatherburn said. “It was a miracle to see my daughter born. But when Aguero scored – the best day of my life was most obvious.”
Some star names, including Manchester United defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, are controversial from the list.
Peter Czech is the only goalkeeper on this list. Premier League champions Liverpool are represented by Mohamed Salah (11) and Virgil van Dijk (14).
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Theory Henry
- Eric Cantona
- Frank Lampard
- Roy Keane
- Didier Trocca
- Soul Campbell
- Wayne Rooney
- Vincent Company
- Alan Shearer
- Mohammed Salah
- My Colo Conte
- Tennis Perkamp
- Virgil von Dijk
- Gianfranco Sola
- David Silva
- Patrick Vieira
- Harm to Eden
- Sergio Aguero
- Peter Czech