The Premier League, founded in 1992, has become arguably the greatest soccer league in the world, host to some of the biggest clubs in soccer. Winning the Premier League after 38 grueling games is a massive achievement and one that most players spend a career chasing.
Unless you play for one of the bigger clubs, your chances are almost zero. Only seven clubs have won the Premier League since 1992; of those seven, three have only won the league once. So it’s no surprise to see that the same clubs feature heavily in our list of the ten Premier League players with the most titles.
Liverpool, Leicester City, and Blackburn Rovers have one title each, and as such, their players can’t make our final ten. It was impossible to have every player who has three or more titles on our list, and for fairness, we’ve added key players who, over the years, have won multiple titles.
If there’s ever been an article that epitomizes what a winning mentality can achieve, it’s this one; 292 players have won Premier League titles, with a total of 593 medals awarded.
To win one league title is impressive, but the players on our list are the elite, the players who gave everything and became legends for their clubs.
Here are the 10 players with the most Premier League titles:
|Player||Premier League Titles|
|1. Ryan Giggs||13 Titles|
|2. Paul Scholes||11 Titles|
|3. Gary Neville||8 Titles|
|4. Denis Irwin||7 Titles|
|5. Roy Keane||7 Titles|
|6. David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Rio Ferdinand||6 Titles|
|7. John Terry||5 Titles|
|8. Sergio Aguero||5 Titles|
|9. Didier Drogba||4 Titles|
|10. Dennis Bergkamp||3 Titles|
10. Dennis Bergkamp – 3 League Titles
- Premier League Titles: 1998, 2002, 2004
- Club: Arsenal FC x3
One of the most elegant players to have graced the Premier League, it would be cruel to omit Dennis Bergkamp from our list.
With three Premier League titles, the Dutch legend sits alongside Ray Parlour, Patrick Vieira, and Martin Keown as the most successful Arsenal player of the Premier League era.
Another noteworthy mention goes to the 2003-04 season, where Arsenal became the only team to ever win the Premier League without losing a single game.
A feat that’s no closer to being broken today and one that pushes Dennis Bergkamp into the cult hero status at Arsenal.
9. Didier Drogba – 4 Premier League Titles
- Premier League Titles: 2005, 2006, 2010, 2015
- Club: Chelsea FC x4
Despite several players winning four Premier League titles, we felt that a special mention had to go to the Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba. Chelsea’s fourth-highest goalscorer of all time, Drogba, was a center-forward powerhouse and bullied his way to four Premier Leagues in eight seasons.
With 104 league goals for Chelsea, as well as scoring in ten finals and winning ten trophies, the Ivory Coast hitman was a beast of a player.
Strong on the ball and possessing an incredible shot, Drogba was one of the best strikers the Premier League has ever seen.
8. Sergio Aguero – 5 Premier League Titles
- Premier League Titles: 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021
- Club: Manchester City x5
Only 12 players have the honor of holding exactly five Premier League titles, and our standout winner has to be the Argentina and Manchester City hero, Sergio Aguero. Manchester City’s all-time top goalscorer was one of the best strikers in Premier League history, if not the best.
With 184 league goals, including the injury-time winner against Queens Park Rangers in 2012 to give Manchester City their first league title since 1968, Aguero is held in almost godlike esteem in the blue half of Manchester.
The goal that sealed the league also relegated city rivals Manchester United to second place in the league.
7. John Terry – 5 Premier League Titles
- Premier League Titles: 2005, 2006, 2010, 2015, 2017
- Club: Chelsea FC x5
John Terry spent 19 of his 20 seasons as a professional player with his beloved Chelsea and would captain the team to five league titles. One of only five players to play over 500 times for Chelsea, Terry was the most successful captain in the club’s history.
Under manager Jose Mourinho, and boasting some of the best players money could buy, Chelsea became a powerhouse in English and European soccer. At the heart of it all was the homegrown captain.
With his incredible passion and drive, Terry always forced his teammates to try harder, run further, and demanded the very best, something the player himself always gave. Terry is currently a coach at Chelsea but may well move into management in the future.
6. David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Rio Ferdinand – 6 Premier League Titles
- Premier League Titles: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003
- Club: Manchester United x6
Only five players have ever reached six Premier League titles, and given that all of them were a part of the same team at the same time, how could we leave any single player out?
The young Manchester United team that Sir Alex Ferguson turned into arguably the greatest English team of all time hosted some of the best players in world soccer.
While the famous quote “you’ll never win anything with kids” is rolled out a lot less than it used to be, it’s hard to forget that David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Rio Ferdinand would go on to be world stars.
Beckham, in particular, would become the most famous soccer player on the planet, even though Manchester United eventually sold the player due to his off-field lifestyle. At United, the London-born winger was one of the very best players in the world.
5. Roy Keane – 7 Premier League Titles
- Premier League Titles: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003
- Club: Manchester United x7
We’re getting to the very best players in Premier League history as we reach the five players with the most Premier League titles, and one of the very best the League has ever seen is Roy Keane.
One of the most fearsome, combative, determined players ever to terrorize a midfield, Keane wasn’t the best player on the pitch, but he was the one that refused to lose.
If any player’s career should be shown to young players who might believe they don’t have what it takes, then it’s that of Roy Keane. Compensating for his lack of natural skill through sheer work effort, the Irish legend nonetheless became the most important player in the Manchester United team.
Ruthless to the point of being vicious, Keane refused to admit he was beaten and would tear into his own players if he felt they were giving anything other than their best.
Now a pundit, Keane’s scathing remarks and honest opinions draw as much attention as when the player was scything down players in his prime.
4. Denis Irwin – 7 Premier League Titles
- Premier League Titles: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
- Club: Manchester United x7
One of the most underrated players by almost everyone except his teammates, Denis Irwin was one of the best full-backs of any generation.
In his 12 years with Manchester United, Irwin won an incredible seven Premier League titles. Finishing his career with 19 trophies, Irwin was one of the most dependable and versatile players in English soccer.
An expert at free-kicks and penalties, Irwin played on well into his thirties and was always the first name on the team sheet; manager Alex Ferguson was fully aware that the Irish International never had a bad game.
Irwin eventually retired at age 38 and is regarded as one of Manchester United’s finest-ever players.
3. Gary Neville – 8 Premier League Titles
- Premier League Titles: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009
- Club: Manchester United x8
Love him or hate him, Gary Neville was a superb competitor and a winner in the truest sense of the word.
With only two players ever having won more Premier League titles than the former Manchester United right-back, Neville is remembered as one of the most demanding and vocal players in Premier League history.
Eventually becoming the United captain, Neville would lead by example, rarely had an off day, and demanded his teammates gave their all throughout the long season.
Understanding the need to be consistent as well as ruthless, the future Sky Sports pundit was hated at every stadium outside of Old Trafford and loved every minute of it.
2. Paul Scholes- 11 Premier League Titles
- Premier League Titles: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
- Club: Manchester United x11
Future midfield stars Xabi and Andres Iniesta have been quoted as saying that the most complete midfielder they ever saw play soccer was Manchester United star, Paul Scholes. And with an astonishing 11 Premier League titles to his name, it’s hard to disagree with them.
One of the best-attacking midfielders in history, Scholes could shoot, pass, and create chances better than anyone else alive. If the quiet, diminutive player had one flaw to his near-perfect game, it was that he couldn’t tackle to save his life.
Tackling aside, on the ball, Scholes was astonishing; he could hit a ball 90 yards onto a teammate’s foot without taking a run-up.
Possessing a fierce shot, Scholes would arrive late into the opponent’s area and thunder a shot into the back of the net and was so far ahead of his competition that he usually played three moves ahead of everyone else.
Adept at finding space and hurting the opposition, regardless of how many players tried to mark him out of the game, Scholes goes down in history as probably the greatest English midfielder of all time.
1. Ryan Giggs – 13 Premier League Titles
- Premier League Titles: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
- Club: Manchester United x13
To win 13 titles, you have to have a long and successful career, and with a professional career spanning 24 seasons with Manchester United, Ryan Giggs was the perfect player.
Scoring in all but one of his 24 seasons, Giggs was a superstar at 17 and the standard that every winger on the planet aspired to.
As a young player, Giggs had the pace to burn, and could leave defenders stranded as he flew past at high speed; by the end of his career, the Welsh legend let the ball do the running as he moved into midfield and orchestrated the play.
After finishing his career with 963 appearances for Manchester United, and one of only 28 to have ever made over 1,000 career appearances, Giggs moved into coaching, eventually becoming interim manager at Old Trafford.
The sheer consistency, performance, and talent that Ryan Giggs possessed for over two decades won’t be beaten. It’s also unlikely that his record haul of 13 Premier League titles will ever be matched; a truly astounding playing career.