Eurosport conducted the voting for the best player in the history of the Premiership, and the surprising winner is Matt Le Tissier.
Voting ended Sunday at 1:30 p.m., and there were 21,042 votes for Le Tissier. An incredible 60 percent of voters voted for him. This story is even crazier given the fact that this icon was almost ousted out of the list of the 32 proposed players.
Le Tissier’s path to victory is magnificent, and somewhat surprising. Of the top six players, the first round eliminated all-time legend Cristiano Ronaldo. Rio Ferdinand was out in the second round. The quarterfinals bumped off Steven Gerrard and the semifinals, Alan Shearer. Finally, Thierry Henry was voted second for Le Tissier to come out on top as best player in the final round of voting.
The romantic football icon of the 1990s, one of the last Mohicans of this beautiful game and the man they called Le God in his Southampton, was thus celebrated in the final voting by beating Thierry Henry to the top.