These are some of the greatest Italian players ever played in Premier League
When it comes to unexpected talents, Italian players are always a step ahead of any athlete. They always surprise us by their means of gameplay.
There are many Italian players who have played in Premier League. But who were the best of them? Let’s know about them.
Best Italian players in Premier League
Gianfranco Zola: Zola’s intelligent use of space and killer final ball earned him 80 goals in 311 appearances for Chelsea. He still remains in thought as one of their all-time greats.
Gianluca Vialli: Vialli was hamstrung with injuries while in England and managed just short of 90 appearances over his three years. However, he continued to be a consistent goalscorer – even after taking over from Ruud Gullit as player-manager in 1998.
Fabrizio Ravanelli: Ravanelli was a superb striker, who made some very, very bad decisions. He registered 48 goals in 103 appearances for Middlesbrough and later Derby.
Paolo di Canio: Canio was probably one of the most naturally gifted players in the early part of the Premier League era.
Jorginho: Jorginho is one of the most efficient ball-carriers in the PL. He is now shining without the crutch of Maurizio Sarri and won the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.
Roberto Di Matteo: Di Matteo was a classy playmaker. Playing alongside the legendary Dennis Wise, he twice got his hands on the FA Cup among six major honors.
Andrea Dossena: Dossena was the one who gave us that stunning free-kick as Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool ran riot at Old Trafford in 2009. And given the circumstances here, that is enough.
Marco Materazzi: Materazzi was a wonder to the fans in England for his colourful season with Everton. He is best known for taking the most famous headbutt in history square on the chest, you know; the great Zinedine Zidane!
Alessandro Pistone: Pistone was primarily a left-back. He wasn’t spectacular, but did a steady job for Newcastle and Everton over a combined ten years in the Premier League.
Carlo Cudicini: Cudicini was a quality shot-stopper in his own right in the early 2000s.