Tag: premier league

Names of the Nineties: Georgi Kinkladze

In spite of all the glory that has come City’s way recently, Kinkladze is still remembered as a hero of the 90s and one of their finest natural talents

Names of the Nineties: Tony Yeboah

Tony Yeboah was as loved as he was mercurial; the what-ifs and what could have been dreams still live on – and so will his goalscoring record

Names of the Nineties: Jürgen Klinsmann

Stigma and unfair reputations about players from overseas still exist but pale in comparison to what it once was thanks to Jürgen Klinsmann

Names of the Nineties: Peter Ndlovu

Whilst Nodlovu was salient on his African return, his impact on the Premier League as the cardinal African player of the era is as seminal as his finishing

Names of the Nineties: Eric Cantona

Cantona has become an icon for France and England: a legend and a man whose genius, as both footballer and public philosopher, remains unquestioned

Names of the Nineties: Paul McGrath

The great Paul McGrath was a colossus on the pitch for Aston Villa and Ireland but, like everyone watching on, a human all the same

Names of the Nineties: Darren Anderton

Darren Anderton should be remembered for his professionalism and qualities on the pitch, not the unfortunate injuries that so agonisingly kept him off it

Names of the Nineties: Andy Cole

Andy Cole may not be the first name on every United’s fan’s lips when you say goalscorer, but, as the truth of his legacy shows, he more than deserves to be

Names of the Nineties: Neville Southall

A world-class goalkeeper only truly appreciated at Goodison Park, Neville Southall remains a an icon and role model for his football and his politics

Names of the Nineties: Ryan Giggs

Beckham, Scholes, Neville, Phil and Butt might never have been offered the same opportunities had Ryan Giggs not flourished before them

Names of the Nineties: Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio was something special. The skill, passion and a face that was permanently of extreme emotion were features idolised by fans in England

Names of the Nineties: Dennis Bergkamp

What made Dennis Bergkampso special was the magical qualities he had with the ball at his feet, the kind that stopped time, time and again

Names of the Nineties: Tomas Brolin

It remains a massive shame that the wondrously gifted Tomas Brolin was used so poorly by a number of Premier League sides in the 1990s