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Most Premier League titles as a player

Ryan Giggs played 25 years at Manchester United and won 13 Premier League titles with the club. Giggs is at the top of the list in terms of winning the most premier league titles as a player.

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Premier League, also known as English Premier League, is the top-tier football league in England. This league consists of 20 teams in a league system with a relegation and promotion system to/from the English Championship. Each team plays 38 matches with every other 19 at home and away. The seasons generally start in August and run till May. This premier league is the most-watched sports league globally and is broadcast in over 200 territories with an average number of viewers of 4.7 billion.

The English Premier League is the most valuable sports league in the world with a valuation of 4 billion pounds. This league also has a direct effect on the economy of England. Different regions have different clubs with private ownership. The 2023-24 season came to an end with Manchester City winning their ninth league title. The players need to give their everything for an entire season to win the league and those players become legends by doing such things. In this article, we'll have a look at the players with the most Premier League titles in the history of the competition.

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Most Premier League titles as a player (Top Five)

1. Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) | 13 titles

Most Premier League titles: Ryan Giggs won thirteen Premier League titles
Ryan Giggs won thirteen Premier League titles | Image: X

It's a testament to Manchester United's dominance throughout the Premier League's history that every player on this top-five list was one of Sir Alex Ferguson's former stars. Ryan Giggs comes at the top of this list with a record 13 league titles. The Manchester United legend spent 25 years at the club and made 963 appearances. He was never a star or anything. Giggs was like someone who always gave his everything for the badge. He broke numerous records at Old Trafford and the fact he's lifted the Premier League trophy more than anyone else ever that sets him apart from the rest.

2. Paul Scholes (Manchester United) | 11 titles

Most Premier League titles: Paul Scholes won eleven Premier League titles
Paul Scholes won eleven Premier League titles | Image: Getty

One of the greatest central midfielders in Premier League and European football history, Paul Scholes tasted so much success at Manchester United. The Englishman spent his entire career at Old Trafford and won a remarkable 11 Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson. He was a star player and often considered as the best midfielder to ever play for Manchester United and in the Premier League. The debate over whether Scholes was better than Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard still going on to date but if anyone judges by the numbers, then Scholes is miles ahead.

3. Gary Neville (Manchester United) | 8 titles

Most Premier League titles: Gary Neville won eight Premier League titles
Gary Neville won eight Premier League titles | Image: Getty

Gary Neville spent his entire career as a first-team figure at Old Trafford and won plenty of silverware during that time. The former England right-back saw the most success domestically, though, winning the Premier League eight times and he was also the skipper on most occasions. Neville is often considered one of the most underrated players to ever play in Manchester United and England.

4. Denis Irwin (Manchester United) | 7 titles

Most Premier League titles: Irwin won seven Premier League titles
Denis Irwin won seven Premier League titles | Image: X

Denis Irwin is another Manchester United great who won numerous silverware including 7 Premier League titles at the club. Irwin is the joint most successful Irish footballer in history, a record he shares with fellow Manchester United stalwart Roy Keane, having won 19 trophies in his career. The left-back appeared in 529 games for the Red Devils and also scored 33 goals. Irwin brought the curtain down on a glittering 12 years against Charlton Athletic at Old Trafford in May 2002. He remains United’s second most-decorated player, with 13 winner’s medals.

5. Roy Keane (Manchester United) | 7 titles

Most Premier League titles: Roy Keane won seven Premier League titles
Roy Keane won seven Premier League titles | Image: X

Interestingly, almost all of Roy Keane and Denis Irwin's success in the league came together, winning six of their seven titles alongside one another. Sir Alex Ferguson labelled him the best he ever worked with which speaks volumes. It is enough to consider Roy Keane as one of the greats of Manchester United. The way he led the team from the front, on and off the pitch and the fact that more than 70k United and Celtic fans paid their tributes to him at his testimonial before he retired in June 2006 says everything. He played 480 games for the Red Devils in his 12-year stay and won everything, including 7 Premier League titles.

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Most Premier League titles as a player (Top 20)

Player PL titles Club Country Seasons
Ryan Giggs 13 Manchester United Wales 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
Paul Scholes 11 Manchester United England 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
Gary Neville 8 Manchester United England 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2008–09
Denis Irwin 7 Manchester United Republic of Ireland 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01
Roy Keane 7 Manchester United Republic of Ireland 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03
David Beckham 6 Manchester United England 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03
Nicky Butt 6 Manchester United England 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03
Phil Neville 6 Manchester United England 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03
Ole Gunnar Solskjær 6 Manchester United Norway 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07
Rio Ferdinand 6 Manchester United England 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
Kevin De Bruyne 6 Manchester City Belgium 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23, 2023-24
Ederson 6 Manchester City Brazil 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23, 2023-24
Phil Foden 6 Manchester City England 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23, 2023-24
Bernardo Silva 6 Manchester City Portugal 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23, 2023-24
John Stones 6 Manchester City England 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23, 2023-24
Kyle Walker 6 Manchester City England 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23, 2023-24
Peter Schmeichel 5 Manchester United Denmark 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99
Andy Cole 5 Manchester United England 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01
Wes Brown 5 Manchester United England 1998–99, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08
John O'Shea 5 Manchester United England 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11
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