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The 10 greatest South American stars in the Premier League: Monument of Man City

30 Jan 2022 | 14:21 | Football

 On the occasion of Luis Diaz joining Liverpool, let’s take a look at the 10 greatest South American stars to ever appear in the Premier League.

10. Alexis Sanchez

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 Sanchez used to be the soul of Arsenal’s attack.

Sanchez’s most glorious career is probably associated with Arsenal. 4 years devoted to the Gunners, the Chilean striker scored 80 goals, helping the club to bring home 2 FA Cup titles.

However, everything changed when the former Barca star joined Man Utd in early 2018. Sanchez fell miserably and scored only 5 goals, before being kicked out to Inter.

9. Juninho Paulista

As a famous “nomad”, Juninho Paulista still has 30 goals in the Premier League in Middlesbrough shirt.

8. Gilberto Silva

In his six years at Arsenal, Gilberto Silva has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s best defensive midfielders. Silva and Patrick Vieira’s partnership in midfield was key to Arsenal winning the 2003 title.

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Coutinho had a brilliant career at Liverpool. 

7. Philippe Coutinho

The star born in 1992 confirmed his class in the Liverpool shirt. He is currently ranked 3rd in the top 10 Brazilian players with the most goals in the Premier League with 42 goals. Currently Coutinho has returned to the Premier League, joining Aston Villa.

6. Fernandinho

The 36-year-old star is entering his 9th year with the Etihad Stadium team. Through many generations of coaches, Fernandinho is still an extremely reliable stop in the midfield. He has pocketed 4 Premier League titles, 6 League Cups, 1 FA Cup and 2 FA Community Shield with Man City.

5. Roberto Firmino

The star of The Kop is currently the Brazilian player with the most goals in Premier League history with 70 goals. Firmino is an important cannon to help The Kop regain its original position.

4. William

Recruited by Chelsea for £30 million, Willian became a powerful “drill” in the corridor, with the Blues winning 2 Premier League titles. However, when he joined Arsenal, Willian failed to replicate that impressive form.

3. Luis Suarez

The Uruguayan striker was a fearsome killer during his four years with Liverpool, scoring 82 goals in 133 appearances in all competitions. Suarez is also the first non-European player to win the PFA Player of the Year award, receive the European Golden Shoe award and be named Premier League Player of the Year for the 2013/14 season.

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Tevez is the name that Man Utd fans hate. 

2. Carlos Tevez

Tevez used to be the most loved name at Man Utd, scoring 34 goals in 2 years with the Red Devils, bringing 2 Premier League titles. However, in 2009, the Argentinian star joined Man City, scoring 73 goals and winning one more Premier League title.

1. Sergio Aguero

It can be said that Aguero is one of the greatest strikers in Premier League history. El Kun has scored a total of 184 goals in the highest league in the foggy country. With Man City, the Argentine striker won 5 Premier League, 1 FA Cup, 6 League Cup and 3 FA Community Shield.