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Last year, Sergio Aguero surpassed Thierry Henry’s record to become the Premier League’s all-time top foreign goalscorer.
The Argentine striker’s second goal in Manchester City’s 6-1 win against Aston Villa was his 176th in the English top flight.
The 32-year-old managed the feat in three fewer games than Arsenal legend Henry, only needing 255 appearances to the Frenchman’s 258 to make history.
However, the two icons have already cemented their legacies as among the best foreign imports ever to grace the Premier League.
But which stars would join the lethal pair in a Prem best XI? Here SunSport gives you our very attacking side…with no honourable mentions!
GK: Peter Schmeichel
The Dane is widely acknowledged as the best goalkeeper in Premier League history and is our No1 choice on this list.
Signed for a paltry £505,000 from Brondby in 1991, which Sir Alex Ferguson described as the “bargain of the century”, Schmeichel won five Premier League titles with Manchester United and kept 128 clean sheets in 310 top-flight games.
RCB: Vincent Kompany
The Belgian defender captained Manchester City during the most successful period in the club’s history, with four Premier League titles while wearing the armband.
Kompany, another snip at around £7million from Hamburg in 2008, signed off his career at the Etihad in style with a long-ranged winner against Leicester that helped Pep Guardiola’s side beat Liverpool to the crown last season.
CB: Nemanja Vidic
The Serb was named the Premier League Player of the season for the second time in 2011 before Kompany won it the following year and the two now get to share a spot in the best ever foreign XI.
A five-time title winner, Manchester United swooped to land Vidic for just £7m as well in 2006, with the stopper forming one of the all-time great partnerships alongside Rio Ferdinand.
The Serbinator also chipped in 15 goals in his 211 appearances.
Sergio Aguero is the Premier League’s all-time top foreign goalscorerCredit: PA:Press Association
LCB: Virgil Van Dijk
One of only two players still actively playing in the Premier League, the 29-year-old Dutch defender’s inclusion is likely to spark debate considering how short his stint in England’s top-flight has been.
But Van Dijk, who convinced Liverpool to splash out a then-record £75m to sign him following two standout years at Southampton, helped the club win the Premier League after a 30-year wait.
However, a knee injury has seen him miss the majority of this season.
CM: Patrick Vieira
The legendary France midfielder captained Arsenal from 2002 until he left in 2005 while playing a huge role in the club’s historic 2003/04 ‘Invincibles’ campaign.
From a relative unknown to a three-time title winner, Vieira, a £3.5m signing from AC Milan, is rightly viewed as one of the Premier League’s greatest ever foreign players.
CM: David Silva
In the last season of an incredible decade at Manchester City, the Spaniard became the quickest player to reach 200 Prem wins in only 289 appearances with a 3-1 victory at Everton in September.
A four-time title winner, 35-year-old Silva joined the Etihad outfit for a bargain £27m from Valencia and was instrumental in their transformation into one of the world’s best.
Cristiano Ronaldo won the first of his five Ballon d’Or crowns at Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty – Contributor
RM: Cristiano Ronaldo
Despite reaching the pinnacle of his powers at Real Madrid, the Portuguese superstar still won almost every individual and team honour possible during his time at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo claimed the first of his five Ballon d’Or crowns at Manchester United in 2008 and is the only player ever to earn successive POTY accolades.
The 36-year-old, who Fergie made the then most expensive teenager in British football history after signing him for £12m from Sporting Lisbon, was sold for a then-world record £80m fee to Madrid in 2009 following four title wins.
CAM: Eric Cantona
While viewed as a striker, King Eric’s playmaking abilities sees him line-up just behind Aguero and Henry, even if it means an entire formation change to have him included.
A large part of that is down to Cantona being listed as one of only four world-class players Ferguson claimed he had during his 26-year stay at Manchester United.
As iconic on the pitch as he was off it, the legendary Frenchman revolutionised the English game and lifted four titles in just five seasons at Old Trafford.
LM: Eden Hazard
While the Belgian has not won as many trophies as other stars in the team, the former Chelsea winger’s talent shone during his seven-year stint at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard, 30, was a two-time Premier League winner with the Blues, winning the POTY in 2014/15, and was responsible for over half of the west Londoners’ goals last season before he moved to Real Madrid for up to £150m.
ST: Sergio Aguero and Thierry Henry
Between them, they have won a combined six Premier Leagues (including one unbeaten and another with a record 100 points).
They have also netted over staggering 355 goals and are both their club’s all-time top scorers at Manchester City and Arsenal respectively.
Aguero has been with City since 2011, although his future appears to be in the air as he continues to be linked with Barcelona.
Theirry Henry remains Arsenal’s record goalscorerCredit: AFP – Getty