Over the 2 decades that the EPL has established itself as one of the most most competitive tournaments of the sporting world, we have seen various stories unfold. While some years the teams just road-roll their way to become the league champion, there are some years where the champions were not known until the final minutes of the entire tournament!
In such a dynamic build, there are only a few players among the many who can claim to have won the league. When a single player wins the tournament twice it’s a laudable achievement. But then, there are players who have not just won their team the league twice, they have done it with two totally different clubs! It’s not just another trophy, it is a proof of their capabilities, adaptability, innovativeness and what they put on the ground for the team.
Here are the 6 players who have achieved the feat ever since the English Premier League started:
1. Henning Berg (Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United):
All though the Norwegian defender was sacked as Legia Warsaw’s manager just over a month ago, he is one of the few players to have won the league with two different clubs- Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United. He was the first players to do the same since the inception of the English Premier League in 1995.
After joining Blackburn Rovers from Lillestorm in 1993, he was an immediate success under Kenny Danglish’s management of the club. He and Kenny saw the club win the English Premier League in 1994-95. His fitness, along with his versatility in the back four earned him quick recognition in the English Football fan base, and was hence called up by Sir Alex Ferguson to join his team in 1997.
After joining Manchester United, he was a regular for the immediate season. The arrival of Jaap Stam one summer later did reduce his playing time drastically, almost halving it, having started in only 19 games. He also missed both the finals of the famous treble winning season for United in 1999, courtesy injury, but collected his winner’s medal. With the trophy in his hand, he had set a new record.