Top Five: Surprising Premier League winners - featuring Arsenal and Manchester United men

Gerard Pique

Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City have all had surprising Premier League winners.

They remain the only club other than the ‘Big Four’ to have won the trophy, and they failed to repeat their success the following season.

It was a surprise to see them win the title, despite the money pumped into the club, and it will be incredible if any team matches their feat in the near future considering the repetitive nature of the Premier League.

However, their might not be any surprising clubs that win the title, but the clubs that have won the title have certainly had their fair share of surprising players.

To honour Blackburn’s lone Premier League success, we take a look at five players that you have forgotten have Premier League winners medals.

Luis Boa Morte - Arsenal 1997/98

One of Arsene Wenger’s first signings for Arsenal, he made his debut for the Gunners in 1997, and won the Premier League title in 1998. Hardly remembered with the Gunners sue to just 25 appearances, he is better remembered for his time with Fulham and West Ham.

Ronnie Wallwork - Manchester United - 2000/01

One of the failed Manchester United youth products, Wallwork is better known now for his rather poor criminal record, but he has a league title to his name from 2001. A promising midfielder, he never lived up to his talent, and ended whisperer with various lower league loan spells.

Roy Carroll - Manchester United - 2002/03

Also a holder of just one Premier League title with United, Roy Carroll currently plays for Notts County, but is well known for his time at Old Trafford. Hardly a top level ‘keeper, it was a surprise when United signed him, and then not much of a surprise when he turned out to not be very good.

Stuart Taylor - Arsenal 2001/02

Second choice goalkeeper behind David Seamen in 2001/02, Taylor played 15 games and won a Premier League medal. He then repeated the feat with Manchester City in 2011/12, but in even more impressive terms - as he failed to make a single league appearance for the club.

Gerard Pique - Manchester United - 2007/08

The Barcelona and Spain star left United in 2008 to become part of Barca’s incredible team under Pep Guardiola. What is impressive as he move to Spain was that he had just 12 league appearances to his name for United before then, nine of them coming in the 2007/08 season - when he had done enough to win a league winner’s medal.

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