Many believe the English Premier League is the greatest league in the world.

With EIGHT of the 20 richest clubs in the world, there’s no denying the league can be a rather attractive option for any professional footballer.

But since its formation in 1992, there have been some players who have snubbed the Premier League for one reason or another.

Here’s the 25 greatest players who decided against playing in the Premier League.

1. Roberto Carlos


The Brazilian left back never brought his incredible free-kick taking ability to the Premier League.

But he did win three Champions League trophies and four La Liga titles with Real Madrid.

2. Zinedine Zidane


Now manager of his beloved Real Madrid, ‘Zizou’ is regarded as one of the best players of his generation.

The three times World Player of the Year may have had his controversial moments but you cannot deny he would have made a great addition to the Premier League.