With the high level of competition in the English Premier League (EPL), it’s rare for players to play together for many seasons. When it does happen, however, it’s something special, and they often form the core of a legendary team.
3. Frank Lampard and John Terry (351 games)
While both players are still playing in the Premier League, they aren’t playing for the same teams anymore. Both Lampard and Terry have won several trophies for arguably some of the best Chelsea sides ever assembled in the past decade.
Even when managers were constantly being replaced, Terry and Lampard were able to hold together the team and ensure that they achieved success on the field year after year.
This was highlighted by winning the Champions League for the first time ever in 2012, despite a brand new manager mid-way through the season in Roberto Di Matteo.
2. Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs (358 games)
The dominance of Manchester United is astounding, and a lot of their success is due to career-long players like Scholes and Giggs. Giggs had an unbelievably long career that helped secure this long partnership, but was only able to do so because of his prolific technical ability.
Scholes is often rated as one of the best midfielders to ever play the game.
1. Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard (382 games)
When you think of Liverpool in the past decade, you think of Gerrard leading the charge while Carragher organizes the defence. These two players were the core of a team that won several trophies over the years and were feared all over Europe.
These records only go until the end of the 2013-2014 season, but since none of these top duos are still in action, they likely won’t be broken anytime soon.
Which duo do you think has the potential to unseat Carragher and Gerrard from the top?
Written by Dale Cahill
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