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World Cup of Premier League greats Group B: De Bruyne, Beckham, Scholes and Bergkamp do battle

World Cup of Premier League greats Group B: De Bruyne, Beckham, Scholes and Bergkamp do battle 1

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After kicking off with a humdinger in Group A yesterday – we have four more Premier League greats doing battle for your votes in Group B.

Kevin de Bruyne, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Dennis Bergkamp go against one another as they look to qualify for the knockout stages of the Mirror Football World Cup of Premier League greats.

Three big names of yesteryear as Manchester United and Arsenal fought for the title – and one current-day superstar of Manchester City.

Who will join Peter Schmeichel and Mohamed Salah in the last 16?

Read all about today’s contenders then cast your vote in the poll at the bottom. You have until 10pm!

Kevin de Bruyne



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De Bruyne has helped City to two Premier League titles

The best playmaker in Premier League history? He certainly stakes a claim.

After struggling with Chelsea earlier in his career, making just three top-flight appearances for the Blues, De Bruyne returned to the Premier League by signing for Manchester City in a £55million deal from Wolfsburg in 2015.

He has gone on to establish himself as one of the world’s premier midfielders, helping the Blues to two Premier League titles, one Fa Cup and four League Cups.

David Beckham



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Beckham during his final season at Old Trafford

After coming through the ranks at Manchester United as one of the fabled Class of ’92 – Beckham wrote his name into club folklore before leaving for Real Madrid in 2003.

A midfielder that led by example with the best right foot you could wish to see, he won no fewer than six Premier League titles with the Red Devils, scoring 62 goals in 265 top-flight outings.

Add two FA Cups and a Champions League to the mix, and you have a stupendously decorated footballer that got every ounce out of his talent.

Paul Scholes



ESPN SOCCER World Cup of Premier League greats Group B: De Bruyne, Beckham, Scholes and Bergkamp do battle
Just the 11 Premier League titles for Paul Scholes

Another Class of ’92 graduate – Scholes was an absolute magician with the ball at his feet.

A one-club man for Manchester United over a 20-year period, he played 496 times in the Premier League, scoring 107 goals.

His list of honours is frankly ridiculous: 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups, two League Cups and two Champions League crowns.

One of the best midfielders of his – or any – generation.

Dennis Bergkamp



ESPN SOCCER World Cup of Premier League greats Group B: De Bruyne, Beckham, Scholes and Bergkamp do battle
Bergkamp was a magician for the Gunners

Bruce Rioch’s time as Arsenal manager isn’t remembered especially fondly in north London – but he was the man that brought Bergkamp to the Gunners for just £7.5million.

He would go on to dazzle Gooners for the next 11 years, scoring 87 times in 315 appearances as one of the key men in the brilliant Arsenal sides either side of the millennium.

Bergkamp helped the club to three Premier League titles under Arsene Wenger, including the 2003-04 Invincibles campaign.

Add in a quartet of FA Cups and you have one of the Premier League’s all-time greats.

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