The Best Premier League Players Of 2023



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Over 800 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Premier League Players Of 2023

The English Premier League is one of the most prestigious and competitive leagues in the world with some of the most jaw-dropping talent the game of soccer has ever seen, and in 2023, the best players in the world are showing up, showing out, and absolutely dominating the EPL like never before. With masterful midfielders, stunning strikers, and glorious goalies all making highlight play after highlight play, the best Premier League players of 2023 outshine even the highest classes that came before them.

Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne aren't simply two of the best players in the EPL, they are some of the greatest talents the game of soccer has ever seen who are both dominating the league playing for Manchester City. Of course, while the top two are seemingly in a class of their own, the rest of the league is quickly catching up to them. Young up-and-comers Bukayo Saka and Miguel Almirón are looking to prove their worth night in and night out, while grizzled vets Bernardo Silva and Harry Kane are showing that the older guys still have what it takes to be some of the greatest players in the Premier League.  

Vote up the best Premier League player of 2023 to leave your mark in sports history, then, be sure to check out The Best Soccer Players of All-Time and The Best Soccer Countries in the World to get a full and complete history in the world of soccer.

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  • Erling Haaland
    Photo: mancity / instagram
    713 votes

    A hulking beast of a man, Erling Haaland is one of the greatest pure scorers the Premier League has ever seen. Haaland is the next generation of soccer players who will be the talk of the sports world for decades to come, as he is truly the whole package, having speed, strength, and athleticism. Finally able to play on the big stage in Manchester City, Haaland is taking the world by storm, and instantly becoming a legend in the league.

    • Birthplace: Leeds, England
    • Team: Manchester City
    • Position: Striker
  • Kevin De Bruyne
    Photo: Manchester City
    524 votes

    A sensation in the Premier League, Belgium-born Kevin De Bruyne is proving his case as the best midfielder in all of soccer right alongside his stellar teammate Erling Haaland. With lightning-quick speed and a genius IQ, Bruyne is peaking at the right time in his career, as at 32 years of age, he has become the perfect and ideal second option in the league, and would be a first option on nearly any other team.

    • Birthplace: Drongen, Belgium
    • Team: Manchester City
    • Position: Midfielder
  • Martin Ødegaard
    Photo: Arsenal
    557 votes

    Martin Ødegaard

    Martin Odegaard is a new generation of soccer player who is consistently thinking two or even three steps ahead. Taking every available opportunity to advance a play, break lines, or cut opponents out of a play, Odegaard's greatest strength is undoubtedly his mind. Arguably the smartest player in the entire EPL, Odegaard is just as dangerous with the ball as he is without it, as he consistently sets both himself and his teammates up for success.

    • Birthplace: Drammen, Norway
    • Team: Arsenal
    • Position: Attacking midfielder
  • Bukayo Saka
    Photo: Arsenal
    554 votes

    At just 21 years old, Bukayo Saka is proving to be the next generational talent in the Premier League, and his rise to superstardom has been otherworldly. A leader on and off the field for Arsenal, Saka has demonstrated brilliant IQ, masterful creativity, and an unrelenting need to attack on offense. A Saka has arguably the highest ceiling of any player on this list, and at just 21 years old, he has plenty of time to reach his potential.

    • Birthplace: Ealing, England
    • Team: Arsenal
    • Position: Winger
  • Harry Kane
    Photo: Tottenham
    365 votes

    Harry Kane may have had a bit of a down year by his high expectations in 2022, however, even in a down year, Kane is still easily one of the best players the Premier League has to offer. Throughout the last 4 years, Kane has managed to more than doubling his scoring and assisting from the previous season, as Kane seems to be re-invigorated with Tottenham Hotspur. A bounce back season is surely in the works for Kane, and if he can get back to his stellar level, he could easily be one of the best in the league.

    • Birthplace: Chingford, London, England
    • Team: Tottenham Hotspur
    • Position: Forward
  • Marcus Rashford
    Photo: England
    531 votes
    Marcus Rashford MBE (born 31 October 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. A Manchester United player from the age of seven, Rashford scored two goals on both his first-team debut against Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League in February 2016 and his Premier League debut against Arsenal three days later. He also scored in his first Manchester derby, as well as on his EFL Cup and UEFA Champions League debuts. With United, Rashford has so far won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield and Europa League.
    • Birthplace: Manchester, England
    • Team: Manchester United
    • Position: Forward