2. Nemanja Vidic
Vidic is definitely one of the greatest defenders to step in the Premier League, closely contested by John Terry in the last decade as the best defender in the Premier League, the former Serbian International has contributed a lot in the success of Manchester United under Fergie era.
Vidic signed for the club in the winter of 2005 for a reported fee of £7 million and in his time at the club, he has won 5 Premier League titles, FA Cups each and one Champions League medal.
Among all the individual awards his 2 Premier League player of the season stand out tall. A great leader on the pitch, Vidic was a trusted lieutenant of Sir Alex Ferguson.
In January 2016, Vidic announced his retirement after ending his contract with Inter Milan with the mutual consent.