Inspired by a thread on the German boards listing the greatest players in the history of the Bundesliga, I thought it would be good to come up with an equivalent list for the football league. This list will include the top players in each position since the foundation of the football league in 1888 as selected by myself. The ranking is based on performances in English domestic performances, so the League, the FA Cup and the League Cup. Performances in Europe, international football and other leagues has not been counted. The criteria has been sustained excellence in the league so players with one incredible season are unlikely to rank as highly as those who were excellent for a number of years. Basically this is just a bit of fun and I've tried to include players across all eras. I'm not pretending it is in any way definitive, but its there for some debate and hopefully a few people (including myself) can learn a bit more about some forgotten greats. Also I wanted to thank Tom Clare, Dark Savante and lanman who all gave me a hand in coming up with some of the lists.