The English Premier League is, undoubtedly, the best football league in the world, housing players from different age grades. It has, however, witnessed an increased number of young players.
There are several 31-year old players in the Premier League this season playing for their respective clubs. One most notable name is Riyad Mahrez, who has been on fire for Man City.
This season at the top of the table, Manchester City go toe to toe with title contenders Liverpool FC. The Cityzens hope to make it two consecutive wins and increase Pep’s dominance in the English top-flight. In contrast, Liverpool hopes to equal Manchester United’s record as the most successful team in the league.
List of 31-year-old players in the Premier League 2022
1. Kyle Walker
Kyle Walker plays as a defensive midfielder for Manchester City and has been Pep Guardiola’s top choice. This season, the English defender has featured in over 30 matches.
2. Ilkay Gündogan
Ilkay Gündogan is one of the best players in the Premier League. Playing as a Central Midfielder, the German knows how to make and distribute the right passes, which has proven beneficial for Manchester City’s Premier League title chase.
3. Riyad Mahrez
Arguably one of the most outstanding forwards in the Premier League this season, Riyad Mahrez indeed is Pep Guardiola’s asset.
Sadly, Mahrez will not be at the FIFA World Cup after missing out on qualification. But the Algerians have more to play for as the season isn’t finished yet.
4. Thiago Alcantara
Spanish Midfielder Thiago Alcantara is one of the most creative players in the English Premier League. His efforts have been vital to Liverpool’s quest for a possible treble.
Thiago could not settle fully with Liverpool FC during his first season, but he’s gradually showing his best with Jürgen Klopp already accustomed to his style of play.
5. Jordan Henderson
Jordan Henderson is one of Liverpool’s long-standing players. The Englishman is the club’s captain.
Henderson joined Liverpool in 2011 and has represented Liverpool 321 times.
6. Marcos Alonso
Marcos Alonso is one of the long-standing Chelsea players. The 31-year old Spanish footballer was one of the mainstays of Thomas Tuchel’s UEFA Champions League-winning squad last year.
Alonso moved to Stamford bridge in 2016 from the Italian side of Fiorentina following his impressive loan spell at Sunderland in 2014.
7. N’Golo Kanté
N’Golo Kanté is arguably one of the best Chelsea players in the last four seasons. The Frenchman, who plays more of an offensive midfield role, played a decisive role in Chelsea’s successful campaign in 2021.
Along with N’Golo Kanté and Marcos Alonso, Chelsea won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2021.
8. David de Gea
David de Gea is the only 31-year old player at Manchester United. Born Nov 7, 1990, the Spanish goalkeeper is one of the most outstanding in the English top flight.
This season, David de Gea has made several heroic saves, most of which had saved Man United valuable points against some of the top sides in the league.
Allan is a Brazilian defensive midfielder. He joined Everton at the start of the 2021/2022 EPL season from Napoli.
Allan, amid Everton’s quest for survival, is one of the pivots of Frank Lampard’s team. So far, the Brazilian has contributed immensely to the team.
10. Willy Boly
Ivorian centre back Willy Boly plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers. The 31-year old isn’t a regular for the club but surely knows what it takes to lead the backline.
This season, Willy Boly has managed eleven Premier League appearances for Wolves, scoring once.
11. Raúl Jiménez
Raúl Jimenez is one of the best players at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Portuguese forward Mexican soccer player has been part of the club since 2019.
Jimenez has scored six goals in thirty EPL matches for Wolverhampton Wanderers. So far, head coach Bruno Lage has centred the team around the Mexican.
12. Kevin Trippier
Kevin Trippier, as part of Newcastle United’s desperate bid to escape the drop zone following the new takeover, was signed from Atlético Madrid.
Trippier is one of the most outstanding English defenders. And since his move to the Premier League, he has kept up with his form.
13. Karl Darlow
Karl Darlow is one of the reserved goalkeepers at Newcastle United.
14. Stuart Dallas
Stuart Dallas is one of the most consistent Leeds United defenders this season. As the whites fight to avoid the drop zone, the English centre back expected to be at his best.
Rodrigo is a Spanish Brazilian forward who plays for Leeds United. His role at the club is more of a second striker.
16. Mateusz Klich
Mateusz Klich is a polish Midfielder who plays as a Midfielder for Leeds United.
17. Nathaniel Clyne
Nathaniel Clyne is an English defender for Crystal Palace. Clyne isn’t a household name in the English top flight.
18. Christian Benteke
Christian Benteke is a Belgium Midfielder who plays for Crystal Palace.
19. Luka Milivojevic
Luka Milivojevic is a Serbian defensive midfielder who is the captain of Crystal Palace.
20. J. Steele
21. Danny Welbeck
Danny Welbeck is one of the household names in the Premier League. The Englishmen played for Arsenal and Manchester United.
22. Pontus Jansson
Pontus Jansson is a Swedish Centre back who is the captain of Brentford FC.
23. Lukas Rupp
Lukas Rupp plays for Norwich City.