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Football News > SoccerBible Debate - Best Player in the Premier League - Drogba or Rooney?

The results from our SoccerBible poll are in! This season in
the Premier League there have been two stand-out performers - Didier Drogba and Wayne Rooney. So we asked the SoccerBible fans who THEY thought was the best player, and now we can unveil the results from the weekend's voting...

SoccerBible fans voted Wayne Rooney as the winner with a huge majority that surprised us, Rooney was clearly the more popular choice claiming 61% of the votes!

Wayne Rooney and Didier Drogba are two of the biggest stars in the Premier League, and when they are at their best they are untouchable! Wayne Rooney has emerged as Manchester United's key player following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, and has been in superb goalscoring form. As has Didier Drogba, who has led the Chelsea attack and the Chelsea team to the top of the Premier League, with some excellent performances in key games.

To help you decide between Didier Drogba or Wayne Rooney, we will look at how the players match-up statistically in the 09/10 Premier League, their season highlight so far and their boot choice. Then we want to know who you think is the best player in the Premier League...

Wayne Rooney has played a few more games than Didier Drogba this season in the Premier League, which could count for why Rooney has hit the back of the net on more occasions. Rooney seems keen to fire in as many shots as possible, notching up 147 so far this season! Although Drogba seems to be more accurate, with less shots in total but more on target.

Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea (Drogba 2 goals)
Didier Drogba was in inspired form at the Emirates Stadium, causing problems and scoring two great goals. His first came as he continued his excellent record against Arsenal and side footed into the far corner, his second put the game beyond doubt when he expertly finished from a free-kick 25-yards out.

Manchester United 4-0 Hull City (Rooney 4 goals)
Wayne Rooney scored four goals in a fantastic performance. The England striker put the Red Devils one up after just eight minutes, Rooney then made Hull pay with three late goals which temporarily lifted United to top spot in the Premier League. Rooney battled hard throughout the game, and despite the other 21 players on the pitch took command.

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly football boots - Didier Drogba
The Nike Vapor Superfly is the ultimate speed boot. Extremely lightweight due to the teijin material, the Superfly's upper offers fantastic touch and feel for the ball. The boot's structure and wearers feet, are supported by the Nike Flywire technology and acceleration and traction improved with the unique sole-plate.

Nike T90 Laser III football boots - Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney was involved in the design process for the latest Total 90 Laser football boots, so it's no surprise he is thriving in them. The boot addresses different areas of ball strike, with the five instep pods improving accuracy and the raised fins increasing ball spin and swerve.


Now we want to know who YOU think is the best player in the Premier League - Didier Drogba or Wayne Rooney?


We'll unveil the voting results on Mon 22nd February.




theking1893 said:

Rooney and Laser III !!!!

February 19, 2010 12:51 PM

Anders Stoen said:

1st! Drogba

February 19, 2010 12:52 PM

jimbomac said:

Superfly but Rooney :D

February 19, 2010 12:56 PM

F.A Cup Glory said:


February 19, 2010 1:02 PM

Men City...CT32 said:

Ronaldinho... hehe

For me is the best player in Premier League Didier Drogba ...

February 19, 2010 1:15 PM

kev77 said:

Roooney, drogba kind a whines a lot

February 19, 2010 1:21 PM

rooney_10_MUFC said:

rooney is the best

not a whining *** like drogba


February 19, 2010 1:26 PM

Dylaaan said:

Drogba as he was absent for a good 3 weeks missing games in which he could have easly netted a few and his performances against my club(Arsenal) were Amazing. Saying that I think Rooney will get european player of the year or maybe Ronaldinho becuase his form the now is amazing.

February 19, 2010 1:36 PM

Mahlum said:

I don't like both of the players, but Drogba is much better than Rooney!! ;)

February 19, 2010 1:56 PM

ManCity94 said:

gotta be Drogba!!!

February 19, 2010 1:58 PM

KR9 said:

Rooney no doubt he is AMAZING !!!!!

February 19, 2010 2:00 PM

The Special One said:

I'd rather have Drogba in my team because he scores and plays excellent against the big teams. Rooney only demolishes the small teams. Who played better vs Barcelona last season? Drogba or Rooney?

February 19, 2010 2:08 PM

Astar said:

Wazza Rooney ,, but Didier is a tough competition.. I think Wayne Rooney is a complete player than Drogba. My best player : rOOney

February 19, 2010 2:13 PM

jeffrey said:

@the special one  -> HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

seen Rooney against ACMILAN isn't that a BIG team ? ! ? ! ? !!!!

Learn to think before you write somethin !!! ***

February 19, 2010 2:15 PM

nvapor96 said:

ROONEY.....  and Superfly

February 19, 2010 2:16 PM

Arsharvin23 said:

ROONEY........ but SUPERFLY!!!!!!!!!!

February 19, 2010 2:46 PM

R_W_A_T said:


February 19, 2010 2:48 PM

jayousif983 said:

Rooney's obviously the best. Who ever says no then  watch this video http://www.***.com/watch?v=FuXXuVqehDk.

February 19, 2010 2:49 PM

adri the king said:

None of them is the best player in PL. Maybe so far this season. BUT, if EL NIÑO should play all 38 matches he would score like 33 goals or something. and he's the best player in PL when he's in form. If I have to choose one of these this season it would be Rooney I think :)

February 19, 2010 2:52 PM

kapishan10rooney said:

rooney is the best

February 19, 2010 2:59 PM

RedDevilCR7 said:

Wayne Rooney! Wayne Rooney! He Goes By The Name Of Wayne Rooney! Wazza FTW!

February 19, 2010 3:01 PM

RedDevilCR7 said:

@ the special one..drogba is a disgrace, he's a ******* disgrace, remember that against barcelona? even tho that ref is DODGY!!!

February 19, 2010 3:02 PM

joga_bonito said:

i find drogba is better cause i hat ManU. but best player in premier league is ARSHAVIN!!!  of course the most impressive player on me was Ronaldinho great man!!!

February 19, 2010 3:08 PM

NasserBrasil03 said:


February 19, 2010 3:10 PM

arabCR9 said:

superfly all the way but best player in the prem goes by the name of wayne rooney ;) but ronaldo is the best player in the world bhy *** miles

February 19, 2010 3:29 PM

Cheesy said:


February 19, 2010 3:42 PM

JordanT173 said:

i think at the moment the best player for liverpool is xabi alonso as he decided to leave before this horrible season

February 19, 2010 3:47 PM

MS10 said:

rooney is immensely overrated drogba all day!!!

February 19, 2010 3:54 PM

AV8 said:

Wayne Rooney all the freaking way. He's always capitalizing for united

February 19, 2010 3:56 PM

SkilletBoi said:

i say rooney coz i support arsenal..............

February 19, 2010 4:22 PM

joga_bonito said:

i also support arsenal but i hate ManU soooo much!!!!

February 19, 2010 4:33 PM

olcsa27 said:

Drogba must be the winner!I think he has many accomplishments, he is better than Rooney.

(If the ref send out ronney against the milan he won't score any goals...)

I hope someone breaks the reign of the manchester...

Go Gunners!

February 19, 2010 4:40 PM

RONALDO9 said:

ROOOOOOONEY!!!!!!!!  4 EVER  but superfly

February 19, 2010 4:47 PM

Guigsz said:


February 19, 2010 4:48 PM

AR9 said:

i think fabregas is a completer footballer as them but for  this vote Rooney !!

February 19, 2010 4:51 PM

MatthewGK01 said:


February 19, 2010 5:03 PM

Edu said:

these players Wayne is better

February 19, 2010 5:10 PM

martincillo_mexico said:

that drogba freekick was crazy !!!

February 19, 2010 5:16 PM

J21T90 said:

Drogba or Rooney... hmmm... I choose Torres

February 19, 2010 5:16 PM

RossTorres169 said:

i chose rooney but i think that darren feltcher is the best player in the prem, he makes man u tick

February 19, 2010 5:40 PM

Chelseaunited23 said:

uperfly but Rooney :D

February 19, 2010 5:42 PM

ayler23 said:

Van Der Sar is the best player in the premier league

February 19, 2010 5:56 PM

ayler23 said:

Van Der Sar is the best player in the Premier League

February 19, 2010 5:56 PM

Portugal R live said:

Cristiano Ronaldo..o he plays in la liga just remeberd

February 19, 2010 8:03 PM

chelseaman9 said:

drogba is a lot better hes faster and strong anddd he is black. rooney and man u can go sock a ***

February 19, 2010 8:14 PM

JimmyBullard94 said:


February 19, 2010 9:36 PM

t.r chelsea said:

rooneys got a fat head drogba is better in this competition

February 19, 2010 9:51 PM

Unbelievable Tekkers said:

Rooney Is Better But Drogba Has Much Much Better Boots

February 19, 2010 9:53 PM

gebbie01 said:

gerrard -_-

February 19, 2010 10:01 PM

Saprissa_Ronaldinho said:

i like drogba better, but rooney is better this season. rooney is a more versatile player, can play in any position, drogba mite come back n defend but he could never play that position unlike rooney who could play there for a whole game and anywhere else u put him

February 19, 2010 10:08 PM

abinho11 said:

200% DROGBA 1 !!

February 19, 2010 10:21 PM

AE7 said:

Rooney is betta

February 19, 2010 10:21 PM

t.r chelsea said:

drogs can make his on goals

February 19, 2010 10:29 PM

t.r chelsea said:

essien or tevez or drogba

February 19, 2010 10:30 PM

jamesfootballkid09 said:

cahill, enough said.

February 19, 2010 11:56 PM

Luketallison said:

drogba definatley hes always on form where as rooney last season had a shocker !

February 20, 2010 12:53 AM

dMcjacobs said:

like them both

February 20, 2010 2:10 AM

NikeMercurialVaporz said:

Rooney is the best, no question about it. go Man U:)

February 20, 2010 2:55 AM

Steven4vapor said:







February 20, 2010 4:02 AM

Jorge 11 said:

rooney is gonna win

February 20, 2010 4:24 AM

AllBlue said:

Drobga is a little bit better

February 20, 2010 7:37 AM

dan said:

this season? Rooney then Drogba. But besides this season, i would say Gerrard and Anelka as well as those two as the best in EPL.

February 20, 2010 8:01 AM

SPEEDY6 said:

Drogba is is a top class player but i think this year rooney has edged it. Its also very good as he is english for the world cup :)

February 20, 2010 9:28 AM

minos said:

ROONEY .....

February 20, 2010 11:43 AM

bootman said:

drogba no1

February 20, 2010 12:05 PM

RedDevilCR7 said:

Wayne Rooney all day everyday end.of.story.

February 20, 2010 12:20 PM

W.U.F.C 14 said:


February 20, 2010 3:00 PM

oj2 said:

I voted for Drogba, but this year Rooneybeen the best... Buti think Didi is a better player:)

February 20, 2010 4:34 PM

VillA 4LiFe said:

rooney no doubt, drogba is good n a great finisher, but rooney has lifted up man. u from the departure of ronaldo, rooney is overall the better player........

February 20, 2010 4:54 PM

Navido said:


February 20, 2010 5:03 PM

Stevando Torrard said:

@ adri the king. Bravo...finally, a person who knows that Fernando Torres is the most awesome player in the premier league!!! He would wipe the pitch with both Rooney AND Drogba if he was playing. El niño forever!!! I can't wait until Torres is back in form! That will be awesome!!!

February 20, 2010 5:10 PM

Portugal R live said:

Drogba scored 2 goalss today so hes catching up since Rooney scored none..Drogba is better!

February 20, 2010 5:32 PM

F.A Cup Glory said:

 today proved everything...Drogba is the BEST..notive how all the man u fans say rooney and everyone else without a bias view says drogba

February 20, 2010 6:31 PM

Ryan-F50 said:

The statistics say Drogba and in my opinion hes better

February 20, 2010 7:00 PM

Flinty said:


February 20, 2010 7:26 PM

InRooneyWeTrust said:

rooney bcuz hes doing it without anelka lampard and essien

February 20, 2010 7:52 PM

Sal8k said:

Drogba, clearly you can tell by the stats ;) aswell as his consistant performances in vital match's, Rooney is no where near as complete as DROGBA

February 20, 2010 9:33 PM

Jose_31091 said:

Omg ROONEY! all the way...this season Rooney has just been beasty and has done most of it on his  own where as Drogba has more support from his team thats why i say




February 20, 2010 10:01 PM

David Lee said:

I think in current form Drogba is the best and he seems to have figured out that he does better when hes not laying on the pitch. Rooney is the future though, each year he seems to be growing in leaps and bounds. Torres could/would be the best if he wasn't so fragile, seems to suffer from Robben syndrome.

@InRooneyWeTrust, no Lampard or Essein today and

Anelka was well off his form and still Drogba got it done.

February 20, 2010 10:01 PM

abinho11 said:

update this *** cause drogba is on top now...

February 20, 2010 11:20 PM

chelseaman9 said:

Drogba scores a goal in most games important or not. rooney has yet to find that composure in his game. Drogba and run, head, and finish also while having more assist and have being played less. and they should update it because drogba is catching by scoring two goals today and rooney zip on a game he should have made a major difference in.

viva la chelsea, man city, inter and real madrid. viva la drogba, tevez, macion, and lass and yes i hate ronaldo

February 21, 2010 12:35 AM

splsoccer8 said:

I say Didier Drogba every time i watch him he blows my mind but i think Wayne Rooney is a great player but when i watch him he doesnt seem to be the greatest player sometimes.

February 21, 2010 2:07 AM

juninho7 said:

rooney and superfly

February 21, 2010 5:52 AM

WR10MUTD4lyf said:












February 21, 2010 9:33 AM

dan1 said:

Rooney !!!!!

February 21, 2010 1:26 PM

cills said:

why do you only get to choose between these two players? not much of a debate like

February 21, 2010 2:44 PM

kane19mcgahon said:

100% drogba mile's better :)

February 21, 2010 7:29 PM

I-con7 said:

Rooney i am a man u fan and A vapor fan not the dog's boot drogba

February 21, 2010 9:34 PM

Im H8 Fanboys said:

Tbh its not faircomparing rooneys 4 goals against hull and drogbas 2 against arsenal

February 21, 2010 10:11 PM

soccer11 said:

no questions, WAZA

February 21, 2010 10:39 PM

cam0187 said:


February 21, 2010 11:55 PM

pcm19 said:

Drogba is such a DIVER

February 22, 2010 2:59 AM

Krisztian Nemeth said:

chelseaman9 you are the definition of a glory hunter, congrats

February 22, 2010 3:21 AM

F.A Cup Glory said:


February 22, 2010 2:23 PM

F.A Cup Glory said:

if this was done on ability Drogba would breeze it, its just most people dont like him as a person... and @Krisztian Nemeth your a just do 1 ***

February 22, 2010 2:26 PM

citrussoccerballer said:

rooney by a long shot... drogba is garbage

February 22, 2010 2:38 PM

citrussoccerballer said:

rooney by a long shot... drogba is garbage

February 22, 2010 2:38 PM

mustavi said:

no doubt......rooney...

February 22, 2010 3:35 PM

easleyblaze12 said:

rooney all the way

February 22, 2010 5:20 PM

The Special One said:

omdz how can people think rooney is better than drogba! how many cup finals has rooney scored in compared to drogba? the only big teams rooney scores against are arsenal and ac milan. plus drogba can make his own goals, rooney can't.

February 22, 2010 5:45 PM

MADRID760 said:

Drogba bcuz he has maluda and lampard

February 23, 2010 5:54 PM

Gael22 said:

Drogba all day rooney will be great but drogba is the man at the moment proven target man sorry to say cos i hate them both lol...come on van persie

February 23, 2010 6:33 PM

Branaldinho7810 said:

hate t90 IIIs but respect them love superfly

dislike drogba but deeply respect him love rooney

best player this year by far ROONEY i mean chelsea has loads of great finishers and look at the balls drogba is given! point perfect rooney doesnt get a lot of that he creates for himself most of time

MAN UTD!!!!!

February 26, 2010 3:30 AM

scottcoulter01677 said:

ROONEY!!!!!!! definetly gonna win!!!!! hes best in the world

February 26, 2010 6:21 AM

capo1021 said:

rooney!! man's on fire right now, unstoppable infront of goal!!!

March 2, 2010 3:47 AM

JahnRooney said:

Wayne Rooney is the best striker , no doubt. he works all over the pitch , and runs all the time. He's there at the right place at the right time. Drogba is really good , but this season , Rooney has proved and showed that he can be the worlds best. Why he is so amazing this season is simply because he came in the shadow of Ronaldo the past 2 seasons. Rooney for ever !!

March 18, 2010 2:48 PM

CharlieVaporman2k10 said:


March 31, 2010 12:53 PM

CharlieVaporman2k10 said:


March 31, 2010 12:53 PM

gak8 said:

drogba is just a fat diver rooneys got skill

March 31, 2010 9:49 PM

splsoccer8 said:

i say rooney he has good skill

April 1, 2010 12:10 AM

Rock-JAE said:

didier drogbaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!

April 5, 2010 2:56 AM

laserIII said:

alright so im a chelsea fan right but u have to say that wayne rooney is ten times better. he is stronger not phyisically but in his mind which make himn better. look at the stats. oh and by the way laser. there ten times better than superflys and all my shots go inthe upper 90 like this weekend my free kick was right below the upper 90 but i still scored. best cleats made to humans.

April 7, 2010 8:07 PM

CR7Vapor77 said:

rooney but hes injured :P

April 9, 2010 6:07 AM

t90man10 said:

rooney bar far. drogba is a desgrace to football!!!

April 18, 2010 8:54 PM

P.EVRA FAN said:

all respect to drogba and the united team

rooney has had to carry his team a bit since we have little fire power (berbatov is a dissapointment) and chelsea has been in good health all year so in my eyes wayne rooney is better

April 30, 2010 8:04 PM

Gambeta1992 said:


He actually makes the extra effort to help defend and retrieve a lost ball.

Drogba just waits for the ball to come to him

May 1, 2010 4:25 AM
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