When we look back to Liverpool’s near-miss in the 2013-14 Premier League title race, one story often goes ignored.
There are sexier narratives, sure, but a couple more points would have made Kolo Touré the first player to win the Premier League with three different teams.
The Ivorian wouldn’t have played the biggest part – while he was a near ever-present in Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ squad, he played just 14 times for Manchester City in 2011-12 while the last of his 15 starts in his first Liverpool season came in February.
Ultimately, then, Touré ended up stuck on two. But how does he compare to the other nine players with titles for multiple English clubs since 1992-93.
The first man to achieve the feat, Berg was a key man for Blackburn Rovers 1994-95 title win, forming a decisive centre-back partnership with Colin Hendry.
When Manchester United needed reinforcements in 1997, then, they knew exactly where to look.
Berg won two titles at Old Trafford, in 1998-99 and 1999-2000, before eventually moving back to Blackburn.
Like Touré, Anelka came close with Liverpool in a season which might have given him a title with a third club.
However, the Frenchman had the longest gap between titles, lifting the trophy with Arsenal as a teenager in 1998 and waiting more than a decade before adding another with Chelsea.
He played his part for the Blues, though, scoring 11 league goals including two on the final-day victory over Wigan to secure the title.
Another Arsenal and Chelsea champion, but that’s where the similarity ends.
Cole won two titles with Arsenal before his fractious switch across London, but the additional trophies he expected with the Blues took a while to arrive.
The England left-back added just one more Premier League winner’s medal, in the same season as Anelka, but he did at least add the Champions League in 2011-12.
The third Invincible on the list, Clichy was just 18 when he won the league with the Gunners.
Eight years on, he finally tasted the same kind of success, playing 90 minutes as Manchester City dramatically secured the title with that famous 3-2 win over QPR.
He added another title with the Citizen in 2014, and has been pushing for his first Turkish league title in 2020.
Tevez shared the pitch with Clichy in that 2012 game, though by full time he was watching from the sidelins as his replacement, Mario Balotelli, laid on Sergio Agüero’s winner.
The striker had already won two titles with Manchester United before moving across town, scoring 14 league goals in the first of those seasons in 2007-08.
After leaving England, the Argentine added two more domestic titles in Italy with Juventus, and three back home with Boca Juniors.
Leicester City’s 2015-16 triumph was special in its own right, but let’s not forget the personal achievement of Huth.
The German defender was another to win titles at the start and end of his career, picking up two titles with his first club, Chelsea, under José Mourinho.
Huth was already in his 30s when he moved to the King Power stadium but played a huge part in their run, not least with the two goals in the victory at Manchester City which put the Foxes in the box seat.
The unsung hero of this list, for sure.
Schwarzer won both titles in his 40s, which is an achievement in itself, but he also managed it without playing a single Premier League minute in either title-winning season.
0 games for Chelsea in 2014-15. None for Leicester the following year. The first-ever player to win back-to-back titles with different clubs.
Kanté was the second to win in successive years, but he was altogether more important on the pitch.
After signing from Caen in 2015, the midfielder helped Leicester to that phenomenal success before seeing the club quintuple their money in a year by selling him to Chelsea.
The French international made just as big a difference to Chelsea under Antonio Conte, and the Blues’ form during his injury-enforced absence in 2019-20 shows how he remains a key man today.
Completing the list is another member of that stunning Leicester side, with Mahrez making it two titles when Manchester City clinched the title on the final day of the 2018-19 season.
After winning the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award in 2016, the Algerian stuck around despite strong rumours of an exit.
Five years in the East Midlands eventually came to an end in 2018, and he chipped in with seven goals for Pep Guardiola’s City – including a cracker in that crucial win at Brighton.