ONE UEFA Cup Winners Cup. One UEFA Super Cup. One FA Cup. One League Cup. One Charity Shield.

Graeme Le Saux helped Chelsea win all of those trophies after he left Blackburn Rovers to return to Stamford Bridge in August 1997.

But when the 46-year-old looks back on a distinguished playing career, which also included 36 caps for England, four of which came at the 1998 World Cup, there is one achievement above all which stands out.

And that was winning the Premiership title with Rovers 20 years ago.

The marauding left-back made 39 league appearances in the incredible 1994-95 campaign, scoring three goals along the way, at home to West Ham and Arsenal and, most memorably, away to Manchester City, as Kenny Daglish’s side stunned English football to claim the top-flight crown.

“I always look forward, I tend to not look back on things, but it’s sometimes nice to reflect on what you’ve achieved and, in terms of my football career, the biggest achievement I had was winning the Premier League with Blackburn,” Le Saux, who netted seven goals in 154 games for Rovers after making a £700,000 move from Chelsea in March 1993, told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“The competition in that era was really tough and, when you do look at it, it does make you realise what an amazing achievement it was for the club.

“To win a league you’ve got to show consistency over the course of a season and have the ability and the togetherness to deal with difficult situations, when you’ve got to deliver week-in and week-out when you’ve got players missing, and when you’re really up against it in certain spells.

“One thing you learn about playing in the Premier League is that if you win it, you deserve to. It’s an arduous, long-haul commitment and, if you come out as winners, you deserve it.

“When you’re at the top you become a legitimate target for every team you play against, as they want to prove they are better than you. You become a big scalp and teams definitely raise their games against you.

“We had to deal with that and, don’t forget, none of us had any experience of success, unlike Manchester United. Even someone like Alan Shearer didn’t have any experience of winning anything and I think that’s where Kenny Dalglish’s history became invaluable for us. He just had that gravitas.

“It was all new territory for us and we were relying on each other to keep going. And, of course, we got there, and deserved to get there, but it did get nervy toward the end and we did get a bit lucky on the last day.”

Rovers were out in front for virtually the rest of the season after hitting top spot on November 26, 1994.

But, after beating Newcastle United in their final home game of the campaign on that never-to-be-forgotten night at Ewood Park, they could have so easily have lost the lead at the last.

Their dramatic 2-1 defeat at Anfield, to Dalglish’s former club Liverpool, mattered little, however, after United failed to beat West Ham United at Upton Park.

“There were so many mixed emotions at the end of that game and in, a strange way, it was a bit of anti-climax,” said Le Saux.

“We’d lost the game, and usually when that happens, you’re really angry and annoyed, but then you thought, ‘hang on, we’ve haven’t got any more matches, we’ve just won the league’. It was really weird, a bizarre contradiction.

“I was told recently that it was the first time that Sky had televised both matches, so they were down at Upton Park and they were also with us.

“There were also two trophies and two sets of medals. We were told all of this before the game so, looking back, it was just a massive distraction.

“And as soon as Jamie Redknapp scored that free kick I thought, ‘that’s it, we’ve blown it’. But as I was walking back to the halfway line I could see our fans celebrating because the game at Upton Park had finished.

“I can’t remember who the ref was but I remember saying, ‘come on ref, just blow the whistle’. And he was really pedantic, like ‘there’s still one minute and 28 seconds left’. But eventually he did and it was just a really weird feeling.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have won quite a few things in my career and for me the achievement is in the doing – it’s not in the celebrating. When you win something it’s not as important as the process of achieving it. I don’t need to look at a medal or a cap to get that sense of achievement.

“But when you reflect, it is a really nice feeling to know that you’re part of a club who have won the Premier League.

“And I really do think our Premier League win stands out because, relative to the other four clubs who have won it, we were the minnows.

“People say it will never happen again and when you look at it, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that a smaller, more local club will ever win the Premier League.

“So that’s even more credit to everything that we achieved, as a club and not just as a team.”

Le Saux returned to Ewood Park on Thursday night to attend the Blackburn Rovers Former Players Association’s Celebration of Champions event that marked the club’s 1994-95 and 1974-75 championship triumphs.

And he said: “Like any player with history at the club it hurt me to see what Blackburn went through a few years ago and I can only imagine how the fans felt. But it does seem to have improved and Gary Bowyer has done a great job.

“Now they’ve got to try and get back in the Premier League and I’m sure all the current players at the club are aiming to do that – and that way it may stop us all banging on about winning it 20 years ago!

“As a footballer you have a natural competitiveness, you want to make your own history and talk about your own generation. It was the same when I went back to Chelsea. Everyone there used to bang on about the team of the 70s and the success they had and how we needed success.

“But whereas that Chelsea team won the FA Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup, we have set the bar at lot higher at Blackburn.”