Generally the best players in the world end up at the best teams, and therefore increase their chances of silverware. However, despite their talent and endeavour, some players just never seem to be able to get their hands on a trophy or winners medal. Here we put together a top 5 of quality players who are trophy-less.
- Robert Lee
– Few players were as popular as Robert Lee was during his time at Newcastle. One of the most respected names in football during the 1990’s, Lee was a great all-round attacker for Newcastle, leading to international recognition, but even that couldn’t help the Geordie’s in a quest for silverware.
- Malcolm MacDonald
– Another of our top 5 comes from Newcastle, and in the form of the big favourite Malcolm MacDonald. He was an instant success at the north-east side and went on to score 5 goals in one game for England in 1975. He looked set to be on his way to the top, and surely would win trophies along the way, but after a big-money move to Arsenal, injury cruelly ended his hopes of any medals.
- Jermaine Defoe
-One of those great players who came through the ranks at West Ham, Jermaine Defoe developed into a fantastic finisher, terrorising defences all over England. However, his move to Portsmouth in 2008 saw the England striker miss out on a trophy by just a few weeks, as Spurs beat Chelsea in the League Cup final in the following month.
- Giuseppe Signori
– Another prolific striker to add to the trophy-less list, but this time from Serie A. He was a star player for Sampdoria and Lazio amongst others but was somehow never able to win any major competitions.
1. Matt Le Tissier
– Southampton’s second top goalscorer of all time spent his entire 16 year senior career at the South Coast club, a time span in which they never picked up a trophy, despite his fantastic eye for goal.