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World class footballers who never won any silverware in their career

5) Stan Collymore

One of the all time Premier league greats, Stan Collymore played for several top clubs in his career. While he is mostly remembered for his spell with Liverpool, Collymore also played for the likes of Aston Villa and Leicester City to name a few. The striker came close to winning the FA Cup with Liverpool back in ’96; however, ended up on the losing side that night. At Leicester, Collymore was with the Foxes when the club won the League Cup in 2000 unfortunately for him though, he was cup tied. Despite his fine career, it remains a curious case as to just how did Collymore only win one major honour in his career that too was the Premier league player of the month.

4) Jermaine Defoe

Now 36, Defoe is well past his prime however such is his quality that he still plays in the top flight of English football. A poacher by trait, Defoe made his name with his clinical instincts of always being in the right place at the right time. He scored goals for fun during his time with Tottenham Hotspurs, where he earned a legendary status. Defoe interestingly also had a brief time in the MLS with Toronto FC. Defoe like Collymore nearly won a major title but was cup tied as Portsmouth went on to win an unlikely FA Cup.

3) Len Shackleton

Len Shackleton is part of the group of very few people who tried their hands in two different sports. The Englishman whilst an accomplished footballer was also a cricketer. He played for two of the biggest rivals in English football in Newcastle United and Sunderland and was a great goal-scorer at the time. In his career, Shackleton scored 134 goals in 427 games in the league in over a decade. He nearly won the league title with Sunderland in 1949 before the Black Cats just fell short.

2) Bernd Schneider

The German played with such grace that he was nicknamed the White Brazilian accrued to his swift playing style and expansive passing range. Schneider was part of the golden era of Bayer Leverkusen. Unfortunately though, Schneider was thrice on the losing end. Two of those came in the league race while the Champions league final defeat to the hands of Real Madrid too was a misery. In addition, Schneider again suffered heartattack this time with the national team as they lost to Italy in the semi-final in 2006 in Dortmund.

1) Matt Le Tissier

English Football hall of famer, Le Tissier was a huge fan favourite back in the day. He was an eminent figure in English football due to his intransigent loyalty to Southampton. He possessed attributes any manager would love to have in their ranks and had Le Tissier ever decided to leave the Saints, he surely would have played for a top club. He stayed at Southampton for more than 15 years which is commendable and unthinkable in the modern football. Sadly though, Le Tissier could never get his hands on a major title.

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