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10 of the worst strikers to have played in the Premier League

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Kovacevic failed to deliver for Sheffield Wednesday in the Premier League

While Thierry Henry would like to disagree, the Premier League has established itself as a league that is awash with world-class talent. Over the course of the last 2 decades, many Premier League clubs have splurged millions in a bid to bring the best talent to the English shores and while the likes of Thierry Henry, Luis Suarez, and Cristiano Ronaldo have taken the league by the storm amongst a host of other players, there have been various individuals who have failed to live up to their billing.

In this segment, we take a look at 10 of the worst strikers to have played in the Premier League era. 

#10 Darko Kovacevic (Sheffield Wednesday)

Darko Kovacevic
Darko Kovacevic

Before making a move to Sheffield Wednesday, who were part of the Premier League then, Kovacevic had been in a phenomenal form for the likes of Proleter Zrenjanin and Red Star Belgrade. The striker had notched up an incredible 74 goals in 98 appearances for the aforementioned clubs when Sheffield came calling with a fee believed to be in the region of £2 million.

While his stint in England began well, the striker who had been involved internationally with the erstwhile Yugoslavia and subsequently the Serbia and Montenegro squad failed to live up to the expectation. Kovacevic made just 16 appearances for the Owls and managed to score just 4 goals and was snapped up by Real Sociedad after spending just half a season at the Hillsborough Stadium.

However, to his credit, the big burly striker did not let a bad stint affect his career as he was back amongst the goals for his subsequent clubs which included the likes of Real Sociedad (92 goals in 278 appearances), Juventus (21 goals in 47 appearances) and Olympiacos (31 goals in 60 appearances) before hanging up his boots. 

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