5 current world class players yet to win a major international trophy
Football is a funny game. The beautiful game is blessed with some astonishing players who have wowed and amazed audiences with some silky skills, mazy dribbles and stunning goals. Although these players might have won every trophy possible with their clubs, success in international football always seems to elude these superstars.
With the Copa America Centenario and Euros going on, some of these superstars have a chance to right this fact in the two major international tournaments this summer. We take a look at 5 world class players who have are yet to win a major international trophy.
#5 Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
Arjen Robben is one of the most talented players to have played for Netherlands in the recent years. The pacy Dutch winger has had plenty of success in his club career winning league titles at Chelsea, PSV, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Robben has been one of the best footballers in the last 5 years, even finishing 4th on the Ballon d’Or list in 2014.
However, his international career has not been very successful. The pacy Dutchman has played in 6 major international tournaments and has failed to win the trophy on all 6 occasions. Although they were agonisingly close to the World Cup title in 2010 against Spain, Robben suffered heartbreak when Iniesta scored an extra-time winner to deny Robben and Netherlands.
The former Real Madrid man has been the standout performer for his national side in most of these international tournaments, but somehow the trophy has always eluded him. With Netherlands failing to make it to the Euros this time, time might just be running out for this Dutch legend to win a major international trophy.