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Top 10 players to have never won a league title in their careers

Scott Newman
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Steven Gerrard is a Liverpool legend - but he never won a league title with the Reds
Steven Gerrard is a Liverpool legend - but he never won a league title with the Reds

Football is of course primarily about winning games and winning trophies, but despite this, winning the big prizes isn’t always easy. At the end of the day, only one team can win each competition, and league titles, in particular, are the trickiest as they take such consistency and form across an entire season to win.

Some of the greatest players in the history of the game have won countless tournaments – including World Cups and European Championships – but they never managed to get their hands on a league title throughout their careers.

Here are 10 great players who have never won a league title in their careers.


#1 Steven Gerrard

When it comes to Liverpool legends, they don’t come much bigger than Steven Gerrard. A product of Liverpool’s academy and a boyhood fan of the Reds, Gerrard broke into the first team at Anfield in the 1999/00 season at the age of just 19. He went on to captain Liverpool for well over a decade, from the beginning of 2003/04 all the way through to his final season at the club in 2014/15, and saw some huge successes during his time there.

Gerrard – an inspirational midfielder capable of dominating games and scoring spectacular goals – won the FA Cup twice, the EFL Cup 3 times, and both the UEFA Cup and Champions League while plying his trade at Anfield. It was his goal that inspired the Reds’ incredible comeback to win the 2005 Champions League, and he made such a mark on the 2006 FA Cup final – a dramatic 3-3 draw with West Ham that Liverpool won after a penalty shoot-out – that it is usually known as the Gerrard Final.

However, one thing Gerrard was never able to inspire Liverpool to during his time at Anfield was a Premier League title victory. They came close – finishing as runners-up in 2001/02, 2008/09 and 2013/14 – but were never able to cross the final hurdle.

The England international was linked with a move to Chelsea in both 2004 and 2005 – and likely would’ve won the league with the Blues had he moved – but instead, he chose to stay at Liverpool and became a club legend in the process, even if he never did win a league title in his career.


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