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Top 5 players with the most losses in Premier League history

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Barry is the most capped Premier League player and also has a number of losses to his name
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Modified 26 Jan 2018, 17:28 IST
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Since the inception of the Premier League in the 1992/93 season, 49 clubs have competed to win the title and a number of them clubs looked to avoid relegation. 

Out of the 49 clubs that have competed to win the Premier League crown, during the 28 years, only six clubs have managed to lift the prestigious trophy. Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Leicester City are the only teams to have won the league. 

On an individual level, numerous players have made a significant impact on the league despite clubs going down and players switching clubs.

But to deal with losses as a professional is not easy and these players have picked themselves up after numerous defeats. Here, we take a look at 5 players who have lost the most number of games in Premier League history:


#5 Gary Speed

Northern Ireland v Wales - Carling Nations Cup
Late Wales manager Gary Speed

Late Welsh footballer and manager, Gary Speed began his career with Leeds United in 1988 and spent eight years at the club before joining Everton in 1996. After two seasons with the Toffees, Speed Joined Newcastle United in 1998. 

Until 2004, the Welsh midfielder plied his trade at the Toon and was revered by the club's fans during his time at Newcastle. Bolton Wanderers signed Speed thereafter and the club was then under Sam Allardyce, who was pushing for a spot in Europe.  

Speed made a total of 535 appearances in the English league, is fifth on the all-time list of highest appearance holders, and is also fifth on the list of players to have lost the most number of games, with 185 Premier League losses.

The Welshman played 85 times for his country and was appointed the manager of Wales in 2010. A year later, Speed committed suicide in his garage and took his life while he was still manager of Wales.

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Published 26 Jan 2018, 17:28 IST
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