5 players who were one-season wonders in the Premier League
- There are always new players having breakout seasons every year, and some players who are in top form for quite a good time before they suddenly drop ...
There are always new players having breakout seasons every year, and some players who are in top form for quite a good time before they suddenly drop off. But there are some players who make a career out of only one good season. They get into the limelight with one or sometimes half a season, and then they move from one club to another in search of that elusive form.While we certainly can’t tell you how they managed to have that one good season when they seem to not have what it takes to come good in top flight football, we can certainly give you a list of players who were part of this phenomenon. Maybe you can find a trait that explains this anamoly.
#1 Roque Santa Cruz
Roque Santa Cruz is quite possibly the first name that comes to mind whenever this topic is discussed, at least in the case of English football fans. He may have been at Bayern Munich for quite a good number of years, but he didn’t really set the world on fire during his time there, for whatever reasons.
He subsequently moved to Blackburn Rovers and in his first season in English football, he had a fantastic year in which he scored 20 goals in 40 appearances, of which 19 were in the league. His second season was not so great, having scored only 9 goals, but then he only had 27 appearances, so it may not have been the cause.
That seems to have been the thought behind his purchase by Manchester City, for whom he was one of the first players to have been signed at the start of their revolution. But he failed to deliver, and since then he’s been farmed out. The reason everyone attaches him readily for the one-season wonder tag is because never has he in his career hit double figures in terms of goals apart from that one season for Blackburn.