Harry Kane and the Greatest Players to Never Win a Trophy

Bernd Schneider

Bernd Scheider was one of the most technically gifted players of his era in the Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen and has to go down as the unluckiest player never to win a major trophy. Schneider incredibly has six runners up medals over his career but never a winners one.

The German international played 366 times for Leverkusen, scoring 52 goals, and assisting 80. Schneider also racked up an incredible 81 international caps for Germany and finished runners up to Brazil in the 2002 World Cup. The tricky winger was outstanding on his day and it is a real shame that he never won a trophy that he really deserved.

James Beattie

It is easy to forget just how good James Beattie was during his peak years before injury curtailed what a promising career was. The former Southampton man netted double figures in four consecutive campaigns for the Saints, including an outstanding 2002/03 season where the striker managed 23 goals in 38 games, which only a handful of Englishman have beaten down the years.

However, Beattie struggled with injuries when he was entering his best years and struggled to replicate his best form at both Everton and Stoke in the Premier League. But during the early 2000s, the Englishman was one of the best goal scorers around.

Tom Finney

Preston North End's Tom Finney has a deserved place on this list after a sparkling career for the Lilyqhites after his first team debut all the way back in 1946. The incredible winger was known for being well ahead of his time and scored 210 goals in 473 appearances for Preston.

Finney also bagged 76 England caps in total for his country and also came so close to winning a major trophy for Preston when he finished runners-up in both the First Division and the FA Cup. Despite never winning a major trophy, Finney is truly one of England's greatest ever players, and in 2004 Preston commemorated their best-ever player by revealing a statue outside of Deepdale.

Steve Bull

Despite playing most of his playing career outside of England's topflight, Wolverhampton Wanderers legend Steve Bull is another example of a player that's allegiance to the club he loves was far too strong for him to look elsewhere in the search for a trophy.

Despite playing most of his career in lower divisions, Bull racked up an impressive 13 caps for England and made four appearances during Bobby Robson's Italia 1990 team. The striker also managed an impressive 306 goals in just 561 matches for Wolves, but despite playing his part in promotions for Wolves, Bull never managed to get his hands on a major trophy.

Guiseppe Signori

Guisseppe Signori scored 283 career league goals and played for his country in the 1994 World Cup but never won a major trophy for either of his two main clubs, Bologna and Lazio. The Italian managed an incredible three Capocannoniere awards in Seria A in four seasons and was the top scorer in the Coppa Italia twice but never managed to get a hold of the trophy.

Despite a glittering personal career and record, Signori is truly one of the best never to win a major trophy. However, the Italian goalscorer may take some solace in winning the Intertoto Cup, a highly mocked trophy for being a pre-season qualifier for the UEFA cup.

Stan Collymore

Stan Collymore had his much-publicised troubles off the pitch, but when the Englishman was on his game, there were not many better in the country during the 1990s. At Nottingham Forest, Collymore was electric. He scored 25 goals in their promotion back to the Premier League and scored 22 in the topflight in their first season back.

Collymore went on to play for Liverpool, boyhood club Aston Villa and Leicester City notably but failed to hit the heights he did at the City Ground. However, he was the scorer of one of the Premier League's most memorable goals for Liverpool when he scored the winner against Kevin Keegan's title-chasing Newcastle in a 4-3 win at Anfield.

Antonio Di Natale

Antonio Di Natale played for two clubs during his long-playing career, Empoli and Udinese, but it was the latter that the Italian found his footballing home and became the club's greatest ever player. The striker played for Udinese for 12 years, from 2004-2016, and in that time became the club's highest scorer in both Serie A (191 goals in 385 appearances) and in European competitions with 17 goals in 37 appearances.

Di Natale's allegiance to Udinese may have seen him go without a major trophy. Still, with two Serie A top scorer awards for the team he loves and arguably one of the greatest players the competition has ever seen, Di Natale is one of the best never to win a trophy and perhaps the greatest Italian to never win an award.

Leighton Baines

Leighton Baines was one of the outstanding left-backs of his generation in the Premier League, and if it weren't for Ashley Cole's brilliance, the Everton Legend would surely have more England caps to his name. Plying his trade at both Wigan and Everton during an 18-year playing career, the full-back was well known for his outstanding ability from a dead ball, a quality that sees him sit THIRD in the Premier League top scorer charts for defenders.

Despite much interest during his peak, Baines stayed loyal to Everton and saw out his career there, despite Manchester United being long admiring of the full-back. A move to Old Trafford would’ve surely brought the now 36-year-old a trophy but staying at Goodison Park has ensured legendary status for Baines.

Matt Le Tissier

Matt Le Tissier was one of the Premier League's finest players in the 90s for Southampton and has a highlight reel that could match most who have played the game. Despite having the ability to play for almost anyone in Europe, Guernsey-born had such a strong affiliation with the Saints that he never left.

Le Tissier racked up 270 appearances and scored exactly 100 goals and assisted 64, which was quite an incredible record for a team that often struggled towards the bottom of the Premier League. Not only is his record outstanding, but the goals to match were simply world-class and his brace against Newcastle, in particular, optimised his talent in the 1993/94 season.

Harry Kane

For the last five or six years, Harry Kane has been one of the best strikers on the planet for England and Tottenham Hotspur, yet the 27-year-old still finds himself searching for his first trophy. Kane has an incredible record in the Premier League of 159 goals and 33 assists in 236 games and if he continues in this vein of form, he will break Alan Shearer's all-time record.

However, unlike Shearer - who also stayed at his boyhood club despite being able to win trophies elsewhere - Kane doesn't have a Premier League medal as the Newcastle United man won won with Blackburn Rovers in 1996.

The closest he has been to winning the competition was in the 2015/16 season when Leicester City won the title, as Spurs ran side-by-side with them all the way until Spurs moved down to third on the final day of the campaign. Kane also has a Champions League runners-up medal from 2019, where he lost to Liverpool.

Despite the England captain having a clear allegiance to Tottenham, Kane is entering the peak of his career. Now, with Manchester City in the market for a striker this summer and Real Madrid soon needing a Karim Benzema replacement, it could be the perfect opportunity for Kane to move on this summer and end his trophy wait.

By Luke Feather

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