The five longest goal droughts in Premier League history


Premier League, Goal drought

As part of the weirdest possible commemoration of Lucas Radebe on his 51st birthday, here are the first five of the only seven players in history to have played more Premier League games than the South African without scoring a single goal.

Radebe retired without finding the scoresheet in 197 appearances, with West Ham legend Steve Potts (202) and actual Premier League winner Danny Simpson (213) not too far ahead. But this quintet have a solid lead over the current top-flight player with the longest goal drought: Martin Kelly (153), who is 13th on the overall list.

5) Stephane Henchoz (243 games)

“I am not ready to go to a big club like Manchester United,” said Stephane Henchoz upon his Premier League arrival in June 1997. “I am only 22 and I have time to move to a big club when my contract is finished at Blackburn.”

Rovers had won the Premier League two years prior but Henchoz was under no illusions. And after 70 league games under Roy Hodgson, Tony Parkes and Brian…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper