Jermain Defoe is one of the finest English strikers to have played in the Premier League.
Jermain Defoe has scored over 200 goals for club and country.
Jermain Defoe is the 13th highest scorer in Premier League history.
But there’s one fact that sticks out above them all, Jermain Defoe has never won a trophy.
That’s right, the England international is yet to get his hands on a medal and with the time running out on a career that could strangely be classed as unsuccessful, will the Tottenham striker ever add to his honours list that remains empty?
It seems wrong for such a great player to end his career without a single trophy, especially when you consider the impressive tally of goals he has collected at each of the five clubs he has played for.
Add to that, the 19 goals scored for his national side and the prospect of such a player failing to get his hands on silverware, is just unimaginable.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Ross Turnbull has two FA Cup winners medal’s, a Champions League success and a Europa League trophy under his belt, despite the shot-stopper appearing only 18 times in a Chelsea shirt.
When you compare that to the 500+ appearances that Defoe has accumulated over the years and the outstanding amount of goals he has scored, you cannot help but feel sorry for the 31-year-old.
In 2008, Defoe moved to Portsmouth, who went on to surprisingly win the FA Cup that season, unfortunately the Londoner was cup-tied and watched his teammates lift the trophy from the sidelines.
In that same season, Tottenham Hotspur, who he moved to Pompey from, won the League Cup against Chelsea and piled on more misery as the striker missed out on yet another trophy.
With the England striker back at White Hart Lane, in his second spell for the club, there is no doubt his search for a trophy is in its most promising era, with the London club investing over 100m in the summer and mounting a challenge for trophies both in Europe and back home in England.
The Premier League may just be out of reach for Defoe, however with his club making it to the quarter-final of the Capital One Cup and going well in the Europa League, this year may be the strikers’ best chance of losing the unflattering statistic that he surely doesn’t deserve.
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