The joy that one have when winning a trophy is very wonderful, but winning an international trophy especially is beyond that. The fame of players is also measured by the number of trophies won, especially the international.
Some productive players are currently victims of this mess.
Here are the greatest eleven players without an international trophy.
#1. Keylor Navas.
Navas is one of the best keepers in the world. He moved to PSG from Real Madrid in the summer of 2019. The Puerto Rican’s best international outing was at the 2014 world cup, where his anthropological saves took his side to the quarter final stage.
#2. Centre-back : Virgil Van Dijk
He is considered one of the world’s most productive defenders. The Dutchman’s best international outing was at the UEFA Nations league where he his side were the runner-up of the tournament. He was awarded the defender of the tournament.
#3. Centre-back: Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand was arguably one of the greatest defenders of his generation. Ferdinand’s most memorable international outing was at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, where his side reached the quarterfinals stage.
#4. Right-back: Javier Zenetti.
Javier Zanetti was one of the greatest defenders of his time. He was known for his versatility in playing multiple roles.The Argentine was unlucky as he came close to winning an international trophy on several occasions but always fell short. He won the runners-up medal at the 2004 and 2007 Copa America and also at the 1995 and 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup.
#5. Left back: Ashley Cole.
Ashley Cole is renowned for playing for two of the best clubs in the Premier League, Arsenal and Chelsea.The Englishman’s best international outing success was reaching the quarter-finals of the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.
#6. Attacking midfielder: Luka Modric.
One of the most distinguished midfielders of his generation, Luka Modric is the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner.The Croatian’s closest chance of winning an international trophy came at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he led his team to a remarkable runners-up finish. They lost in the Final against France.
#7. Defensive midfielder: Claude Makelele
Claude Makelele is renowned for redefining the role of a defensive midfielder in the Premier League due to his deep playmaking prowess.The Frenchman’s journey of finally winning an international trophy was halted after losing to Italy at the 2006 World Cup Final.
#8. Central midfielder: Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben is widely regarded as one of the noblest midfielders of all time. He is also renowned for his partnership with Frank Ribery at Bayern Munich.The Dutchman’s quest for an international trophy came to a climax when he retired internationally in 2017 after his team was unable to qualify for the upcoming World Cup. He was the second and third-placed finisher in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, respectively.
#9. Left winger:Frank Ribery
Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben’s combination was a force to be reckoned with in the European league circuit.The Frenchman was a runner-up in the 2006 World Cup. Reaching the Final of that tournament was his best international outing ever.
#10. Right Winger: Mohammed Salah
Two-time African Footballer of the Year, Mohamed Salah is currently the highest-scoring African in Premier League history. He is regarded as one of the best players in the world.Salah’s near moments in search of international honor came at the 2017 and 2021 AFCON tournament, where his team qualified for the Finals but ultimately lost.
#11. Centre forward: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is currently the oldest active player on the list, is regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time. He is also embellished with 33 trophies, including tons of league titles with Serie A, La Liga, and Ligue one.The Swede’s best international outing was at the 2004 European Championships, where his side ended their campaign in the semi-finals.