Football skills are generally perfected through time and repetition.
They require practice, hard work, creativity, and self-confidence.
However, there are players from various football clubs who have met all of the above criteria in order to improve their goal-scoring abilities but have yet to achieve success.
Here are five English Premier League footballers who never scored a goal during their career.
1. KENNETH EDWARD CUNNINGHAM
Kenneth Edward Cunningham was a former Irish national football team defender.
He was an international player for the Republic of Ireland until 2005, when he retired.
He played professional club football for Millwall, Wimbledon, Birmingham City, and Sunderland in England from 1989 to 2007, appearing in over 500 games in the Football League and Premier League.
2. STÉPHANE HENCHOZ
Stéphane Henchoz is a former defender and Swiss football coach who most recently played for Liverpool in England.
According to Premier League statistics, Stephane Henchoz appeared in 264 Premier League games but scored zero goals for his team.
3. DESMOND SINCLAIR WALKER
Desmond Sinclair Walker is an English football coach and former defender.
At Wembley, he won five of Nottingham Forest’s seven cup finals. He was selected Forest’s player of the year three times.
During his career at Forest, he was named to the PFA Team of the Year four times.
Sheffield Wednesday awarded him club player of the year for the second time.
For twenty years, he was a senior football player. They were all in the top divisions of England or Italy, with the exception of the last three.
4 RICHARD EDWARD SHAW
Richard Edward Shaw is a former professional footballer who now coaches Watford’s under-23 team in the Premier League.
He played in the Premier League for Crystal Palace and Coventry City from 1986 until 2008.
5. ANTHONY JAMES HIBBERT
Anthony James Hibbert is a former footballer from England who now plays for ES Louzy in France.
Hibbert was once a midfielder who switched to right-back.
He joined Everton in 1991 and spent his whole professional career there.
Everton made his senior debut in 2001, and he went on to make 328 appearances in all competitions for the club.
Hibbert achieved cult hero status among Everton fans for being a one-club man for the majority of his career, combined with his down-to-earth demeanor.
In 2016, he resigned from football, but in 2021, he returned to playing for amateur team ES Louzy in France.