Football players always dream of winning titles after all the hard work.

It might not their top priority but at some point they would always want the joy of lifting titles. Some talented players have worked very hard yet they have never won major titles. We look at some of them, recent ones in no particular order.

Italian Giuseppe Signori makes this list. He netted 283 times in his career but he never quite got to lift a major trophy. He was the top scorer in the Serie A for three years out of four. He was the top scorer in the Coppa Italia two times but it was after he left that Lazio won the Coppa Italia, UEFA Super Cup and even the Serie A.

Bernd Schneider is a decent star that made finals multiple times but he never lifted the title. He played in the Bundesliga, coming close in second place twice in 1999/2000 and 2001/2002; he played in the DFB Pokal, emerging runners up in 2001/02 and 2008/09, and he was in the team that reached the Champions League final in 2001/02 yet no single victory. He played at the FIFA World Cup in 2002 yet a silver medal. How unlucky he must feel. Luigi Di Biagio also has numerous runner up finishes with no major credit.

Antonio Di Natale comes close. He scored 47 times in the Serie A in five years before the age of 30. He scored an impressive 120 goals from age 31 to 36 yet he has no major title to his name.

Rob Lee is another skilful talent. He featured for Newcastle United after joining in 1992. He featured in over 300 matches, endearing himself to the fans but honours eluded him.

Adrian Mutu, a former Chelsea star, also counts as his only two medals were revoked following the Italian football scandal. He was banned for months for drug abuse and is not generally held in high esteem. Cristiano Doni comes to mind I Love Football. He stayed too long with Atalanta before ending his career on a poor note, without any honours.

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