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5 Big Name Players Who Missed Out on a Premier League Winners' Medal

Mudeet Arora
Feb 23, 2021, 8:08 PM GMT+5:30
Gary Neville missed out on a Premier League winner's medal on one occasion for Manchester United
Gary Neville missed out on a Premier League winner's medal on one occasion for Manchester United | Alex Livesey/Getty Images
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The latest Premier League rules have stated that 23 players are now guaranteed to receive a Premier League winners' medal should the club win the title.

The criteria for the last few years has been that each player must play a minimum of five games to qualify for a medal.

Today we take a look at the top 5 famous Premier League stars/legends who missed out on gaining a medal despite their team winning the title.

1. Gary Neville

Gary Neville missed out on a Premier League winners medal on two occasions
Gary Neville missed out on a Premier League winners medal on two occasions | CARL DE SOUZA/Getty Images

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville won the Premier League 10 times but could only collect eight medals out of those wins.

The first time came in at the start of his career when he only made one appearances for United in 1992. The second one came in at the end of his career after retiring following a disastrous display away at West Brom in 2011.

2. Mohamed Salah

Salah missed out on the Premier League winners medal as he was loaned out by Jose Mourinho
Salah missed out on the Premier League winners medal as he was loaned out by Jose Mourinho | Clive Mason/Getty Images

Salah could not earn the Premier League winners medal in 2014/15 under Jose Mourinho after being loaned out to Fiorentina at the halfway point.

3. Micah Richards

Richards missed out on the PL medal in the 2013-14 season
Richards missed out on the PL medal in the 2013-14 season | Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Richards played a major role in Roberto Mancini landing Manchester City's first Premier League title in 2011/12.

However, he missed out on his second Premier League winners medal as he made just two appearances in an injury hit season under Manuel Pellegrini in 2013/14.

4. Federico Macheda

Macheda helped United win a Premier League title
Macheda helped United win a Premier League title | Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester United fans can never forget Macheda's debut winner against Aston Villa back in the 2008/09 season.

However, he had just made four appearances in the season for United and hence missed out on a winners medal.

5. Wes Brown

Wes Brown had a glorious career with Manchester United
Wes Brown had a glorious career with Manchester United | Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Wes Brown won five Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United.

However he missed out on the winner's medal in the 2008-09 season because of injury and thus he has four medals to his name.

Two years later, history repeated itself when he missed out on another medal.

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