Sikhumbuzo Moyo Senior Sports Reporter
ZIMBABWE’s living football legends Peter “Nsukuzonke” Ndlovu and Bruce Grobbelaar do not feature on the list of the English Premier League’s greatest 100 players of all time. According to a survey released by Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, Ndlovu and his “Dream Team” colleague Grobbelaar, were not good enough to be among the league’s Top 100 players that has Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs topping the list.
The survey covered all the players who played in the league in the last 28 years. Ndlovu is Africa’s longest serving player in the United Kingdom, having spent 13 uninterrupted years during which he played for Coventry City, Brimingham City and Sheffield United, scoring 91 goals before going down to South Africa.
Grobbelaar, an eccentric goalkeeper, was Liverpool’s first choice shotstopper for more than a decade where he also collected a European Cup Winners medal in 1984.
Only four African players made it into the list that also had David Beckham conspicuous by his absence. Cote D’Ivore’s Didier Drogba is the highest ranked African player at 15, followed by his countryman Yaya Toure who is ranked at 19.
Former Bafana Bafana skipper Lucas Rabebe is ranked 73 with Nigeria’s Jay Jay Okocha coming up at number 93.