Peter Ndlovu named among Premier League’s greatest ever
Former Zimbabwe captain Peter Ndlovu has been named by Four Four Two magazine among its 100 greatest ever English Premier League players of all time.
In a glowing reference for the Nsukuzonke the magazine, ranking him 97 on the list said:
While the name might mean little to today’s generation, Ndlovu brought class when foreign players were a Premier League rarity. He’d go on to win 100 caps for Zimbabwe, but even as a teenager he was key for Coventry City (another name who’ll resonate with few Premier League fans today).
In a struggling side Ndlovu was a constant nuisance, if not a prolific one, to opposition defences. The striker was largely responsible for maintaining Cov’s 34-year residence in the top flight, before dropping a division in 1997 to improve Birmingham, then Sheffield United. He’s still remembered fondly in the Midlands.
Indeed Ndlovu is seen as a legend at Coventry City and often spoken well of by fans of the struggling League One side.