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Championship top goalscorers from the past nine seasons: Where are they now?

Wednesday 29th November 2017

There have been some prolific goal scorers in the Championship over the past nine years. It is a fascinating division where any team can beat every other. It never disappoints. Heroes are made in the Championship, with many being the leading marksmen. So, let's take a look at where the last nine top scorers are now.

2008/09 - Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Wolverhampton Wanderers (25 goals)

The former Manchester United and Plymouth striker has never reached the same heights since. He has recently signed for National League North side AFC Telford United. After leaving Wolves, Ebanks-Blake had spells at Preston North End, Ipswich Town, Chesterfield and Shrewsbury before being released in the summer.

2009/10 - Peter Whittingham and Nicky Maynard, Cardiff City and Bristol City (20 goals)

Midfielder Peter Whittingham, who is now 33, plays in League One for Blackburn Rovers after joining them on a free transfer from Cardiff in the summer. Nicky Maynard now plays his football in Scotland for Aberdeen. The striker has had a career plagued by injury but got his career back on track at MK Dons and now will be hoping he can kick on in the Scottish Premier League.

2010/11 - Danny Graham, Watford (24 goals)

Danny Graham now plays in League One with Blackburn Rovers. He was part of the Rovers side who were relegated to the third tier from the Championship last season. Since leaving Watford to join Swansea City in the top flight in 2011, he had a decent couple of seasons with the Swans before being snapped up by Sunderland. However, his spell with the Black Cats was horrendous and was always to go poorly after he admitted he was a Newcastle fan. He scored just one goal from 37 games for them and was shipped out on various loans to Hull City, Middlesbrough, Wolves and Blackburn before joining Rovers on a permanent deal in 2016.

2011/12 - Rickie Lambert, Southampton (27 goals)

Lambert has now retired after a final spell with Cardiff City last season. After helping Southampton gain back-to-back promotions and establish themselves in the Premier League, the former beetroot factory worker made his dream move to Liverpool in 2014. He also won 11 caps for England.

2012/13 - Glenn Murray, Crystal Palace (30 goals)

Murray's prolific form helped Palace get into the Play-Offs in 2012/13, which they won. He now plays in the Premier League for Brighton and Hove Albion. The 34-year-old has scored four goals in nine games for the Seagulls so far this season. After leaving Crystal Palace in 2015, a move to Bournemouth did not work out, but he has since found a home on the south coast.

2013/14 - Ross McCormack, Leeds United (28 goals)

McCormack is currently on loan to Australian side Melbourne City from Aston Villa. He was signed by Fulham in 2014 and had two prolific seasons for the Cottagers before being signed by Villa at the start of the last campaign for around £12 million. However, after only scoring two goals in 20 games he was loaned out to Nottingham Forest at the end of last season.

2014/15 - Daryl Murphy, Ipswich Town (27 goals) 

The Republic of Ireland international is playing for Nottingham Forest nowadays. His great form for Ipswich earned him a move to Newcastle last season but he was not part of Rafa Benitez's plans for their Premier League campaign so left for Championship side Forest.

2015/16 - Andre Gray, Burnley (25 goals)

He now plays in the Premier League for Watford. After firing Burnley to the top flight in 2015/16, Gray scored nine goals the next season. He was then allowed to leave for Watford last summer for a club record fee, £18.5 million.

2016/17 - Chris Wood, Leeds United (27 goals)

Premier League side Burnley used some of the money they gained by selling Andre Gray to sign Chris Wood for £15 million in the summer. Wood's goals for Leeds last season helped them finish in seventh place under Garry Monk.

Harry Mail

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