The Central Coast Mariners have lost another player this January with attacker Kwabena Appiah signing with an unnamed South Korean club. The 25-year-old made his debut for the Western Sydney Wanderers in 2012 and went on to make 79 appearances for the Wanderers, Wellington Phoenix, and the Mariners. However Appiah only found the back of the net on two occasions (both came against Adelaide United) which has given him one of the worst records from a forward in the A-League.
Kwabena Appiah took 51 matches to find the back of the net. It only took six more to find his second but he failed to score in his next 21. Former Newcastle Jet James Virgili is the only attacking player to go more games before or without scoring an A-League goal.
Appiah’s two goals in 79 matches sees him leave the A-League with an average of 0.025 goals per game. Which is quite poor, however it’s not the worst goals per game average from an attacker in the league.
Former Wellington Phoenix striker Alex Smith only found the net once in 41 matches. It only took the American eight matches to score but he failed to do so again in his other 33 matches before leaving the club at the end of the 2012-13 season. This gave Smith an average of 0.024 goals per game.
Melbourne Victory’s Jai Ingham may not be the worst striker in A-League history, that’s subjective of course, but he does have the worst goals per game record out of any other striker in the league’s history.
Ingham has only scored once in 45 A-League matches, his goal came in his 10th match, a 3-0 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers in the 2016-17 season. He hasn’t scored in 35 matches.
For the record Ross McCormack has the highest. His 14 goals in 17 matches gave him an average of 0.824. Danny Vukovic has the lowest (out of players who have scored) with 0.004