There is nothing better as a football supporter than to see your team score a goal. The National League produces its fair share of goals and thrills.
Some players thrive from the start of matches, but a special breed of player can also be highly effective from the substitutes bench. Those players are ‘the Super Sub.’ Here are the most prolific super subs in the National League since the start of the 2010/11 season:
Alex Reid (13 goals from the substitutes bench for Wrexham, Fylde, Ebbsfleet United, Dagenham and Redbridge, Stockport County, Solihull Moors and Oldham Athletic)
The current Oldham Athletic star has been relatively prolific in the National League, scoring 50 goals in 172 appearances in the fifth tier of English football.
However, 58 of his appearances in the National League have come from the substitutes bench, where he scored 13 goals.
Danny Whitehall (13 goals from the substitutes bench for Southport, Maidenhead, Eastleigh and Scunthorpe)
Whitehall holds the record alongside Reid for the most National League goals scored from the substitute bench, scoring 13 of his 36 goals off the bench.
Whitehall has been a regular sub for his various clubs, as 43 of his 125 National League appearances have been from the bench.
James Alabi (12 goals from the substitutes bench for Chester, Tranmere Rovers, Dover Athletic, Leyton Orient, Eastleigh, Bromley and Maidstone United)
The Maidstone forward has been much travelled in the National League, appearing in 218 games in the fifth tier of English football and scoring 39 goals.
Incredibly, over half of his appearances, 115, have come from the substitutes bench. In those cameo appearances, Alabi has garnered 12 of his goals and an assist.
Ross Hannah (11 goals from the substitutes bench for Grimsby Town, Chester and Barrow)
The veteran forward featured on 189 occasions in the National League, scoring 64 goals and producing 11 assists for Grimsby, Chester and Barrow.
Hannah made 65 appearances from the bench and scored 11 times while creating three goals for his teammates.
Andy Cook (11 goals from the substitutes bench for Barrow, Grimsby Town and Tranmere Rovers)
The forward, who now plies his trade in the EFL, enjoyed some similarities with Ross Hannah, as he scored 11 times from the bench, also in 65 appearances. Cook also played for two of the same teams in Grimsby and Barrow.
However, Cook was more prolific in the fifth tier, scoring 104 goals and also producing 24 assists in his 261 National League appearances.
Chike Kandi (11 goals from the substitutes bench for Woking, Dagenham and Redbridge and Aldershot)
The former Wales u-19 international has made 129 National League appearances, scoring 20 goals and producing three assists.
However, half his fifth-tier goals, 11, have come from the bench in his 73 substitute appearances for his various clubs in the fifth tier. Kandi currently plies his trade at Kingstonian in the National League South.
Adi Yussuf (10 goals from the substitutes bench for Tamworth, Barrow, Solihull Moors, Wrexham, Chesterfield and Yeovil Town)
The much-travelled Tanzania international has a decent record in front of goal in the National League, as he has scored 39 times in 169 appearances while also producing seven assists.
A decent ratio of Yussuf’s goal tally, ten, has come during cameo appearances from the substitutes bench.
Richard Brodie (9 goals from the substitutes bench for York City, Crawley Town, Fleetwood Town, Grimsby Town, Hereford United, Gateshead, Southport, Aldershot Town and York City)
The forward enjoyed a long career in the National League, making 203 appearances in the fifth tier, recording 46 goals and producing 12 assists.
During his time in the National League, he found the net nine times in 65 substitute appearances.
Ryan Rowe (9 goals from the substitutes bench for Kidderminster)
The forward only made 53 appearances in the National League, which all came at Kidderminster. He scored 13 goals and produced four assists in the fifth tier.
Rowe made 36 of his National League appearances from the bench, with nine goals coming from his cameos.
John Rooney (9 goals from the substitutes bench for Chester, Wrexham, Guiseley, Barrow, Stockport County and Oldham Athletic)
The young brother of England legend Wayne Rooney, John, has made an incredible 353 appearances in the National League, scoring 92 goals and producing 38 assists.
Rooney earned his place on this list by scoring nine goals in his 34 substitute appearances.
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