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Top Football players that failed to make it to spotlight after so much hype.

So many stars have be dubbed as the next Messi, next Ronaldo, next Pele, next Ibrahimovic, Next Kaka and even The savior of Football. 

But what happened to the former next Messis, next Ronaldos, next Maradonas, next Peles, and so on.

Here are 5 top stars that failed to live to they expectations.

Freddy Adu: 

Touted as the next Pele when he was just 10. Many pundits and manager thought he would spare head the US Soccer revolution. At the end end he played for DC United, Real Salt Lake before moving to Europe at Benfica and AS Monaco and lastly, OS Beleneses. The real truth was that, He was never good.

Bojan Krkic: 

This guy was a graduate from La Masia, the popular Barcelona academy. He dubbed as a bigger talent that than a certain Lionel Messi. But, he didn’t have enough strength to hold to defenders off the ball. He left Barcelona for Roma, to Milan to Ajax to English side Stoke City and Alaves. Now he’s plying his trade at Impact Montreal.


Well known for his blistering pace and dazzling dribbling, an exciting talent. Came raw from his boyhood club Santos to Real Madrid and forced he way to Manchester City for a then Transfer Record in English Divisions. He failed to live up to his hype as the next Ronaldo due to too many tricks and career full of unending injuries.


He already had a good career until 2005 where he had one terrific season which caused a terrific end to his career. Known to many for he’s long range strikes with his left foot. Pundits even said he was a mix between Zlatan and Ronaldo. He career was left dead by his addiction to alcohol and partying.


He was thought to be a rival to Zidane to be the world best playmaker and a natural heir to Maradona. The hopes of winning a third World Cup with Argentina. But, he caught up with what was regarded as “Mental Issues”. He didn’t want to train because he thought he was a natural. 

Other talents includes: 

Giovanni dos Santos,

Fernando Gago,

Joaquin, etc.

Who do you think would have been better than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

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