Over the years in football history, we have come across so many players, which we can call the best of the best, but a lot of us have not taken time to look at the worst players in the history of soccer. Well, if you have been wondering who the worst players in football history are, in this article, we will be looking at 5 of them, and a glimpse at their careers.
Along with massive hype comes a massive pressure. While some footballers embrace it, others simply fade away into ordinariness. Some are injuries or psychological issues that cause their career to take a nosedive but at the other times it is simply a matter of media and fans vastly overestimating his abilities or potential.
In 2004, Freddy Adu was the most famous teenager in the world. He signed a professional contract at only 14 years old. Adu was labeled the American Pele. Such was the promise placed on him. 10 years later, Freddy Adu was lost in Serbia's second tier. At 25 years old, he was already forgotten. But how did such a promising career get derailed? "I just want to go out there and play you know, just have fun." Freddy Adu stated in a press conference. Adu was the MVP at an under-14 European tournament. He signed his
Borgian Krkic The Spaniard was sensational in his early days, alot was expected of a player who scored more goals than Messi in La masia and beat the Barcelona captain's record as the youngest Barcelona player to feature in La Liga, alot definitely was expected of him but unfortunately, either destiny or ill luck, he went on the downward slope. Ricardo Quaresma The Portuguese was a delight to watch in his early days. A reason he found himself in Barcelona, Chelsea and Inter Milan. But he never re-enacted those
Here is a list of footballers who never reached their undeniable potential. ADU Adu of USA was a young man given too much when young. Freddy Adu boy who was destined to become the next global superstar was even offered a sponsorship by Nike to become the face of American soccer. He was known as the youngest athlete to ever sign a professional contract in the U.S. Manchester United offered him a two week trial Fame got to his head later on. Adu has played for eight clubs in his career and is only 24-years of
For every young player, the professional game is always one of the unforgettable moments in the game because it makes the beginning of a successful career. Some make their debut at a young age while others have to wait for the right age before appearing in a professional game. In this article, we highlight four players who made their professional debut at age 14 and below because of their talent and potential. JAMES RODRIGUEZ James Rodriguez made his debut on May 21 2006 at the age of 14 years 10 months and
Let's take a look at some of the players who have unfortunately failed to live up to expectations. 10. Freddy Adu Once dubbed 'The Next Pele', the American midfielder's career started with a bang. He signed with MLS giants DC United at the tender age of 14, and received a trial with Manchester United at age 16, where United manager Sir Alex Ferguson stated that "He is a talented boy". Unfortunately, his career took a turn for the worse after signing for Portuguese side Benfica, where he struggled to g
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 Eur