World Football: 25 Players Who Were Washed Up by Age 25

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World Football: 25 Players Who Were Washed Up by Age 25
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In every sport there is the possibility that some players do not reach there expected potential.

These players can be considered washed up and fall under two categories; A player who had a moment of fame that overshadowed their actual ability, or a player whose peak came way too early and spent the rest of their career playing levels below what was once expected of them.

Injuries, lack of playing time and having the wrong character are just some of the reasons why players don't make the grade.

Some of these players have still gone on to make careers at lower levels but even that is testament to the fact that they are, or can be considered, washed up.

Here are 25 players who were washed up by the age of 25.

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