Remember Michael Owen? Yes, he used to be the golden boy of British soccer until Wayne Rooney came along. At one point, Owen was the hottest property in British, if not world soccer (he was briefly a Galactico).
The British media looked at him as the second coming of Jimmy Greaves, who was destined the break Bobby Charlton's long-standing record of 49 international goals.
Unfortunately, Owen, now 32, has been released by Manchester United. He seems to spend more time on the injury table and with his horses than he does scoring goals. Here are five reasons why his career nosedived.