10 Players Who Look Primed for a Huge Year in 2013

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10 Players Who Look Primed for a Huge Year in 2013
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If you go by the name of Raheem Sterling, Lionel Messi or Isco, you'll agree that 2012 has been one hell of a year. It's been a great year for football in general, but especially for these three stars, two of which confirmed to the world that they will rule the next footballing generation for years to come, while the other continues to break one record after another as people attempt to prove he's not actually human. Yes, of course I'm referring to Messi.

With all seriousness, a year in football can be the turning point for a player. A good season can lead to a national team call-up, a good run in the national team can lead to a big move or new contract, and from there, a star could be born in just 365 days. That's generally how it's worked out for Sterling, who despite only turning 18 this month is a regular feature in Liverpool's starting lineup.

So Sterling was undoubtedly one of the players of 2012, now let's look ahead to who could make the big time in 2013. Drum roll please... 

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