10 Players Better Than Neymar Who Didn't Receive Nearly the Hype

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10 Players Better Than Neymar Who Didn't Receive Nearly the Hype
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Plenty of people know all that there is to know about Brazilian prodigy Neymar, but many of them will never have seen him play a full domestic league game.

Instead they rely on a huge array of YouTube clips and social media shares to get their info on the 21-year-old, who is undoubtedly capable of the spectacular but now seemingly faces a career of attempting to live up to the huge hype that seems to follow him around.

Is it better to come through the ranks at a football club fully aware that you are being regarded as the next Pele? Or is it more preferable to shun the limelight as a young player and instead explode onto the scene later in life?

Everyone was aware of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi when they were 18, whilst the promise of the likes of Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen was already being talked about well before they’d played a first-team game, but what about those who passed under the radar when they were teenagers but have since gone on to star on the world stage?

Well for these 10 players, the fact that acclaim came later in their careers hasn’t hindered them at all.

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