6 of World Football's Best Players on the Decline

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6 of World Football's Best Players on the Decline
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It's a fate that every great player hopes to avoid: decline and irrelevance.

With squads shifting and football evolving so quickly, even those who hit the highest of heights often have trouble maintaining their level at the top. Sometimes it's a move to a new club. Sometimes it's a devastating injury. And sometimes, it's a manager who just doesn't believe in a player's ability to contribute any longer.

Let's have a look at some of world football's erstwhile top players who find themselves at various points on the downward trajectory of their careers.

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