5 Formerly Promising Italian Footballers Whose Careers Have Disappointed

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5 Formerly Promising Italian Footballers Whose Careers Have Disappointed
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The Italian history books are full of players who are legendary.  Men like Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Alessandro Del Piero and Francesco Totti are synonymous with the Italian game and instantly recognizable as legends not only in Italy but on the world stage.

At the same time the cutting room floor is littered with the careers of players who were supposed to be the next legends but left everyone scratching their heads wondering what went wrong.

In this article, we look at the latter.  Here are some of the men who reached for the golden ring—and ended up disappointing the fans.

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