Football is a fickle mistress in that one can go from hero to zero in a matter of weeks with the world watching and, form permitting, any superstar is susceptible to swiftly fading into obscurity.
Clubs and players alike are preparing themselves for the 2014-15 campaign, with the stage set to see as many underdogs rise back from the murky depths as there will be top talents falling.
Whether due to an injury stunting their progress, tactics under a previous regime not suiting their style or a club's surroundings not being to their liking, we've compiled a list of 25 players poised to shoot back into the limelight.
For a re-ignition to occur, those players included must of course have been of star status at some point in the past, so it's no surprise that youngsters don't number greatly in our countdown.
It's also debatable as to how far one must stumble in his career for a revival to be deemed plausible, and in this case, we're looking at candidates who for varying periods of time—mainly a season or more—haven't lived up to previous standards by a big margin.
Instead, this is a list of those who have enjoyed great fame in the past, but for one reason or another fell away, only to receive another great chance at turning their fortunes around this term.