The Top 10 Footballers Who Failed To Realise Their Potential

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The Top 10 Footballers Who Failed To Realise Their Potential

You've seen the article name, and you've seen the picture...and now you're confused.

"Isn't this article about players who DIDN'T reach their potential?" I hear you ask—indeed it is.

Cristiano Ronaldo is a player who is indeed realising his undoubted potential. League title wins, FA Cups, League Cups, a Champions League winners medal, a European Championship runners-up medal, in addition to a slew of personal accolades including the illustrious Ballon d'Or.

But what about the numerous players of unquestioned ability who never quite achieved the things Cristiano has?

Players who mesmerized the public and terrified oppositions but only far too fleetingly.

Players who could have been world beaters, players who had the raw materials to amass a similar trophy haul to Cristiano himself but ultimately fell short of where they could, nay should, have been.

I have based my choices on what a player achieved relevant to their ability. I have also only selected players I have seen play a considerable number of times. I don't feel it's fair to judge somebody I've not personally seen.

You may agree, you may disagree, you may even be surprised—debate away, but without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you The Top 10 Footballers Who Failed To Realise Their Potential...

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