The Premier League is the biggest stage in the world to show case your talents but for some players life is cruel and their careers have been dashed through no fault of their own.
Whilst some players have thrown away their careers through arrogance, lack of effort or determination - some have seen their careers blighted with injuries.
A handfull have seen themselves drop from international stardom to the fringes of the football League, others have thrown in the towel and now find themselves wondering where the careers have gone.
Some have been forced to call it quits whilst some are still battling their injuries.
The average career can last into over 15 years but for many of the players in this list that is just a dream - as Xmas take a second to think of what might have been! Enjoy