World Football: 8 Players Who Have Wasted Their Talents

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World Football: 8 Players Who Have Wasted Their Talents
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Most of us like to think we would do anything to become a professional athlete.

We probably all swear that if we were fortunate enough to get paid handsomely to play a sport we loved, we would try our best and never stop being grateful for such a wonderful opportunity.

So it makes it all the more galling when you see a supremely talented individual fail to make the most of the gifts they were given.

Some are happy just to coast through their peak years picking up grossly inflated paychecks.

Others press the self-destruct button and sabotage their own careers, and some are adversely affected by circumstances beyond their control. 

Football, perhaps more than most other sports, is full of tales of wasted talent and unfulfilled potential.

Here are just a few examples.

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