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TOP 10 football players with massive potential who faded away

TOP 10 football players with massive potential who faded away

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Playing football with the same level or amount of potential you started your career with is simply no joke.

To maintain your shine it takes unbelievable amount of hard work, devotion and determination.

Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the true examples of such player. What they have achieved is the fruits of their endless blood, sweat and tears.

However, not every talented player achieves farther greatness, as some of them even take their own abilities for granted.

 

Now, let’s have a look at TOP 10 football players with massive potential who wasted their talent and faded away.

 

10. Federico Macheda

Federico Macheda - TOP 10 football players with massive potential who faded away
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Federico Macheda is a player who should 100% be listed next to players who failed to fulfill their potential.

No one can deny the fact that his start at Manchester United was spectacular.

However, it was difficult for the Italian to handle all the pressure and fan expectations that constantly surrounded him.

Macheda is currently playing at Panathinaikos FC.

9. Ricardo Quaresma

Ricardo Quaresma - TOP 10 football players with massive potential who faded away
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Ricardo Quaresma was once considered as one of the biggest young talents of Portugal.

He used to be so good with the ball that he was often compared to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Quaresma joined Barcelona from Sporting Lisbon, however the conflict with then Barca manager Frank Rijkaard made him return to Portugal.

The master of rabona passes is currently playing at Vitória S.C.

8. Adnan Januzaj

Adnan Januzaj - TOP 10 football players with massive potential who faded away
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Adnan Januzaj was only a youngster when he started playing for Manchester United – one of the best clubs back then.

Playing for a club like United requires a huge weight of expectation, and Januzaj either didn’t seem like he wanted it enough.

Imagine you’re only 18 years old and the future is looking very bright. You play for undoubtedly one of the greatest clubs in the world.

However, too much pressure didn’t let Januzaj show every side of his talents.

The 27-year-old is currently playing at Real Sociedad.

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