They painted to be big crack but they stayed there simply as a promise that could not be consolidated.
MUNIESA - (SPAIN)
The former 21-year-old Barcelona Soccer Club Marc Muniesa, can be said to have been, perhaps, one of the promises that has been the focus of attention. Being one of the revelations of La Masía when a defender was needed more and more, Lloret de Mar's appeared to give wings to a quarry that was growing. He aimed high, even comparing him to Puyol, but he could not stand the pressure, and the injuries unfortunately were at his side. After more than ten years in Barcelona, he wanted to find another club in which they would trust him. He is currently in Stoke City, trying to forge himself as a central and increasingly known
HIDETOSHI NAKATA - (JAPAN)
the image was everything, the player was nothing The Japanese who broke into Calcium as the Asian promise that would change the soccer market and culminated being more recognized for his great cuts in the fashion world.
JUAN ROMAN RIQUELME- (ARGENTINA)
After being an idol with Boca Juniors, where he won everything, in 2002, he arrived in Barcelona as a brand new recruitment and with the expectations placed on him, the performance that Riquelme had on the boat was not so bad, but more was expected From him, I could not convince his game to the technical director, who placed him as a steering wheel on the left, position to which Riquelme could never accommodate, after leaving van gaal, ancic arrives and Roman took some prominence in the club, but not enough to continue that way is that he is transferred to Villareal, where he was an idol leading Villareal to the semifinals of the champions league, but Riquelme did not finish in the best way with Villareal, since his Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini did not count with him for next season and I end up playing in the second team of Villareal.
MATEJA KEZMAN - (SERBIA)
He is a Serbian player who dazzled the world with the PSV Eeindoven where he shared a pair of attack with Robben, Kezman after outstanding performances in Dutch football signed by Chelsea, where he ended up being a resounding failure, with very little goal efficiency, then the Atletico de Madrid I signed it and unfortunately the same thing happened I create many expectations, but in the end it ended up being another failure.
RYAN BABEL - (NETHERLANDS)
Liverpool spent a total of 11 million pounds sterling for the 21-year-old. Babel, who in 2007 had already won two Dutch titles and dazzled in the European Under-17 Championship, the "reds" did not hesitate to take over Dutch services. In Liverpool, the only important thing he did was to score 2 goals in a memorable 4-1 victory at Old Trafford. Meryside's team had no patience for the striker and sent him to Hoffenheim 1899, a team he didn't give up on either. He is currently playing in Turkey with the Kasimpasa team.
DIEGO TRISTAN - (SPAIN)
an injury and the resounding change. Diego Tristán who in La Coruña touched the sky with his hands and after a 2002 World Cup for oblivion, went off until he reached Cádiz. It seems strange, but it is true, because Diego Tristán's career had that triumphant moment that lasted less than a rooster sings and his performance declined as the years went by, having a present that is far from his category as a player.
SINAMA PONGOLLE - (FRANCE)
Everything was synonymous with success in 2001 for Sinama-Pongolle. Named best player of the Trinidad and Tobago youth World Cup, ahead of an emerging Fernando Torres, the doors of stardom widened when Liverpool materialized his signing. Nothing could be further from the truth. His time at the Meryside club never compensated for the expectation generated, being forced to change his way to the Blackburn Rovers and later to the Recreativo de Huelva. In the dean of Spanish football he managed to overcome the flight thanks to a very good season, which earned him his pass to Atlético de Madrid. But in the shadow of Forlán and Agüero the French player could never display his qualities in the Spanish capital. Transferred to Sporting in Lisbon, Sinama Pongolle did not take advantage of his attempt to return to the elite there and continued his gray journey through several clubs in low hours, including Zaragoza.
RAFAEL SOBIS - (BRAZIL)
from out of series to bhetic disappointment. The Brazilian tip reached Bétis as a true phenomenon but after a couple of inconsequential seasons he left through the back door. Nobody remembers his verdiblanca farewell, nobody cried for him, he was transferred to the jazira of arabia, nowadays he is playing in Mexican football with the pumas.
DENILSON - (BRAZIL)
Despite being retired, Denilson, a former soccer player who is currently 36 years old, everyone knows him for his career in the Heliopolitan team. Coming from Sao Paulo, at Real Betis he came as a star, and could not take all that responsibility. With the passage of time it was falling more and more until it became what it has been, an eternal promise
RICARDO QUARESMA- (PORTUGAL)
(THE MAN WHO FEARS OF THE BIG) The man who despite winning everything that got in his way with Porto failed in the great clubs of Europe, both in Barcelona and Inter Milan and Chelsea.
JAVIER SAVIOLA - (ARGENTINA)
After having an excellent participation in the youth World Cup that was played in his home country, the football club Barcelona, set his eyes on it, and its beginnings had good presentations with the Blaugrana club, but it did not last long and after a few seasons in the This Spanish club gave it to the monaco and then to Seville, also without having good participations, then he had a step by the real Madrid and benfica and today in his final race he is in the club of his loves the river plate of Argentina.
LUKAS PODOLSKI - (GERMANY)
Born from Cologne, the player appeared before the world in the 2004 Euro Cup, with only 18 years; In the 2006 World Cup he won the prize for the best young player and that same year was acquired by Bayern München. It seemed that the player was destined to be one of the historical references of German football, but after three campaigns in the Bavarian team in which I cannot establish myself as a starter, the player returned to Cologne; He played in the World Cup in South Africa as a starter and was thought to be back, which is why he was signed by Arsenal. The injuries and the loss of play did not allow to demonstrate their full potential, acting as a player of change; Although it was recently acquired by Inter Milan, it seems that its best time has passed.
SEBASTIAN GIOVINCO - (ITALY)
After the decline of Juventus in 2006, most of the figures left the team, entering several youths from the inferiors, among which Sebastian Giovinco stood out; during the season in Series B he was one of the players who helped in the return to first; After a year on loan at Empoli, he returned to Juventus in 2008, being seen as the relief of Alessandro del Piero. But the injuries and their poor performance led to him going out again on loan, this time to Parma; After a good season in Parma, Juventus again became the services of the player, having poor results, as in his first stay. After four years in Turin, Giovinco left for MLS to become the Toronto FC franchise player.
GAISKA MENDIETA- (SPAIN)
Idol in Valencia, Mendieta was one of the most valuable promises in 2001. After reaching the Champions League final with the “ché” team, he was acclaimed as one of the most complete midfielders in all of Europe. Lazio was the team that took him with 48 million pounds sterling, but eventually failed with equipment. After a season in which he did not reach the level of figures such as Juan Sebastián Verón, Biancocelesti and Pavel Nedved, Mendieta was transferred to Barcelona, a team that did not work either. Mendieta retired in the Middlesbrough of England
YOANN GOURCOUFF- (FRANCE)
It is a camper center that signed for Milan from Rennes, and that in Italy was nicknamed as 'Petit or Zizou'. But his performance was not as desired and he returned to France at the hands of Bourdeaux, and ending at Olympique Lyonnais. Despite playing in the French national football team, or if he did not participate in various matches, he stayed in an eternal promise in which the media pressure that was generated with him could, and at 27 he has not finished starting.
NIKLAS BENDTNER - (DENMARK)
One of the promises in which Arsene Wenger most bet was a total failure. And it is that Niklas Bendtner is one of those players who have self-esteem through the clouds believing himself as one of the best strikers in the world. Since 2011, Nicklas has only scored nine goals. After not giving up on Arsenal, Bendtner was assigned to teams such as Sunderland and Juventus, team with which he was champion of the Italian Serie A. After his fleeting passage through those two teams, the Swiss striker was finally sold by Arsenal to Wolfsburg
MATIAS FERNANDES - (CHILE)
One of Colo Colo's idols was with Humberto Suazo, a fundamental piece for the Chilean team to achieve the South American Cup runner-up in 2006; after his wonderful performance in that season, he was transferred to Villarreal, who saw in the Roman Riquelme substitute after he returned to Boca Juniors; However, the Andean player cannot establish himself as a starter, which is why he was transferred to Sporting in Lisbon in 2009. In the Portuguese team I return to level and participate in the World Cup in South Africa; It seemed that the player was back, but again under his level, which led to his departure to Italy for Fiorentina. In the Fiore he has had good performances, but without confirming the potential of that at some point he was named "King of America".
KEVIN PRINCE BOATENG - (GHANA)
he could never consolidate in any team, in the tottemhan he did not have many opportunities, and he was transferred to the porsmouth, where he made a good season, added to that a good world cup in 2006, which makes Milan look at In Milan, he had a very good first year, but from there onwards his level was declining, until 2013 he was sold to Schalke 04, where he also did not stand out and from there he was fired and at this moment he is without club.
ANDRES D'ALESSANDRO - (ARGENTINA)
Product of the quarry of River Plate, D´Alessandro was named captain of the millionaire group with only 20 years, being key piece to obtain the titles of 2000, 2002 and 2003; Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus were just some of the teams that wanted to make the services of the Argentine jewel, with Wolfsburg the winner in the bid; however, after two seasons in the German team, he went to England with Porsmouth and then to Spain, with Zaragoza, where he left due to discipline problems; After a brief stay in San Lorenzo, he arrived at the Porto Alegre International, where he became an idol of the team, showing a little of what his potential exhibited at the beginning of his career.
ANDERSON - (BRAZIL)
After winning the Golden Ball in the U-17 World Cup in 2005, Anderson's career was in meteoric rise, because in less than a year as a professional with the Guild, he was signed by the Port of Portugal, being considered one of the the future stars of world football; in 2007 it was sold to Manchester United for an amount close to 30 million euros; in his first season he was champion of League and Champions, although without being a determining piece; the difficulty he had to adapt to England and to learn English was one of the causes that caused him not to establish himself as a holder; after Ferguson's departure, the player did not enter David Moyes's plans, so he emigrated to Italian football and later, at the beginning of this season, he returned to Brazil with Inter de Porto Alegre
JAVIER PORTILLO - (SPAIN)
They didn't let it shine under the sky of Madrid. Old nights under the sky of Madrid in which the young Javier portillo painted to be Raúl's successor, but because of bad sports and political decisions they put him away from the pedestal where the goal angel is. But far from the kids playing in the squares shouting Portillo goal, the attacker went through the first division of Real Madrid without penalty or glory. In fact, he was closer to being pitiful than glorious, not because of his performances, but because of what he promised and did not give. Or they didn't let it be. For being the crack that was not.
ADRIANO - (BRAZIL)
The bad life led Adriano Leite, a former 30-year-old Corinthians player, to not have a good sporting behavior. After having had several golden years of football, he could have given more of himself when he was at Inter Milan. He currently trains Atletico Paranense in hopes of having the opportunity to return to football again, but in Brazil.
ROYSTON DRENTHE - (NETHERLANDS)
It is one of the highest points aimed at the player market. Out of the Dutch quarry, and one of the teams that has more history, such as Feyenoord, it was talked about as if it were a star. Real Madrid went after him, and managed to sign him, although the performance was significantly lower than he showed in Holland, and having no luck as an ally, he wanted to find more minutes. Currently, the 26-year-old striker is in Reading, of the second English division.
FREDDY ADU- (UNITED STATES)
The story of Freddy Adu, the American nationalized American boy, is frankly dizzying. Discovered by a talent scout from an early age, his face began to be known when at 13 he was the top scorer and best player of a youth tournament in Italy. With hardly any time to digest it, he was soon elected by DC United in the first position of the 2004 MLS SuperDraft, and then became the youngest player to debut in the American League. At that time great teams such as Manchester United or Inter Milan were interested in getting their services. Considered a sports phenomenon, Adu signed a contract with Nike for an amount exceeding one million euros. With only 17 years he played a friendly match with the national team against South Africa. However, despite all the expectations created, it never enjoyed continuity in the US. and ended up arriving in Portugal. From there he went through several teams of the European continent without enjoying the prominence that was assumed.
STEPHAN EL SHARAAWY - (ITALY)
After his promising start in his early years with the Milanese squad, he could not sustain the level, after injuries and poor performance, little by little he was relegated to the bench of the substitutes, he got to have a streak of 1 year long without converting any goal, In this pass market, Milan decides to transfer it to Monaco
GIOVANNY DOS SANTOS - (MEXICO)
He was in the subsidiaries of Barcelona since the age of 12, in 2007 he officially debuted with Barcelona for the Spanish league, much was expected of him, but his inconsistencies in the game did not allow him to have an optimal performance to be in the holder of the club, from there it was sold to the tottemhan club where it also did not deliver the expected, from then on it was a resounding failure, it changed clubs every season, juice on loan in the Ipswich town, passing through the racing of Santander, Mallorca, galatasaray , Villareal and has now signed for Los Angeles Galaxy.
ALEXANDRE PATO - (BRAZIL)
It will be one of the eternal promises that stands out in this ranking. The 26-year-old Brazilian tip had a very large qualitative leap when signing for Milan from the Porto Alegre International. He cheered on the Milanese family for six years with his technique and his magic with the ball. But it is well known that when you have pressure on it you cannot acclimatize at all. His first two years were spectacular, but the last two the performance was going down considerably. Despite receiving offers of world-class equipment, he returned to his beloved country. He signed for Corinthians, in which he spent a year, and in this winter market he has signed for Sao Paulo.
FERNANDO GAGO - (ARGENTINA)
Debut in Boca at age 19 and immediately became one of the most important players in the team and one of the fans of the fans; He was pointed out by the Argentine soccer media as Fernando Redondo's heir in the national team, so Real Madrid also saw him as Redondo's heir and acquired it in 2006; In his first seasons with Madrid he was the undisputed holder, being part of the two-year championship in 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. The 2008-2009 season was the last in which he saw minutes on a regular basis, since the following campaign, players such as Xabi Alonso and Lass Diarra arrived, who condemned him to substitute; As he had no minutes, he left Madrid for Valencia and Rome, and later returned to Boca Juniors, where he has resumed a little of his level, living a situation similar to that of Riquelme
BOJAN KRKIC - (SPAIN)
One of the strikers who has raised La Masía. Bojan Krkic is, at 26 years old, one of the references of the historical club par excellence in Holland, such as Ajax. He had a bittersweet past in Barcelona. He could not fully highlight the quality he has, but he did bring a lot of help to the culé team. But the pressure they had with him, as well as the little room for improvement he had, was forced to change the league, if he wanted to feel important again. He did not disappoint, and after going through sets like Milan, Rome, Ajax is now in the Stoke city of England looking to improve himself day by day.
Robinho was one of the most followed fashion stars of football for two years. Two years that gave the level that was required by the status in which it was, although then it was in decline. The parties, and bad sports behaviors led him to a dead end in which it was not the diamond polishing that was expected. He signed for Real Madrid from Santos, and the pressure made him not give the promise to star step. After an ephemeral step through Manchester City he ended up in Milan. There his career has been slowly getting worse, and the 30-year-old battering ram has remained in an eternal promise