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Top 10 footballers who were over-hyped/ blew it

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Whenevera young footballer puts in an impressive performance, the hype they get is usually unwarranted. Some people come good over the years and live up to their potential or rather the expectations of the public. Some however can't afford that luxury. Now, being hyped is not a luxury, but being talented enough to ride it, is not always easy for all of us.Here we take a look at the 10 footballers who were over hyped orwho just blew it.

#11 Honourable mentions:

Before we jump into the top 10, here are few of the footballers who just couldn’t make it to our list.

  • Savio Nsereko, the 24-year-old was once hailed as the talent of the century by German pundits, but now finds himself playing for FC Ataryu in Kazakhstan.
  • Francisco Pavon was famously associated with Los Galacticos, when Fiorentino Perez promised to build a team full of Zidanes and Pavones, i.e. consisting of expensive high profile recruits like Zidane and youth graduates like Pavon.
    The centre-back now 34, retired from football when he was 33 after being without a club for over 2 years.
  • Paul Gascoigne is the story of how alcohol and drug addiction ruined one of the most technically gifted footballers of his generation.
  • Yoann Gourcuff was once hailed as the next Zidane by French media and football pundits, but after his €22 million move to Lyon in 2010, things have gone from bad to worse for the 27-year-old.
    Injuries have had a huge say in the stagnation of the talented play-maker.
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Published 20 Mar 2014, 20:28 IST
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