Biggest what Ifs Footballers

At 19, Super Jack impressed against Barcelona in the 2011 UCL Round of 16, but injuries forced him to retire in 2022.

Jack Wilshere

Imperatore, a prolific striker for both Brazil and Inter, experienced a decline in his career due to personal issues and injuries.


An unexpected entry on the list, a three-time Ballon d'Or winner excelled with Milan, Ajax, and the Dutch national team before retiring at 28.

Marco van Basten

Bojan, touted for greatness after his debut for Barça at 17, fell short of expectations despite playing for Roma, Milan, Ajax, and Stoke.

Bojan Krkic

Chronic knee problems led the Spurs captain to retire at 31 in 2012, leaving fans to contemplate his untapped potential.

Ledley King

Arsenal's 'new Patrick Vieira,' an elegant midfielder, saw his career derailed by injuries and retired at the age of 32.

Abou Diaby

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