Players you had forgotten existed

P-Nut

fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho
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Just got reminded of Jackson Martinez by a mate, due to him now becoming a Colombian hip hop artist.

Only 5 years ago he moved from Porto to Atletico for 35m
 

Bole Top

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Manuel Fernandes
Marcell Jansen
Martin Petrov
Lucas Neill
Zat Knight
Martin Laursen
Enner Valencia
David Wheater
Vlad Chiriches
C. Chivu
Leto, Insua & Paletta, Liverpool legends
Matias Fernandez
 

André Dominguez

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Just got reminded of Jackson Martinez by a mate, due to him now becoming a Colombian hip hop artist.

Only 5 years ago he moved from Porto to Atletico for 35m
Career wreck injury who became a chronicle disease. In his last seasons he could only train three times a week max and could never play the ful 90 minutes.
 

André Dominguez

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Manuel Fernandes
Marcell Jansen
Martin Petrov
Lucas Neill
Zat Knight
Martin Laursen
Enner Valencia
David Wheater
Vlad Chiriches
C. Chivu
Leto, Insua & Paletta, Liverpool legends
Matias Fernandez
Most of those were players who were highly rate whe they were relatively young but couldn't turn into world stars. Matias Fernandez is still the strangest case because he had it all: amazing technique, very good set-piece taker, great speed and excelled in passing, but things just didn't click for him.
 

Bole Top

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Marcos Assuncao
Curtis Davies
Adil Rami
Felipe Melo
Pontus Wernbloom
Fernando Reges
Rodrigo Taddei
Marco Marchionni
Jeremy Mathieu
Jose Molina
 

Gibb11

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May 6, 2012
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Wakefield
Christian wilhelmson
Matt Derbyshire
Jared borgetti
Vikash dhorasoo
Tomas ujfalusi
Nastasic
Rolando bianchi
Bernardo corradi
Andreas ivanschitz
Nihat
Tim borowski
Sidney goveu
Comandini
Joan capdevilla
Daniel guiza
Stig tofting
Djbril cisse
Derlei
Carston ramelow
Celestine babayaro
Alexei smertin
Tomasz radsinski
Jon stead
 

Chipper

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Oct 25, 2017
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Matteo Darmian, just seen he scored tonight. One of the most forgettable ex-United players.
 

DRM

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Fitz Hall. Or as he was known by his QPR teammates, "one size"
 

FrankDrebin

Don't call me Shirley
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Taribo West .
I remember in every videogame during the 90's and early 00's Taribo was regarded as one of the best CB's in the world but reality was very different.
 

renandstimpyfan83

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Taribo West .
I remember in every videogame during the 90's and early 00's Taribo was regarded as one of the best CB's in the world but reality was very different.
I wonder how his career would have gone if he had a “normal” haircut. If it was a move to market himself it was absolute genius because everyone knew about Taribo West even though he was pretty rubbish.
 

Lay

Incorrectly predicted the 2020 US Election
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England
Didn’t the old FIFA games give him green hair which at the time I thought was amazing to see that
 

Redcy

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Abonglahor has just come out of retirement to play for free
Nasri on a free with no club
Sturridge too
 

JPB

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Michu.

He was brilliant that one season for Swansea. I would have taken him at United. He had a Swagger about him.

What happened to him?
 

Chicharo

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Drenthe. Just seen he signed for the fourth-league team in Spain
I remember that many people saw him as a huge potential. Not so old either, only 33
 

Normandy

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Edson Braafheid. He was supposed to be a decent talent at left back once upon a time.
 

Bole Top

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Diego Capel from Sevilla, just turned 32 so he's still relatively young somehow.
 

Chipper

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Martin Kelly in the sense that I saw his name and forgot who he was/didn't recognise it.

Was playing Football Manager yesterday and was going through the list of players available for free ahead of the 2023/24 season. Saw a bloke called Martin Kelly with 1 England cap and had no idea who it was. Had to Google him and it turns out I remember him from Liverpool, he's been completely off my radar at Palace. Not played much the last few seasons and not at all this season.
 

Bole Top

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Iturbe from Roma, "the new Messi". so good he doesn't even start for Paraguay anymore, let alone some decent club.
 

Maagge

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Where's the one and only Bendtner these days?
He had a stint at Rosenborg where I think he ended up top scorer and won the league or something. Then he came back to his boyhood club FC Copenhagen where he was seen as cover for the injured Dame N'doye and Jonas Wind. He did absolutely nothing.
The latest I heard was that he was back in the fourth best league in Denmark with some old mates or something. Strange career he's had.
 

Luke1995

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I actually forgot about Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. He's about to go back to Schalke for a 2nd spell.
I'm amazed that at Milan he couldn't manage to get picked ahead of Borriello.

But on his prime (Ajax) he was fantastic.
 

James Peril

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Lilian Laslandes and Steve Marlet.
Old post, but just wanted to give props for Lilian Laslandes. For a non-french speaking person knowing the s’es are silent (I’m pretty sure at least), there is no name more wonderful to pronounce. Lilialaalaaanh.
 

SoCross

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He had a stint at Rosenborg where I think he ended up top scorer and won the league or something. Then he came back to his boyhood club FC Copenhagen where he was seen as cover for the injured Dame N'doye and Jonas Wind. He did absolutely nothing.
The latest I heard was that he was back in the fourth best league in Denmark with some old mates or something. Strange career he's had.
Thanks mate. He was good entertainment
 

Manoucha09

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André-Pierre Gignac. Recently seen playing at the club world cup.

For some reason I assumed him and Giroud were the same player. Was big for Marseille in the early 2010s. He's actually been at his current club in Mexico since 2015!
 

ZolaWasMagic

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Djalminha had literally forgotten his existence until he came up in the diallo thread. What a player
deportivo? he was quality. Diego Tristan. Pandiani. Mauro Silva, jacques songoo, rivaldo, txiki begiristain. Won the league mid 90s to late 90s i think. Hell of a side
 

ZolaWasMagic

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Savio and Flavio Conceicao from real madrid, who we nearly signed once.
Geremi - rated him a lot tbf
Robert Jarni
Cicinho
Julio Baptista
Emerson (not the 'boro one)
marco delvecchio
 

LawCharltonBest

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What happened to Kevin Strootman?

I remember when he was about 22/23 he got linked here a lot, that being around the time we were crying out for CM's. I thought it was nailed on at one point.

He's 31 now, should be in his prime. But he's on loan..
 

matherto

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St. Helens
What happened to Kevin Strootman?

I remember when he was about 22/23 he got linked here a lot, that being around the time we were crying out for CM's. I thought it was nailed on at one point.

He's 31 now, should be in his prime. But he's on loan..
Seem to remember he got a bad injury to his knee?
 

HTG

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Stijn Schaars
There was a time when it was rumoured he’d join Bayern. Never heard of him ever since.