Football is a tough game to get in to and a very tough game to succeed at.

Many things can stand in the way of someone trying to achieve thier dream of becoming a successful footballer. 

The majority will fail and look back upon their careers thinking 'What if?' 

But some do manage to battle the odds and become a super star. 

Here are five players that proved the doubters wrong. 

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Football
Shaun Wright-Phillips
Rickie Lambert
Louis Saha
Demba Ba