8 - Adam Johnson
Johnson learned his trade at Middlesbrough where he grew into one of the best players outside the top flight.
The now 26-year-old joined Manchester City in February 2010 because he was quite frankly too good for the Championship.
Johnson struggled for games at Manchester City, as he faced competition from the likes of Samir Nasri, David Silva and James Milner.
Johnson is now plying his trade at Premier League strugglers Sunderland.