Even very good Premier League players can end their careers classed as underachievers.
Whether they were hampered by injuries, failed to win many trophies or simply failed to perform, the players on this list undoubtedly had the quality to achieve more in the Premier League.
The majority of them have now moved on or retired, while a couple of them are still playing, but barring a major surprise little will change between now and the day they hang up their boots.
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