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Top 5: Players who never lived up to the hype (1)

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Some players' talents are noticed at a very young age.

The hype that follows them as they begin to develop into senior footballers can sometimes outweigh the talent they become. It's a sad sight, but not an uncommon one.

There are a number of reasons why this happens: Injury, lack of professionalism, poor work rate and many more.

Some times the factors are out of the player's hands and a cruel twist of fate cuts their career short, others dig their own graves.

Here are five of the most exciting young players who never fulfilled their true potential:

Who else failed to reach their true potential? Comment below!

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Francis Jeffers
Michael Johnson
Premier League
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