1) Gareth Bale | Tottenham
He might be the most expensive footballer of all time, but things weren't always so rosy for Gareth Bale.
It took him 25 matches to record his first victory at White Hart Lane, and was offered to West Ham in 2009 for a paltry £3m - £82m less than what he was sold to Real Madrid for four years later.
Bale used to be Tottenham's bad-luck charm. He became one of their best ever players.
A lesson there for every football supporter at every club.