Obscure footballers from yesteryear

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Delete if not allowed mods but a great success from the cricket boards has been bscure players from yesteryear you remember.

One guy who isn’t that old but never lived up to any sort of potential was Jordan Mutch.

The former England youth player has become a sort of journeyman starting with Birmingham City (08-12) then on to Cardiff City (12-14), stings at QPR (14/15) and Crystal Palace (15-19) before playing at Korean club Gyeongnam FC (19).

Currently without a club he was one guy who always seemed to be unable to lock down a spot at the club he was at.

Anyone you remember?


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strauchanie59

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Another fellow Cardiff one from that side who got relegated under Ole...Mats Møller Dæhli. Was touted pretty highly IIRC, but never really kicked on. Gone from Cardiff > Freiburg > St Pauli and now at Genk. Still only 24, too.
 

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Makes me think of John Bostock. Still only 27 he was (maybe still is) the youngest Spurs player to debut. Didn't work out for him over 5 years and many loans. Went permanently to Toronto FC and then had the following journey with a good recovery of his career via Belgium

Toronto FC > Royal Antwerp > OH Leuven > Lens > Bursaspor > Toulouse > Nottingham Forrest
 

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Zidane98

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Makes me think of John Bostock. Still only 27 he was (maybe still is) the youngest Spurs player to debut. Didn't work out for him over 5 years and many loans. Went permanently to Toronto FC and then had the following journey with a good recovery of his career via Belgium

Toronto FC > Royal Antwerp > OH Leuven > Lens > Bursaspor > Toulouse > Nottingham Forrest
Spase Dilevski says hi.
 

jd2010

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Perhaps relevant but big Massimo Maccarone is still playing serie C. He'd be close to 40 by now
 

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Adam Bogdan.

Was Boltons player of the year several years ago. Then signed a 4 year contract to become Liverpools 2nd keeper at one point behind Mignolet, then became a backup at Hibs.
 

strauchanie59

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For all those FM 11 and FM 12 players...Carlos Fierro and Erick Torres. They would always be cheap from Guadalajara and bang them in.

Fierro's career hasn't really taken off, however. Scored 11 in 153 for Guadalajara with a couple of loan spells in between. Now finds himself at San Jose Earthquakes in MLS where he is yet to score a goal after seven games.

Torres was decent for Houston Dynamo, scoring 14 in 49 a few years back, but he's back in Liga MX now at Tijuana. Scored once for Mexico, too.
 

jd2010

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For all those FM 11 and FM 12 players...Carlos Fierro and Erick Torres. They would always be cheap from Guadalajara and bang them in.

Fierro's career hasn't really taken off, however. Scored 11 in 153 for Guadalajara with a couple of loan spells in between. Now finds himself at San Jose Earthquakes in MLS where he is yet to score a goal after seven games.

Torres was decent for Houston Dynamo, scoring 14 in 49 a few years back, but he's back in Liga MX now at Tijuana. Scored once for Mexico, too.
I'll raise you

 

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Cruyff14 and anyone who played PES 5/6 - Ben-Hatira used to be a player that everyone signed on Master League, was at Hamburg back in 05/06/07.

Now plying his trade in the Hungarian league after being raved about as the next big thing back then.
 

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strauchanie59

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Hugo Rodallega of Wigan Athletic fame.

He’s kicking it in Turkey at the moment.
Charles N'Zogbia (or Insomnia if you're Joe Kinnear), too! Forever linked with Liverpool...been retired since 2016 after a proposed move to Nantes fell through due to a heart problem.

That Wigan side had a few memorable names. Callum McManaman and Ali-Al Habsi to name a couple.
 

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Always remember watching UCL highlights in the early 2000's and watching Roy Makaay smash in some brilliant goals for Deportivo La Caruna (and then Bayern).

I always thought RvP was a Makaay-lite type of striker.
 

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Always remember watching UCL highlights in the early 2000's and watching Roy Makaay smash in some brilliant goals for Deportivo La Caruna (and then Bayern).

I always thought RvP was a Makaay-lite type of striker.
Roy Makaay was a gun.
 

LFTWNG11

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Morten Gamst Pedersen

Someone I always wanted Spurs to sign and someone I always signed in the early FM/CM's i played.

Currently a free agent after last year playing for Tromso, A-League or Indian League beckons?

He was quality. Crazy that he got relegated with that Blackburn team before he moved on...
 

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interesting that like clichy, pederson was one who as a kid was coached to use his non dominant foot so much it became his dominant foot as a professional.
 

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