Footballers have to depend a lot on their physical and technical skills to succeed in the game. They also have to make the right decisions at the right time.
There are many promising players who faded too early, reasons being injuries, lack of decision making or their inability to understand the game according to their capability.
Here is a list of the top 10 players who faded in recent times.
10. Ibrahim Affelay
He was coined as the next big thing that came from the Dutch-land, the winger is a produce of the PSV Eindhoven youth academy and starred consistently at the Eredivisie club for eight years.
Affelay rejected many big opportunities as he wanted to play at his homeland in the process won 4 Eredivisie trophies.
His moving to Barca was seen as something that would take the attacking player to a new stardom , but it go as he wanted.
Now since his contract is finished, the 29 year old is looking to follow his other Barcelona team mates Bojan and Marc-Muniesa for a move to the Britannia Stadium.
Will he able to play at a wet and windy night at Stoke?