Almost Legend

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For every Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, there are soccer players who were equally or more talented but didn’t have the successful careers that those two enjoyed. In each episode of ‘Almost Legend’, Unwana takes us through the stories of various players in the history of soccer who seemed destined for the top but fell well short of expectations. Here’s a chance for fans to remember the players who had it all at the start but achieved little in the end.


All Episodes

Hatem Ben Arfa: Misbehaved

Hatem Ben Arfa: Misbehaved The mercurial playmaker has failed to make the most of his dazzling potential but his former coach says people have the wrong idea of him....

Stuart Holden: Cursed By Injuries

After breaking out in Major League Soccer with Houston Dynamo, Stuart seemed set to become the USA’s next global superstar. Unfortunately, his career became a tragic story of a...

Rabiu Ibrahim: What Went Wrong ?

Nigeria thought it had found a replacement for the great ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha when Rabiu Ibrahim stepped into the scene at Nigeria’s successful outing at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup...

The Loan Ranger

In 2004, Lionel Messi was not the most popular teenage sensation in the world. That title belonged to Freddy Adu, who broke soccer records by making his professional debut...

Freddy Adu: The Loan Ranger

In 2004, Lionel Messi was not the most popular teenage sensation in the world. That title belonged to Freddy Adu, who broke soccer records by making his professional debut...

Adel Taarabt: So Many Missed Shots

Early in his career, Taarabt became known for his tricky feet and outrageous skills. His move to Tottenham should have launched his career alongside Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and...

Andy Van Der Meyde: Ruined By Personal Demons

A stand-out talent in an Ajax team that featured Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Westley Sneijder, Steven Pienaar, and Rafael Van Der Vaart, Andy Van Der Meyde had the world at his...

Yoann Gourcuff: Struck down by injuries

As a youngster, Yoan Gourcuff was the closest thing France to a creative outlet since Zidane retired. Tasked with leading France to a new era, he failed to cope...

Royston Drenthe: The Money Problem

Roy Drenthe announced himself to the world with a stunning performance at the Under-17 European Championships in 2007. Earmarked as the heir to Roberto Carlos, Drenthe became nothing like...

Antonio Cassano: Why So Hangry?

Nicknamed ‘Fantonio’ early in his career due to his supreme talent as a youngster, Cassano set the Serie A alight with an electric debut as a 17-year old. As...