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Stuart Taylor seemed to actively pursue clubs where he knew he wouldn't play in the first team.

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speaking of old players Thomas Sorensen is somehow still at a Premier League club, while Nicky Shorey is at Portsmouth (some would say his level)

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Loads of brazilians, Julio Baptista and Afonso Alves spring to mind..Pato and Robinho too. Daniel Carvalho?

 

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Jo.  The last player Man City bought before the Arabs took over?   Certainly one of them anyway, they signed him for almost £20m in the same transfer window as the Abu Dhabi takeover happened.   I'd forgotten he ever existed, then noticed he got called up to the Brazil squad for the 2014 World Cup, then I instantly forgot he existed again only to see this week on Twitter or somewhere that this week marks a calendar year since his last goal at any level of football.   Clicked on that story and it turns out that between the World Cup and this unhappy anniversary he had somehow managed to get sacked (December 2014) and reinstated (January 2015) by his club Atletico Mineiro.    Jo only celebrated his 28th birthday three weeks ago. 

 

 

He then got me thinking about other Brazilians who were famous for five minutes in this country.  Another ex Man City player and free kick specialist Elano is now 33.  In January he signed for Santos who were the club where he started out at before moving to Europe.   

 

Vagner Love is another. Put us out of Europe in that infamous game against Moscow which was probably the beginning of the end for us (It was certainly the start of where it all went wrong under Randy Lerner) and was the subject of some chatter on the forum for a while about how we should sign him.   Now 30, back in Brazil after signing for Corinthians in January and guilty of this quite incredible miss where he headed wide from a yard out a couple of weeks ago. 

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Ganso was another who never made it to Europe but he was linked with all the top clubs, him and Neymar were meant to be next big thing together

 

Rafael Sobis and NIlmar also great hypes but never quite made it to their hype

 

on Argentinians I saw Andres D'Allessandro is still playing in Brazil as well

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Ganso was another who never made it to Europe but he was linked with all the top clubs, him and Neymar were meant to be next big thing together

 

Rafael Sobis and NIlmar also great hypes but never quite made it to their hype

 

on Argentinians I saw Andres D'Allessandro is still playing in Brazil as well

 

 

Ganso had a lot of injuries didn't he that stunted his development at the wrong time?

 

Nilmar was a God on one of the FIFA's a few years ago, no idea where he is now or why he went to Qatar so early in his career.

 

D'Alessandro found a home at Internacional, and seems to be a legend there. Phenomenally talented player.

 

 

 

Pato.. I think he would have been one of the best strikers in the world if not for the muscle injuries that stunted his development and robbed him of his pace.

Went back to Brazil and hasn't exactly set the league alight.

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Id love to see all the players they labelled next Brazilian wonderkid or next Maradona to see whatever happened to them

 

the new Maradona weighed down so much talent like Ortega and Aimar who were good but never able live up to it

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So many like him, had one great season of scoring goals and then went to shit.

 

You missed the important bit in the middle, the big contract.

 

 

 

 

...and the fact he had a horrible ankle injury and it's pretty much ruined him as a footballer.

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Id love to see all the players they labelled next Brazilian wonderkid or next Maradona to see whatever happened to them

 

the new Maradona weighed down so much talent like Ortega and Aimar who were good but never able live up to it

 

Saviola, how amazing was he his first season at Barca.

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There was a Brazilian midfielder who was meant to be the next Zidane. I can't remember his name (began with a G I think) but he used to get mentioned alongside Neymar and Lucas Moura's when they were coming through, he was highly rated at one time, maybe he still is, but I never see him get a mention these days.

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Yes I managed to find him after googling 'Brazilian Zidane'. Danilo is another one who's name I'd forgotten but he seems to be still at FC Porto.

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Wow, so my forgetting him is more to do with my ignorance than him becoming obscure or anything.

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That Giovanni who played for City and Hull. Had never heard of him, seems to have the odd good game with spectacular goals and then disappeared.

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