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Hmm not sure about that shout. Mendieta at least played out his entire career playing in the top flight of every country he played in (albeit he wasn't with one of the top clubs in England).

He did have a very poor year in Italy and he never fully recovered from that. I don't think he ever officially retired but as far as I know he isn't actually playing anywhere at the moment.

Definitely a class act in his day and put in a number of excellent performances for an under achieving Boro side (due mainly to their choice of managers)

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I saw that about Harte. I thought the Levante move, as English players dont generally tend to go overseas unless its for bigger clubs, but I know the guy was fishing around in the Norwegian league a while back, too. It doesnt seem like he's after the cash, just really likes playing. But still, when your skills have so obviously diminished that the standard of clubs has dropped that much, at a certain point pride has got to kick in.

For my nomination for career slide, I will say Patrick Kluivert. On top of the world ten years ago, and was linked with all kinds of huge clubs. Even named as one of Pele's greatest living footballers (along with some other current also-rans). Then something happeend and he left Barca. Then when to Newcastle. Then to Valencia, then to PSV, then Lille. Four clubs in four years, and the guy scored 22 goals in all comps for all of them from a guy who used to get 25 a season.

I think after having played for so many huge clubs, he got that "quit while youre ahead" vibe, because Wiki says he is now a backroom staff at AZ in Holland

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What about Harry Kewell , is he still with the scum ? He seems to have dropped off the face of the earth ?

Remember Noel Whelan , another player destined for stardom.

Then theres the Futcher twins , Paul was one half , think he was with Luton and was expected to be a future England star .

Francis Jeffers .

Dalla Bona , released by West Ham yesterday and without a club , think he's only 29.

John Sparrow , rising star with us during the 70's then woooooomp, gone.

Steve Francis , our goalkeeper aged just 17, then never heard of again.

Steven Gerrard , once regarded to become the best midfielder in the world, he's still playing but never became the best midfielder in the world.

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i think we can add shevchenko to the list, and anyone else who ever played for chelsea and left

Funny you should say that - I just read an article in a sports website, quoting a AC fan survey and Shevchenko is their biggest disappointment of the season so far. He's "won" it hands down, well ahead of Flamini and this forum's favourite Senderos.

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i still think deco will come good for us, he just needs a little more time to adjust

Jeffers and Morris for sure.

Danny Cadamartari - was once Everton's next best thing, couldn't tell you where/if he's playing now.

Leon Knight - one career stuck in reverse due to the chip on his should and his attitude.

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Jeffers and Morris for sure.

Danny Cadamartari - was once Everton's next best thing, couldn't tell you where/if he's playing now.

Leon Knight - one career stuck in reverse due to the chip on his should and his attitude.

Also Filipe Morais - Made a couple of appearance for us, was sold to Millwall went to either Hearts or Hibs and now playes for Caladonian Thistle

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frannie jeffers has to be up there. for chelsea id go for jon harley, he looked destined to be a chelsea and england regular but never really pushed on from his initial appearance on the scene. and also the young cypriot lad we had (cant remember his name), last time i heard anything about him he had quit football for good and was working in london.

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