Top five players who went from hopeless to hero | Daily News

Top five players who went from hopeless to hero

Jamie Vardy was the spearhead of Leicester  City’s title-winning campaign
Jamie Vardy was the spearhead of Leicester City’s title-winning campaign

Thierry Henry struggled at Juventus before becoming a sensation at Arsenal

When we see the countless legends the beautiful game has churned out, we always fall for their stardom. However, there is just a handful of us that try to delve into their past and learn about the hurdles they have overcome before earning a name for themselves.

Also, their fame and limelight come at a heavy price. As much as they are adored during their best days, they receive equally brutal criticism while not performing to the expected standards.

It takes a strong gut to swallow the criticism that players are often subject to, and not everyone succeeds in fighting and proving their haters wrong. It takes a combination of hard work, courage and a never-say-die attitude to silence your critics and that’s what earns you loads of respect.

Here are 5 such footballers who went to become indispensable for their respective clubs after being branded as failures in the early stages of their respective careers:

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