29. Nicklas Bendtner
The man, the myth, the legend. Has there ever been a soccer player who has fallen victim to his own misplaced self-confidence like Nicklas Bendtner? He saw himself as the Danish Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the truth is he’s really not as good as he thinks he is. This is a man who once scored 10 on a confidence test that was only graded up to nine.
Bendtner had a few big moments at Arsenal but never lit the Emirates on fire. He’d have loan spells at Sunderland and bizarrely at Juventus. Eventually, he was released by Arsenal and went on a nomadic journey around Europe. Now he’s back in his native Denmark with FC Copenhagen. After a fantastic start to life as a professional, he faded away and became a caricature of himself.