25. Freddy Adu
At the age of 14, Freddy Adu was being called the next Pele. He was the youngest player ever signed to a professional contract by a US team and looked like he had the world at his feet. That’s not exactly the way it has turned out for the Ghana-born midfielder, who has played for 14 different teams.
It’s crazy but it’s true. Adu has never settled at any of the clubs he played for and doesn’t appear to have the discipline to succeed at a big club. Now he’s playing for the Las Vegas Lights in the USL. Even wilder is the fact that he’s still just 30 years old. It’s sad that after such a great start his prospects faded away.