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4 Footballers Whose Career Was Overshadowed by Criminal Records

Athletes are always the living idols of their fans. The way the dress, they walk, they work and they move about in their real life, is followed by their fans diligently. Respect and honor are two integral qualities of every football player. However, with all due respect to their skills, there are a few footballers who’ve been engaged in unfortunate criminal activities that definitely ruined their sports career.  

Majorly these players have been into problems because of their bad behavior on the fields. Even while playing fantasy football games, the selectors have to keep in mind. Some of them could have made it big in the world of football. But, alas! Stars had something else planned for them! Check out the names of such few footballers who remained unknown to the world and whose skills remained unseen by many. 

Nizar Trabelsi 

If you’re not an ardent football freak then its difficult to have heard the name of this Tunisian born footballer. However, in 2001, he was suspected to have links with the terrorist agency Al-Qaeda and was directly linked to the wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Although he pleaded innocence, however he was sentenced for a 10-year imprisonment after the 9/11 attacks with sufficient proofs in hand. This incident left a negative mark upon his football career and subsequently ended the career of a good upcoming footballer. 

Marlon King 

This Jamaican striker had been convicted with around 14 offences starting from damage, deception, rash driving, drink and driving and sexual assaults. Hence, even if this person had any essence of football skills in him, the same was not visible to world. Starting from 2002 till 2008 there has been many instances which made him a criminal and ruined his reputation. Not many fantasy football gamers are aware of the name of this footballer.  

George Best 

Unlike the other names listed above, Best was undoubtedly the greatest footballer of Northern Ireland. On-field he is one of the best legends and very professional, however he had a very spendthrift lifestyle. Moreover, his skills were overshadowed by alcoholism and different controversies related to women. Moreover, he was also charged with cases of domestic violence. Thus, the man although lucky initially, wasn’t able to sustain a long-term professional career in football.  

Patrick Kluivert 

This Dutch footballer was a well-known striker and played for famous clubs like Ajax, AC Milan, Barcelona and New Castle United. Hence, he was known name among the fantasy premier leagues. However, at the age of 19 he was involved in a fatal car accident that killed the theatre director Putman. That’s it! Once a criminal tag gets imposed on a player the reputation of that particular player falls in stake. After the accident Kluivert suffered from depression and sudden anxiety attacks. Although he revived from the situation, however he was not able to recover from the shock completely and hence was unable to revive the career as a footballer.  

Some intentional and some unfortunate events made these and some other footballers criminals by the record.  

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