Best riches-to-rags story?

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Conejito, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. Conejito

    Conejito Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Groningen, Holland
    Inspired by the almost similarly titled thread, I was wondering if anyone has stories about players who gained fame playing ball, but had a lot of trouble later in life?

    All I can think of myself is Glenn Helder, though it's hardly riches-to-rags.
    He played for Vitesse and Arsenal, but was addicted to gambling, got debts and last thing I saw was he was sleeping in his car. Well, at least he had a car, so I'm sure his story can be topped.
     
  2. Rakim_22

    Rakim_22 Member

    Manchester United
    Netherlands
    Sep 6, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    George Best from what I know.
     

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