The age old cliche that natural talent simply isn’t enough in football, seems to be wheeled out with all the care of a Jimmy Kebe one-liner these days.

But just because it’s flogged to death, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t true.

Indeed, these 15 gentleman serve as living proof that for all the God-given talent, all the velcro first-touches and all the effortlessly Brylcreem-ed haircuts that you could wish to shake a stick at, without the right mentality, it all tends to count for very little.

So click below, flick through our gallery and soak up the top 15 wasted Premier League talents of their time.

Click on Stan Collymore to start the countdown






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