Top 10 Football Prodigies Who Lost Their Way

#10. Sonny Pike


Sonny Pike dreamt of playing professional football like so many young boys around the world. And, he did have the talent to become a superstar. However, Sonny had to undergo immense stress and strain from early on. The young prodigy even earned trials with Ajax, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Norwich City. Unfortunately, the stress got the best of him and he suffered a breakdown in 2000. Hence, he had to leave the sport completely for his well-being. After leaving the game, Sonny worked as a taxi driver in London and even trained as a carpenter.


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