#10. Jeff Whitley – Used Car Salesman
A prominent midfielder of his times who broke through the first team at Manchester City, Whitley was highly rated and often justified the hype. He enjoyed further spells at Sunderland and and Cardiff City before succumbing to the hardcore partying lifestyle which has claimed the careers of several top footballers in modern times. Forced to retire young and almost bankrupt, Whitley sought solace at a friend’s place who happened to operate a used car business. The former midfielder was encouraged to join his friend and he ended up doing rather well for himself, managing to maintain a good lifestyle despite a failed football career.