#10. Gareth Bale: Real Madrid
Every player on this list had an easy ride to his world class status, except for Gareth Bale. He is, in essence, a failed left back as his struggles in the position made his Tottenham manager elect to play win on the left wing instead of giving him defensive responsibilities. The rest, as they say, is history and that failed left back went on to become the most expensive player of all time. He has now justified his fee that Real Madrid paid for him and has become and unstoppable force. He is threatening to become the biggest force at Real Madrid, and surely will be in a couple of years.