1- Paul Warhurst
Englishman Paul Warhurst was mainly a defender. During the 1992/93 season his club Sheffield Wednesday had many players injured. AS a result, he was used by his Manager Trevor Francis as an emergency striker. He did so well that he was called up by Graham Taylor for International duty in 1993, but was forced to drop out due to injury.
Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer(Paul Warhurst with Blackburn Rovers)
2- Paolo Di Canio
No one could deny the talent of Italian forward Paolo Di Canio. However, he was always overlooked for International duty. He was unable to profit from his move to Juventus. He had to leave and join Scotland’s Celtic Glasgow and eventually the English Premier League. Despite succeeding in these Leagues, he was never called up.
Photo From: World Soccer, November 1998(Paolo Di Canio with Sheffield Wednesday, 1998/99)
3- Michael Sternkopf
When U-21 West German International Michael Sternkopf joined Bayern Munich in 1990 from Karlsuhe, many predicted a bright future.
However, he was unable to make the leap while at Bayern and eventually drifted away to smaller clubs.
Photo From: Fussball Magazin, Issue 11, November 1989
4- Vincent Bracigliano
French midfielder Vincent Bracigliano was a solid performer for Metz and was often tipped as a future International. He joined top French outfit Nantes in 1985, but this did not help his International prospects as hoped.
Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 70, December 1985
(Nantes’ Vincent Bracigliano)
5- Wim KooimanWim Kooiman was a Dutch defender/Midfielder who had a long spell in the Belgian League in the 80s and 90s with Cercle Brugge and Anderlecht. Despite a solid career, away from home, he was never called up by his nation.
Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 103, May 1990
(Wim Kooiman at Anderlecht, 1989/90)