1- Pietro Maiellaro
Italian midfielder Pietro Maiellaro was a solid midfielder for Bari in the late 80s and early 90s. He joined Fiorentina in 1991 for a bigger stage, but International recognition evaded him.
Photo From: 1989-90 Calciatori Panini
(Pietro Maiellaro at Bari)
2- Daniel Simmes
West German striker Daniel Simmes’ best opportunity for International recognition would have been the 1986/87 season when he helped Borussia Dortmund achieve UEFA Cup qualification. Despite earning U-21 caps, he did not achieve full honors.
Photo From: Fussball Magazin, Issue 12, December 1988
(Daniel Simmes at Karlsruhe)
3- François Calderaro
French striker François Calderaro started a Reims and made his breakthrough at Metz. He was France’s second highest goalscorer in 1991/92 (behind Jean-Pierre Papin) with Metz. This earned him a transfer to Paris St. Germain, but French selectors such as Platini and Houllier overlooked him.
Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 30, July 1991
(François Calderaro at Metz , 1990/91)
4- Chiquinho Carlos
Brazilian Chiquinho started at Flamengo and within a year transferred to Portugal and Benfica in 1986. He was solid performer for Benfica and had other spells at Portuguese clubs such as Vitoria Guimaraes (1988/91) and Braga (1991/93).
Successive Brazilian selectors overlooked him.
Photo From: Onze, Issue 149, May 1988
(Chiquinho and Dan Petrescu, April 6, 1988, Champions Cup, Steaua Bucharest 0-Benfica 0)
5- Lee Clark
English midfielder Lee Calrk was part of Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle United squad of the 90s. He earned U-21 caps but no International caps.
Glenn Hoddle selected him for the full National Team for the 1997 ‘Le Tournoi’, however, Clark did not play a match. He later had spells at Sunderland and Fulham.
Photo From: 90 minutes, March 26, 1994
(Lee Clark at Newcastle United)