This player had everything. He was one of the best in the world, and also he still remains as one of the best players that his country has ever had. But that successful career had an unknown side of alcoholism, that affected him when he was playing and winning titles with Real Madrid.
His lifestyle was extremely crazy. He loved the night and went out with Hollywood celebrities, including a time he partied with George Clooney and Megan Fox the night before a UEFA Champions Leaguematch. He scored and made an assist anyway, he was that good as an attacking midfielder.
The player is Wesley Sneijder, who confessed that when he played for Real Madrid, the bottle of vodka was his best friend, and that behaviour is not worthy of a top team like that. That made him run less, and did not last much, because he was sold to Inter two years after arriving. His teammates warned him about his problems with alcohol, but he did not listen.
Sneijder, who had the privilege of sharing a pitch with Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and many more, used to spend thousands of euros per night. That habit destroyed his physique, and the decline he had in his thirties was massive. Some years after winning a Champions League with Inter and reaching the World Cup final in 2010 with Netherlands, he retired last year at 36 years old.