HERO TO ZERO

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Gareth Bale

Two goals, in­clud­ing an in­cred­i­ble bi­cy­cle kick, led Real Madrid to a third con­sec­u­tive Euro­pean Cup vic­tory and 13th ti­tle over­all.

Gra­ham Pot­ter

The Brum­mie worked mir­a­cles at Swedish min­nows Oster­sunds and will now at­tempt to per­form his magic at rel­e­gated Swansea.

Sergei Ig­na­she­vich

At 38 years and 320 days, CSKA Mos­cow’s de­fender be­came the old­est man to play for Rus­sia, over­tak­ing the great Lev Yashin, who set the record in 1967.

Giuseppe Ia­chini

He led Sas­suolo away from the Serie A drop zone with two losses in their last 12 games, but still got the sack.

Barcelona B

While the se­nior side romped to the La Liga ti­tle by 14 points, the re­serves will play in Spain’s third tier next term af­ter rel­e­ga­tion.

Leroy Sané

Sur­pris­ingly cut from Ger­many’s World Cup squad, de­spite hav­ing a hand in 25 Pre­mier League goals for Man City dur­ing 2017-18.

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