From injury to lack of motivation, there are many reasons that a professional footballer may bring a premature end to his or her career.
Here Sport360 takes a look at the best-ever early retiree XI including George Best, Eric Cantona, Patrick Kluivert and Marco Van Basten.
These players were all brilliant in their own ways, but they were taken to soon from football!
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