Now, Tyrone Mears is a figure of fun at Bolton Wanderers.
The former West Ham United, Manchester City and Olympique Marseille (no, seriously) defender is currently plying his trade and, let's not pretend, living the dream over Stateside with Seattle Sounders.
He has managed to overcome the disappointment of his underwhelming time at Bolton under former Burnley boss Owen Coyle, himself manager of MLS side Houston Dynamo, to establish himself as the first choice right-back of the perennial title contenders.
Not only that, he went and did this:
Not bad for a flop.
Mears' strike earned over 50 percent of the public vote with 56.02%
Orlando City SC star Kaká finished in a distant second at 18.35% and Ethan Finlay of Columbus Crew SC finished third with 14.79% of the vote.
1. Tyrone Mears (SEA) - 56.02%
2. Kaká (ORL) - 18.35%
3. Ethan Finlay (CLB) - 14.79%
4. Mauro Diaz (DAL) - 5.53%
5. Sebastian Lletget (LA) - 5.32%