MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 14: David Beckham of AC Milan injuried during the Serie A match between AC Milan and AC Chievo Verona at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on March 14, 2010 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
8. World Cup dream shattered Beckham's hopes of playing in a fourth World Cup in 2010 were ruined while on loan at Italian giant AC Milan just months before the tournament. His Achilles suddenly snapped after an innocuous pass, ruling him out for the summer.