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Straight out of Wealdstone: The non-league players who made it big

Chris Smalling's career has taken off in spectacular style. Last year, the centre half was playing for Maidstone in non-league football. Currently at Fulham, he has agreed terms with Manchester United and will join the Champions in the summer.

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The change in Smalling's fortunes is dramatic, but he's not the first to make the move from real life and non-league football to the top of the professional game. These are some of the best to rise from obscurity to the heights.