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Photo: Infamous Blackburn Rovers flop Maceo Rigters out of shape and in action for Dutch amateur side

The top scorer at the UEFA under-21 Championship in 2007 has not met the heavy heights predicted for him.

When the Netherlands under-21 side won the UEFA under-21 European Championship on home soil several of their star players were expected to go on and do big things.

In reality, none of them ever truly amounted to much. While the likes of Branislav Ivanovic and Aleksandr Kolarov from the Serbia team they beat in the final went on to have excellent careers, the Dutch players failed to reach such heights.

The likes of Hedwiges Maduro, Ryan Babel and Royston Drenthe all got their big moves. But none made them count and their careers have now slid into obscurity.

As for the top-scorer at the tournament, the same can be said about him.

That player was of course Maceo Rigters. The striker scored four goals at the competition and was signed afterwards by Blackburn Rovers.

But Rigters never truly came good at Blackburn. He failed to score a single goal in his three year spell at the club, during which he spent time on loan at Willem II, Norwich City and Barnsley.

Upon his release from Blackburn he joined Australian side Gold Coast United, but was released in 2012 and his whereabouts now, was fairly unknown.

To be fair to him he simply had a good summer back in 2007 and at Blackburn he never looked up to the task.

Now a photo has emerged of him, courtesy of photojournalist Jeroen de Kock from Het Amsterdamsche Voetbal, in action at amateur level in Dutch football. It is also fair to say he is no longer in the best of shape.

The picture has been confirmed by Algemeen Dagblad as the former Blackburn flop in action for his current team, Amsterdam ZSGOWMS - who play in the eighth tier of Dutch football.

And he certainly doesn't look like he is on the verge of a professional comeback.

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