1- Frans van Rooy
Dutch midfielder Frans van Rooy started at out PSV Eindhoven. Due to stiff competition he was first loaned to Belgian club Antwerp, before joining them outright.
He was tipped to be capped for Holland’s Friendly vs. Brazil at Rotterdam on December 20, 1989 (0-1 Brazil win), however, an injury deprived him of that chance and he was never called up again.
Photo from: Voetbal International, October 26, 1985
(Frans van Rooy at PSV Eindhoven, 1985/86)
2- Fausto Pari
Italian midfielder Fausto Pari was one of the unsung heroes of Sampdoria’s Scudetto win in 1991.
Arrigo Sacchi called him up in his first ever squad for the EC Qualifier vs. Norway on November 13, 1991 (one to one tie).
However, he never even made the bench and was not called up again.
Photo from: Calcio 2000, Issue 22, August 1999
3- Peter Luccin
Peter Luccin was one of the bright young hopes of France in the late 90s when he starred at a young age for clubs such as Bordeaux, Olympique Marseille and Paris St. Germain. He was often tipped as a future International. Despite successful stints in the Spanish La Liga with Celta, Real Zaragoza and Atletico Madrid, he was never called up for International duty.
Photo from: World Soccer, September 2000
(Peter Luccin with Paris St. Germain, 2000/01)
4- Harald Kohr
West German striker Harald Kohr was a consistent goalscorer for Kaiserslautern in the late 1980s. International recognition eluded him and he ended up in the Swiss League with Grasshoppers Zurich in 1989.
Photo from: Fussball Magazin, May 1987
(Harald Kohr with Kaiserslautern)
5- David BurrowsKenny Dalglish signed promising English defender David Burrows in 1988 from West Bromwich Albion. He found the competition tough at Liverpool, though he did earn English U-21 and B caps, but was unable to make the leap to earn full International honors.