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Once hailed as a rising star in football, Eliaquim Mangala’s career took a different path due to injuries.

Despite high expectations after joining Manchester City from FC Porto, he only played 79 games for them before injuries derailed his progress.

Since leaving City, he’s had stints at Valencia and Saint-Etienne before taking a break to recover.

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Now, at Estoril Praia, he’s also focused on his foundation, The Green Changer Club, which aims to help people improve themselves.

In a recent interview, Mangala, now 33, reflected on his career and the hefty price tag Manchester City paid for him.

He expressed disbelief at being once considered the most expensive defender, stressing that no one is worth such a sum.

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Despite the challenges, he remains hopeful of playing for another five years, provided his body permits.

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