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"Drinking to hurt myself" - Ex-Premier League star on booze battle that ended career at 26

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On the face of it, Keith Treacy had it all. A footballer with experience of playing in the Premier League, caps for his country and a salary that most of us can only dream of.

But inside Treacy was battling personal demons, namely alcohol and depression. And as he approached an age where he should have been in his peak years, he instead walked away from the game.

He was just 26 when he quit from the professional game. He walked out on Barnsley and never played a game in England again. In a revealing interview with Sky Sports, the ex-Blackburn and Burnley midfielder has spoken about how his love for the sport diminished despite his stock rising.

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