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5 worst footballers in Premier League history

We’re not saying that they couldn’t play football, but they simply failed to live up to expectations.


Currently playing for Spanish club Rayo Vallecano, this Portuguese striker used to play for Manchester United sometime in 2010 to 2014. He barely made any impact for the team as he only managed to score two goals in his seven appearances for the club.

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4.Aleksandar Tonev

Stiliyan Petrov was the one who suggested the Bulgarian player to Aston Villa. However, later the club found out that Tonev wasn’t physical enough and wasn’t quick enough to play for the club!  

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3.Marco Boogers

Boogers joined West Ham for £1 million in July 1995 even though the manager of the club had never seen him play before. He was given a red card for a violent tackle on Gary Neville minutes after coming on as a substitute. After playing two more games, he returned to Holland for good. 

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2.Bosko Balaban

Balaban made nine appearances, seven as a substitute, in two and a half years for Aston Villa and failed to contribute to the club. He was then loaned back to Dinamo Zagreb for the 2002–03 season. He went on to score goals in a number of different leagues after his time at Aston Villa. Perhaps England was not a good idea for Balaban. 

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1.Ali Dia

Dia convinced Southampton manager, Graeme Souness that he was the cousin of Ballon d’Or winner, George Weah, which led to him signing a contract with Southampton. Then, he came on as a substitute and got himself substituted! He was released 14 days after he signed his contract-seems about right don’t you think?

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