Top 10 worst football transfers of all time - global ranking



To get the best football players, clubs seek out and pay millions of dollars for the best performing players hoping to get the ultimate signing. This article will look at the transfers that did not go quite as planned. Exactly who are the worst football transfers in the world?


Transfer periods in major and minor football leagues bring a fresh wave of excitement for clubs and their fans. But what happens when the players do not perform as expected? Dig in and find out what the biggest flops in football history are.


Why do some footballers flop?

Almost all of the worst football transfers of all time are linked to injuries, discipline issues, and a hostile environment at the new club. According to reliable sources, these are the worst football transfers of all time.


10. Afonso Alves

Afonso's $16.8 million transfer to Middlesbrough still stands as the club's second most expensive player. On the verge of relegation, the club was desperate for the Brazilian's goalscoring skills. However, the top Serie A goalscorer did not deliver, nor did he save his club from relegation during the 08/09 season.


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Full name: Afonso Alves

Date of birth: 30 January 1981

Age: 41 (as of March 2022)

Nationality: Brazilian

Current status: Retired

Position: Centre forward

Club: Middlesbrough FC

Transfer fees: $16.8 million

Duration at the club: 1 January 2008 - 1 September 2009

Goals: 13 goals and 4 assists

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9. Bebé

So, what happened to Bebé at Man United? Bebé's transfer is still regarded as one of Manchester United's worst signings of all time. Signed on a $9.8 million contract, Bebé. The winger made 7 appearances and 2 goals at Man United before being transferred to Benfica.


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Full name: Tiago Manuel Dias Correia

Date of birth: 12 July 1990

Age: 32 (as of March 2022)

Nationality: Cape Verdean/ Portuguese

Current status: Active

Position: Winger

Club: Manchester United

Transfer fees: $9.8 million

Duration at the club: 30 June 2014 - 25 July 2014

Goals: 2 goals and 0 assists

Net worth: $10 million

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8. Mario Balotelli

What did Mario Balotelli do? After a $21 million buy that is still considered today as Liverpool's worst signing. Ballotelli only scored 4 goals during the 14/15 season.


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Full name: Mario Barwuah Balotelli

Date of birth: 12 August 1990

Age: 32 (as of March 2022)

Nationality: Ghanaian/ Italian

Current status: Active

Position: Center forward

Club: Liverpool

Transfer fee: $21 million

Duration at the club: 25 August 2014 - 27 August 2015

Goals: 4 goals and 0 assists


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7. Danny Drinkwater

Despite scoring 15 goals and 23 assists at his former club, Leicester, he has scored only one goal at Chelsea since the transfer in 2017. So, how much did Danny Drinkwater cost Chelsea? Unfortunately, the $46 million transfer has been unfruitful so far.


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Full name: Daniel Noel Drinkwater

Date of birth: 5 March 1990

Age: 32 (as of March 2022)

Nationality: English

Current status: Active

Position: Midfield

Club: Chelsea

Transfer fee: $46 million

Duration at the club: 31 August 2017 - to date

Goals: 1 goal and 0 assists

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6. Andriy Shevchenko

One of the most controversial soccer transfers is Shevchenko's transfer to Chelsea. So, why did Shevchenko fail Chelsea? Although the 2004 Ballon d'Or winner performed much better than other flops in our list, with 22 goals in 77 appearances, many blame his age and injuries for his unsatisfactory stay at the Blues.


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Full name: Andriy Shevchenko

Date of birth: 29 September 1976

Age: 46 (as of March 2022)

Nationality: Ukrainian

Current status: Retired

Position: Centre forward

Club: Chelsea

Transfer fee: $40.6 million

Duration at the club: 31 August 2017 - to date

Goals: 22 goals and 11 assists

Net worth: $45 million

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5. Roberto Soldado

How much did Tottenham pay for Soldado? In 2013, Tottenham paid a $34.2 million transfer fee to acquire Valencia's forward, Robert Soldado. However, his goalscoring record of 30 league goals, 27 cup goals, and 25 continental goals at Valencia could not be replicated at his new home.


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Full name: Roberto Soldado

Date of birth: 27 May 1985

Age: 37 (as of March 2022)

Nationality: Spanish

Current status: Active

Position: Centre forward

Club: Tottenham Hotspurs

Transfer fee: $34.2 million

Duration at the club: 5 August 2013 - 14 August 2015

Goals: 16 goals and 11 assists

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4. Steve Marlet

In 2001, Jean Tigana, Fulham manager, signed Marlet on a $15.1 transfer fee in what would later be described as one of the most inflated transfers. This flop ended in a court case with the club owner, Mohamed Al-Fayed, suing Tigana.


Profile Summary

Full name: Steve Marlet

Date of birth: 10 January 1974

Age: 48 (as of March 2022)

Nationality: French

Current status: Retired

Position: Centre forward

Club: Fulham

Transfer fee: $15.1 million

Duration at the club: 3 September 2001 - 28 August 2003

Goals: 19 goals and 2 assists

Net worth: $12 million

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3. Winston Bogarde

Although he was a free transfer to Chelsea, his poor performance and refusal to leave the club places him among the top 5 worst soccer transfers ever. So, how much did Chelsea pay for Winston Bogarde? The top Ajax defender cost Chelsea about $10.5 million in wages, yet he spent most of his stay at the club on the sidelines. He then admitted to being a flop saying,


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Full name: Winston Lloyd Bogarde

Date of birth: 22 October 1970

Age: 52 (as of March 2022)

Nationality: Dutch

Current status: Retired

Position: Center-back

Club: Chelsea

Transfer fee: Free transfer

Duration at the club: 1 January 2001 - 1 July 2004

Goals: 0 goals and 0 assists

Net worth: $1.5 million

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2. Antoine Griezmann

Barcelona spent $131.8 million on the French striker in one of the biggest flops ever heard. As a result, the club was forced to reduce players' salaries to afford more signings. In what seemed like a series of unfortunate decisions, Barca's president, Joan Laporta, later announced a $12 million loan deal with Atletico saying, he was,


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Full name: Antoine Griezmann

Date of birth: 21 March 1991

Age: 31 (as of March 2022)

Nationality: French

Current status: Active

Position: Striker

Club: FC Barcelona

Transfer fee: $131.8 million

Duration at the club: 14 July 2019 - 31 August 2021

Goals: 35 goals and 17 assists

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1. Fernando Torres

Torres was one of the most successful football legends at Liverpool, scoring 81 goals with 65 in the Premier League. So why did Torres fail at Chelsea? In addition to a string of injuries, Torres admitted to his failure to perform in an interview with Talksport saying


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Full name: Fernando José Torres Sanz

Date of birth: 20 March 1984

Age: 38 (as of March 2022)

Nationality: Spanish

Current status: Retired

Position: Centre forward

Club: Chelsea

Transfer fee: $65.9 million

Duration at the club: 13 January 2011 - 31 August 2014

Goals: 45 goals and 35 assists

Net worth: $60 million

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Date: 23/8/2022

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



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