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Can You Identify These Famously Awful Premier League Footballers?

If they can get a game, maybe there's still hope for you.

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  1. 1. First up, who is this Manchester United flop getting into some much needed training?

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    Bebe
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    Kleberson
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    Juan Sebastian Veron
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    It's Kleberson

    Signed along with Ronaldo. You know, that bloke at Real Madrid.

  2. 2. Which of these three is Chelsea ~legend~ Winston Bogarde?

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    Ben Radford / Getty Images
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    Chris Lobina / Getty
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    Ben Radford / Getty
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    The other two are Michael Duberry and Bernard Lambourde.

  3. 3. Which of these is Newcastle's infamous Xisco?

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    Ian Horrocks / Getty
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    Ian Horrocks / Getty
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    Mark Thompson / Getty
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    The other two are Shefki Kuqi and Albert Luque.

  4. 4. Who is this man rocking a slightly worse-for-wear Leeds United shirt?

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    Roque Junior
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    Zoumana Camara
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    Olivier Dacourt
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    It's Roque Junior!

    You couldn't tell he was a World Cup winner from his time in the prem.

  5. 5. Which of these three is Villa striker Bosko Balaban, who failed to score in two and a half years at the club?

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    Mark Thompson / Getty
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    Jamie McDonald / Getty
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    Stu Forster / Getty
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    The other two are Milan Baros and Juan Pablo Angel.

  6. 6. Name the Arsenal sensation in this bald-headed battle.

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    Philippe Senderos
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    Mikael Silvestre
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    Pascal Cygan
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    It's Cygan!

    Comedy gold.

  7. 7. Which of these Liverpool players is scorer of one of the most comical own goals of all time, Djimi Traore?

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    Shaun Botterill
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    Alex Livesey / Getty
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    Matthew Lewis / Getty
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    The other two are Abel Xavier and Salif Diao.

  8. 8. Who is this famously awful player, trying to escape from David Beckham?

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    Tomas Brolin
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    Seth Johnson
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    Danny Granville
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    It's Brolin!

    The former Leeds man wasn't exactly in shape during his stay in the Premier League.

  9. 9. What about this West Ham man, who Harry Redknapp signed having never seen him play?

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    Wayne Quinn
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    Marco Boogers
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    Ilie Dumitrescu
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    It's Boogers!

    Marco truly did live up to his name. He was sent off in his second match for a terrible foul on Gary Neville and was shipped back off to Holland shortly after.

  10. 10. Can you pick out Per Krøldrup, who had an absolutely terrible time at Everton?

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    Clive Mason / Getty
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    Clive Brunskill / Getty
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    Jamie McDonald / Getty
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    The other two are Alessandro Pistone and Andy van der Meyde.

  11. 11. Got him? Now try Arsenal's all-time leading goalscorer* Francis Jeffers.

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    Jamie McDonald / Getty
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    Clive Mason / Getty
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    Clive Rose / Getty
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    The others are Jeremie Aliadiere and Sebastien Squillaci.

    *May not actually be all-time leading scorer...

  12. 12. Who is this Middlesbrough man, who promised so much and yet gave so, so (so) little?

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    Branco
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    Afonso Alves
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    Leroy Lita
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    It's Alves!

    Proof that scoring goals in the Dutch league means essentially nothing.

  13. 13. Spurs wasted all of £11 million on Sergei Rebrov, but which one is he?

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    Getty Images
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    Ben Radford / Getty
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    Phil Cole / Getty
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    The other two are Grzegorz Rasiak and Jonathan Blondel.

  14. 14. This man was an expensive mistake for Fulham, but who is he?

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    Steve Marlet
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    Diomansy Kamara
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    Kostas Mitroglu
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    It's Marlet!

    At £11.5 million, he ended up costing Fulham more than £1 million a goal.

  15. 15. Which of these is the player so bad they named him twice, Eric Djemba-Djemba?

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    Gallo Images / Getty
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    Jim Watson / Getty
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    Clive Mason / Getty
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    The others are Bebe (again) and Anderson.

  16. 16. This man became the first Italian to play in the Premier League when he moved to Nottingham Forest in 1995 – and he was utter crap. Can you name him?

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    Fabrizio Ravanelli
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    Andrea Silenzi
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    Benito Carbone
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    It's Silenzi!

    The first, but not the only Italian to flop in the Premier League.

  17. 17. And finally, can you name this player, who has a ridiculous story behind his single Premier League appearance?

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    Logan Lia
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    Josef Tia
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    Ali Dia
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    It's Ali Dia!

    In 1996, Graham Souness, then manager of Southampton, got a telephone call from someone pretending to be world player of the year George Weah. "Weah" told him to sign his "cousin", Ali Dia, and Souness ended up giving him a one-month contract. Somehow, Dia made it on to the pitch when he came on as a sub for the injured Matt Le Tissier against Leeds, but only lasted 32 minutes himself, as it became clear he actually couldn't play football. Scenes.

 
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