top 5 signings for your club in last decade

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Derlei, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. Derlei

    Derlei New Member

    Sep 17, 2004
    Washington, D.C
    What are your clubs best 5 signings in the last ten years?

    For Porto, I would have to say:
    Deco
    Ricardo Carvalho
    Paulo Ferreira
    McCarthy/Derlei
    Jardel
     
  2. The Bergamister

    The Bergamister New Member

    Jan 14, 2004
    Bergamo and Brussels
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Juventus:

    Zidane
    Vialli
    Nedved
    Buffon
    Cannavaro
     
  3. Gordon EF

    Gordon EF Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2004
    Edinburgh
    Kenny Deuchar
    Mikey Hall
    Arnold Dwarika
    Gilbert Allan
    Stevie Ferguson
     
  4. Colm

    Colm Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Tottenham
    ------------
    Jurgen Klinnsman
    Ilie Dumatrescue (i don't know how you spell it)
    David Ginola
    Robbie Keane
    Jermain Defoe
     
  5. Walter3000

    Walter3000 Member+

    Apr 8, 2004
    gainesville, Florida
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    zola
    zola
    zola
    zola
    zola
     
  6. AFCA

    AFCA Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    X X X rated
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Over the last 2 decades I guess it would be (no particular order)

    Danny Blind
    Stefan Petterson
    Jari Litmanen
    Hatem Trabelsi
    Christian Chivu

    Rosales might turn out to be a big one just as Mitea. And pherhaps Jan Wouters, odd as it may sound. But that was before my Ajax time.
     
  7. Almogavar92

    Almogavar92 New Member

    Aug 17, 2001
    USA
    Club:
    Galatasaray SK
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    For FC Barcelona from 1994 - 2004

    1. Rivaldo (in summer of 1997 from Deportivo La Coruña)
    2. Ronaldinho (in summer of 2003 from Paris St. Germain)
    3. Ronaldo (in summer of 1996 from PSV Eindhoven)
    4. Luis Figo (from Sporting Lisboa - can't remember if it was Robson or Cruyff who signed him)
    5 Luis Enrique (came to us from Real Madrid on a free transfer in 1997)

    Not So Memorable Signings
    1. Alfonso (in summer of 2000 from Real Betis)
    2. Queresma (in summer of 2003 - in fairness he was never given chance to prove himself)
    3. Emmanuel Petit (in summer of 2000 - what a dud for us)
    4. Bodoweijn Zenden (in summer of 1999 - pure waste)
    5. Robert Prosinescki (what were we thinking??)
     
  8. Almogavar92

    Almogavar92 New Member

    Aug 17, 2001
    USA
    Club:
    Galatasaray SK
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Haven't heard the name of Stefan Petterson but what a player he was...scored some memorable goals at De Meer. Surprised you don't include Zlatan Ibrahimovic on that list (was it because he came through the academy?).
     
  9. DJ_RFC

    DJ_RFC New Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Scotland
    Rangers:

    Best:

    Brian Laudrup (signed in 1994)
    Paul Gascoigne (signed in 1995)
    Stefan Klos (signed in 1999)
    Jorg Albertz (signed in 1996)
    Lorenzo Amoruso (signed in 1996) Probobly the most dodgy player apart from Bert Konterman but on his day he was fantastic and inspirational

    Worst:

    Daniel Prodan (cost around £1.5m i think and never played a single game)
    Nuno Capucho (Haven't seen a worse winger play for the jersey)
    Egil Ostenstad (Don't ask)
    Emerson (Couldnt adapt to the Scottish game)
    Stefan Guivarch (Wasnt the player we expected)
     
  10. Its only Ray Parlour

    Aug 3, 2003
    London
    Arsenal:

    Bergkamp
    Vieira
    Henry
    Anelka
    S.Campbell - (in terms of local significance & value for money, just edging out the likes of Overmars, Petit & Pires)
     
  11. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Bolton

    Youri Djorkaeff
    Jay Jay Okocha
    Michael Ricketts
    Jussi Jaaskelainen
    Gudni Bergsson
     
  12. lamb

    lamb Member+

    Sep 3, 2004
    Larne, N.Ireland
    Anelka?? in terms of profit, yes (almost £22million profit)...........in terms of contribution he caused more hassle, upset and anger than any player i ever remember arsenal having.....what was his record? 22 goals in 61 league games, 89 huffs, 74 sulks and total alienation by 38,000 gooners
     
  13. Doc_Aeppler

    Doc_Aeppler Member

    May 27, 2003
    Frankfurt
    If only he could have staied here... :(
    He would have become even far better that he is, I believe...
     
  14. Its only Ray Parlour

    Aug 3, 2003
    London
    On the playing side, he led us to our first championship & FA Cup double under Wenger, scoring a goal in the final itself as well as being top-goalscorer that season. For the 3 years he spent at Arsenal he was excellent. In terms of talent he was one of the best young players to have ever played in the red & white, no question - with greater progression & a more professional attitude he could have been the best striker in the World today.

    His sale helped us to fund the construction of our training ground at London Colney and more pertinently the signing of Thierry Henry. There is no way he can be left out of this list.
     
  15. John Boy

    John Boy New Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Staffordshire
    Albion:

    Kanu
    Because he's easily the best player we've signed in that period

    Lee Hughes
    Despite his recent troubles (re-signing him being very unsuccessful) he pretty much made us a Division One mid-table team on his own at the arse end of the nineties

    Enzo Maresca
    Signed on a free, sold for £4.3m to Juve allowing us to invest in the players which kickstarted our rise to the Prem.

    Super Bobby Taylor
    There's better players we've signed, but when the legend re-signed the 'feel good factor' alone (along with a few goals) kept us out of Division 2 in 2000. Two years later and fate hands him the goal to seal promotion after 16 years out.

    Russel Hoult
    For being one of our best keepers of all time. Shame his recent form has killed off all hope of him getting the England call he deserved two years ago
     
  16. Spartak

    Spartak Member

    Nov 6, 1999
    Philly
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Milan

    Top 5

    1. Alessandro Nesta - Since Nesta was signed Milan have won basically everything. The best defender in the world will win many more things to come.

    2. Andriy Shevchenko - Two-time Serie A top scorer was a bargain at only $15M.

    3. George Weah - Arrived in 1995 from PSG and won the World Player of the Year award the following year. Won two Scudetti in his 5 years at the club.

    4. Kaka - He could move up this list as the years move on. At only $9M he is one of the biggest bargains of all-time for any club.

    5. Andrea Pirlo - Still young, he could turn out to be Milan's new Rivera. Wasn't cheap however.

    Bottom 5

    1. Pablo Garcia - Crap player, the less said about his Milan experience the better.

    2. Drazen Brncic - See above

    3. Rivaldo - He did contribute to Milan's CL season of 2002/03. But for the most part he was invisible in every match he played for Milan. Which is not good considering how much money he was making.

    4. Patrick Kluivert - A complete flop in Serie A after Milan bought him from Ajax.

    5. Jens Lehmann - His Milan stay makes Taibi's look good.
     
  17. Cassano

    Cassano Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    What about Del Piero and Roberto Baggio? They would easily replace Nedved and Vialli or Cannavaro.
     
  18. Cassano

    Cassano Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    He's still at Bolton...he never left.
     
  19. Cassano

    Cassano Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Spartak, you missed Javi Moreno and Jose Mari...two players that never made it. Also Diego De Ascentis...
     
  20. Spartak

    Spartak Member

    Nov 6, 1999
    Philly
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Only 5 players can make the list. Javi Moreno wasn't exactly bad for Milan. He only played one season and scored 10 goals for Milan. But he could never crack the starting eleven. Jose Mari also had good moments at Milan. But like Moreno he could never get guranteed first team chances. De Ascentis was not a good player. But Pablo Garcia and Drazen Brncic were worse.
     
  21. romagol10

    romagol10 Member

    Jul 23, 2003
    CO
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Roma
    1. Batistuta
    2. Cafu
    3. Cassano
    4. Samuel
    5. Chivu
     
  22. SABuffalo786

    SABuffalo786 New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Buffalo, New York
    What if you're club hasn't been around for a decade yet? :p :D
     
  23. Almogavar92

    Almogavar92 New Member

    Aug 17, 2001
    USA
    Club:
    Galatasaray SK
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Roberto Baggio was signed by Juventus from Fiorentina shortly before Italia'90..that's probably why he didn't include him as one of the best signings in the last 10 years. But in terms of a good signing, Baggio was a great signing for Juventus.
     
  24. romagol10

    romagol10 Member

    Jul 23, 2003
    CO
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In the event that your club has not been in existance for a decade order a pizza and drink some beer.
     
  25. SABuffalo786

    SABuffalo786 New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Buffalo, New York


    Yes!
     

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