11 Biggest Transfer Flops Of All Time

This masked striker features high up in our list
This masked striker features high up in our list

There is something in human nature that that is fascinated by failure. It’s interesting when everything goes sideways and we get a kick out of blooper reels. When it comes to football one needn’t look very far to find failure. For every winner there is a loser, for every Ronaldo there is a Jaguaribe (who!?! exactly), for every Germany 7 there is a Brazil with 1 – you get the picture.

When it comes to transfers, failure is often painfully obvious. Clubs dish out huge amounts of cash and unveil their newest pony to cheering supporters. Only to have the same player dejectedly go on loan the following season. The economics involved often underscore just how badly things have gone.

While we would never revel in others misery, we do enjoy a good laugh. Here we look at 11 of the biggest transfer flops as judged factors such as goals, form, status, and transfer fees. Many of these are recent, but we dug into the history books for some and no doubt a couple of these will definitely surprise you.