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Best mercenary (Player who played for most clubs)?

Discussion in 'Football' started by drekkard, 1 December 2011.

  1. drekkard

    drekkard International

    23 March 2005
    Barcelona
    Barça, Arsenal, Ajax
    Vieri changed club every season for almost a decade, and he ended up playing in 14 different clubs.

    Let's call him a mercenary. A bloody good one! Anyone knows if someone beats his record? It has to be a quite well known player. I mean, at top level during most of his career.
     
  2. The_Special_One

    The_Special_One #helpmemeetgenie

    17 August 2007
    Lovely Estoril
    #geniearmy
    14 different clubs?! Jesus Christ, I thought it was Romário with 11 clubs... btw, he played in all big Rio de Janeiro clubs excepts Botafogo. Now he is a politician so he's definitely a f*cking mercenary! :LOL:
     
  3. Kanouté

    Kanouté #NewEra

    26 April 2008
  4. bebo

    bebo Looking for a Manager

    25 July 2005
    Arsenal Thread
    The Arsenal FC
    Romário was here in Miami FC too was like a movie star here back then :LOL: even had me screaming like a idol ,then went to Aussie land.
     
  5. Kanouté

    Kanouté #NewEra

    26 April 2008
  6. ThomasGOAL

    ThomasGOAL Retired Footballer

    15 March 2003
    France
    Xavier Gravelaine 15 different clubs

    - Pau FC
    - AS Saint-Seurin
    - Stade lavallois
    - SM Caen
    - Paris Saint-Germain
    - RC Strasbourg
    - EA Guingamp
    - Olympique de Marseille
    - Montpellier HSC
    - Watford FC
    - Le Havre AC
    - AS Monaco
    - AC Ajaccio
    - FC Istres
    - FC Sion

    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xavier_Gravelaine
     
  7. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    England
    LFC
    i wouldn´t call mercenary a player who was fired by his club and then moved to different and so on..but a player who didn´t had to leave his previous club and he did, for money.

    so basicly whole City squad except Hart and Richards? :D
     
  8. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    Anelka is right up there too. Vieri is a good one.

    Zlatan will end up as one as well :P

    These are 3 of the most high profile ones I can think of.

    Jardel is best example I think though at a slighly lower level than those others.
     
  9. Aboutreika18

    Aboutreika18 Too Black, Too Strong

    5 September 2006
  10. we7god

    we7god Kreisklassen-Profi

    15 August 2003
    Germany - Soester Börde
    FC Schalke 04
    Last edited: 2 December 2011
  11. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    Without Wikipedia: Pierre Womé?

    And i don't agree with Pipa on the Man City players. Then Eto'o's move is "worse"...but in fact they are professional players...so what' wrong with playing for the money...they all do it, but some are more honest/outspoken about it than others
     
  12. Zeem

    Zeem Wonder Boy

    15 July 2006
    AC Milan
    Yeah most top clubs are made of bought players who were offered more money but City is top winning club now with top top players. Players will want to join besides the money.
     
  13. bebo

    bebo Looking for a Manager

    25 July 2005
    Arsenal Thread
    The Arsenal FC
    I dont respect those sort of clubs...buying ready made 90% . I do respect clubs buying squad players and bringing players through their ranks as a matter of fact I admire them. Chels n MCity are my examples of doping a squad . I do feel Chels may have turn from their old ways its not paying for it now. I personally think clubs will have a harder time to buying a full top player squad.
     
  14. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    That is very relative...every Belgian, Dutch and Portugese club think all the EPL clubs and many others have the same unfair advantage. From our point of view there is no difference between Man City and (for example) Arsenal, bebo.

    To give you an example. When Larsson played for Celtic (not the biggest team) they had to play Anderlecht in the CL. Celtic paid more for Larsson than Anderlecht for their entire team...

    Big Belgian clubs like Anderlecht, Brugge, Mechelen and Standard (former Euro Cup winners or finalists) are financial midgets compared to a club like West Ham United.
    And i will not repeat what happened with Beveren...
     
  15. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    Yeah everything's relative.

    I can't believe I forgot about Ailton!! He's a good shout for this thread! What a MONSTER he was in his peak at Werder as well! MONSTER! Then turned to $hit!!! lol
     
  16. Ronaldinho_23

    Ronaldinho_23 Premiership

    11 February 2007
    Spain
    Fc. Barcelona , Juventus
    mercenary - Judas - Joker

    [​IMG]
     
  17. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    You could say the same about quite a few Barcelona players and it would be as silly as your previous post...
     
  18. Enzo

    Enzo International

    17 March 2011
    Russia / Finland
    Barcelona / Zenit
    Would Zlatan be a most titles won mercenary? 9 or 10 league titles.

    Amazing Serie A league titles list:
    2004–05, 2005–06 (Juventus)
    2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09 (Inter)
    2010–11 (Milan)
     
  19. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    Barcelona 09-10 and Ajax 03-4?
     
  20. Damjan

    Damjan World Cup Winner

    16 July 2011
    Arsenal|Juventus|ASSE
    Zlatan has won 8 titles in his career thusfar.
     
  21. Zeem

    Zeem Wonder Boy

    15 July 2006
    AC Milan
    He won at least twice as that unless you mean only league titles.

    Anyone have an idea which players played in the arch rivals of their home club? That would be nice to know.
     
    Last edited: 3 December 2011
  22. Kanouté

    Kanouté #NewEra

    26 April 2008
    it's 9 according to wikipedia.
     
  23. PIPA23

    PIPA23 retired :) Staff

    21 June 2007
    England
    LFC
    definetly in top 3 in my opinion..
     
  24. Damjan

    Damjan World Cup Winner

    16 July 2011
    Arsenal|Juventus|ASSE
    I know these:

    Gallas - Chesea, Arsenal and Spurs
    Charisteas - Ajax and Feyenoord
    Bentley - Arsenal and Spurs
    Figo - Barcelona and Real
    Cruijff - Ajax and Feyenoord
    Stojkovic - Crvena Zvezda and Partizan
     
  25. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    Soul Campbell: Spurs and Arsenal.
    Quite a lot of players played for both Milan and Inter.
     
  26. Kanouté

    Kanouté #NewEra

    26 April 2008
    From Turkey.

    Sergen Yalçın, Saffet Sancaklı (Fenerbahçe, Beşiktaş, Galatasaray)
     
    Last edited: 3 December 2011
  27. S-NipE

    S-NipE World Cup Winner

    17 May 2008
    Germany
    German NT
    A while ago, but still worthy calling: Andreas Möller - BVB and Schalke 04. Same clubs for Christoph Metzelder right now.

    Not to forget Patrick Helmes: 1. FC Köln and Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
     
  28. drekkard

    drekkard International

    23 March 2005
    Barcelona
    Barça, Arsenal, Ajax
    Bernd Schuster played in Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico. Quite a record! He was my childhood idol until he went to Madrid.

    I see Vieri is still the big player to have played in most top clubs, unless someone has another example.

    The Figo case was specially important by a number of factors that made it harder to bear. The full story is too large to be put here, but he was the captain of the team when he left. Any other case of a captain going for the historical rival club for money?

    In Figo's case, though, you have to add that he could sign for barcelona because he had already signed for two itailan clubs at the same time (and cashed some money for it), so the italian federation forbid him to play there. Quite a history with contracts, this guy...
     
  29. aitken

    aitken International

    29 July 2007
    Glasgow
    Manchester United
    Kenny millar, rangers to celtic to rangers

    happens everywhere in football.
     

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