Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Transfers that did not happen, Part Twelve

1- In the summer of 1989, it was reported that Bayern Munich were interested in acquiring Brazilian striker Bebeto from Flamengo. However, the deal was called off and he joined Vasco da Gama instead.

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 64, July 1985
(Bebeto reading the March 1985 Issue of Mondial)

2- In early 1978, Borussia Dortmund had offered 1.5 Million German Marks for the transfer of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
However Bayern Munich held on to him, by signing him to a new contract guaranteeing 250,000 German Marks annually until 1981.

Photo From: Mondial, Hors Serie 3, 1986
(Karl-Heinz Rummenigge)

3- Dinamo Bucharest and Romanian International Mircea Lucescu could have joined Belgium’s Club Brugge in the summer of 1975. However, the Romanian Federation vetoed the transfer.

Photo From: Foot magazine, April 1984
(Mircea Lucescu)

4-In October 1963, Chilean striker Leonel Sanchez had a trial at AC Milan.
The deal was called off as he complained it was better to be poor and free in chile , than rich and a slave in Italy.

Photo From: Don Balon, Edicion Chile, May 7-13, 1996
(Leonel Sanchez)

5-In May 1984 it was reported, AC Milan paid a fee to Werder Bremen for non-sollicitation of Rudi Voeller until June 30th, 1984.
Upon learning Voeller was angered, and said he was not interested in a transfer at the time. Essentially AC Milan paid for nothing.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 28, May 1991
(Rudi Voeller and Paul Gascoigne, July 4, 1990, World Cup, West Germany 1-England 1)


  1. What is non-solicitation in this case? As far as I know an ex-employee of a company cannot trade with the company's clients. This is called non-solicitation, isnt it? Could you please explain, what Milan paid for?

    1. I believe in this case it’s like an option, whereby Milan would have had first choice in discussing with him for s future transfer