Friday, February 26, 2016

Error in Casting, Part Nine

1- Luis Fernandez and Racing Club Paris (Matra) 1986/89
French midfielder Luis Fernandez’s transfer from Paris St. Germain to newly promoted cross-town rivals Racing Club Paris made headlines. Much was expected of Fernandez who became one of the most highly paid players as a result.
Unfortunately, Fernandez like the rest of his teammates failed to settle and was badly injured in his third season.
After three disappointing seasons, he was released to join Cannes.

Photo From: Onze, Issue 149, May 1988
(Luis Fernandez at Racing/Matra Paris)

2- Alain Sutter and Bayern Munich 1994/95
Swiss midfielder Alain Sutter had impressed with his displays with the National Team as well Nuremberg in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich signed him in 1994 with high expectations. However, he failed to settle and joined Freiburg, few months into his second season.

Photo From: The Game, Issue 6, september 1995
(Alain Sutter at Bayern Munich, 1994/95)

3- Johnny Bosman and PSV Eindhoven 1990/91
Former Ajax forward joined rivals PSV Eindhoven in 1990 from Belgian side Mechelen along with compatriot Erwin Koeman.
However, his solitary season there was disappointing despite winning the League title, and he jumped at the chance to join his former Ajax and Mechelen Manager Aad De Mos at Anderlecht in 1991.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 43, August 1992
(Johnny Bosman at PSV Eindhoven, 1990/91)

4- Robert Prosinecki and Real Madrid 1991/94 and Barcelona 1995/97
Yugoslavian (and future Croatian) midfielder Robert Prosinecki was one of the most sought after players in Europe in 1991.
He was signed by Real Madrid, however, his stay there was disappointing as he struggled with injuries and failed to impress in three seasons. After a season at Real Oviedo, he joined Barcelona in 1995. His time there was equally disappointing and he joined Sevilla midway through the 1996/97 season.

Photo From: World Soccer, February 1992
(Robert Prosinecki at Real Madrid, 1991/92)

Photo From: Don Balon, Edicion Chile, September 3-9, 1996
(Robert Prosinecki at Barcelona)

Photo From: Don Balon-Appendice Extra Liga 9697
(Robert Prosinecki at Barcelona)

5- Alessandro Melli and Sampdoria and AC Milan 1994/95
Italian forward Alessandro Melli was once seen as the bright hope of Italy, while at Parma in the early 90s. However, the arrivals of Gianfranco Zola and Faustino Asprilla limited his opportunities.
To make a fresh start he joined Sampdoria in 1994. However, he failed to find his form there. Midway through the season (1994/95), he was exchanged with Ruud Gullit (who was keen to return to Sampdoria) and joined AC Milan.

Once there, he failed to make the first team and rejoined Parma at the end of the season.

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, October 31-November 6, 1990
(Alessandro Melli at Parma, 1990/91)

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