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5 worst football debuts of all time

Nishit Nakar
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10.79K   //    12 Sep 2013, 19:11 IST

For all the great debuts that footballers have had over the years, there have a few which have flattered to deceive. With that in mind, here is a list of the 5 worst debuts by a player for a club or country.

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5. Mikael Silvestre (Portland Timbers)

New York Red Bulls v Portland Timbers

After having played for clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal and Inter Milan, Silvestre moved to the MLS to play for the Portland Timbers, but showed on debut why signing an ageing defender might not always turn out to be a good investment.

He was at fault for all three of New York Red Bulls’ goals, and looked extremely lacklustre, misplacing his passes, missing the ball completely on occasion, and moving like a man who was went beyond his years.

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