Sabin Ilie y Renaldo, two of the worst signings of the League

Last update October 1, 2019 by Javier Argudo

In the second half of the year 90, the Bosman Law He did much damage to European football. The opening of borders and the millions of 'television boom’ They facilitated the arrival of players of a discrete level. This article will remember two of the worst signings the League: Sabin Ilie Y Renaldo.


The Brazilian arrived in the winter of 1997 al Depor at the height of two other stars who triumphed in the league. Without hesitation, He said in his presentation that he was the "mix" Ronaldo Y Rivaldo and that the only difference between him and the front was a letter on his behalf. At those moments, 'O Phenomenon’ It was the best striker in the world by far and Rivaldo one of the most talented players on the planet.

Given this fanfarronada, people were eager to see him play. But nevertheless, Renaldo only he scored 5 goals in 23 parties with Sports, a very poor background for a striker who had taken 350 million pesetas. I finally yielded in the UD Las Palmas (15 Second goals) and the Estremadura with which it descended to Second B. It is considered one of the worst signings in the history of Deportivo Coruna.

Sabin Ilie

But even worse was the signing of Sabin Illie for him Valencia in summer 1998. Mestalla club had signed shortly before his brother, Adrian I had given a magnificent performance. At the request of his new star, Sabin He came to the city of Valencia and reached filter that was better than his brother. Nothing is further from reality.

In four years he played in 7 equipment loan from Valencia, going through more pain than glory for all. With the Valencia shirt played three matches in the Intertoto in which he left deputy and party Orange trophy. In fact, we have found quite difficult to find a picture of him with the shirt of Valencia.

Alberto Llopis

Director of Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in and Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me at @colgadosfutbol

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