Worst Newcastle United player?
Those over at Four Four Two have had a look at who the worst players to play for every professional club in England is.
And it might (not) surprise you that they’ve gone for Spanish defender Marcelino.
The worst player in Newcastle United history has to be Marcelino.
Signed from Real Mallorca for £5.8m in 1999, having helped them to the Cup Winners’ Cup final that year, the Spanish centre-back went on to make just 20 appearances in all competitions before being released in 2003.
The last of those outings came against Charlton in February 2001; after that, he was sent to rot in the reserves.
Marcelino’s time in the north-east was blighted by injuries, including a snapped finger tendon which kept him out of action for two months.
He was defender who possessed an unhelpful ineptitude for defending, and became something of a cult figure – for all the wrong reasons.