Man United misfit voted Premier League’s biggest Brazilian flop

Liverpool fans might well be celebrating after signing Brazilian striker Firmino for £29m but today we chose to tread a different path with regards to Samba stars.

Negative? Perhaps. Illuminating? Debateable. Amusing? We thought so.

Kleberson is the winner of the latest Ladbrokes News poll with the former Manchester United midfielder voted the biggest Brazilian flop in Premier League history.




Yes, we’re all happy to acknowledge the talents of Selecao favourites such as Juninho, Gilberto Silva and more recently Oscar at Chelsea.

But that doesn’t mean to say there haven’t been a few stinkers making their way to English shores too.

Unfortunately for Kleberson, plenty of you were willing to stick the boot in with the hapless marauder picking up 40 per cent of the vote.

The World Cup winner quickly saw his Old Trafford dream turn sour, getting injured in just his second game before going on to struggle to make an impact and eventually shipped out after two forgettable seasons.

Across the Manchester divide, City’s expensive mistake Robinho finished up in second-place with ex-Middlesbrough striker Afonso Alves taking the other spot on our poisoned podium.

You were more forgiving when it came to Roque Junior and Julio Baptista though as they trailed the rest of their shamed peers.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.