Large pufos of the Spanish League: Ferdinand Vierklau
You know who is Ferdi Vierklau?, Remember passing through the Tenerife?. In the decade of the 90, with the opening of the market following the Bosman ruling, reached all leagues but especially to Spanish, a series of dubious quality players. Rare was the First Division team that did not have among its ranks an unknown player signed at a gold price and sold as a high-level player. This Dutch defender looking like a nightclub doorman was one of them..
Tenerife, specialized in signing players of a very doubtful level, paid at the price of gold, something he paid and continues to pay with various crises that have led him to the catacombs of Spanish football. During the end of the last century and the beginning of this one in which we find ourselves, hired a string of quirky players , among them our protagonist, a guy that surely many do not even remember.
We are talking about Ferdi Vierklau, a burly Dutch player who arrived on the sunny Canary Island in 1997. With a name like that of a famous ant starring in a series of drawings by 80, this rough and big defense born in 1973, and Bilthoven, Holland, He proved to be a player with an impressive physique but with a quality more than questionable.
To top, their nightlife on the tropical island was rumored to be more than hectic, which made its performance less than discreet. During the year and a half that he was in Tenerife, Vierklau played with more pain than glory 24 matches in its first season and 8 in the second.
They say he was a better DJ in the Canary Islands than a footballer, he was better known for his exploits by the locals than for his handling of the ball on the Heliodoro pitch. The truth is that he was a poor quality player and what was worse, of no commitment. After Tenerife he went to Ajax where he barely played 40 matches in four seasons in which he was there. It would be necessary to see what he did to be able to stay for so many years without practically playing. In 2003, with 30 years, he retired from active football and was remembered as one of the worst players in the history of Tenerife, if someone, apart from the Hanged, he remembers.