Jonathan Woodgate, among the great fiascos of Real Madrid

Jonathan Woodgate, among the great fiascos of Real Madrid
Woodgate's debut with Real Madrid came late and poorly, so much so that it was a drama. PHOTO: Getty Images

Jonathan Woodgate It is one of the worst operations that the Real Madrid in the last decades. During the summer of 2004, Real Madrid in the first stage of Florentino Peréz, He pulled over 20 million euros to acquire the services of this English defender who had performed so well in the Leeds United and in the Newcastle.

The mistake of Jonathan Woodgate's signing for Real Madrid

Woodgate, came to solve the defensive problems of a Real Madrid which was a real defensive failure. In that same season, the white team signed Walter “the wall” Samuel y a Woodgate which in theory were 2 of the best central defenders of the moment. But none of the 2 it worked.

The Englishman proved to be fragile during his journey at Real Madrid, what weighed him down and turned his white stage into a real failure. It seems that upon arrival at the white club he was already touched but after relapse after relapse, the life of the english in the “Galactic Team” it was going to turn into hell.

His first season was spent in white, it's more, Woodgate joined Real Madrid 21 of August of 2004 and he debuted in party official 23 September 2005, thirteen months after his millionaire signing. On top he did it with the worst luck in the world. In his first official match an own goal was scored y fhe was sent off for a double yellow. Let's go, jinx would be little.

He was reborn on his return to the Premier

His second season at Real Madrid was not very good either and he managed to play the poor number of 10 parties, all those who officially played with the white shirt and confirming that going with the checkbook in front can also give you annoyance, fact that Florentino did not learn, But that is another story.

The most bloody thing about the case for Real Madrid was that the player went to Middlesbrough where he recovered his level and was signed by Tottenham for 10 millions of euros. Then he arrived at Stoke City and returned to Middlesbrough where under the orders of Aitor Karanka, He continues his career with total normality, remaining as one of the worst signings in the history of Real Madrid and by extension, Spanish League. After his retirement he worked as a technician.

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Woodgate to the right of the photo, working as Middlesbrough manager. PHOTO:

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