The worst signings in the history of Real Madrid

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We are going to review the signings that have gone the worst in the history of Real Madrid. PHOTOMONTAGE: hanging

Last update 2 February, 2024 by Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football brings the worst signings in the history of Real Madrid. Those players who for one reason or another failed miserably in the white club. Players who did not respond to the expectations or their millionaire signings. Footballers who were a disaster in terms of economy and performance. Although some of the list does not know very well how it ended up being Real Madrid player.

And it is that in the history of Real Madrid, a club known for its successes and shining stars, There are also hires that did not meet expectations. From famous names to budding promises, The Bernabéu has witnessed hirings that failed to leave their mark. Discover the players who, despite the high cost and expectations, they failed to reach the expected level. From strategic mistakes to simple adaptation failures, These acquisitions broke hearts and emptied pockets.

Who are the worst signings of Real Madrid in its history??

Eden Hazard

A disaster on an economic and sporting level. When Real Madrid signed the Belgian from Chelsea for a few 160 million euros between the fixed price and the variables, no one expected what was going to happen next. During his 4 seasons of contract as a Madrid player, just put together 76 official matches and scored 9 goals. Doing the math, every game and every goal of the Belgian, They came out to Madrid for a few million euros. You could say that Eden Hazard is the worst signing in the history of Real Madrid Until now. After his departure from the white club, He retired with barely 32 years in 2023.

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Real Madrid invested a very large sum in Hazard that in 4 season added nothing. One of the worst signings in the history of Real Madrid. PHOTO:



The Brazilian was a super world class. Cost 65 million in 2009 and his performance as a Madrid player was inappropriate for a player of his category.. Neither with Pellegrini nor with Mourinho did he have any minutes or relevance in important games.

It arrived with the crack label, backed by great seasons at AC Milan and was considerably devalued at the white club. It can be said that his signing for Real Madrid It was not a profitable operation for either the club or the player..

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Kaká did not give the expected performance for a player of his talent and his high price. PHOTO:

elvir Baljic

elvir Baljic was possibly the worst signing in the history of Real Madrid until well into the beginning of the 21st century. This supposed phenomenon of football arrived whopping 3500 million pesetas to Real Madrid in the summer of 1999. He did it from Turkish football under the nickname Rivald of the Balkans.

The statistics of this course was limited to standard 15 games with more pain q glory and a torn ligament that kept him away the rest of the season. It was loaned to Turkish Fenherbace and then returned to be loaned to Rayo Vallecano where he was unable to make the site, despite Real Madrid it has cost the figure of 3500 millions. An economic disaster.

Jonathan Woodgate

He arrived at Real Madrid for 20 million euros and played just 12 parties in several seasons in the madridista club. Upon arrival he was seriously injured and spent almost blank time in the Spanish League.

It was an English defense a certain prestige to a plague of injuries prevented surrender or at least try. Definitely, Woodgate was one of the biggest fiascos of the sports management of Real Madrid.

Walter Samuel

Being a player of international standing, or at least be considered as well, it doesn't make you succeed where you go. Walter Samuel, He arrived at Real Madrid in the summer of 2004 the tune of 25 millions of euros, from Rome , but only he stayed one season in the white box.

Just after the season, in the summer of 2005, He was transferred to Inter by 16 millions, 9 less than they cost the Madrid. With a lot of blunders and rejected by the public at the Bernabeu, Muro cone called him became the “Wailing Wall”.

Robert Prosinecki

Real Madrid paid for him Ramon Mendoza 1000 million of the old pesetas of 1991, they were many millions. To the 21 years, Robert Prosinecki He was one of the best players of the moment. European champion with Red Star, He was one of the leaders of the Yugoslav team before ‘The Balkan War‘.

With a fragile physical appearance, He failed miserably at Real Madrid. It was injured to kicking, so it was dubbed the “Crystal Man”. Heavy smoker, a bad habit for an elite athlete, then he went through the Barcelona with the same result. complete failure.

Antonio Cassano

The Italian came in January 2006 as the brand new winter signing from Real Madrid and became one of the worst players who have passed through the White House. With an alarming even for a person overweight non-athlete, the Italian, He was best known for his scandals than for his play.

He ended up being best known for the number of women with whom he went to bed in Madrid and the number of ” croissants” which was eaten after such an act. It became more than ten kilos above their ideal weight and that's being generous. Cassano was a disastrous signing.

Dejan Petkovic

they called “Rambo” Petkovic. This nickname was supposed to come from his exceptional physical strength. The truth is that “Rambo” He came one of the worst Real Madrid history, while he not even qualified for Europe that season.

He played for three teams in the Spanish League and did not play thirty games between the three.. He went to Brazil where he became an idol but without a doubt he is one of the worst players in the history of Real Madrid.

Lucas Silva

Real Madrid signed in 2015 for almost 20 million and the Brazilian had a more discreet way through the white club. Only lasted one season, then he was loaned to Olympique Marseille and ended up missing in action.

Rodrigo Fabri

This player failed so so striking at Real Madrid that few remember your way through the white club. The Brazilian came with the band of great football player but was no more than discreet. It lasted one season in the white club. He tried in Atlético de Madrid after a good performance in Valladolid, but also it failed.

Pedrag Spasic

The agent’ Spasic He may be one of the worst defenders to have played in the Spanish League.. This alopécico Yugoslav player became notorious for being an excellent scorer, but in his own net.

Its passage by Real Madrid remember their poor defensive performance and his superb header with who beat his teammate Paco Buyo, scoring a spectacular own goal. Was the 19 of January of 1991 and the Camp Nou. That day became an idol, but for the parish of FC Barcelona.

Royston Drenthe

Royston Drenthe You could dramatize the best example of how you can throw away a race for not having furnished head. He signed for Real Madrid in 2007 when had only 20 years and Whites paid the not inconsiderable figure of 14 million euros for a player who at that time looked to be one of the stars of football next decade.

The truth is that became famous for fuss and ended up crushed by the public at the Bernabeu. He did not play almost any coach and Mourinho took him up on arrival. Then he went to Hercules where he started as a hero and almost attacked just after fuss and finished Everton. Then he left football for Rap.

Then he returned to football Sparta de Rotterdam and years later a pilgrimage through the lower categories of Spanish football in teams like Racing of Murcia, he Real Murcia and the Merida Racing.

Asier Illarramendi

Real Madrid they invested 32,5 million in his move and although did not play little games with Real Madrid in the two seasons he was, He never came to fruition as a Real Madrid player.

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Asier Illarramendi did not triumph in Madrid. PHOTO:

Edwin Congo

Signed for Real Madrid in 1999, It was one of those rare signings. He played a friendly and counting. He went to Levante where he had good and bad times and finished his career in Paiporta Valencian regional. Incredible that pass through the Real Madrid. At least it served him to end up on TV in yellowish football programs.

He “atom” Ognjenovic

He arrived as the new Mijatovic but nothing could be further from reality. He Ognjenovic atom he didn't show anything during his career to have played for a club like white. One of the worst signings in the history of Real Madrid.

Átomo Ogjenovic
The Ogjenovic Atom was one of those rare signings of Real Madrid at the end of the 90.

Freddy Rincon

He came in 1996 as one of the best South American. He left the worst being seen by Madrid. This mustached Colombian blamed his failure to racism, not his poor play. For a time was wanted by Interpol. He died in a car accident in April 2022.

Peter Dubosky

Slovak player He died in 2000 in an accident in Thailand. It was one of the best players in the history of Oviedo at that moment. But at Real Madrid it was an unprofitable signing.


Cost 800 million of the time. Not worth half. His record had been playing in Merida and in Pontevedra.


They said it was right side. We do not know because until Chendo the verge of retirement took away the post. They had to urgently to sign Panucci. One of the worst players who have gone through the League and as, for Real Madrid.

Julius Caesar

Central imperial name and nothing else. He measured two meters and weighed no or sixty kilos. Other dimensions exaggerated firecracker.


It came and went in the same way, unnoticed. swab He was a player of dubious level even for a team in the lower part of the First Division. One of the worst signings in the history of Real Madrid long.


It cost a lot of millions. Player who failed to shine at Real Madrid. Perhaps because his way of playing did not match the greatness of the white box.

Frederick Magellan

Hardly anyone remembers the passage of this Uruguayan Real Madrid. Then he went to Racing, Sevilla and ended in Merida in Second B. Frederick Magellan set a relegation record.

Claudemir Vitor

It was to be the new Cafu but lasted less than a candy at the door of a school. Ramon Mendoza himself came to tildarle of “firecracker”. Three games and left the club.

Nuri Sahin

The Turk had a more than discreet passage through the Bernabéu club where he disappointed. “Real Madrid is like a high speed train that did not stop me ” the footballer himself revealed in relation to his time at the Madrid club in an interview a while ago.


Danish could not miss this list. He became famous for his Real Madrid “Gravesinha” and its peculiar character that even led him to end up in the hands with a colleague. His life after football did not do anything wrong becoming a billionaire playboy in Las Vegas.

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  1. Another failure was ILLARRAMIERDI and why not Casemiro and Danilo LOS SUPER LUGGAGE 3

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